When you're hunting for a new car, there's one big question you need to answer early: What are you going to put in it to make it go?
Petrol and diesel have long dominated the marketplace but there's alternatives popping up left, right and centre now. What about a hybrid set up that uses a petrol engine and an electric motor? Or an all-electric car?
In this section, I cover everything you need to know to make an informed car fuel choice when you're choosing your new car.
Is Petrol or Diesel More Efficient?
For decades and decades, the car market has been dominated by two fuel types: petrol and diesel. While there are some newer options out there — hybrids, all-electric and hydrogen — petrol and diesel still dominate the sales charts. In this section, I compare petrol and diesel across three grueling categories: fuel efficiency, performance and running costs.
If you want to know which one wins, you'll have to read the full blog here!
Should I Buy a Diesel Car in 2018?
Over the last few years, you’ve probably heard a lot of negative things about diesel cars. From the Volkswagen emission scandal to the Government’s new anti-diesel agenda, it’s been non-stop bad news for the best part of two years.
If you're in the market for a new motor, I wouldn’t blame you for discounting diesel cars entirely. However, I do think discounting diesels entirely is a huge mistake.
In this section, I look at all the pros and cons for diesel. By the end, you should have a firm understanding of the diesel landscape.
Is It Time to Lease a Hybrid Car?
While most people agree that hybrid and all-electric technologies are the future of the automotive industry, it’s not so clear whether you should make the switch right now or hold off until the technology matures.
In this section, I take a deep dive into hybrid tech, looking at the technology itself, the advantages and disadvantages. By the end, you should be able to make an informed decision on whether or not you're ready for a hybrid car.
Is It Time To Lease An Electric Car?
Proper, commercially viable, actually usable all-electric cars have only existed for a couple of years. Yes, manufacturers have had all-electric models on sale before that but if I'm being honest, they were more of a gimmick than a legitimate automotive choice.
Now, though, things are different. Tesla has bulldozed its way into the mainstream and traditional manufacturers are scrambling to catch up.
You might be thinking to yourself, "Should I trade in this two-year-old Golf for something electric?"
Well, you might want to slow down for a second and think about the practicalities of going electric. In this article, I do a deep dive into the practicalities of electric cars, discussing all the pros and cons of going electric.
Most Fuel Efficient Cars Available on LeaseFetcher
Unless you carry your wallet around in a helicopter, fuel efficiency is probably high on your list of concerns when you're on the hunt for a new car.
In this article, I took the five mainstream fuel types — petrol, diesel, hybrid, PHEV and all-electric — and found the most fuel efficient cars on LeaseFetcher. So have a read and discover your new super fuel efficient car.
Best Petrol Cars Available on LeaseFetcher
For this blog, I've taken 10 bodystyles and have selected my top petrol powered cars for each! So if you fancy a petrol, this is definitely the blog for you!
- City Car: SEAT Mii
- Saloon: BMW 3 Series
- Estate: BMW 3 Series Touring
- Cabriolet: Mercedes-Benz S-Class
- Hatchback: Audi A1
- Roadster: Audi R8 Spyder
- SUV: BMW X3
- 4x4: Land Rover Discovery
- MPV: Ford Galaxy
- Sports Car: Mercedes-Benz SLC
Best Diesel Cars Available on LeaseFetcher
Petrol out the way, I jumped over to diesel. For this article, I took 8 bodystyles and selected my top diesel powered cars for each! So if it's time to choose a new car and you fancy a diesel, this is definitely the blog for you!
- Supermini: Kia Rio
- Saloon: Jaguar XF
- Estate: Volvo V90
- Hatchback: Golf GTD
- SUV: Range Rover Sport
- 4x4: Land Rover Discovery
- MPV: Citroën Grand C4 Spacetourer
- Sports Car: Porsche Panamera