Top 10: the cars that consume the least (diesel and gasoline)
Between soaring fuel prices at the pump and global warming, it is wise to find out about the most economical models today.
Discover a selection of 10 low-consumption vehicles, whether diesel or petrol. Some engines are coupled to an electric motor to improve their performance.
Citroën C1: a petrol city car with a reduced appetite
With its reduced size, the Citroën C1, like its cousin Peugeot 108, is an ideal city car. With its 72-horsepower engine, it weaves its way around town effortlessly.
Admittedly, its trunk is not very large, and the space on board is just sufficient, but it accumulates good points. It offers four places and ideal dimensions for parking in the little places in the heart of cities.
With its VTi engine associated with a 5-speed manual gearbox, it will be satisfied with an average of 4.8 liters per 100 km.
Fiat 500: 3.4 l per 100 km only
The mythical Fiat 500 goes hybrid. With this new 1.0 engine coupled with electric assistance, the power reaches 70 horsepower and the torque 92 Nm. Performance is limited, but it has the advantage of being one of the most economical models currently available.
With a WLTP consumption of 3.4 l / 100 km, it is not easy to do better without going through a plug-in hybrid engine that is significantly more expensive. Take advantage of an economical car with a chic design to explore the city without breaking the bank.
Peugeot 208: an attractive look
The new Peugeot 208 offers a modern and dynamic line. However, this sportier aspect than the previous generation, its engines are exceptionally fuel efficient. Gasoline, as diesel, does not lack arguments to please. It offers a trunk with a respectable capacity for the category, and five passengers can take place on board.
The most efficient engines are, in essence, the PureTech 100 associated with a 6-speed manual gearbox. For diesel, the BlueHDI 100, also with a 6-speed manual gearbox, lowers consumption by driving on torque.
Renault Clio: the 5th generation
For more than 30 years now, Renault Clios have been crisscrossing the roads of France and Europe. The 5th generation offers particularly efficient engines.
Offered in a powerful E-Tech hybrid engine with 140 horsepower, the diamond-shaped city car provides the performance of a small sports car while maintaining a bird's appetite.
It is among the best in its class, with an average consumption of 4.3 l/100 km. Its CO2 emissions are also low.
Audi A3 Sportback 30 TDI
With a 116 horsepower diesel engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox, the new Audi A3 Sportback consumes just 4.4 l/100 km.
Sufficiently robust and equipped with a comfortable torque of 300 Nm from the lowest revs, it offers excellent agility both in town and on the road. The finish is up to the standards of the German brand.
The A3 is a premium compact with healthy and safe handling.
Ford Puma: hybrid or E85 to choose from
The Ford Puma compact SUV offers two alternatives, both particularly economical. You can opt for a hybrid gasoline engine of 125 horsepower, which provides an exciting compromise with a consumption of 5.4 l / 100 km.
But with the rise in the price of gasoline in recent weeks and the enthusiasm for the alternative represented by Superethanol, Ford is offering its SUV with an E85 engine of 125 horsepower. This engine consumes significantly more, but the E85 Superethanol is sold at only $0.70 per liter.
Renault Megane Blue dCI 115
Scouring the European roads for several decades, the Renault Mégane is a reference as much for its new engines as for its road behavior.
It offers a balance between worthy performance and reasonable consumption. The Blue dCI 115 engine provides sufficient reserve power and torque for everyday use.
Its reasonable weight allows it to stay below the 4.5 l / 100 km mark in the combined cycle.
Peugeot 308 BlueHDI 130
With a vital engine of 130 horsepower and a torque of 300 Nm, the Peugeot 308 can afford the comfort of the EAT8 robotized gearbox while maintaining measured consumption.
It is content with 4.7 l / 100 km in the combined cycle while providing a high level of comfort and sufficient power reserve to hit the road serenely.
Agile, well damped, it has road qualities worthy of a Peugeot, renowned for decades for having a precise front axle.
Volkswagen T-Roc TDI 150
Much appreciated for its compact size and raised ground clearance, the Volkswagen T-Roc is an SUV that knows how to remain sober.
Despite its TDI engine developing 150 horsepower, it only consumes 4.5 l/100 km in the combined cycle with a DSG 7 automatic gearbox.
Its CO2 emissions amount to 136 g/km. This vehicle offers a comfortable interior and dynamic and reassuring handling.
Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 115
With a career of over 45 years, the Volkswagen Golf has marked generations of drivers. The manufacturer is constantly renewing it by making it evolve.
The 8th generation has a particularly efficient diesel engine.
With 115 horsepower and a torque of 300 Nm, it is on par with its French competitors, the Peugeot 308 and the Renault Mégane. But the German manufacturer has a great mastery of diesel engines offering excellent reliability and low consumption.