Within the past twenty years, as gas prices have steadily increased and the climate change movement has gained new ground, fuel efficiency has been one of the primary factors people consider when purchasing a vehicle. Here we examine some of the latest technologies for a fuel efficient cars. Here are some of the most fuel efficient cars for sale in the UK today.
Ford’s Focus Sedan
Complete with dual-clutch automatic transmission and built to a standard of excellence that Ford has become known for, this car rates at a high value of 37 miles per gallon.
Mazda 6 – 2 Litre
Smooth steering, comfortable braking, and with a style that goes unmatched in this consumer category, the Mazda 6 reaches 38 miles per gallon.
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
This is a Diesel car with powerful dynamics to it and the ability to fold down the back seats to achieve 67 square feet of room behind the driver. This reaches 39 miles to the gallon.
Mazda 6 – 2.5 Litre
Making another appearance, the 2.5 Litre version of the Mazda 6 has a manual shift and is built with the latest in fuel efficient technologies to rack up an impressive 40 miles per gallon.
Mazda 3 Sedan
The little brother to the Mazda 6 is draped in an aesthetic reminiscent of the late 1960s. Fast, evenly balanced, and with efficient internal architecture, the Mazda 3 Sedan racks up 41 miles per gallon.
Volkswagen Golf TDI Diesel
This practical vehicle has seemingly been in around for decades and the truth is that it has. The latest technologies have upgraded it to mean that it now drives at 42 miles per gallon.
Volkswagen Passat TDI Diesel
Another appearance from VW! Fuel efficiency in diesel vehicles is what VW has done best for years. Approximately 3 out of 4 Diesel cars sold in the United States in 2013 were manufactured VW. Getting the driver an impressive 600 miles between visits to the gas station, this guy reaches a whopping 43 miles per gallon.
This tiny put-put of a vehicle reaches 44 miles per gallon on the highway which isn’t necessarily a speed one wants to drive at in such a tiny vehicle. For young professionals or singles, this makes for an affordable purchase that doesn’t sacrifice aesthetics for efficiency.
Ford Fiesta SFE
At the extreme end of top fuel efficiency, the Ford Fiesta tops the test scales at a near-speechless mark of 45 miles per gallon.
Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
Attains a minimum of 700 miles between fill-ups and sits at the top of our list at number one for that reason. 46 miles per gallon! The next time that one in the market for a new or used vehicle and efficiency is at the top of the list for what is of value, these are the types of vehicle one wants to seek out. For any new drivers taking their DSA theory test in the coming months, it’s the technology in these vehicles that will continue to push us towards a future of increased fuel efficiency unlike anything ever seen before.