You may think a greener car is out of your price range, but there are some excellent credit crunch deals around at present.
We’ve trawled some of the major internet car brokers for 10 of the cheapest green cars reviewed in the Which? Complete Guide to Greener Driving – all of which normally cost £10,000 or less at list price.
10 great green car deals
However, you can currently buy four of these greener cars – from Fiat, Citroën, Peugeot and Toyota – for little more than £6,000 – brand-new, from a UK main dealer. Here’s the Which? top 10 in full:
- Fiat Panda 1.3 Multijet Dynamic 5-dr (list price £8,990) now £6,471, saving £2,519
- Citroën C2 1.4 HDi Vibe 3-dr (list price £10,190) now £8,082, saving £2,108
- Skoda Fabia 1.4 TDI 70 1 5-dr (list price £9,925) now £8,333, saving £1,592
- Citroën C1 1.0i Vibe 3-dr (list price £7,540) now £6,117, saving £1,423
- Peugeot 107 1.0 Urban Lite 3-dr (list price £7,540) now £6,176, saving £1,364
- Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-I 3-dr (list price £7,170) now £6,154, saving £1,016
- Suzuki Splash 1.2 GLS 5-dr (list price £9,048) now £8,454, saving £594
- Mazda2 1.4D TS (AC) 3-dr (list price £9,594) now £9,027, saving £567
- SmartForTwo 1.0 71 Pure 2-dr (list price £7,445) now £6,955, saving £490
- Hyundai i10 1.2 Comfort 5-dr (list price £7,740) now £7,398, saving £342
Green cars save money
These cars will cut fuel bills, too – they average between 51 and 65mpg, based on the manufacturers’ official figures. And green car drivers can save even more after April 2009, when car tax becomes cheaper for the lowest-CO2 models.
UK new car sales figures slumped by 23% last month – the biggest fall for 17 years – and car dealers are responding by offering some great car deals. Richard Headland, editor, Which? Complete Guide to Greener Driving, says:
‘Many people are put off green cars as they usually think of the Toyota Prius, which costs around £17k. However, there are some great eco cars which are much cheaper – even more so at the moment. We’ve found some incredible deals for much less than ten grand.’
Which? Complete Guide to Greener Driving
The Which? Complete Guide to Greener Driving is currently available from leading high street retailers. It’s packed with independent reviews of the top 100 eco cars currently available; whether it’s greener, and cheaper, to buy a new car or buy a used car; and practical money-saving driving tips.
The latest car news and reviews
For daily consumer news, subscribe to the here. If you have an older web browser you may need to copy and paste this link into your newsreader: https://www.which.co.uk/feeds/reviews/news.xml . Find out more about RSS in the Which? guide to news feeds.
To check out our in-depth car reviews and reliability ratings for hundreds of new and used cars, including many greener models, log on to the .