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The most efficient petrol cars and why you should ditch that diesel!

It is a well known fact that diesel cars aren’t exactly the flavour of the month at the moment, so many motorists are considering alternatives. These switches include hybrid and turbocharging technology, which means that on paper petrol engines can offer a lot of impressive economic figuress.

So, if you tend to travel less than 10,000 miles a year, a petrol car probably makes sense for you. Here are some of the top fuel-efficient petrol and hybrid cars to think about purchasing as your next motor.

Audi A1 1:0: 67.3MPG

The punchy 1.0-litre TFSI engine is the Audi A1 supermini, which offers performance and economy figures that’s not a lot behind the 1.6-litre TDI. CO2 emissions of 97g/km is lower than the diesel’s 99g/km, while the petrol version is roughly £1,000 cheaper to buy.

Alfa Romeo Mito TwiAair: 67.3MPG

Launched roughly a decade ago, the Alfa Romeo MiTo is now showing its age. In reality, there’s little to recommend it over the new wave of supermini’s, although the TwinAir engine is still pretty delightful.

Volkswagen Up: 66.9MPG

This small city car is pretty impressive compared to its diesel comparison. Sadly though, the brand’s no turbocharged 1.0-litre TSI version cannot reach the heights of 68.9mph, but the standard 60hp Up is ok if you don’t tend on going far from the city.

Toyota Aygo: 68.9MPG

Toyota offers no fewer than seven Aygo models. These range from the ‘x’ to the x-clusiv and limited edition x-claim. Based on the claimed fuel economy, the 1.0-litre engine shouldn’t be, ahem, expensive to run. Perhaps opt for the automatic version when the economy drops to 67.2MPG.

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