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In Collaboration with Robins & Day: Top 10 EU City Cars

Europe Gets the Real-World High-Mileage Little Cars

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta makes the list

Fuel efficiency is a big part of driving economically, but the listed output of miles to the gallon in a car’s specs is often an ideal figure. We’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 EU City Cars by MPG based on the experiences of real drivers (MPG is in Imperial gallons; to correct to U.S. gallons multiple by .83–still some pretty healthy numbers)

               10. Skoda Citigo 1.0 75 GreenTech

One of the best city cars on the market also gives a great real world MPG of 59.7, much closer to the official figure than most cars come.

  1. Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi Ecoflex

This diesel model gives a flat 60 miles to the gallon, making it just as easy to run as it is to buy and drive.

  1. Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 90

This Clio falls short of its lofty official figure of 78.5 MPG, but 60.1 is still an impressive and economical figure.

  1. Fiat Panda 1.3 Multijet

Famously spacious and reliable, the Panda is also a great option for the economic driver with a flat 61 MPG.

  1. Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi ECOnetic

One of the most popular small cars on the market is also one of the best for fuel economy with 62.5 MPG.

  1. Suzuki Celero 1.0 Dualjet

A great city car, cheap to pick up and to run too, thanks to its real world MPG of 62.9.

Volkswagen Up!

Up to some good MPG

  1. DS 3 1.6 e-HDi 115 Airdream

It’s no surprise to see an entry from French luxury manufacturer DS with a respectable MPG of 63 flat.

  1. Volkswagen up! 1.0 75

At 63.5 MPG, this entry actually outstrips manufacturer projections by more than two miles per gallon and, given the shortfall you usually see, that alone is a feat. The car’s also one of the most efficient in its class.

  1. Peugeot 208

    Near the top of the list

    Peugeot 208 1.6 BlueHDi 75

Sixy-four MPG is pretty shy of the official MPG of 94.2, but still quite an impressive performance.

  1. Citroën C3 1.4 e-HDi 70 Airdream

With a real world MPG of 70.3, the C3 blows the competition out of the water when it comes to fuel economy. The best way to get a Citroën is through their own Robins and Day dealerships.

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Robins and Day is a manufacturer-owned dealership group in the UK selling Peugeot, DS and Citroen vehicles, as well as thousands of used cars from all major manufacturers.

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