There is no better time to own fuel efficient cars like now especially with how fuel prices tend to fluctuate. Fuel can also end up being one of the most expensive long term costs of owning a car. It is said that most Australians can spend more than $2000 a year on fuel. Owning a fuel economical car could have a drastic impact on your fuel costs as these cars could slash your bill to even half. Today we will look at some of the fuel economical cars you can drive away with.
The Hyundai i20 has a 1.0l turbo GDi petrol engine with a 7 speed DCT gearbox. Its fuel tank capacity is 37.0 liters with automatic transmission, 3 cylinders, a city mileage of 12.6 kmpl and a sitting capacity of 5 passengers. Some of the key features the Hyundai i20 has include power steering, anti-lock braking system, automatic climate control, alloy wheels, power windows front just to mention a few. When it comes to safety, in addition to the airbags and antilock braking system there is also a crash sensor, engine check warning, anti-theft device and speed alert.
The Mazda 3 has a sporty, sleek and elegant design making it a fun ride for most drivers. The Mazda connect infotainment system features Apple Carplay and Android Auto displayed on a 8.8 inch widescreen that faces the driver and is perfectly placed in a way that doesn’t distract the driver. The car has a 360 degree view monitor, LCD multi-information display, speakers that produce quality sound, heated seats and active driving display. Some of its safety features include Smart Brake Support (SBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM). When it comes to performance, the lithium-ion battery captures and stores power to use in powering electrics. With fuel, less is used which means less time at the pump and more time to enjoy the open road.
The Lexus ES 300h excellently combines a 2.5-liter direct injection engine with a strong, self-charging electric motor to provide 214 horsepower while minimizing fuel consumption. Lexus ES 300h features include 18-inch wheels, heated and cooled front seats, full-LED exterior lighting, a moon roof, an 8.0-inch semi-digital driver’s display, a head-up display, wireless phone charging, four USB-C ports and much more.
Some of its safety features consist of forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking. The Intersection Turning Assist function is now available which during turns can recognize oncoming traffic and when making right-hand turns it can detect pedestrians preventing any accidents. The brakes are automatically applied in either of these situations.
The Toyota Camry’s has been on the Australian Market for a long time. The car offers an extremely comfortable ride quality hence why you will see many of them on the roads. It’s rated at 4.5L per 100km on a combined cycle, and can travel as far as 1,190 km on a single tank of fuel hence an exceptional car when it comes to fuel consumption. When it comes to the features the Ascent Hybrid’s cabin offers a good mix of stitched faux leather, soft-touch plastics.
The car also has multimedia interface projected onto a 7.0-inch touchscreen. The air-conditioning unit is well-integrated into the dashboard and fairly easy to use.The drive mode selector, a rubber storage tray, generous storage and USB, auxiliary and 12V ports complete the center console. Additionally, it sits quite high, giving the driver a snug, tucked-in feel with a comfortable armrest.
The Camry has never been famed for its exciting driving dynamics or razor-sharp handling, instead being tuned for a sensible, comfortable day-to-day ride quality. The new Japanese-built version is no different. Standard safety gear includes seven airbags, hill-start assist, a sway warning system, autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning with steering assist, active cruise control, auto high beam and a reversing camera.
The Skoda Fabia is a brand that a growing number of Australians are slowly catching on with. The Skoda is owned by VW and is extremely affordable as it is priced from $21,990 before on-road costs and provides value for money considering how well built it is and generously equipped. The Fabia uses around 4.5l of fuel/100km with the company claiming that you can travel as far as 1125 km on a single tank of fuel. The vehicle offers excellent handling, power and performance and many users rave on how much fun the car is to drive. The Skoda Fabia has a leather steering wheel adding an engaging touch. Additionally, the car has some interesting features such as a trash can for the driver and an umbrella stowed under the passenger seat. Its safety is good but lacks some of the more advanced features that one would find in other vehicles such as reversing AEB.
The Toyota Prius draws its power from a 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine that uses 3.4L per 100 Kilometer, a lithium-ion battery, and a pair of electric motors. Together, this plug-in-hybrid powertrain produces 121 horsepower. It’s paired with a Continuously Variable Automatic Transmission (CVT).
The electric motors supply instant torque, helping this car launch quickly from a stop and its acceleration is smooth at low speeds too.A rich array of features and simple controls boost the infotainment systems’ appeal, consisting of a 7-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, three USB ports just to mention a few. All Prius models come with seven airbags and Toyota’s comprehensive Safety Sense system. This consists of radar-governed adaptive cruise control,pre-collision brake assist, lane departure warning, automatic high beam, road sign and assist
In conclusion, if you are looking for financial options that will help in the purchase of any of these cars, get in touch with the team at Braid Finance and we will guide you through our available options.