Fuel might be cheaper today, but it is still one of the biggest costs assaulting motorists the world over, this explaining the popularity the most economical cars in the world seem to be enjoying.
Talk of fuel-efficient vehicles and most people will immediately think about electric or hybrid cars, and for good reason. However, advancements in petrol and diesel engine technology are progressing at such a rapid pace that the number of considerably economical vehicles outside the electric/hybrid arena has begun to grow exponentially, some of the most economical cars in the world including the following:
-Citroen C4 Cactus
The Citroen C4 is a distinct vehicle. Designed to look more like a concept car for the road, the C4 Cactus boasts a rather spacious interior. Cheap to buy and light, the 1.6L BlueHDi model is especially noteworthy because of the impressive 83.1mpg it promises, this along with just 90grams per kilometer of CO2 emissions. There are probably more economical cars on the market than the Citroen C4 Cactus; however, few of them, if any, combine style, space and decent fuel consumption with an affordable price tag.
-Peugeot 208 Hatchback
Diesel vehicles continue to rule the arena of economic efficiency, only exceeded in their offerings by the best electric and hybrid cars. The Peugeot 208 makes available a 1.6 BlueHDi 75 S&S engine with start and stop technology that allows drivers to pause the engine while waiting in traffic.
Availing a remarkable 94,2mpg, the 208’s spoiler enhances its aerodynamics, this along with special tires that reduce the effort required by the engine to turn them.
-Toyota Prius Hybrid Hatchback
The Toyota Prius is the vehicle everyone first thinks about when the topic of Hybrids arises. The world’s first mass-produced Hybrid is available in two primary versions (the Prius Plug-in and the Standard Prius). While the Plug-in is considerably more expensive than the standard version, its fuel economy is excellent, with Toyota claiming that its hybrid is not only capable of delivering 134.5mpg but that it can travel up to 15.5 miles on a full charge acquired from a household socket. For drivers that do not have particularly long commutes, the Plug-in is an exceptionally cheap car to use. And it’s quiet motoring, and large boot make it quite the convenient vehicle.
Optimum fuel efficiency has become the goal of every notable automobile manufacturer in the industry; and with vehicles like the BMW i3 Hatchback, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV SUV, the Porsche Panamera hatchback and so many other names managing to stand out among the most economical cars in the world, the race for the top spot can only continue to heat up.