With news of fuel prices topping £100 to fill up an average family car this week, millions of Britons are facing pain at the pumps, looking to save where they can. Carmoola, a new car financing service, has put together a list of the top five fuel-efficient family cars you should know about to help you select the best ones to fit your family’s needs.
Aidan Rushby, CEO, said: “When buying a car, it’s important to know its MPG or miles per gallon.
“MGPs can also help you compare different family cars so you can estimate and budget for fuel costs.
“This is easier if you also know your average mileage. With a little calculation, you will be able to figure out which family car is the most practical for your driving needs.”
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Volkswagen Golf (petrol)
If you choose the latest generation of the VW Golf, you will get a 1.0-litre semi-hybrid petrol engine.
It is comparable to the Skoda Octavia and the Audi A3, and with a performance of 54.3 mpg, it can match the Peugeot 308 SW.
The engine is decent and sufficient with its 108bhp and 200Nm of torque, plus it can go from zero to 60mph in just 10.2 seconds.
Ford Focus (diesel)
For the best fuel economy for frequent long-distance driving, you can opt for the Ford Focus with the 1.5-litre diesel engine.
The more fuel efficient petrol and hybrid versions of the Ford Focus can return up to 51.4 mph and 56.5 mpg respectively, the diesel version has 118 bhp and can return 67.3 mpg. With 300 Nm of torque, this car has good power.
Skoda Octavia (diesel)
The Octavia hatchback has the same reputation as its gasoline-powered counterpart in terms of fuel efficiency.
It has a 68.9 mpg figure for its gas mileage, making it one of the most frugal diesel cars you can buy. It has an output of 113 hp and 300 Nm of torque, which is ideal for highway driving.
Suzuki Cross (Hybrid)
This family car is a mid-size hybrid SUV. It has a 2.5-litre petrol engine and a plug-in hybrid powertrain to give it electric assistance.
Also, it has a claim of 282.4mpg. If you’ve tried driving the Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid, the Suzuki Across looks a lot like it because it’s identical under the hood.
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