Top 10 cost effective cars

Auto Express says the Dacia Sandero is the cheapest car to insure in 2018

The look of a car is not the only factor to consider when choosing a new one. From list price to insurance costs and fuel economy, here are some of the best value motors to keep on the road…

1.Toyota Yaris

Although age, accident history and address all affect your insurance quote, research by U-Switch for 2017 finds that the Toyota Yaris is the UK’s cheapest car to insure.

2. Peugeot 308

Getting 70.6mpg officially and 47mpg real-world fuel consumption, this hatchback is a mid-size vehicle that’s great on the pocket.

3. Dacia Sandero

The petrol version of the Sandero is one of the cheapest cars on the road, and you can buy a brand new one for as little as £6,000. Factor in the low fuel consumption and great value insurance, and you’re on to a winner.

4. Suzuki Celero

According to Auto Express, the Celero is the cheapest city car to own in Britain. The motoring specialist says this small car lacks flair, focusing “unashamedly on practicality and cost”.

5. Dacia Logan MCV 1.2 Access

According to, the Logan – similar in size to Volkswagen’s Golf Estate – is one of the cheapest larger cars on the road to insure.

6. Citroën C1 says the C1 is made in the same factory as Toyota Aygo; the two cars are practically identical with many of the same strengths and weaknesses. However, the Citroën is slightly cheaper to buy. Auto Express gave the car an astonishing 88.58% mark on running costs and says its fuel economy isfrom another planet”.

7. Kia Picanto says the Picanto gets a more than respectable 47 miles to the gallon, and with a low purchase price and slow depreciation, it makes a great cost-focused purchase.

8. Peugeot 108

Top Gear says the 108 “costs peanuts to run”, thanks to excellent fuel consumption and a list price starting at just £8,945.

9. Toyota Aygo

Having all the benefits of the C1, the Aygo just has a slightly higher list price.

10. Vauxhall Viva

Undercutting most of its rivals on the forecourt, the purchase price of a Viva is around £10,050. With the 1Litre’s efficient engine getting 61.4mpg, it’s not too shabby on running costs either.

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