20 most fuel efficient cars

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

At a time when the middle social class almost stopped to exist in its true form, an important place is given production trends of low-cost cars. It concerns total, starting from the purchase price and further maintenance, up to the amount of fuel consumed. By the way, the last characteristic and is decisive in the minds of millions consumers because annual refueling costs may make up to 40-50% of the total cost of maintaining a car.

In connection with the active popularization of the topic of savings on the basis of The fuel consumption team conducted its own market research. The focus of this study was on finding most suitable for the conditions of complete sets, as well as analysis customer reviews and full-time experts. According to the results of research was compiled a rating of the 20 most economical cars, divided into two thematic categories based on cost.

Rating of the most economical cars

Nomination a place Name of product starting price
The most economical cars of a budget class 1 Citroen C4 Cactus
2 Kia Rio FL 619 900 rub.
3 Peugeot 208 VTi (1.0 L) 499 000 rub.
4 Kia Picanto (1.0 L) 644 900 rub.
5 Ford Fiesta (1.6 L) 774 000 rub.
6 Mazda 3 (1.5 L) 1 223 000 rub.
7 Ravon R2 (1.3 L) 309 000 rub.
8 Ford Focus (1.6 L) 1 003 000 rub.
9 Lada Vesta (1.6 L) 487 900 rub.
10 Renault Logan 554 000 rub.
11 Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TSI 875 900 rub.
The most economical cars in terms of “price quality” 1 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 1 429 900 rub.
2 BMW 1 Series 118i 1,580,000 rub.
3 Mini cooper 1 460 000 rub.
4 Smart fortwo 790 000 rub.
5 Skoda rapid 772 000 rub.
6 Mercedes-Benz A180 1 810 000 rub.
7 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI 995 029 rub.
8 Volvo V40 Cross Country 1 684 000 rub.
9 Toyota Corolla 1.6 1,153,000 rub.

The most economical cars of a budget class

Citroen C4 Cactus

Car fuel economy rating: 4.9

Citroen C4 Cactus

All car models that are part of the Citroen C4 line, use the same set of engines and their modifications in conjunction with similar gearboxes. As part of the rating, we decided highlight Cactus as the most non-trivial and original car from a very conservative French company.

The most economical configuration of the Citroen C4 Cactus is pair 1.6-liter diesel engine (turbocharged e-HDi 92) / 5-speed manual gearbox: consumption per 100 kilometers on the highway will be only 3.5 liters. At the same time, power the characteristics are very good: 92 horsepower can considered as a weighty argument for a car, positioned as a city crossover – you can even try ride on the road. This is facilitated by the availability of special rubber pads on the body, and a “grandiose” retreat from of canons – for the first time in Citroen cars thresholds and wheel arches trimmed with protective plastic.

Advantages

  • plastic sills and arches to protect metal from corrosion and shock;
  • very low fuel consumption for a 1.6-liter engine;
  • Air Bump pads located on the body – protect from shock and minor scratches.
  • Acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour takes 9.3 seconds.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Kia Rio FL

Car fuel economy rating: 4.8

Kia Rio FL

In addition to the regalia of the best-selling Korean car in Russian Kia Rio FL is considered one of the most economical in his class. Visible appearance and high quality technical implementation allowed the car to impose a serious Hyundai Solaris fight, and at the turn of 2018, nevertheless beat eternal competitor.

As part of this nomination, a diesel version of the Kia should be considered. Rio FL equipped with a 1.1-liter engine. Despite the modest volume indicators, this “baby” produces up to 123 horsepower, and in in conjunction with a 6-speed manual consumes only 3.6 liters diesel fuel per 100 kilometers. Excellent performance for car, which can be in the budget category. It’s worthy second place ranking.

Advantages

  • good acceleration dynamics;
  • high power for a small engine;
  • one of the most popular cars in Russia;
  • fairly low cost of maintenance.

disadvantages

  • rustic exterior design.

