What used cars get the best mileage?

Posted on 1st June 2023

When choosing your next car, it is a good idea to look at the vehicle’s fuel efficiency. 

This is measured using the miles per gallon (MPG) rating.

The miles per gallon means how far your car can go on one gallon of fuel, which is around 4.5 litres. 

Searching for a car with a higher mile per gallon will make sure you get the most out of your money. Driving a car can definitely be affordable, even during a cost-of-living crisis!

When buying a used car, consider which car suits your lifestyle and how much it costs to run. This could be your next family car, sports car or even your first car.

Diesel cars are better in terms of mile per gallon. If you do lots of long journeys, a diesel might be your best bet! But petrol and hybrid cars are usually more popular because they are more environmentally friendly.

Here are HPL Motors' top 10 best used cars for fuel efficiency….

All vehicles are available on finance, including PCP, HP and sub-prime. Get your fuel-efficient car from one of our 3 sites in the North West: Preston, Oldham or Atherton. 

Peugeot 208

A white Peugeot 208.

The diesel BlueHDi 100 engine only has a 41-litre fuel tank but can offer an exceptional 72mpg.

This means your range can be 650 miles, although you should expect around 15% less (as with all official economy figures).

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Vauxhall Corsa

A grey Vauxhall Corsa.

The Corsa is similar to the Peugeot 208 in style, but also in fuel efficiency. 

The 1.5 Turbo D model can reach 70.6mpg - incredible value for money.

HPL Motors offer a huge choice of Corsas in a range of models and colours.

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Volkswagen Golf

A black Volkswagen Golf.

The Golf will not fail to impress you - it is an impressive all-rounder car.

The 115hp 2.0 TDI will reach nearly 70mpg - the 1.0 and 1.5 litre engines will also exceed 50mpg. Whichever engine you choose, you will be getting a fuel-efficient car.

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Skoda Octavia

A blue Skoda Octavia.

If you want a nice drive, good value for money, and practically - the Skoda Octavia is your next car.

Choose the 116hp 2.0-litre diesel model to get almost 70mpg!

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Honda Jazz

A red Honda Jazz.

A small but mighty car! The Honda Jazz petrol-electric hybrid is a cheaper option but offers nearly 63mpg.

View our Honda Jazz’s in stock now. Click here.

Toyota Prius

A silver Toyota Prius.

The plug-in hybrid Prius can offer incredible fuel efficiency of over 230mpg. 

It can also run on electric-only power over short distances. This can be maintained as long as the battery is kept topped up. 

The self-charging version offers around 70mpg!

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Suzuki Swift

A red Suzuki Swift.

The Swift’s ‘Boosterjet’ hybrid engine offers better economy over a petrol engine - reaching around 64mpg.

It is a mild hybrid setup which gives the supermini an added push when it accelerates.

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Hyundai Ioniq

A blue Hyundai Ioniq

The plug-in hybrid is better value than the self-charging version as a used car. The electric motor can give up to 39 miles on a single charge.

This model offers up to 60 miles to the gallon.

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BMW 3 Series

A blue BMW 3 Series.

It’s great to see a luxury executive car on this list! Although it isn’t the most efficient compared to the other cars, the 3 Series is comfortable and stylish.

This car shows that modern diesels can be very fuel efficient, with the 3 Series reaching up to 56.5mpg.

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Citroen C3

A red Citroen C3.

The Citroen C3 is similar to the Peugeot 208 in terms of fuel efficiency. Drivers can expect up to 62mpg with this nifty car.

They also come in a fun range of colours - which we love to stock at HPL Motors.

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Any of these cars are great to drive but won't break the bank to run.

Find your perfect, fuel-efficient car at HPL Motors. If you can’t see exactly what you want, let us know the specific make and model. We can help find the best deal and make sure you get the most out of your money.

If your current car is perfect for you, why don't you upgrade it? We can help you get a newer model for the same, or even less, monthly payments. Get in touch to find out how...

We stock over 900 approved used cars for sale across our three sites. Whatever your credit score, we can do our best to find the right finance deal for you. Choose your own monthly payments, from £100 per month. Terms and conditions apply.

Car buyers can happily drive away with an electric car, diesel car or petrol - whatever suits your lifestyle.

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