10 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars to Buy Second Hand

If you’re in the market for a second-hand car that not only saves you money at the pump but also delivers a superb driving experience, you’ve come to the right place! We have curated a list of the top 10 most fuel-efficient cars that are perfect for budget-conscious buyers who don’t want to compromise on performance. These eco-friendly vehicles are known for their impressive fuel economy, stylish design, and reliability – all while keeping your wallet happy. So get ready to discover the best second-hand fuel-sipping cars that are worth every penny!

10 – Fiat 500 TwinAir

Fiat 500 TwinAir
Fiat 500 TwinAir – Vauxford [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The stylishly small Fiat 500 TwinAir model is one of the most fuel-efficient petrol models on the market. It can reach 0-60 in just 11 seconds and has a 2-stroke engine which can achieve 85bhp. It’s a classic model which is really cheap to run, earning it a well-deserved spot on the list.

09 – Peugeot 108

Peugeot 108 - Fuel-Efficient Cars
Peugeot 108 – © M 93 / Wikimedia Commons, via Wikimedia Commons – Fuel-Efficient Cars

Considering the fact the Peugeot 108 has only been around for a few years, it comes at an extremely low purchase cost. You can save further money by buying second-hand from sites such as Ford of Winsford. It too uses a petrol engine, yet it features great fuel economy.

08 – Volvo V90 T8

Volvo V90 T8
Volvo V90 T8 – Makizox [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The Volvo V90 T8 family estate is surprisingly economical. Although it does come with a high purchase cost, it features excellent safety tech and its diesel engine option provides remarkable fuel economy, returning just 62.2mpg.

07 – Citroen C3 1.4 HDi

Citroen C3
Citroen C3 – order_242 from Chile [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
If you’re looking for a car that’s stylish, reliable and cheap to run, the Ctroen C3 1.4 HDi is a fantastic choice. It’s official MPG of 40.1-74.3 and has an excellent 4-star crash test rating. It’s best suited for those who don’t do a great deal of motorway driving.

06 – Nissan Pulsar 1.5 dCi

Nissan Pulsar
Nissan Pulsar – Vauxford [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The stylish Nissan Pulsar features a 1.5 diesel engine, returning up to 78.5mpg. Buy it quickly however as the manufacturer has now seized production.

05 – Mercedes Benz A 180d

Mercedes Benz A
Mercedes Benz A

Those seeking a high-end fuel-efficient model can’t go wrong the with Mercedes Benz A 180d. It’s capable of returning up to a staggering 80.7mpg.

04 – Ford Focus 1.5 EcoBlue

Ford Focus
Ford Focus – Vauxford [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The 1.5 EcoBlue Ford Focus is one of the newer models on the list. It offers a perfect mix of style, luxury, comfort and space and guarantees great fuel efficiency.

03 – Citroen C4 Cactus 1.6 BlueHDi

Citroen C4 Cactus - Fuel-Efficient Cars
Citroen C4 Cactus – © M 93 / Wikimedia Commons, via Wikimedia Commons – Fuel-Efficient Cars

This extremely comfortable model has a softer exterior than the popular Cactus model. Capable of returning up to 83.1mpg, it more than deserves 3rd place on the list.

02 – Toyota Prius Hybrid

Toyota Prius
Toyota Prius – Kārlis Dambrāns from Latvia [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Although the Toyota Prius Hybrid claims to return 85.6mpg, tests show it comes out at an average 76.3mpg. This is still great, plus it benefits from unique looks and a whole host of tech.

01 – Peugeot 208 1.6 BlueHDi

Peugeot 208
Peugeot 208 – © M 93 / Wikimedia Commons, via Wikimedia Commons

At number one, the Peugeot 208 1.6 BlueHDi manages to deliver close to 100mpg return. For the best fuel economy, stick to its 1.6 litre diesel engine.

And there you have it, our top 10 fuel-efficient second-hand cars that offer the perfect balance between economy, style, and performance. By choosing one of these eco-friendly vehicles, you’ll be making a smart investment that saves you money on fuel and helps reduce your carbon footprint. Plus, with their impressive reputation for reliability and quality, you can drive with confidence knowing you’ve made a wise decision. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to hit the road in a second-hand fuel-sipper that will keep both you and your bank account happy!