Peugeot 208 VTi (1.0 L)

Car fuel economy rating: 4.7

Peugeot 208 VTi (1.0 L)

The sophistication and elegance of the Peugeot 208 is not called into question in no one more or less professional auto review – is it traditionally a strong feature of the model and the French manufacturer in whole. It just so happened that fell within the scope of our rating complete set with a three-cylinder engine per 1 liter for a purely urban transportation and small expenses for repair / maintenance and gas station.

Behind the attractive appearance of the Peugeot 208 in question versions hiding very modest technical indicators: 68 horsepower and 95 Nm of torque at 3000 rpm. Needless to say, there is no need to talk about any dynamics of speech here: the maximum speed does not exceed 163 kilometers per hour, and acceleration up to a hundred takes as much as 14 seconds (however, for curb weight in 1484 kilograms is very equivalent). But the average consumption on the highway is 3.7 liters, which allows the car get close to the leader of the rating.

Advantages

  • compact and pretty city car;
  • low cost of service;
  • ideal flow rates for urban traffic rhythm.

disadvantages

  • very “modest” engine characteristics.

Kia Picanto (1.0 L)

Car fuel economy rating: 4.6

KIA PICANTO (1.0 L)

Typical urban subcompact, released as alternatives to Daewoo Matiz and Toyota compact hatchbacks, as well as Huyndai Getz and i10, which didn’t enter the Russian market. FROM Since its release in 2004, has undergone four restyling, and the moment of 2016 acquired the same features inherent in all representatives the current lineup of cars from Kia.

At the moment, Picanto configurations offer a choice of everything two engines: a 67 liter horsepower R3 and a 1.25 liter R4 84 horsepower respectively. Most economical of this couples is the first option: for 100 kilometers on the highway he consumes only 4.5 liters. Can not be called bad and dynamics Acceleration: 13.9 seconds to 100 kilometers per hour look quite expected for a model whose weight is 840 kilograms. The maximum possible speed is limited to 163 kilometers per hour, which for city traffic – at the very time.

Advantages

  • repeated bonuses as the best little Top Gear magazine and association decisions independent auto publishers;
  • nice visual style
  • small dimensions are ideally adapted for urban terms;
  • good speed characteristics;
  • low purchase price.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Ford Fiesta (1.6 L)

Car fuel economy rating: 4.5

Ford Fiesta (1.6 L)

Since the Ford Fiesta on a 1.6-liter turbodiesel is a car is far from a budget class, in this category rating we will consider a model on a gasoline aspirated of the same volume. All the charm of this configuration is competent balance between price and claims for pleasant sensations from driving. In fact, many users note good movement dynamics, as well as reliability and unit simplicity in service.

In conjunction with a Ford 5-speed manual gearbox Fiesta 1.6 delivers up to 105 horsepower, thanks to which can accelerate to hundreds in 11.4 seconds. For subcompact a car is quite good. In addition, a big plus in the piggy bank the advantages of the model has become a complete restyling of the body – a new look I liked all lovers of aesthetics and enlarged features, which Americans from Ford emphasize. In the country cycle Fiesta with designated engine and transmission configuration consumes only 4.5 liters per 100 kilometers, which is the fifth result among nominees in this category.

Advantages

  • quite economical fuel consumption;
  • acceleration dynamics;
  • high reliability of the power unit;
  • updated body.

disadvantages

  • Outdated gasoline engine architecture.

Mazda 3 (1.5 L)

Car fuel economy rating: 4.4

Mazda 3 (1.5 L)

The 1.5-liter version of the Mazda 3 presented to the auto community in 2014 is one of the most economical versions full-size sedan. The whole point of this car lies in representative appearance, really beautiful and profitable looking against the backdrop of “classmate competitors.” But the dynamics driving and speed characteristics, alas, faded into the background.

