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Top 5 ULEZ Compliant Cars Under £10,000

In an era where environmental concerns are at the forefront of public consciousness, initiatives like the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) have gained significant traction. Designed to reduce harmful emissions and improve air quality, ULEZ regulations have prompted many cities worldwide to implement strict standards for vehicle emissions. London, in particular, has been a pioneer in this regard, introducing the ULEZ to combat pollution and promote cleaner transport options.

What is ULEZ?

The Ultra Low Emission Zone is a designated area in central London where vehicles must meet strict emissions standards to enter without incurring charges. Initially launched in April 2019, the zone has expanded over time, encompassing a larger area of the city.

To be considered ULEZ compliant, vehicles must meet specific emissions standards set by the European Union. In general, this means cars need to have low levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and other harmful pollutants. Typically, vehicles that meet Euro 6 emission standards for diesel engines and Euro 4 standards for petrol engines are considered ULEZ compliant. These standards impose strict limits on the amount of pollutants emitted per kilometre driven.

So let’s look at a few of the models we have in stock which are both ULEZ complaint and under £10,000.

Ford Fiesta

Used Ford Fiesta

If you’re looking for a compact and comfortable small car, the Ford Fiesta could be perfect for you. We have different specs in stock, from the Zetec to the EcoBoost, Titanium, and even ST-Line.

With its sleek design and dynamic contours, the Fiesta features a sense of energy and style that sets it apart on the road. Its compact size makes it easy to drive around town whilst also being fuel efficient and offering plenty of interior space for passengers.

Whether you opt for the peppy EcoBoost or the fuel-efficient petrol engine, you'll enjoy responsive performance and impressive fuel economy, making every drive a joy.

Inside, all trims offer a height-adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel, enhancing the driver’s experience. These are then combined with the SYNC infotainment system (introduced in 2007) which will keep you connected, entertained and safe, making the Fiesta not just a stylish, but also a practical and personable vehicle.

Citroen C4 Cactus

used C4 Cactus

If you’re looking for a compact car with bold looks, but also unmatched comfort and practicality, then the Citroen C4 Cactus could be the one for you.

What sets apart this vehicle from the crowd are its “Airbumps panels”, that not only add a touch of flair, but also provide protection against minor bumps on the road.

Behind its eye-catching exterior, the C4 Cactus offers a spacious and comfortable interior, with plenty of room for passengers. Its minimalist yet functional cabin design is complemented with high-quality materials, creating a welcoming yet ergonomic environment for drivers and passengers alike.

In terms of performance, the C4 Cactus offers a range of efficient engine options, delivering a smooth and responsive driving experience while maintaining a great fuel economy. Whether navigating city streets or cruising on the motorway, the C4 Cactus handles both smoothly, making every journey an enjoyable one.

Kia Picanto

Used Kia Picanto

If you're looking for a compact car which is also very affordable to run and drive around town, then the Kia Picanto may be the one for you. Its compact size lets it wizz through traffic and squeeze in the tightest parking spaces with ease, embodying as such the essence of compact urban driving.

It features sleek and modern exteriors and minimal yet practical interiors, offering surprising interior space for both passengers and the driver.

The Picanto delivers a lively performance and excellent fuel efficiency for an economical driving experience, whether you’re driving through city traffic or going on a weekend staycation.

Lastly, with regards to its interiors, the Picanto features ergonomic controls and intuitive technology, combined with a set of user-friendly safety features and an entertainment system, offering modern features that enhance both enjoyment and peace of mind on the road

Peugeot 108

Used Peugeot 108

The Peugeot 108 is a versatile car that checks all the essential boxes: It's affordable to purchase and to run, combining style, agility, and practicality.

It features a compact and eye-catching exterior, which not only makes it stand out on urban streets, but it also makes it perfect for cutting across those busy city streets.

Despite its small size, the Peugeot 108 offers plenty of interior space, comfortably accommodating passengers and boot load (i.e. grocery/suitcases).

Lastly, don't forget that the models from 2019 onwards come with a 7-inch colour touchscreen with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, allowing you to use apps such as Google Maps or Spotify and making the Peugeot 108 the perfect choice for urban commuters and city dwellers alike.

Vauxhall Corsa

Used Vauxhall Corsa

The Vauxhall Corsa is a quintessential choice in the compact car category. It excels in urban settings thanks to its small size, which makes it easy to squeeze past traffic jams.

Inside, the Corsa offers a comfortable and functional cabin, with plenty of space and features two cup holders in the centre console, two door bins, and a phone tray in front of the gear selector for storage. To charge your phone, there is also one USB port on the front as well.

There are also plenty of adjustments with regard to the driver’s seat, and the seats themselves are very comfortable.

With its winning combination of style and fuel efficiency (with an average of 52.3 mpg), the Vauxhall Corsa stands as a versatile and reliable choice for drivers seeking a compact car perfect for those ULEZ areas.

We hope this article has given you a better understanding of a few of the ULEZ-compliant cars and their features. However, should you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Written by Lucrezia | 4 min read
06 Apr 2024