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Top five most affordable cars to drive in the UKBack

KiaPicantoIf you’re on a budget and keen to be green, opting for a car which emits less than 100g/km of CO2 is the answer. These cars fall into road tax band A which means they are exempt from any payment.

Paying zero road tax in turn helps reduce the running costs of your car, but if you are really keen to get the best bang for your buck, choosing one of the cheapest cars to run in tax band A is the solution.

The Telegraph.co.uk has this week rounded up some of the cheapest new cars in tax band A available to buy, and we’ve picked our top five most affordable cars to buy and run which are currently available to buy in the UK below.

Suzuki Alto Priced from: £7,199
CO2 emissions: 99g/km
The Suzuki Alto is a great choice of car if you are looking for a cheap city runabout. Thanks to its small dimensions and tight turning circle, it can get you just about anywhere you want to go with ease. Parking is also a dream. Suzuki is currently offering a £700 manufacturer discount on the list price of this model which makes it an even cheaper buy and great value for money.

Kia Picanto: Priced from: £8,045
CO2 emissions: 99g/km
The Kia Picanto is a very stylish looking city car which offers a classy cabin featuring plenty of equipment that rivals most other city cars currently on the market. Its added attraction is the reassurance of a seven-year warranty unrivalled by any other car maker and providing added peace of mind to buyers.

Citroen C1: Priced from: £8,095
CO2 emissions: 99g/km
The Citroen C1 is the ideal choice of car for young drivers as it is not only cheap to run but it’s also cheap to insure too. It’s also a good choice for small families looking for a cheap second car. It looks smart both inside and out and offers affordable running costs. Citroen is also currently offering a £1,100 “Reward discount” which knocks the price down even further to £6,995.

Skoda Citigo: Priced from: £7,990
CO2 emissions: 96g/km
The Skoda Citigo is not only stylish but it’s also a great drive and has almost an identical make-up to the Volkswagen Up but is sold at a few hundred pounds cheaper than its equivalent. In fact the Skoda Citigo is one of the best city cars around thanks to its strong build, its high quality attractive interior and it’s amazing value for money.

VolkswagenUpVolkswagen Up: Priced from: £8,185
CO2 emissions: 95g/km
The Volkswagen Up is one of the classiest city cars on the market and currently title holder of Whatcar.com’s ‘City Car of the Year’. It offers a high quality interior and is remarkably spacious for a city car of its proportions. It is a stylish funky looking car that is enjoyable to drive as well as classy and spacious to sit in – you couldn’t ask for more from a city car.

Posted by Leana Kell on 15/10/2013