In fact, the Mazda 3 has grown in comfort sacrificing dynamics for the sensation that cars give business class. Acceleration to hundreds according to official figures takes 11.6 seconds, and the maximum speed does not exceed 193 kilometers per hour. Consumption on the highway paired with a 5-speed manual is 4.8 liters per 100 kilometers. The result is good, but if this the version had a little more than 115 horsepower …

Advantages

  • high level of driving comfort;
  • representative view;
  • an abundance of complete sets for any needs (for the model as a whole);
  • low fuel consumption and economy (taking into account the fact that the motor requires 95th gasoline).

disadvantages

  • low dynamics of dispersal.

Ravon R2 (1.3 L)

Car rating for fuel economy: 4.3

RAVON R2 (1.3 L)

Ravon’s two-door hatchback is very controversial model. Striving to become a niche flagship for the urban environment and adapting to current operating conditions (less money for service – more return), she manages to lose competitors in terms of fuel consumption and, elementary, in terms of appearance.

Integrates into an angular case with integrated features 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine giving up to 85 horsepower power. By the way, in the assortment of Renault Logan to the engine with a volume of 1.6 liters with a capacity of not more than 82 is still listed horses (true, this engine is 8-valve). As for Ravon R2, then the maximum speed is 163 kilometers per hour, and the first a hundred is reached in 12.4 seconds. Management is quite soft and understandable, but the dynamics of the hatchback, alas, are not enough. For every 100 kilometers of the path consumed an average of 5.1 liters of gasoline – this seventh line of our rating.

Advantages

  • updated body design (rejection of rounded forms to the side major features);
  • slightly elevated comfort conditions;
  • integration of a new engine with a modernized architecture
  • low cost in the domestic market.

disadvantages

  • third generation Matiz car with all that it implies disadvantages.

Ford Focus (1.6 L)

Car rating for fuel economy: 4.3

Ford Focus (1.6 L)

The Ford Focus can hardly be called a budget class sedan – buying a new car can fly a pretty penny. However one of the most economical ones is for sure: the reason for this lies in the updated 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine. Thanks to the complex innovative technologies integrated into its development process, engineers were able to significantly increase power at almost constant fuel consumption.

In addition to updating the powertrain, the Ford Focus has undergone and dramatic cosmetic changes: completely redone front body part, optics, as well as several volume lines added along perimeter of the side. Mark a specific one a complete set of all the presented variety we can’t, therefore, we give a general description of the entire model range: engine is paired with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatically, produces from 105 to 180 horsepower and consumes at the same time 5.1 – 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers.

Advantages

  • Fairly updated appearance;
  • very large variation in power performance of a gasoline engine in conjunction with gearboxes;
  • high degree of engine reliability.

disadvantages

  • rather high cost of the model in the Russian market.

Lada Vesta (1.6 L)

Car fuel economy rating: 4.2

LADA VESTA (1.6 L)

The domestic sedan of 2015, which became the main competitor in the Renault Logan segment. And, in terms of dynamics, Vesta it is slightly superior: this is evident in the acceleration characteristics. The speed of 100 kilometers per hour, a domestic car picks up for 11.8 seconds, moreover, in conjunction with the engine automatic transmission gears. In general, it turns out to be a rather strange situation: consumption with 5-speed automatic according to statistics was lower than with 5-speed manual, and amounted to 5.3 liters per 100 kilometers in suburban cycle.

The power of the standard engine Lada Vesta is 106 horsepower forces, and the torque reaches 148 Nm at 4200 rpm. Externally, the model looks nice, but does not cause a feeling of “luxury” – the fact that the car belongs to the budget segment affects. By the cabin also has nothing to say, as the finish is pleasant and consistent with the spirit of the times, but some unique solutions are not contains.

Advantages

  • optimal characteristics of the “younger” engine of the series;
  • low fuel consumption;
  • full adaptation to movement on Russian roads.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Renault Logan

Car fuel economy rating: 4.1

Renault Logan

A constant competitor and partner of domestic sedans, from the current Generations “reshuffled” to the updated 1.6-liter engine. Loganhas always been a machine of increased interest (or even demand) with consumer side because low price and satisfactory driving characteristics made it possible to operate the car rigidly in the realities of Russian roads. Until recently, this model associated with clumsy body features, however, with each with ongoing restyling, more and more round shapes appeared and, in in the end, the view came closer to the concept of “presentable.”

