Cars with the best kilometres per litre

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Cars with the best kilometres per litre
Fuel efficient cars save you money. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

People who are looking to buy fuel-efficient cars have quite a few options. The cars with the best fuel economy are all compact to mid-sized vehicles. Some have petrol/electric hybrid engines, while others have efficient, traditional fuel-burning engines.

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Toyota Prius Hybrid

The Toyota Prius is a four-door sedan with a four-cylinder petrol/electric hybrid drive train. The 1.8 litre petrol engine produces 80 horsepower. Fuel economy for the Prius is rated at 5.5 litres per 100 km (51 mpg) in the city and 5.9 litres per 100 km (48 mpg) on the motorway.

Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Ford Fusion Hybrid is also a four-door sedan with a petrol engine/electric drive combination. The 2.5 litre petrol engine produces 175 horsepower. Fuel economy for the Fusion is 6.9 litres per 100 km (41 mpg) in the city and 7.8 litres per 100 km (36 mpg) on the motorway.

Honda Civic Hybrid

The Honda Civic Hybrid is another four-door sedan with a petrol/electric combination drive train. Its 1.3 litre engine generates 110 horsepower. Fuel economy for the Civic Hybrid is 7.1 litres per 100 km (40 mpg) in the city and 6.3 litres per 100 km (45 mpg) on the motorway.

Volkswagen Jetta TDI

The Volkswagen Jetta TDI is a four-door sedan powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine engineered for low emissions and high efficiency. The 2 litre engine produces 140 horsepower. Fuel economy for the Jetta TDI is 9.4 litres per 100 km (30 mpg) in the city and 6.7 litres per 100 km (42 mpg) on the motorway.

Efficient petrol-only cars

There are many ptrol-driven cars that also have pretty good fuel economy. Toyota makes the Scion XD, which rates at 9.7 litres per 100 km (29 mpg) in the city and 8.6 litres per 100 km (33 mpg) on the motorway, and the Yaris with 9.7 litres per 100 km (29 mpg) in the city and 7.8 litres per 100 km (36 mpg) on the motorway.The Ford Fiesta's fuel economy is 9.4 litres per 100 km (30 mpg) in the city and 7.1 litres per 100 km (40 mpg) on the motorway, while Chevy's Aveo gives you 11.3 litres per 100 km (25 mpg) in the city and 8.3 litres per 100 km (34 mpg) on the motorway.

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