One of the keys to saving fuel is being light. However, the latest technologies in safety and the array of power accessories we all have in our cars all add weight to our cars, hurting fuel economy while they make driving more comfortable and save lives. Of course, technology has helped us recover some fuel economy, but nothing beats a low scale presence to help make your car a fuel sipper. When you click after the jump, we'll show you a list of Europe's 15 lightest cars. They're all under the 1 ton (metric) mark and, except for two remarkable exceptions (one is shown above), they all deliver top-notch fuel economy, low emissions and they're usually easy to park.

[Source: Auto News]

Name Power (fuel) Engine size l/100 km (mpg) kg (pounds)
Fiat 500 1.2 8V Pop 69 hp (gas) 1.242 l 5.1 (46) 940 (2072)
Daihatsu Copen 87 hp (gas) 1.298 l 6.0 (39) 925 (2039)
Fiat Panda 1.1 8V Active 55 hp (gas) 1.108 l 5.7 (41) 915 (2017)
Suzuki Alto 1.0 Club Auto 68 hp (gas) 0.996 l 5.2 (45) 880 (1941)
Toyota Aygo 1.0 3-door
Citroën C1 1.0 Advance
68 hp (gas) 0.998 l 4.5 (52) 875 (1929)
Morgan 4/4 1.8 16V Lowline 111 hp (gas) 1.796 l 8.2 (29) 868 (1913)
Peugeot 107 70 Petit Filou 68 hp (gas) 0.998 l 4.5 (52) 865 (1907)
Daihatsu Trevis 1.0 Junior 58 hp (gas) 0.989 l 4.8 (49) 865 (1907)
Lotus Elise S 136 hp (gas) 1.796 l 8.3 (28) 860 (1895)
smart fortwo cabrio 1.0 mhd pure 71 hp (gas) 0.999 l 4.4 (53) 855 (1885)
Chevrolet Matiz 0.8 S 52 hp (gas) 0.796 l 5.2 (45) 850 (1874)
Toyota iQ 1.0 68 hp (gas) 0.998 l 4.3 (55) 845 (1863)
Daihatsu Cuore 1.0 70 hp (gas) 0.998 l 4.4 (53) 840 (1851)
smart fortwo cabrio 1.0 mhd 45kW 51 hp (gas) 0.999 l 4.3 (55) 825 (1818)


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