According to the characteristics of the updated Renault Logan engine turns out to be slightly ahead of the Lada Vesta: 113 is removed from 1.6 liters horsepower power. But the flow rates paired with 5-speed manual slightly lose – for every 100 kilometers spends on a suburban highway liter. Too much, but Logan gets into the ranking quite deservedly.

Advantages

  • updated appearance and interior;
  • there is a choice of a modified 16-valve engine;
  • improved driving performance;
  • increased comfort of movement.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TSI

Car fuel economy rating: 4.1

VOLKSWAGEN POLO 1.4 TSI

Continuity of motors regardless of body type is one of a feature of the modern automobile industry. In a situation with Volkswgen Polo the user can purchase either a sedan or a hatchback under the hood which will accommodate an economical 1.4-liter gasoline engine liter. At first glance, everything looks quite modest, however the presence of turbocharging and layered injection (Turbo Stratified Injection) make the power unit one of the most technologically advanced in category in question.

With a capacity of 100 horsepower, while driving on the highway Volkswagen Polo consumes only 5.7 liters per 100 kilometers. it not bad, especially considering that the engine asks exclusively expensive fuel (according to the specification – the 95th Euro 5 standard). Well of course, an important role in such a flow rate is played by the mechanical gearbox with 5 gearshifts. Comment on the appearance of the car we will not – the classic form of the model praised by calm people (mostly family), and reproached lovers of interesting designs.

Advantages

  • high power with a small engine capacity;
  • fairly low consumption;
  • pragmatic style of the body and interior decoration.

disadvantages

  • the engine is very demanding on the quality of technical liquids.

The most economical cars in terms of “price quality”

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI

Car fuel economy rating: 4.9

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 1.4 TSI

The leader in the rating of the most efficient cars unexpectedly becomes … Vlokswagen Golf 1.4 TSI on a diesel engine and in the new bodywork. This car is quite expensive (for its status), and service often requires significant cash infusions. But the minimum fuel consumption is 2.6 liters per suburban highway.

The turbodiesel installed in this version of the Golf produces up to 125 horsepower power. This has a positive effect on dynamics. movements, and the drive that you want to feel behind the wheel auto. For the comfort of the cabin there is nothing to say, because she, as many owners note, standard is to highlight something unique is not possible. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour takes 9.5 seconds, provided that as Transmission uses a 6-speed manual. The result is good, but I want a little more.

Advantages

  • traditional body shape (seventh generation Golf, after all);
  • optimal characteristics of a small engine;
  • lowest fuel consumption.

disadvantages

  • high purchase price and further service.

BMW 1 Series 118i

Car fuel economy rating: 4.8

BMW 1 Series 118i

BMW diesel 118i – a real boon for lovers of economy in the little things. Despite the price of 1.5 million rubles, a representative The first episode can be a really good buy. Firstly, due to its status: the BMW brand is recognizable and respected. Secondly, focusing on comfort: many can argue, but in versus the 118i competitors really focus ergonomics. Third: an extremely economical diesel engine with good technical performance.

The 1.5-liter powertrain is truly one of the most economical in its segment: 3 cylinders “harness” only 3.3 liters diesel fuel per 100 kilometers in the country cycle. At this give honest 116 horsepower and 200 kilometers per hour maximum speed. But overclocking is not so simple: official figures say from 10.3 seconds to hundreds, but on independent trials people do not roll out even from 11 seconds. Can this be considered a disadvantage? Perhaps, but the fact of economical car in the ranking remains unchanged.

Advantages

  • low purchase price;
  • traditionally bright and recognizable appearance;
  • comfort;
  • very low fuel consumption (3.3 liters per 100 kilometers).

disadvantages

  • obviously false data on acceleration characteristics up to 100 kilometers per hour.

