Fuel economy has always been a priority for car buyers, but the current cost-of-living crisis has exacerbated its importance. And with prices expected to remain high, there’s never been a better time to cut consumption.
For some buyers, the way out will be to switch to an electric car. But of course that doesn’t work for everyone – for example for the many car owners in the UK who don’t have a driveway or for whom the public charging infrastructure can’t quite offer the required reliability.
So for many of us, sticking with petrol or diesel is the only way to go. And that means hours of combing through facts and figures to figure out which cars are the most fuel-efficient.
But you don’t have to because we did it for you. And below is the fruit of our labors – a collection of the top 10 most fuel efficient petrol, diesel and hybrid cars you can buy in the UK right now.
We ranked them according to their official combined WLTP fuel economy figures; While these probably don’t reflect exactly what you can achieve in the real world, they’re at least useful for a meaningful comparison since they’re all obtained under the same predefined test conditions.
And we’ve also ruled out plug-in hybrids because while they boast fabulous official numbers, these depend entirely on how much charge they have and therefore how often they’re plugged in. Great if you have a place to do this – not so much if you don’t have.
So if you don’t have somewhere to plug your car into and you are concerned about future fuel prices and availability in the UK, these are the cars you should try on your list: the 10 most fuel efficient cars on sale today.
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/features/best-fuel-efficient-cars-buy-uk-2022-hybrid-petrol-diesel/ The best fuel-efficient petrol, diesel and hybrid cars you can buy in 2022