Most Economical Estate Cars

Our guide to the most economical and lowest emission estate cars on sale in the UK today. We list our top green diesel, petrol and hybrid estate cars as ranked by the GCG team after intensive road-testing and comparisons of the fuel economy and emission specifications. All reviews are independent and follow the same testing regime. We update these lists every quarter to ensure that the vehicles you see are the best-in-class throughout the year. Estate cars may be larger than average, but with modern technology manufacturers are producing more economical models very year with lower CO2 emissions and better fuel efficiency, so we are sure you will find here a car that suits your needs that is still environmentally-friendly.


Diesel Estate Cars

First place

Volkswagen Golf Estate SEAT Leon ST/Volkswagen Golf Estate 85.6 mpg

The SEAT Leon ST and the Volkswagen Golf Estate are both based on the same platform and with identical engines, hence why both achieve the same amazing economy figure of 85.6mpg.

Second place

 Diesel Convertible Cars Skoda Fabia Estate Greenline II  83.1mpg

The Fabia is a thoroughly engineered car which has always blended practicality with affordability. In Greenline II guise it is also achieves stunningly low CO2 emissions too.

Third place

Renault Megane Sport Tourer Renault Megane Sport Tourer dCi 110 Stop & Start  80.7 mpg

The Megane Sport Tourer has a stylish, high quality interior and a highly efficient diesel engine that provides impressive fuel economy figures.

l-estate-cars-diesel-seat-ibiza-st-80x53.jpg SEAT Ibiza ST 1.2 TDI CR Ecomotive  80.7 mpg

The SEAT Ibiza ST offers impressive economy, with reasonably good looks on the outside, but a somewhat bland interior.


Petrol and Hybrid Estate Cars

First place

l-estate-cars-petrol-toyota-auris-touring-sports-80x53.jpg Toyota Auris Touring Sports  76.3 mpg

The Toyota Auris Touring Sports looks good, is very economical if you drive carefully, and even has a decent boot capacity.

Second place

l-estate-cars-diesel-seat-ibiza-st-80x53.jpg SEAT Ibiza ST FR Edition 1.4 TSI ACT 140  60.1 mpg

The SEAT Ibiza ST offers impressive economy, with reasonably good looks on the outside, but a somewhat bland interior.

Third place

l-estate-cars-diesel-ford-focus-estate-80x53.jpg Ford Focus Estate 1.0 EcoBoost 100 PS (Start-Stop) Edge  58.9 mpg

The Ford Focus Estate has just a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine, but it’s quiet, smooth, refined and lightweight.

SEAT Leon ST SEAT Leon ST 58.9 mpg

The SEAT Leon ST, with its 1.2-litre petrol engine, offers god value for money and impressive economy.

Plug-in Hybrid Estate Cars

First place

l-estate-cars-plug-in-hybrid-volvo-v60-plug-in-hybrid-80x53.jpg Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid  155.2 mpg

The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid offers a ridiculously high fuel economy figure, incredibly low emissions, all-wheel drive, and a 2.4-litre, 5-cylinder diesel engine. What’s not to like?