Economical Cars from the past

Cars are more economical than ever thanks to some serious research and development by manufacturers – you’re even looking at 90mpg from mainstream models.
Not only does this mean you spend less on petrol, but low CO2 emissions also mean that VED is low or even free in some cases. These are the most economical cars on the market over the last few yeas, so visit your local dealership.  To make sure you keep your car legal and working it’s best you will need to visit a Gloucester MOT company at sites such as

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Peugeot 208 1.6 BlueHDi

Capable of 94.1mpg, the 208 BlueHDi also offers 79g/km in CO2 emissions, so it’s cheap to run and to own. In fact, the whole 208 range can boast CO2 of 99g/km or even lower. It’s a smart-looking supermini available as a three- or five-door hatchback.

Peugeot 308 1.6 BlueHDi 120

The 208’s bigger brother also boasts impressive fuel economy at 91.1mpg, with the added benefit of a bit more cabin space. The second generation of this small family hatchback took last year’s ‘European Car of the Year‘ title thanks to a range of virtues.

Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TDI Bluemotion

Matching the 308’s 91.1mpg, the Polo stands out for its premium build quality, it’s a long-time favourite in the supermini segment and won both the ‘European Car of the Year’ and ‘World Car of the Year’ awards in 2010.

Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi BlueDrive

The willing little 1.1 CRDi from Hyundai can achieve 88.3mpg, while the car belies its budget price tag with its high-quality interior and smart looks. Count also upon a generous amount of standard equipment with this five-door hatchback.

Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi ISG

This neat little car shares the Hyundai i20’s 1.1 CRDi engine so is equally economical at 88.3mpg. The third generation is a thoroughly modern car with features such as an intelligent stop-start ignition and keyless start. It’s available as a three- or five-door hatchback, and the range could soon be joined by a hot Rio GT variant.

Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 90 ECO

Excellent driving dynamics mean you’ll hardly even notice this car’s ECO status except in the greater gaps between trips to the petrol station. 88.3mpg comes with lots of Gallic flair.

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI 110 Bluemotion

Also on 88.3mpg is the multiple award-winning Golf, one of the best-selling cars in the world. The current version is more spacious yet more economical than ever.

Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI Greenline

88.3mpg from a car of this size means families can keep their fuel bills down in comfort. The Octavia is a very practical and comfortable hatchback or estate benefiting from VW Group build quality. The third-generation model offers an impressive array of modern technology and some very clever design details.

Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi 95 Econetic

Britain’s best-selling car is also one of its most economical. The 1.6 TDCi 95 Econetic provides 85.6mpg, and the whole range boasts perky but frugal performance.

Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi 95 Stop/Start

The Fiesta’s greatest rival can match its fuel consumption at 85.6mpg, but not its handling and driving dynamics.