The most economical and reliable cars for every motorist

There are many different types of motorists that populate the roads and each with their own needs from their automobile. The demands of an active parent, for example, will be much different to a first-time driver or a young professional. Although they will all have different requirements, every type of driver will be on the lookout for a vehicle which is reliable and economical when shopping in the used car market.

With this in mind, here are a few of the more economical and reliable vehicles available right now:


As one of the UK’s most popular vehicles, you know that you are in good hands with the Ford Fiesta. This is one of the most trusted manufacturers with a long history of developing reliable and practical automobiles and the Fiesta is a superb example of this. There is a version for every type of motorist, but if you are looking to keep bills down then you cannot go wrong with the 84 bhp 1.5-litre diesel with claimed returns of 88.3mpg and emissions of just 82g/km (lower than many hybrids). Additionally, the popularity of the Fiesta means that it is easy to find in the used car market when you shop at places like Shelbourne Motors.


Hybrid is a great option for those seeking an economical vehicle, and the Hyundai Ioniq is tough to beat as a great family hatchback which is both practical and stylish. It is also great fun to drive and surprisingly quick thanks to its aerodynamic shape (which also improves its efficiency). It boasts a claimed 66mpg, so running costs are kept low with this impressive vehicle.


The king of hybrid and the vehicle that started the entire eco-friendly driving movement, the Toyota Prius remains an excellent option for those looking for a reliable and economical vehicle. Its comfortable interior, boot space and enjoyable driving experience ensure that it is well suited to a wide range of motorists, whilst the mightily impressive returns of 94.1mpg and emissions of just 70g/km are figures that will appeal to every type of motorist.

These are the three current best cars when it comes to reliability and economy and they are also vehicles that are versatile enough to appeal to a wide range of motorists. Any driver entering the used car market should seriously consider the above as they will all prove to be great investments and won’t let you down.

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