Most Fuel Efficient Cars in Australia

Fuel efficiency is arguably one of the most important features you should look for in a car. Fuel efficiency refers to how far a car can drive with a particular amount of fuel, usually measured in kilometres per litre (km/L). A fuel efficient car requires less petrol to travel a long distance, making them cheaper to run.

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Fuel Efficient Car FAQs

If you’re searching for a fuel efficient car, the MG HS Plus EV is one of the most efficient in Australia. While it is a hybrid, it has a fuel consumption of 1.7L/100km. If you’re wanting a regular petrol car, the Skoda Fabia is the most fuel efficient at 4.5L/100km.

The Fiat 500 is perhaps the cheapest, fuel efficient car in the Australian market. The micro car has a fuel consumption of 4.8L/100km combined, the base model is available from $23,179.

Fuel consumption ranges in cars, but a car with less than 6L/100km is considered to have good fuel consumption. Broken down, that means the car requires size litres of petrol to drive 100km.

All cars have a different sized tanks, and bigger tanks will always cost more to fill than smaller tanks. However, cars with better fuel efficiency are generally cheaper to run simply because you’ll need to fill up your car less.

Yes, electric cars are typically more energy efficient than petrol or diesel cars. Electric vehicles can convert up to 77% of electrical energy, whereas petrol cars only convert 12% - 30% of stored energy.

SUVs and big cars do consume more petrol than small cars because they’re heavier and require more power to drive.

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