Top 5 most fuel-efficient cars – city cars

Others | August 11th, 2007 by 2

Ok, you’re right, this article doesn’t apply to the US market, but I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the top …

Ok, you’re right, this article doesn’t apply to the US market, but I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the top 5 most fuel efficient cars in Europe. For us, living in the United States, gas price has never been a problem, until recently when the oil market has skyrocketed and we started paying more and more for gas.

We have always loved our big and powerful cars and in my case, I have always looked down at the small cars, never presented any interest in them. But things seem to be changing now and more and more people are looking at hybrid cars or in general just cars with a low gas consumption. With this said, let’s see what our European friends are driving and find out what they decided on what the best car is.

1. Fiat Panda 1.3 Multijet Diesel

MPG 43.47

CO2 114

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2. Citroen C2 1.4 HDi Diesel

MPG 40.05

CO2 107

Citroen C2

3. Citroen C1 1.0

MPG 39.05

CO2 109

Citroen C1

4. Toyota Aygo 1.0

MPG 38.39

CO2 109

Toyota Aygo

5. Peugeot 107 1.0

MPG 38.72

CO2 109

Peugeot 107

The tests were conducted on public roads and take into account traffic conditions, weather, types of road and all the other variables that influence your mpg.

The MPG is displayed in US gallons, I did the conversion from imperial to our US gallon, so the results will be accurate. Now here comes my question:

Would you be willing to give up the comfort, size and speed for an economical car? Would these cars be appropriate for our driving conditions?

2 responses to “Top 5 most fuel-efficient cars – city cars”

  1. Ed says:

    Too bad you guys don’t get the 1 Series with the Efficient Dynamics coupled with the diesel engine – over 50mpg, and it doesn’t drive like some rubbery hybrid either. Fiats, Toyota’s and Cits are all hard to take, so you haven’t picked the eyes out of the good ones in my view.

  2. P Smith says:

    Where are you getting your numbers, and why are you ignoring the most fuel efficient European models? One of the C1 diesels gets up to 57 MPG, and a 1.2L SEAT Ibiza gets up to 69 MPG.

    And another which you have ignored is the Peugeot 206. It may not be quite as efficient as some Euro-boxes, but at 44 MPG it’s better than most on your list and is a hell of a lot sportier and better looking.

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