Six of the most economical cars in 2016

The cars of 2016 continue to get even more fuel-efficient, thanks to advancements in technology. These developments mean that more models are now returning more than 80mpg.

A great by-product of good fuel economy is that the cars produce lower levels of CO2 emissions, which helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. More people are selling a car online to upgrade to these economical cars for those very reasons.

The hand of someone selling a car online refueling their car

Which are the most economical cars on sale in the UK? We have taken a look at six of them below, which all rate at 83.1mpg.

Mazda 2 1.5 Skyactiv-D

The turbo-diesel Mazda supermini offers surprisingly good fuel economy, and is a lot of fun to drive, being described as a small car that feels like something much bigger. However, the ride comfort of the Mazda has been questioned by some reviewers, stating it feels quite lumpy.

Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI Bluemotion

Despite the “diesel-gate” scandal, Volkswagen have managed to produce a very efficient 1.6-litre Golf. The VW is also cleaner than a Toyota Prius, which is a pretty impressive achievement don’t you think?

Ford Focus 1.5 TDCi 105 ECOnetic

One of the best-selling cars in the UK, the 1.5-litre TDCi 105 ECOnetic gives great fuel economy across the board, whilst offering a smooth ride and the famous Ford build quality.

SEAT Toledo 1.4 TDI Ecomotive

The SEAT offers a great deal of interior room for a budget-priced car, and the Ecomotive version helps you save money by taking you further per full tank. A reliable, comfortable car but some drivers have found it offers a slightly bumpy ride.

Fiat 500 1.3 MultiJet 95

The Fiat 500 is a regular bestseller in the UK, and the 1.3-litre MultiJet 95 version gives you the same driving experience you would expect from the little city car, but with a much better fuel economy.


The MINI is brilliant fun to drive, it looks great and offers great fuel economy for the sensible drivers out there. It doesn’t quite pack as much punch as the Cooper D, but you can pick up a One D for cheaper.

Of course, sensible driving is needed in order to achieve these economy levels, so some drivers who change to the models may not experience the factory levels which have been listed. However, they are sure to offer you greater fuel economy that many other models currently on the market.