10 of the most fuel efficient cars

The cost of a litre of fuel has risen by two thirds in the last six years, and is showing no sign of slowing down with another 5p per litre increase on the horizon. And so if you’re in the market for new car this September, it makes sense to try and go for one that gives you a good miles-per-gallon ratio – which usually means getting a hybrid or a supermini. But that’s no use if you don’t fancy plugging your car in at night or if you have a family to ferry around, so we’ve compiled a list, by type, of 10 of the most fuel efficient cars on the market - and not only are they easy on the juice, the cost very little, if anything, to tax. Those in tax band A don’t incur any charges, those in band B cost £20 per year, while those in band C will set you back £30 per year.

Supermini

Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi 75PS Blue
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Price - £11,795; Combined mileage - 88mpg; CO2 emissions - 84g/km; Fuel type – Diesel; Tax band - A

City

smart fortwo coupe 1.0 cdi
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Price - £10,775; Combined mileage - 86mpg; CO2 emissions - 86g/km; Fuel type – Diesel; Tax band - A

Small family

VW Golf 1.6 TDI Bluemotion 110PS  
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Price - £20,285; Combined mileage - 88mpg; CO2 emissions - 85g/km; Fuel type – Diesel; Tax band - A

Large family

Seat Toledo 1.6TDI S 105PS
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Price - £16,640; Combined mileage - 72mpg; CO2 emissions - 104g/km; Fuel type – Diesel; Tax band - B

Family estate

Skoda Fabia Estate 1.2 TDI CR Greenline II 75PS DPF 
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Price - £14,490; Combined mileage - 83mpg; CO2 emissions - 89g/km; Fuel type – Diesel; Tax band - A

Crossover

Reanault Captur 1.5 dCi Expression 90
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Price - £13,895; Combined mileage - 79mpg; CO2 emissions - 95g/km; Fuel type – Diesel; Tax band - A

MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle)

Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 e-HDI VTR+
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Price - £22,210; Combined mileage - 76mpg; CO2 emissions - 98g/km; Fuel type – Diesel; Tax band - A

SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)

Vauxhall Mokka 1.7 CDTi 16v Tech Line 130PS
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Price - £17,499; Combined mileage - 63mpg; CO2 emissions - 120g/km; Fuel type – Diesel; Tax band - C

Executive

Volvo S60 1.6 D2 115HP
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Price - £20,995; Combined mileage - 72mpg; CO2 emissions - 103g/km; Fuel type – Diesel; Tax band - B

Sports

Mini 1.6 Cooper D convertible
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Price - £18,660; Combined mileage - 71mpg; CO2 emissions - 105g/km; Fuel type – Diesel; Tax band - B

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