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Getting More Bang for Your Buck: Fuel Efficient Cars You'll Love

When shopping for a new car, we don’t only consider the looks, design, style, colour or tech features, but we also try to find one that is fuel-efficient. A big chunk of our car-related expenses goes to fuel so it’s important to know which car will give us the most value for our money. If you’re shopping for a fuel-efficient car, here’s a shortlist of the best ones in the market today!

Peugeot 208

Among the models of Peugeot, the 208 is known to be a best-seller. This five-door hatchback competes with the Volkswagen Polo, Renault Clio, and Ford Fiesta. It has a beautiful design and high-quality build that makes it a strong contender among similar models. 

The new chassis of the 208 is future-proofed because it can be adaptable. It can accommodate diesel, petrol, and even full-electric powertrains. The top-seller is the 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol version, attracting many car buyers to try out this efficient French supermini. 

The petrol version can manage up to 55.6mpg and has a low CO2 emission at 119g/km. A turbocharger has also been introduced, allowing the same engine to return up to 56.7mpg at 115g/km CO2 emission. 

Many people looking for a good car find the Peugeot 208 highly appealing, with its improved efficiency and performance. For frequent long-distance drives, the diesel version is also available and is also fuel-efficient at 73.6mpg. 

Vauxhall Corsa

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the past Vauxhall models, then you’ll know that the Corsa promises better performance, comfort, economy, and driving enjoyment. Not only does the Corsa look stunning, but it also has one of the most outstanding petrol engines among similar models. 

The Corsa has won awards because of its balance, performance, and fuel economy. It’s no wonder many car buyers love this model. The tech features of this Vauxhall model are all up to date so you’ll have every convenience of modern driving. 

The petrol engine version has a 74bhp 1.2-litre, three-cylinder unit. You may choose the 1.2 turbocharged power plant with 99bhp or 128 bhp if you want. Regardless of which one you choose, the power delivery is predictable and smooth. 

The diesel version is also impressive, with a 101bhp and 250Nm, this 1.5-litre, four-cylinder version can get you to 62mph from zero in 9.6 seconds, with a top speed of 117mph. The Corsa is easy to drive, and because of its weight-saving measures, the performance is much better than older models. 

Skoda Octavia

Skoda’s Octavia is a model known for its improved design, tech features, and top-quality materials. With its sharper look, practicality, and overall usability, the Octavia makes it on the list as one of the most fuel-efficient models in the market. 

When it comes to driving the Skoda Octavia, you’ll immediately notice how the lightness of the steering. It also features Dynamic Chassis Control that allows you to adjust the steering and damping settings through the individual onboard drive modes. 

The petrol version of the Octavia comes with 1.0-litre, 1.5-litre, or 2.0-litre TSI units that can produce 109bhp, 148bhp, and 242bhp, respectively. For the diesel version, you can get the 114bhp, 148bhp, or 197bhp, depending on your driving needs. 

The 1.0-litre petrol engine can produce 200Nm of torque, giving you zero to 62mph in 10.8 seconds, as well as a top speed of 129mph. The Octavia is a high-quality car that’s practical, fuel-efficient and family-friendly. 

Renault Clio

This model from Renault has made its name in the car industry by being a reasonably priced but practical and stylish supermini. The Clio has been around for many years but the latest one has had an impressive update on its looks, design, style, and tech features. 

The Renault Clio is known as a car that’s easy and fun to drive. That’s still true for the latest version, especially in its performance and handling. The best Clio version is the TCe 90 which has a turbocharger to its 1.0-litre petrol engine, giving you 90bhp and 160Nm of torque. It can go from zero to 62mpg in just 12.2 seconds. It’s not bad for an economical car. 

You can expect the Clio to be well-built and nice to drive, with all the tech features you need. While the engines of this model aren’t the most powerful, you can be sure that the running costs, as well as the emissions, are very competitive. 

Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is among the favourites of UK car buyers. It's comfortable and enjoyable to drive on our roads, having superb body control and also responsive steering. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost 125PS version is powerful enough yet still refined. It makes a great family car. 

You can choose either the petrol or diesel engine versions of the Ford Focus. The EcoBoost can go from zero to 62 in under 10 seconds. You can select the one with mild-hybrid assistance of 123bhp or 153bhp for a more eco-friendly car. It has a 48-volt battery system that gives an extra 24Nm of torque, reducing the load of your combustion motor. 

A diesel version is a 1.5-litre unit, offering 118bhp. There’s another that is a 2.0-litre version with a more powerful 148bhp. The best Focus model is the ST with the 2.3-litre petrol engine or 2.0-litre diesel engine. The petrol version can go to 62 in 5.7 seconds while the diesel version takes 7.6 seconds. If you’re looking for great fuel economy, the Ford Focus can definitely meet your expectations. 

Takeaway

With this shortlist of the most fuel-efficient cars, you’ll have an easier time choosing the best one for your driving needs. Book a test drive so you can experience how it is to handle these cars! That’s the best way to know if it's a good fit! 👍🚘

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