10 Diesel Cars With The Best Fuel Economy (MPG)

I remember a time when the only people bending over to pick up a penny were the homeless and the odd superstitious folk looking for good fortune. In a dramatic twist, I’m now seeing cityslicker bankers crease up their Burton suit trousers to scrap for the loose change. In this economic meltdown the pennies are starting to make big differences. I can’t really say it’s a bad thing, but it’s definitely an unsual sight. With that said, it’s no wonder that everyone is trying to make their hard earned cash work that little bit harder.

Here at VCARS, we’ve noticed a dramatic change in our user search criteria. We’re getting a lot more “green” related search terms flooding in. We’re not saying it’s all related to lack of personal funds; we’re sure some of you genuinely are starting to care about the planet a little more. No, really.

The most apparent trend that has spiked in our statistics is that car buyers want more miles per gallon, a lot more. Car manurfacturers haven’t been bone idle to the news flash, they’ve had their ears to the ground and are more than aware of the ever growng demand for the green. And that’s precisely why more and more fuel efficient vehicles are flooding the market. It was only a few years ago that 35mpg seemed impressive. Not anymore; consumers are now demanding double the performance. Let’s face it, being Green is now cool. Fonzy cool.

Here’s a list of 10 cars with exceptional fuel efficiency that will surely make your cash go further. You know what? They don’t look all that bad either…

Smart fortwo cabrio fortwo cabrio cdi noDPF 33 kW
Smart fortwo cabrio fortwo cabrio cdi noDPF 33 kW 85 mpg
Ford Fiesta ECOnetic 1.6 Duratorq TDCi 90ps DPF [from 2009]
Ford Fiesta ECOnetic 1.6 Duratorq TDCi 90ps DPF [from 2009] 76 mpg
SEAT Ibiza 1.4 TDI 80PS Ecomotive 5dr
SEAT Ibiza 1.4 TDI 80PS Ecomotive 5dr 76 mpg
VW Polo 1.4 TDI 80ps BLUEMOTION 1 +DPF 3/5dr
VW Polo 1.4 TDI 80ps BLUEMOTION 1 +DPF 3/5dr 74 mpg
MINI Cooper R56 Cooper D +DPF [from Aug 2007]
MINI Cooper R56 Cooper D +DPF [from Aug 2007] 72 mpg
TOYOTA Yaris 1.0 D-4-D [2009]
TOYOTA Yaris 1.0 D-4-D [2009] 68 mpg
SKODA Fabia 1.4 TDI PD 80PS Green-Line +DPF Estate
SKODA Fabia 1.4 TDI PD 80PS Green-Line +DPF Estate 68 mpg
SKODA Fabia 1.4 TDI PD 80PS Green-Line +DPF Estate
SKODA Fabia 1.4 TDI PD 80PS Green-Line +DPF Estate 68 mpg
FIAT 500 1.3 16v MultiJet
FIAT 500 1.3 16v MultiJet 67 mpg
FORD Focus ECOnetic 1.6 Duratorq TDCi (110PS) Estate DPF
FORD Focus ECOnetic 1.6 Duratorq TDCi (110PS) Estate DPF 65 mpg
RENAULT Clio Campus 1.5 dCi 65
RENAULT Clio Campus 1.5 dCi 65 65 mpg

2 thoughts on “10 Diesel Cars With The Best Fuel Economy (MPG)

  1. I have looked at current model details for Elegance Estate £15,715, 1.6 TDI 105PS. Now a WORSE model than my 2007 (old model), which is 1.9TDI 110PS, i.e. 68.9 best mpg + more power, disc brakes all-round. The current model has disc /drum brakes, absolute rubbish for a modern car. This approach is not a recommendation for Skoda, which are good cars overall.

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