Economical mid sized car for long distance commute

I have recently moved to a job where I need to commute 25000 miles per year. I currently drive a Ford Focus 1.6L petrol. Could you please suggest something that would be similar sized but a good economical option.

Asked on 8 January 2013 by Damian

Answered by Honest John
That mileage justifies a diesel. I'd go for the lower powered Hyundai i30 1.6CRDI on 15" wheels, or the similar KIA cee'd 1.6CRDI.
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