Top cars for commuting

Most cars are bought to fit a purpose even though we like to kid ourselves that the looks, horsepower and the gadgets are the reasons we choose a car. The top cars for commuting are the ones that offer comfort, economy and refinement so we’ll give you some ideas of which makes and models to choose from.
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Most economical cars

These are the most economical cars on the market:

  • Peugeot 208 1.6 Blue HDi - 94.1mpg
  • Peugeot 308 Blue HDi - 91.1mpg
  • Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi - 88.3mpg
  • Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion - 88.3mpg
  • Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi - 88.3mpg
  • Renault Clio 1.5 dCi - 88.3mpg
  • Skoda Octavia Greenline - 88.3mpg
  • Ford Fiesta Econetic - 85.6mpg
  • Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi - 85.6mpg
  • SEAT Leon Ecomotive - 85.6mpg

Some of the cars on the above list won’t be all that comfortable for long commutes. That’s particularly true of the smaller cars on the list like the Vauxhall Corsa and the Peugoet 208. Others with small capacity engines like the Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi and the Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi might not be that refined on the motorway, so the top car for commuting depends greatly on the nature of your journey.

Cheapest cars tax

You’ll want something modern with low emission numbers so it fits into a low tax bracket. If you’re looking for a car for a long distance commute, something like the Toyota IQ that is currently tax free might be too small for your needs.

Cheapest cars to insure

Your insurance cost is something else that’s important to consider when looking for a great car for the daily commute. These cars are currently the cheapest to insure in the UK.

  • Dacia Sandero 1.2
  • Hyundai i10 1.0
  • Peugeot Bipper & Partner Tepee
  • Renault Twingo
  • SEAT Mii
  • Skoda Citigo
  • Skoda Fabia
  • Smart ForFour
  • Vauxhall Corsa
  • Volkswagen Up!

As with the car’s economy figures, you’ll need to consider if the smaller cars on the list like the Smart ForFour and Skoda Citigo are up to the task.

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