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The Most Economical Cars in 2018

When the time comes to purchase a new vehicle, there are many important different factors to consider. One of the biggest is how economical the automobile is as motorists will want to find a vehicle with good economy so that they can keep the running costs down – this is particularly true if they are spending a significant amount of time behind the wheel.

Additionally, people are becoming increasingly more eco-conscious and will want a vehicle that is not too pollutant (but they may not be ready to make the switch to electric) and some places are implementing bans on vehicles which are highly pollutant. With this in mind, here are a few of the more economical cars that you can drive today:

Peugeot 208

Peugeot is a brand that has always made economical vehicles and this is one of their key selling points. The 208 is top of the pile when it comes to economical non-hybrid vehicles with the 1.6 BlueHDI achieving over 94 mpg with the diesel models achieving 94.2mpg and 79g/km. This ensures that this model is very cheap to drive, but it is also a good-looking, practical and comfortable car to drive too.

Ford Fiesta

A UK favourite and consistently one of the top selling cars, the Fiesta is also one of the more economical cars available right now. The pick of the range in terms of economy is the excellent 84bhp 1.5litre diesel with claimed returns of 88.3 mpg and CO2 emissions of 82g/km, which is lower than some hybrids. The Fiesta is also known to be one of the most enjoyable cars to drive and you benefit from Ford’s terrific build quality.

Renault Clio

The always popular Renault Clio is a great option if you are looking to keep costs down with all models in the range offering low fuel consumption. The 1.5-litre diesel boasts impressive returns of 88.3 mpg to make it one of the cheaper cars to run, plus motorists will also benefit from a comfortable interior and stylish exterior.

Vauxhall Astra

Another one of the UK’s more iconic and best-selling models, the Vauxhall Astra is now also one of the more economical vehicles to purchase too. The 1.6-litre Whisper diesel engine in the 109bhp ecoFLEX trim is capable of 85.6 mpg with CO2 emissions of just 82g/km. This is also a vehicle which is excellent value for money and especially in the used car market from places like Imperial Cars.

Nissan Micra

The Micra has undergone a huge transformation and is now one of the sharper looking and more enjoyable small cars on the market. Additionally, it is also one of the more economical with the 1.5 dCi having claimed returns of 88.3 mpg and low CO2 figures to ensure it is one of the cheaper cars to run.

In terms of economy and low running costs, you can’t beat these vehicles without going for a hybrid or electric and they will all prove to be smart investments.

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