Minimal fuel consumption is one of the important factors to consider when purchasing a car especially when you’re a first time buyer or in search of a starter car.

As a Nigerian, however, it is inevitable not to consider maintenance costs, repair costs and most importantly fuel-efficiency when buying a car.

Saving on fuel is very attractive, of course. As you consider your next move to buying a car, be sure to consider buying fuel-efficient cars.

In no particular order, here are Top 5 Fuel-Efficient Cars you should check out when looking out to buy a car.

Toyota Corolla

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The Almighty Fuel-Efficient Toyota Corolla – Betacar Blog

All hail the almighty fuel-efficient Toyota Corolla. The Toyota Corolla is arguably Nigeria’s most desired starter car. The Toyota Corolla is fuel-efficient and has a low maintenance cost, which is definitely appealing to first-time buyers.

The Corolla is an excellent choice for every young adult who intends to use his vehicle for an extended period. If you want to enjoy your humble beginnings well enough, this is the best option for you, and I bet you won’t regret this choice.

Toyota Camry

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The Stylish yet Affordable Toyota Camry – Betacar Blog

The Toyota Camry is an exciting car to ride especially when the interior is properly furnished, this automatically likens the car to a business class sedan giving an impression. Nonetheless, it’s a V-6 engine with an improved economy so it saves you more on fuel consumption and the car parts are very easy to access. If you don’t want to start from rock bottom, this is a good option for you. Save well and show up in style with a bigger starter car that looks the part.

Hyundai Sonata

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The Affordable yet Fuel-Efficient Hyundai Sonata – Betacar Blog

The Hyundai Sonata is one of the few starter cars representing the Asian continents. It is known for its very low fuel consumption though it is not widely known and appreciated in the Nigerian market. The Hyundai Sonata is hardly the first option for every first-time buyer but if you’re strictly on budget, The Hyundai Sonata is a good option to opt for.

Now, with their newer models, The Hyundai Sonata keeps getting better and it offers drivers good build quality, more spacious interior and good drive time.

Toyota Matrix

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Toyota Matrix – Betacar Blog

The Toyota Matrix has been known for its fuel efficiency which is definitely a good idea, especially when opting for your first car. This saves you a lot of fuel funds and has a low maintenance cost. The Toyota Matrix was discontinued in 2014 However, the 2005 Toyota matrix is a good option and definitely a good option.

Pontiac Vibe

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Pontiac Vibe – Betacar Blog

The Pontiac Vibe is budget-friendly and Its fuel consumption is quite minimal while the cost of servicing and maintenance is fair. 

The Pontiac Vibe is also one of the few starter cars in Nigeria every millennial would love to own. The Pontiac Vibe has major similarities with the Toyota Matrix though the Pontiac vibe is very much underrated compared to the Toyota Matrix.

The Pontiac Vibe was also discontinued in 2010.

Final Thoughts

Choosing the right car is very important and opting for fuel-efficient cars is a good choice especially when you’re a first-time buyer or a frugal spender.

Purchasing one of the cars on our list might get you started off on the right foot toward saving a ton of money.

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