One prime example of both low motor car insurance and low car tax is the ecoFLEX, from Vauxhall Corsa. The ecoFLEX Corsa, with its 1.0 litre engine, is in tax band C, which means that there is no road tax for the first 12 months and after that point it increases to only £30 annually. While the five door ecoFLEX Corsa’s combined 76.3 miles per gallon in fuel consumption and a 99g/km Co2 make it a highly efficient car, the three door model comes in at just slightly more so at 98g/km.
One funny little contender for top choice, the Fiat 500 1.2i, boasts a road tax band C alongside its Start/Stop petrol technology,which means that across the first three years of its ownership it will cost its owner just £60 in car tax. This car can seat four comfortably and happens to be one of the most ‘green’ vehicles in its class, providing fantastic consumer value with its eco:Drive system, a USB-compatible method for improving fuel efficiency and cutting CO2 emissions.
For those drivers looking for something a bit larger, experts recommend the Skoda Fabia Estate 1.2i S model. The 1.2i S offers an attractive double jolt of both low-price insurance and an initial no-tax period during the first 12 months of ownership due to its band D rating, and is considered the most economic option if in need of some more capacity.