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

Which cars return the best fuel economy in the real world? We've counted down the city cars and small cars that perform the best under our True MPG tests and named the worst

Words ByDarren Moss

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4. Skoda Citigo 1.0 60

Official combined mpg 62.8 True mpg 55.2 % 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 driving style.

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3. Suzuki Baleno 1.0

Official combined mpg 62.7 True mpg 55.2 % difference 11.9%

Although it's still a small car, the Suzuki Baleno's big selling point is its interior space: it's among the roomiest small cars around. We've also praised its comfortable ride and frugal 1.0-litre petrol engine, which makes the Baleno feel surprisingly brisk.

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2. VW Up 1.0 75

Official combined 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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