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Buyer's Guide To Fuel Economy Cars

When looking for a new car, finding a fuel efficient one is high on the list of most buyers' concerns. Fortunately, it is now common to find a new car averaging more than 70mpg. But how do you find which are the most economical new cars in Britain? Read on to discover the most fuel efficient cars on sale in the UK.

An added benefit of fuel efficient cars is low CO2 emissions - car taxation is based on CO2 emissions, therefore buying a fuel efficient car will keep the costs down and you will even be exempt from road tax if your car is emitting 100g/km CO2 or less.

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A Few Steps to Follow When Choosing

* Know your needs: consider why you drive - are you commuting to and from work or you use your car during the weekends for some family fun. Also consider how many passengers you usually carry. Choose a car that meets but does not exceed your needs!

* Choose a right-sized car: when it comes to fuel efficiency, size really matters as vehicle weight is the biggest determinant for fuel efficiency. Car segments range from pick-ups, large 4x4 vehicles and suvs to large and small family cars, city cars and bubble cars.

* Choose a right-sized engine: a small engine will score better when it comes to fuel efficiency. Give up horse power and you may save big!

* Research the mileage-per-gallon: this should be your main point of comparison!

* Consider a hybrid car: hybrid cars are no longer just a science project. They are getting more and more common as more people buy a Toyota Prius, a Honda Civic Hybrid and any other of the 10s of available hybrids. Their popularity is undoubtedly related to their fuel efficiency.

* Show good driving habits: once you've found your fuel efficient car, don't speed, avoid sudden starts and anticipate stops - this will save around 10% of used fuel.

Top 7 Fuel Efficient Cars for Sale in the UK

1. Chevrolet Spark: With a mpg of 37 and 129 g/km CO2 emissions, we admit this small car is perfect for city driving and got enough room though it does not look spacious.

2. Toyota Prius Plug-in: This incredible city car can boast 134.5mpg and 49g/km CO2 emissions.

3. Ford Focus: This small and compact car is even more fuel-efficient, averaging up to 85 mpg and emitting just 91g/km CO2.

4. Hyundai Ioniq: It emits just 84g/km and averages an impressive 83mpg.

5. Scoda Octavia: This 1.6 disel engine is very efficient with 74mpg and 142g/km CO2 emissions.

6. Kia Rio: It averages the amazing 88.3mpg and 85g/km CO2.

7. Toyota Prius T3: It averages 72.4mpg and emits just 89g/km CO2.

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