The Fiat 500 and Panda models in the top 10 best cars for fuel economy

Fiat 500

Fiat 500

Two Fiat models appear in the top 10 best cars for fuel economy of the new Which? Complete Guide to Greener Driving, proving yet again the company’s green credentials and commitment to helping the environment.

The Guide, which reviews the top 100 most economical cars and offers practical advice on greener driving, reveals that three cars break the 60 miles per gallon barrier – one of which is the Fiat Panda 1.3 MultiJet, which returns 60.1mpg.

Still in the top 10 – in ninth place – comes the sought-after new Fiat 500 1.3 MultiJet, which has been winning thousands of new fans since its launch this year, mainly for its stylish good looks, excellent running costs and value for money. It manages 56.5mpg, according to Which? analysts, who carry out their own stringent, independent tests on the vehicles.

“It’s a win-win situation,” says Richard Headland, editor of the Guide. “Choosing a greener car will reduce your carbon tyreprint, cost less in road tax, and you’ll save money every time you fill up your car.”

“Fiat is well known for the fuel economy and low carbon ‘footprint’ of its cars,” says Andrew Humberstone, managing director, Fiat Group Automobiles UK. “We are working to continue to improve on our record and it is excellent news when independent organisations, such as Which? recognise the efforts we are making.”

The Fiat Panda range starts at £7,005 on the road for the 1.1 Active and the 500 range starts at £8,100 for the 1.2 Pop.

Published 17 October 2008 Melanie Carter

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