The rising cost of petrol in South Africa has made finding fuel-efficient cars more important than ever before. From the Fiat 500 to the Peugeot 208 1.2 Active, there is an exciting range of economical vehicles to choose from. Not only is a lowered fuel consumption better for the environment, it also reduces the running costs of your car. The amount of petrol your car uses is also influenced by your driving style and the road conditions. It’s advisable to keep your car in good condition if you want to maximise on its fuel economy. You can find fuel-efficient petrol cars for sale on Auto Mart.
1. Fiat 500
The Fiat 500 is a fuel efficient vehicle that is available in a hard-top or a convertible variation. Equipped with a two-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, these vehicles have a maximum power output of 63 kW and a peak torque of 145 Nm. The claimed fuel consumption for the Fiat 500 is 3.8L per 100km with CO2 emissions of 90 grams per kilometre. They have a maximum speed of 173kph and they can accelerate from 0 to 100kph in 11 seconds. The starting price for this model is R201 900. The Fiat 500 has a length of 3 571mm, width of 1 627mm and height of 1 488mm. Their compact size makes them perfect for manoeuvring in an urban environment.
2. Smart ForTwo
Navigating the city streets is effortless in a Smart ForTwo. Equipped with a three-cylinder engine, these vehicles have a maximum power output of 52 kW and a peak torque of 91 Nm and a five-speed manual transmission. The Smart ForTwo has a fuel consumption of 4.1 l/100km and CO2 emissions of 102 to 93g/km. The starting price for this model is R176 434. It’s easy to manoeuvre into tight parking spaces with these petrol cars. Their length of 2.69m is complemented by an impressive turning radius of 6.96m. Attractive materials complement the interior of these vehicles, which offers you more space than you would expect.
3. Fiat Panda
The Fiat Panda is equipped with a two-cylinder turbo-petrol engine that delivers 63 kW of power with a peak torque of 145 Nm. It has a five-speed manual transmission. The starting price for this model is R204 900. With a consumption of 4.2 l/100km, the Fiat Panda is a fuel-efficient option. Its low fuel consumption is complemented by low CO2 emissions of 99g/km. This model has a maximum speed of 177 kph with an acceleration speed of 11.2 seconds from standstill to 100kph.
4. Audi A1 1.0 TFSI S Sportback
The Audi A1 1.0 TFSI S Sportback is a luxurious vehicle that offers you a fuel-efficient performance of 4.2 l/100km. These vehicles boast a turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine that delivers a maximum power of 70 kW and a peak torque of 160 Nm. The starting price for this model is R296 000. The broad selection of body paint finishes and equipment options make it easy to customise your Sportback so that it matches your requirements precisely. Its captivating design and innovative technology set these vehicles apart from the crowd. This model has a maximum speed of 186kph with an acceleration of 11.1 seconds.
5. Peugeot 208 1.2 Active
With its attractive and bold design, the Peugeot 208 1.2 Active is an impressive ride. From start to finish every aspect of this vehicle exudes quality. The interior boasts premium materials that create a welcoming ambiance inside the vehicle. The ergonomic layout adds to the convenience of driving a Peugeot 208 Active. Equipped with a naturally aspirated petrol engine, this model delivers 60 kW of power with a peak torque of 118Nm. It has a five-speed manual transmission and a fuel consumption of 4.3 l/100km. The starting price for this model is R224 900.
Now that you know more about the fuel-efficient petrol cars that are available, you can find your dream car for sale on Auto Mart. With the cost of petrol on the rise, investing in a car with a low fuel consumption is crucial.