Most fuel-efficient cars

What particular aspect of a vehicle is most important to you? The answer will vary from motorist to motorist. Price, quality, design, practicality, passenger space, luggage capacity, safety, fuel efficiency, performance… any one of these aspects might top your particular list.

Between 56% and 60% of people polled in the UK and US ranked fuel efficiency as their number one priority when it came to buying a car.

So, it’s clear the fuel efficiency is a huge consideration when choosing a vehicle – even more so during times of financial belt-buckling.

Here at Thame Cars in Oxfordshire, we stock a wide selection of high-quality used cars produced by BMW, Fiat, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, MINI, Nissan, Vauxhall and Volkswagen.

In terms of Internal Combustion Engined (ICE) vehicles, two models stand out. The Vauxhall Astra 1.5 Turbo D (110) returns up to 65.7mpg and the Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI Life returns up to 67.3mpg.

While there’s still everyday driving life in the good old combustion engine, these cars face ever greater competition from hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles.

In the hybrid category, the Kia Niro, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Sportage and Kia Sorento are hard to beat. The hybrid Niro, for example, returns up to 64.2mpg. While this isn’t quite as impressive as the aforementioned Astra and Golf, a 100g/km CO2 emission figure comfortably beats out their respective 127g/km and 110g/km statistics.

Even more efficient are our plug-in hybrids, such as the Kia Sportage PHEV, BMW 54e xDrive and BMW 330e, the latter of which returns up to 217.3mpg (and produces emissions from 30g/km).

Naturally, the most efficient vehicle of all is the electric car. We have some great options, including the BMW i4, Fiat 500 Electric, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Hyundai Ioniq 6, Kia EV6 and Nissan Ariya.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick up your latest – and super-efficient – car from Thame today.