Latest Top 10 incredibly frugal family hatchbacks

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Unsurprisingly, many of the market's most practical type of vehicle – the humble hatchback – offer staggering fuel economy figures as well. Furthermore, the five-door hatchback market is so competitive that buyers can single out the exact kind of car they want thanks to

The list of 10 new car deals below ranges from the utilitarian but unexpectedly refined Hyundai i30 right up to the plush Citroen DS5. Most important, however, is that all the cars surpass a combined fuel economy figure of 70mpg, making them very cheap to run and the best new car deals in the market.

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Hyundai i30 1.6 CRDi Classic Blue Drive                            76.3mpg
This i30 is the sweet spot of a sweet range. For a long time Hyundai's only chance of competing in the UK was to undercut the competition on price. That's no longer the case. These cars are well put together and servicing is excellent. In addition to the company’s five-year warranty, five years of breakdown cover and free annual check-ups are available.

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion 1.6 TDI                            88.3mpg
The thing about the Volkswagen Golf is that it delivers. Bulletproof build quality, flawless ergonomics, comfortable and genuinely good-looking; the MkVII model is as class-defying as ever. The only point we would make is that, buying direct from dealers at least, the BlueMotion isn't cheap, starting at £20,335.

Ford Focus Edge ECOnetic 1.6 TDCi                                83.1mpg
Truly inoffensive and geared up for one job only: to sip fuel like it's going out of fashion. That means the Focus ECOnetic isn't at all fast or even remotely engaging to drive, but it will save you money in the real world. It's not as desirable as the Volkswagen Golf, but neither is it as expensive.

Skoda Fabia Greenline II 1.2 TDI CR                                83.1mpg
If a premium badge fixed to the bonnet isn't on your list of criteria, the Fabia may well be the one to have. A small footprint on the road defies the space inside and doors, draws and indicator stalks all make right noises – under the auspices of Volkswagen the little Skoda is very well made. Thankfully, it's still great value, too.

Renault Clio Expression+ dCi 90 Stop & Start                        83.1mpg
You may be surprised to see the Clio on this list and not the larger Megane, but the junior car is newer, cleaner and far more desirable than Renault's ageing Volkswagen Golf Rival. It's also larger than the previous model and the perky 1.5-litre diesel under the bonnet makes it incredibly cheap to run.

Toyota Auris 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid                                72.4mpg
A Toyota Prius without the environmental baggage, the Auris is still a slightly left-field choice next to super-clean diesels. With a Toyota, however, you're buying into reliability, practicality and safety, all of which this car provides. That the new Auris happens to look the part is an added bonus. An excellent company car.

SEAT LEON S 1.6 TDI                                        74.3mpg
Whilst some will consider the ride too firm for a day-to-day family car, this SEAT will sell well on its combination of Volkswagen build quality and razor-sharp Latin lines. A more economical (Golf BlueMotion-based) Ecomotive version is on the way, but 74.3mpg combined is not to be sniffed at.

Kia Cee'd 1.6 CRDi ISG                                    76.3mpg
Like its Hyundai i30 sibling, the Kia Cee'd is a genuine contender against the established brands. It's versatile from behind the wheel, being easy to navigate around town but settled at motorway speeds. It's also well proportioned, which will help residual value.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class A180 CDI SE                                74.3mpg
Surprisingly the Mercedes A-Class' diesel powerplant is one of the least refined amongst its rivals. It's also very firmly sprung and quite expensive, but raw kerb appeal will make it popular in the UK with both private and company car buyers.

Citroen DS5 DSign Hybrid4 200 Airdream EGS6                        83.1mpg
What separates the hybrid Citroen from other hatchbacks is performance. A 161bhp diesel is mated to a 36hp electric motor to give the French luxo-hatch a decent turn of pace. On the flip side, it's capable of operating on electric power alone for short periods of time. The interior is also fantastic.

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