True MPG: best and worst city cars and small cars 2018

Which cars return the best fuel economy in the real world? Here we count down the city cars and small cars with the best True MPG figures – and reveal the least efficient model we've ever tested

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4. Skoda Citigo 1.0 60

Official mpg 60.1 True MPG 54.0 % difference 12.1%

Given that the Skoda Citigo is essentially the same as Volkswagen's Up, it's unsurprising to see it deliver a fairly impressive True MPG score here. The Citigo is the cheapest of VW Group's city car trio to buy and we like its relatively roomy interior and involving drive.

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3. Suzuki Baleno 1.0

Official mpg 62.7 True MPG 55.2 % difference 11.9%

Although it's a small car, the Suzuki Baleno's big selling point is the amount of interior space it gives you. We're also fans of its comfortable ride and frugal yet lively 1.0-litre petrol engine.

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2. Volkswagen Up 1.0 75

Official mpg: 68.9 True MPG 55.9 % difference 18.9%

This is the Up's second outing on this list, this time with a non-turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine. It feels gutsy enough, but can struggle to keep up with fast-moving traffic on the motorway.

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