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The 6 Best Used Cars for Fuel Economy

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There are two main reasons to look for fuel economy in a car. Firstly, you’ll save a lot of money annually on fuel costs which is never a bad thing! Secondly, the entire world is moving towards cleaner and greener vehicles. So, you need to keep up with them to save this beloved planet of ours. 

Fuel efficient and greener cars are costlier though; but buying used ones will take care of that problem. However, you can’t just buy any car just because it has a good fuel economy. Awesome features, reliability, and competitive prices are crucially important factors too. 

That’s why we’ve picked out 6 of the best used cars for fuel economy available in the UK today that have all of the above that going for them. Take a look at our list below and let us know on Instagram if there’s a model we missed out that should have been included!

1.) Fiat 500

Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 has been in production for a while now but it continues to be an outstanding little scamper that can be driven the way you want it to be driven. The Fiat 500 is a great city car with brilliant handling and is super easy to park in tight spots. One of the key selling points of this vehicle is its amazing fuel economy. Should you get a 500 0.9 TwinAir Pop Star, or any other variant, you can expect a fuel average of up to 72MPG

2.) Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius needs no introduction as it’s pretty much the OG hybrid saloon car. It has been around for almost 2 decades now, yet it still sells like hotcakes. A hit with ride hailing apps for its reliability and smooth drive, The Prius still looks stylish and contemporary today. The current Prius is offered in two versions: the Prius and the Prius Prime. Even the standard version will give you a mileage of up to around 64MPG

3.) Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Hyundai Ioniq

The Hyundai Ioniq hybrid isn’t that old, yet it has proven to be the Korean automaker’s answer to the Prius. The Ioniq looks a lot better and it too is offered in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. The standard Ioniq can provide a fuel average of around 60MPG. Not bad!

4.) Toyota Yaris 1.0 VVT-i

Toyota Yaris

Getting back to standard petrol-powered cars, the Yaris is still a very popular hatchback. It’s also the 2nd Toyota to make this list and that’s because it looks and drives well, and is very practical. A fact is that it can be very fuel-efficient as well. The Yaris 1.0 VVT-i can give you a mileage of up to almost 66MPG. Well played Toyota!

5.) Citroen C4 Cactus 1.5 BlueHDi

Citroen C4 Cactus

Is it a hatchback, or is it a crossover? No one knows, but we cannot ignore its functionality. Often maligned for its striking design, there’s no doubting the Cactus’ fuel efficiency. One of the best Citroens in the used car market for fuel savers is the C4 Cactus 1.5 BlueHDi. This doesn’t just look futuristic, but it performs like the label as well. It can give you a fuel average of around 69MPG. 

6.) Renault Clio 1.5 dCi

Renault Clio

The fifth-generation Renault Clio is not only incredibly fuel efficient, it’s also lots of fun to drive. Well built, practical and equipped with numerous useful features, the Renault Clio 1.5 dCi really is best in class! The fuel average is 67.3mpg which puts the Clio right up with the most efficient cars in our list. Check out all our Renault Clio cars for sale here.

That concludes our list of the top 6 used cars for fuel economy that you can buy right now! Hopefully this has made making your next money saving car purchase that bit easier! For more motoring advice check out our blog and for the best car deals in the UK, visit: