Most efficient cars for town-driving in the real world

What Car?'s True MPG tests show what you can really expect from a car, and here we reveal those that score best for town driving. If you live in the city, these should be on your shopping list.....

The official MPG figures published in sales brochures can tempt you into buying a particular car, but those results are often misleading.Image 1 of 12

Fortunately, What Car?'s True MPG tests reveal what sort of fuel economy you can expect in the real world.

To ensure accuracy and repeatability, we use strictly controlled laboratory conditions, but the tests are based on a real-world route that takes in town, rural and motorway driving.