Mini cooper

Car fuel economy rating: 4.8

MINI

UK’s top selling and economical car with a true British character. Mini is one of the brands in the group German concern BMW, so do not worry about quality. One of the important decisions of engineers was the integration under the hood 1.5 liter diesel engine delivering 95 horsepower power. For such a small machine, this is a serious indicator, since even the old diesel Mitsubishi Pajero (mass of which significantly higher than the Coupe) had 99 horsepower from the engine to 2 liters.

The above comparison may be incorrect from the point of view of the various technologies used to create the engines, however the fact of the excellent work of German masters is evident: Mini Cooper is very popular in Europe. For every 100 kilometers the car spends 3.6 liters of diesel fuel that is the third result in this rating category.

Advantages

  • recognizable and pleasant appearance;
  • high-quality equipment based on a diesel engine with 6-speed manual;
  • highest level of comfort.

disadvantages

  • traditionally high price.

Smart fortwo

Car fuel economy rating: 4.7

Smart ForTwo

Smart Two – an exclusive and even appearance on the Russian market somewhat exotic. Very compact “car of the future” as it is positioned by manufacturers, is a variation on the topic save space on the road – however, for the acquisition of this “savings” almost 1 million rubles are required to be paid. Exorbitant price tag Smart’s appetites cannot be attributed to anything at all: with other things being equal, people will take more familiar full-size sedans and hatchbacks with the option of paying for them on one third of the smaller amount.

Having let go of all the formalities, we proceed to the overview of parameters engine. Both variations of the power unit in conjunction with a 5-speed mechanics have equal fuel consumption per 100 kilometers: 4.1 liters. But at the same time one of them, with a volume of 0.9 liters, gives out 90 horsepower of power, and the second, on 1 liter, hardly Does it reach the figure of 71 horsepower. So beyond Smart engineers’ implementation is commendable – this economical the car turned out in the spirit of the times and taking into account all relevant requirements. But the chance of its purchase by Russian users is extremely low – the contrast of alternatives does the trick.

Advantages

  • very efficient engine with a volume of 0.9 liters;
  • compact model that takes up little parking space and roads;
  • 190 liters of luggage compartment;
  • high dynamics of movement.

disadvantages

  • extremely high price for a microcar.

Skoda rapid

Car fuel economy rating: 4.6

SKODA RAPID

Another representative of the German automobile industry as a whole and VAG-group in particular, which claims to be the “icon” of profitability among gasoline cars of the middle class. And it’s worth noting Rapid does it very well. Not so long ago, the model has undergone visual style changes followed by a slight increase the cost of the car in the domestic market and increasing interest with sides of the consumer segment.

If the visual features of Skoda Rapid deliver a lot aesthetic pleasure then some bundling (implied a bunch of engine / transmission) look very weakly. For example, a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with distributed injection of gasoline, giving out only 90 horsepower power. However, this is the most economical version car, and therefore its place in the ranking is not in doubt. The maximum speed of a car with such an engine is 185 kilometers per hour, and fuel consumption is 4.6 liters per 100 kilometers.

Advantages

  • nice body design;
  • high degree of car reliability;
  • very low fuel consumption;
  • low purchase price;
  • the presence of sound insulation in a circle and a spacious luggage compartment (530 liters).

disadvantages

  • very modest indicators of power, speed and dynamics at this configuration.

Mercedes-Benz A180

Car fuel economy rating: 4.5

Mercedes-Benz A180

Direct competitor to the BMW 1 Series 118i, combining more sophisticated body features, gentle disposition and complete controllability. Mercedes-Benz A180 – a full-fledged A-class hatchback, aesthetics which comes first, lagging driving performance in the background. However, it’s foolish to believe that the engineers of one of giants of the German automotive industry missed this component from mind: everything is brought to the stage at which there are no complaints may occur.

