Most economical cars
With the cost of running cars seemingly getting ever higher, it is no surprise that economy and low emissions are top of many car buyers’ wish lists. Help is at hand, though, with most manufacturers offering models that have been specifically designed to have cheap running costs.
Although electric cars and hybrids offer low day-to-day running costs, we have deliberately excluded them from this list because they tend to be expensive to buy and, in the case of electric cars, have a range that limits their usability for most buyers. Hybrids, meanwhile, often have MPG figures that are hard to achieve in the real world. You can find both on our list of London Congestion Charge exempt cars, however.
As a result, all the cars below feature conventional combustion engines and, because it offers unbeatable economy, they are also all diesel. All are capable of more than 80mpg, although it's worth mentioning that their engines can clog up if they are used exclusively for short journeys, which could spell trouble in the form of big repair bills.
The most economical car 2013 is an accolade that so many manufacturers are striving for, and if it's the factor that matters most to you, then take a look below at our top ten list of the UK's most economical cars.