Take Advantage of Falling Fuel Fees – Look at Miles per Gallon!
As reported by the RAC, fuel prices across the UK have been falling in line with global oil prices – something all motorists have benefited greatly from.
Now more than ever is a good time to start looking for a new vehicle with good fuel efficiency to really exploit these cheaper fuel prices and drastically reduce your running costs. As prices continue to fall, the RAC has reported that diesel motorists should expect to pay around £10 less per tank than a year ago. When fuel prices do rebound, a fuel-efficient high-mpg vehicle will ensure you keep your fuel costs as low as possible.
As high-mpg and hybrid vehicles are more and more in demand, your options for a new vehicle have also become more widespread. So what would you choose? A new city car packed with hybrid technology, or a long-distance cruiser designed to cheaply burn up those miles?
We’ve picked three vehicles with attractive mpg statistics for you, just to give you some idea of the options available:
#1 The Smart Forfour (2015 Onwards)
The Smart Forfour is back! Restyled and redeveloped, losing nothing of its emphasis on city-car driving, the new Forfour is a fantastically pragmatic little motor. Boasting a more up-to-date layout than the previous Forfour, and a more modern (and attractive) design, this little car has an impressive turning circle and achieves over 60 mpg when out and about. Being bigger than the original, it is obviously slightly less manoeuvrable than the typical Smart car, but with an 8.65m turning circle this shouldn’t be an issue!
#2 Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid
Whilst the adoption of hybrid technology into the latest E-Class has been rather belated, Mercedes have not done things by halves. Combining a diesel engine with a compact electric motor generates stunning economy, from a saloon that will top 150mph. When driven more modestly than its top speed suggests, the clever combination of efficient engine and 20kW electric motor achieves 67 mpg, and an emission rating of 109g/km. These numbers even beat some smaller hybrids like the Honda Civic. The E300 is an amazing piece of technology, and an incredibly comfortable way to get you to work in the morning.
#3 Mercedes-Benz A180 CDI
The new A-Class is a game changer for Mercedes, a communication of all that Mercedes is capable of doing with a small car. Beautifully built and cleverly designed inside, the A-Class feels sporty even with the slightly smaller bhp of the 180CDI model.
The diesel engine features incredibly sophisticated injection technology; turbocharging and electro-mechanical steering systems have been added for improved handling. Altogether, it sounds like a wonderfully engineered hot hatch, and yet still manages 74 mpg! Definitely a lot of bang for your buck here.
With these three efficient choices, whether you need a vehicle for long distance cruises or an agile city machine, there are plenty of options, and some might even surprise you.