Green Awards 2012

Superminis

Choosing the best green supermini of 2012 wasn't easy. This category contains some of the most environmentally friendly cars on sale, but our winner needs to be good at pretty much everything.

With less bulk to carry around, superminis have a head start over larger cars in keeping fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to a minimum, but the competition between them is tough. Low running costs are essential for the best green superminis, but our winner should also be easy to drive, solidly built and provide a bit of fun.

Superminis: Winner

Audi Q5

Skoda Citigo

List Price: £9400
Target Price: £9184
CO2 96g/km
NOx 31mg/km
Particulate emissions n/a
Average economy 68.9mpg

Superminis: Runner-up

Land Rover Discovery

Toyota Yaris

List Price: £14,995
Target Price: £14,647
CO2 79g/km
NOx 6mg/km
Particulate emissions n/a
Average economy 80.7mpg

Superminis: Runner-up

Hyundai Santa Fe

Ford Fiesta

List Price: £15,045
Target Price: £13,252
CO2 87g/km
NOx 146mg/km
Particulate emissions 0.3mg/km
Average economy 78.5mpg

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