Need a large car with good fuel eocnomy

I am looking for 2.0-litre diesel car with 150PS. I need good fuel economy and impressive handling from the car. What should I get from the: Mazda6, Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Passat, Honda Civic and Toyota Prius?

Asked on 10 October 2016 by Max03

Answered by Honest John
A Mazda 6 2.2 Skyactiv D manual will get you about 55mpg. Probably best in SE-L Nav spec. Also consider a Mazda 3 with the same engine. The Skoda Octavia diesel from 2013 has clean manifold in head EA288 1.6 and 2.0 TDI engines that have not been a problem. 50 - 60mpg. The latest Passat with the EA288 2.0TDI 150 is the sweet spot of the range. About 50mpg. The Honda Civic 1.6iDTEC will deliver 65-70mpg driven sensible. The Prius is a petrol hybrid with an impressive reputation for reliability. Better than a diesel in town, not so good on the motorway, 50 - 55mpg.
Similar questions
What car would you recommend for 25,000 miles a year, mainly motorway driving? I have had Audi and Mercedes-Benz in the past but found that the rate they go through tyres makes them too expensive. I intend...
I'm currently running a 2009 Volkswagen Golf Plus 2.0 TDI that I've had for almost five trouble-free years. It'll be at 90,000 miles soon and I think I should get out before I have to spend money on it....
I do approximately 20,000 miles per year, of which the majority is motorway driving. Can you recommend a car with good fuel economy on a budget of £6000?
Related models
Punchy and efficient diesel engines, class-leading practicality, excellent reliability record.
Nimble and agile handling. Spacious cabin is very well made. Huge improvements to refinement and steering from October 2016
Saloon shape but actually a practical hatchback. Far superior interior quality than outgoing model. Very practical with a large boot. Feels solid.
Great to drive, superb range of engines, stylish good looks.
Neat styling inside and out, fine quality, strong performance even from the entry-level engines, spacious interior and capacious boot for a saloon.


Value my car