Can you suggest a 50mpg small petrol car?

We currently have a 2014 Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi, bought for towing a caravan. We’ve sold the caravan and now only do about 10,000 miles a year, mainly short local journeys, so are looking for a petrol car with much better fuel economy and no long term DPF issues. We get a real life MPG of 36 average from the Sportage and are looking for around 50mpg from a lively petrol engine. Budget is only about £1000 above the trade-in for the Sportage. What are your suggestions?

Asked on 10 January 2017 by Dr David Cross

Answered by Honest John
Peugeot 308 1.2 Puretech 130. That will do very nearly 50mpg (it did for me over 12,000 miles). You might prefer a 2008 1.2 Puretech 130 but I doubt you'll be able to buy one for £1,000 more than the p/x for your Sportage.
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