The Star: Toyota Prius Hybrid:
The Toyota Prius is the poster child for efficiency, thrift and environmental protection in general. So far there are no other hybrid vehicles for private use, its dissemination and awareness can only begin to compete with the Prius.
Not for nothing, the Japanese with the title “Green Steering Wheel 2009″ adorn. Its hybrid drive allows him to make do with 3.9 liters per 100 kilometers, and without waiver of various equipment extras. Similarly, a record, the pollutant emissions of the Prius, which is significantly at 89 g / km in the hundreds of well-known brand. At 113 horsepower, the Prius is also a solid driving machine, which is progressing extremely well on the highway.
The price in the basic version is € 25 700 and rises through the choice of variants “Life” or “executive” to 27,000 and 29,500 euros.
Economical Swede: Volvo C30 2.0D
The Scandinavian automaker Volvo has for several decades, primarily for security and generous space. With the Volvo C30 2.0D is proved that the ravages of time and not at Volvo passes. The C30 has a diesel version of a four-cylinder with two liters of displacement, which generate 136 hp.
The real consumption in the combined total consumption at around six liters. The purchase price of the Volvo C30 2.0D will vary greatly depending on Equipment, starting at € 23 600 low, the C30 can be individually equipped with extras, which drives up the price in the direction of a more exclusive 30,000 Euro.
Compact and fun: Audi A3
Since the implementation of the four wheel drive system is known that Audi knows technology from racing to implement meaningful in road vehicles. Including the Audi A3 1.4 TFSI, which manages, thanks to FSI technology with little more than five liters of premium gasoline.
Needless to say, that at 125 hp with the turbocharger driving dynamics does not fall by the wayside. Reason for this is a fun economical effective combination of FSI and turbo technology as well as start / stop system and an intelligent automatic transmission. The purchase price of slightly less than 24,000 euro seems not unreasonable.
Romanian Efficiency: The Dacia Logan MCV
The Dacia Logan MCV dCi with the somewhat cumbersome title 90 FAP engine is exactly the spirit of the times: spacious, practical, inexpensive and economical course.
The diesel engine offers 88 hp and a torque of 200 NM, shows, however, thanks to technology, not just as FAP undurstig, but also as gracious in CO2 emissions. 127 g / km for a diesel are extremely low. Diesel costs are still added to 4.8 liters per 100 kilometers, the purchase price of 13,000 € acts as an almost unreal.