Consider the A180 model with a 1.6 turbocharged engine liter. With a capacity of 122 horsepower, it produces up to 200 Nm torque and accelerates the car to 100 kilometers per hour 9.2 seconds. An exit of 10 seconds can be considered a success, but from Mercedes-Benz wants more by default. The maximum is speed is 202 kilometers per hour – a good indicator, especially in light of the quality of most Russian roads. Cost fuel model is naturally located in the middle of the ranking with 4.7 liters (5-speed manual) per 100 kilometers.

Advantages

  • traditionally recognizable features of the German grand;
  • acceptable dynamic performance;
  • emphasis on comfort and representativeness;
  • very reliable engine (4-cylinder) with a turbocharger.

disadvantages

  • you always expect a little more from Mercedes cars.

Audi A1 1.4 TFSI

Car fuel economy rating: 4.5

Audi A1 1.4 TFSI

Enchanting hatchback 2010 release, made in the best Audi tradition: powerful, beautiful and very pragmatic. By for unknown reasons, did not receive much spread, though, objectively, take it to everyday use is worth it. At least because of the turbocharged engine volume 1.4 liters, which produces 185 horsepower and 250 Nm torque at 4,500 rpm.

The maximum speed of the Audi A1 in the proposed configuration is 227 kilometers per hour – a great indicator for a car that weighs 1.3 tons. Acceleration to 100 kilometers per hour takes only 6.9 seconds, and for every 100 kilometers along the highway it takes only 5.1 liters of gasoline. The only real caveat this version is that paired with the engine is only 7-speed automatic transmission. If in manual gearbox included, consumption decreased by another a few points.

Advantages

  • reasonable level of cost;
  • high power performance of a small engine;
  • excellent handling and fast acceleration;
  • Audi-specific comfort.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Volvo V40 Cross Country

Car fuel economy rating: 4.4

Volvo V40 Cross Country

Volvo V40 Cross Country – not the best car from a point fuel consumption view, but one of the undisputed favorites of the rating in terms of price and quality. Updated version of the hatchback It turned out very beautiful both externally and internally, which served as a new impetus to the development of the Volvo brand after joining Chinese concern Geely.

As part of a brief review, consider one of the “starting” version V40 Cross Country, equipped with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine four-cylinder and turbocharged. Its maximum power is 152 horsepower and a torque of 250 Nm in range from 1700 to 4000 rpm. The engine is combined only with an automatic 6-speed gearbox, providing acceleration to kilometers per hour in 8.5 seconds. Fuel consumption remains at the level of Toyota Corolla, namely 5.6 liters per 100 kilometers. But here is the outwardly pure sympathy of the author text remain with Volvo.

Advantages

  • variability of the choice of complete sets – on sale versions with turbocharged gasoline (from 1.5 to 2 liters) and diesel (2 liter) engines;
  • very nice design and interior decoration;
  • increased ground clearance;
  • good driving performance.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Toyota Corolla 1.6

Car rating for fuel economy: 4.3

Toyota Corolla 1.6

This is an economical car now representative class, a long time ago and firmly entrenched in the domestic market. Toyota approaches updating his own line very competently, alternating small restylings with comprehensive visual updates, mechanical and power parts. 1.6 liter engine not refused so far: the old model is still in the top sales of equipment. It is characterized by a power of 124 horsepower forces and torque equal to 157 Nm at 5200 rpm a minute.

Acceleration of Toyota Corolla to 100 kilometers per hour takes about 10.4 seconds and a top speed of 195 kilometers per hour. Least fuel consumption appears in the bunch engine under consideration with 5-speed mechanics: in the country cycle rate indicator ranges from 5.6 to 5.8 liters per 10 kilometers. This is the last ranking in this category – however, it does not make the car worse than competitors.

Advantages

  • adaptability to Russian operating conditions;
  • for the old engine – excellent power and torque
  • high level of ergonomics of the cabin.

disadvantages

  • not found.


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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