We’ve rounded up some of the most appealing and fuel-efficient petrol cars across a number of classes to prove that opting for a petrol doesn’t have to mean big fuel bills. You can also potentially save money when buying a petrol car in the first place too – diesels are typically £1,000–£1,500 more expensive when bought new, so unless you drive lots and lots of miles, there’s no reason to avoid petrol models anymore.
And don’t think that petrol vehicles always come with a big economy penalty. Some of the best petrol cars have fuel economy figures that top 60mpg. Even if you opt for a mid-size 4×4 you can still find models that offer a return over 45mpg, providing you with low running costs.