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Best MPG Cars UK

Discover the most economical cars 2022

How economical is your car? As UK motorists face rising fuel prices, now is the time to consider how you can cut costs. 

Spend less money filling up your car with fuel and cut back on CO2 emissions too! In this dedicated article featuring the best MPG cars, we highlight the most sought after petrol, diesel and hybrid cars with excellent fuel economy. 

Of course, finding the right car for you depends on a number of factors; from the type of journeys you make to the amount of miles you drive per day, even your driving style will make a difference to the overall MPG usage. To make your search simpler, all of our cars here at Wilsons Epsom can be filtered by MPG so you can find your fuel-efficient vehicle in no time. 

What is MPG?

MPG stands for Miles Per Gallon. The term MPG is used in association with vehicles to identify the amount of miles a car can travel per gallon of fuel it uses. Let’s give you an example; if the car you drive is advertised at 43 MPG and the fuel tank has a gallon of petrol or diesel left in it, you can expect to drive 43 miles before it runs out of fuel. 

Official MPG figures are determined through WLTP testing. Introduced for new cars in 2017, WLTP stands for Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure which measures fuel economy in all new standard combustion engine cars, and determines electric driving ranges for EVs, as well as emissions.      

What makes a car more economical?

With many motorists hoping to keep their weekly fuel costs down, driving more economically will help make the miles go further - plus, you’ll be doing the environment a favour too!  


So what makes a car more economical? We’ve listed the top three contributing factors and explain how each affects a car’s overall MPG:

  1. SIZE & WEIGHT - The two go hand in hand and have a significant impact on the amount of fuel a car will consume. Generally, the smaller and lighter a car is, the less fuel it will use compared to a larger and heavier vehicle, so therefore will naturally have a better MPG ratio.
  2. ENGINE TYPE - The engine type and size will have a big part to play in terms of fuel consumption. When choosing a new car, always compare between petrol, diesel and hybrid options to understand which offers you the best MPG and range to suit your daily driving habits. 
  3. EMISSIONS - If you’re not ready to make the transition to an electric vehicle just yet, then you’ll need to consider the amount of emissions a petrol or diesel car emits from the exhaust pipe - this will also affect the amount of road tax you pay too.

The best brand new MPG cars available in 2022

From small compact city vehicles to larger family-sized SUVs, here at Wilsons Epsom, we offer some of the best MPG cars on the market. When it comes to finding a fuel-efficient economical vehicle to suit your lifestyle, we can help you in your search. 

If it’s convenience and cost-cutting you’re concerned about, then investing in a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) could be good if you have the ability to charge at home. With a PHEV, you can usually cover around 30 miles on purely electric power. However, to purchase a hybrid car upfront is generally more expensive than a petrol vehicle or diesel vehicle - so it’s worth weighing up your options. 

Below, we have listed some of the most fuel efficient vehicles available at our state-of-the-art showrooms in Surrey. Read on to explore your options… 

Fiat 500 Mild Hybrid

Smart, sassy and stylish, the Fiat 500 is a much-loved small city car which is now available as a mild hybrid version. Combining urban practicality with Italian style, the Fiat 500 Mild Hybrid offers around 53.3 MPG making it a popular choice for new and young drivers thanks to its relatively low insurance costs too. 

Hyundai TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid

Revolutionary in design and electrifying in performance, the Hyundai TUCSON Plug-in Hybrid is leading the way by offering up to 66 MPG of performance. Thanks to its plug-in benefits, the overall range can be boosted by a further 31 miles making it an excellent choice if you’re considering the transition to a hybrid model.   

Peugeot 208

If you are looking for a small car to cover long distances, then the Peugeot 208 is a great choice. Distinctive and sporty in style, this five-door city car offers an impressive 67.7 MPG if you opt for the diesel version, whilst giving you the freedom to choose between a petrol or fully electric engine which perform well too.

Peugeot 308 Plug-in Hybrid

Practicality and innovation combines for a whole new driving experience courtesy of the Peugeot 308 Plug-in Hybrid. Benefit from the PHEVs 37 mile electric driving range which boasts up to 55 MPG too. Experience top-of-the-range driving comfort and the versatility of a hybrid engine to make every journey worthwhile.  

Renault Clio E-Tech Hybrid       

Introducing the all-new Renault Clio E-Tech Hybrid which delivers an unprecedented driving experience and optimal fuel efficiency so you get more out of your miles. With up to 62.8 MPG, the Renault Clio E-Tech Hybrid offers impressive fuel economy, making it considerably affordable compared to competitors.  

The best MPG used cars available in 2022

If an economical used car is what you’re looking for, then we’ll be only too happy to help. As well as representing 11 new car brands, we also stock up to 1,000 nearly new and used cars which you can view online or at our state-of-the-art showroom in Epsom, Surrey. 

Explore the best MPG used cars to help make your daily drive more of a fuel efficient one…

  1. FIAT PANDA - They say good things come in small packages, so look no further than the Fiat Panda which offers up to 74 MPG depending on model.
  2. FORD FIESTA - Classed as one of the most fuel efficient vehicles available, expect an impressive 70 MPG on average when you invest in a Ford Fiesta.
  3. NISSAN MICRA - Micro in size but mighty in fuel efficiency, the Nissan Micra can achieve up to 61 MPG depending on driving style and engine size.     
  4. VAUXHALL CORSA - The trusty and reliable Vauxhall Corsa is a good all-rounder in terms of running costs, thanks to its 50 MPG engine.  

Discover the best MPG cars at Wilsons Epsom

When searching for an economical car, here at Wilsons Epsom, you are spoilt for choice. We’ve been caring for motorists in Surrey, London and across the South East of England since 1904, so we know a thing or two when it comes to matching you with your perfect car.

As a driver in 2022, we appreciate you’ll want to keep your car’s running costs as low as possible, so a fuel-efficient vehicle that offers more miles to the gallon could be exactly what you’re looking for. 

You can search all of our stock online and filter your search by MPG to ensure you are being presented with the most economical options available. Get searching today!  

Transport For London

Cars need to meet minimum emission standards when travelling in the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) or the daily charge must be paid.

Minimum emission standards

Petrol: Euro 4
Diesel: Euro 6

The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age. However:

Information from Transport For London

Check this car on the TFL website before purchasing: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/

All our vehicles are subject to an Admin Fee. Our Admin Fee covers any additional administration needed during your transaction, including a thorough provenance check (HPI Check). The admin fee also includes the cost to fully valet, register and, if necessary, MOT your vehicle (if less than 6 months left of current MOT).

Our administration fee is a variable fee which covers the additional administration needed when transacting with different categories of customers as specified. Retail Customers £199.00 - (Private buyers - NOT an owner, partner or director of a new/used vehicle sales company). Retail Customers using a finance broker outside our official panel of lenders paying funds direct to Wilsons Epsom - £399.00. All fees are inclusive of VAT.