The following feature was first published in the online journal Caza Blog.

When buying a car, one of the most important things to consider is fuel consumption. With more and more fuel guzzlers seeing their way into the country and the prices of fuel going up, it’s important to know which car is economical for you.

Fact is; low fuel consumption vehicles are cheaper to maintain. Whether you want to buy a car or you want to switch to a more fuel efficient car, we got the answers for you. Caza has come up with a list of 8 most fuel efficient and economical cars in Kenya. You’ll find all these cars in our search results.

Toyota Vitz and Toyota Passo

Toyota Vitz and Toyota Passo are pretty much the same car, in fact their fuel consumption is the same. The main difference in these two cars is the size, Toyota Passo is bigger and more spacious that Totota Vitz.

These cars both have a fuel consumption rate of 15 Kmpl (Kilometers per liter), with a 3 or 4-cylinder engine which ranges from 1.0L to 1.8L. They use both petrol and diesel.

2012-Toyota-Vitz
2012-Toyota-Vitz

Honda Fit

It is a superb car with a spacious interior, put emphasis on safety, powerful engine and fuel economy among other great features. In 2002 the car won the Japanese car of the year awards and has made many improvements since then.

It has a 4-cylinder engine, 1.5L and a consumption of up to 14.5 Kmpl. This is truly the ultimate fuel efficient car to own.

Honda Fit 2015
Honda Fit 2015

Nissan March

The main reason these small cars were introduced was to save space and fuel, Nissan March does both perfectly. It looks small but the interior is pretty spacious and is fit for a small family.

It can also accommodate cargo in since you can fold down flat the rear seat and create more space.
It has a 3-cylinder engine, 1.0L to 1.5L and fuel consumption of up to 21 Kmpl.

Nissan March 2011
Nissan March 2011

Mazda Demio

One of the things that separate Mazda Demio from other cars is its weight, weighing under 1,000kgs. The car’s small engine and light weight makes it a low fuel consumer and an economical car to maintain.

The car has a quality interior which is pretty spacious and can hold a capacity of 5 people; you can increase the boot capacity by folding flat the rear seat.

The car’s engine ranges from 1.0L to 1.5L and fuel consumption of 14 Kmpl.

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