Real-world MPG: cars that are cheap to buy and run

All these cars have a Target Price of less than £10,000 and a True MPG of more than 40mpg...

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Darren Moss
11 Jul 2015 8:1 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

6 Skoda Citigo 1.0 60 Greentech 5dr – official 68.1mpg: True MPG 49.1mpg

Real-world MPG: cars that are cheap to buy and run

The Citigo is one of the best city cars around: it's great to drive, well-built and cheap to buy and run. Granted, it’s not as classy as the Volkswagen Up, but a five-door Greentech SE model has lots of kit, emits 95g/km of CO2 and costs less than £10,000. That’s a bargain in our book.

Click here to read our full Skoda Citigo review

5 Suzuki Swift 1.2 5dr – official 56.5mpg; True MPG 51.7mpg

Real-world MPG: cars that are cheap to buy and run

The Suzuki Swift is a smart-looking supermini with good handling. It's also attractively priced and has lots of equipment for your money. It's not as quiet on the road as other cars in its class, but it should prove cheap to run and was able to get very close to its official economy figures in our True MPG tests.

Click here to read our full Suzuki Swift review

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4 Suzuki Celerio 1.0  – official 65.7mpg; True MPG 53.5mpg

Real-world MPG: cars that are cheap to buy and run

The second of two models from Suzuki to make this list is the Celerio. The five-door city car is slightly bigger than the Volkswagen Up, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii and has room for five to boot. Two trim levels are available, both with air conditioning as standard.

Click here to read our full Suzuki Celerio review

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