5 Big Cars That Have Cheap Tax Models

Car tax: Every driver would like to find a way to legally avoid not paying it. Usually, the bigger the car, the larger the amount to be paid. Big cars also involve a lot of other expenses. Their parts are expensive, and they even consume a lot of fuel. However, not all big cars demand high taxes, and these days with so many economical hybrids and diesels out there for sale, some big cars can be surprisingly cheap to run in certain areas.

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The cars that emit less than 100 g/km of carbon dioxide do not need to pay any tax duty. Similarly, cars emitting carbon dioxide in the range of 101-110 g/km demand just £20 as tax from their owners. On the other hand, owners of cars emitting more than 110 g/km of carbon dioxide have to pay more than £20 each year. But its not much more, just £10 extra (so £30 per year). When going over 121g/km, that when it starts getting more costly. The thing to keep in mind here is that these figures are only applicable to cars registered between February 2001 and April 2017. Newer cars follow a different tax rate.

Here is a quick list of 5 car models that are good for daily use and do not become a burden on their owners when it comes to paying taxes. Although do note that all the car brands listed below have a good mix of models that are expensive to tax and some that are cheap to tax.


#5. Audi A4


While some people might not think it, the Audi A4 is indeed a potentially green car with some models that produce a very low level of carbon dioxide emissions. It offers its owner a modern design and a quality drive. Some models have a turbocharged engine, and many are designed in a way to increase the driver’s awareness of their surroundings in order to try and prevent accidents. They also have a lot of street cred, and a lot of the top of the range models look much more expensive than they really are to buy.

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A few models that are very cheap to tax include: Audi A4 Saloon 2.0 TDI Ultra SE 4d (made between 1 Sep 2015 - 31 Mar 2017) - Tax price: Zero annually. A4 Saloon 2.0T FSI SE 4d S Tronic (1 Sep 2015 - 31 Mar 2017) - Price: £30 per year. 2.0 TDI S Line 4d - Price: £20 a year. 2.0 TDI (190bhp) S Line 4d - £30 year. There are many more.

#4. Renault Kadjar SUV


The 1.5-litre engine of the Renault Kadjar SUV emits just 99 g/km of carbon dioxide. The car provides a large space for passengers and is a bit of an attention-grabber. Kadjar SUV is well-equipped and provides a fairly reliable and safe driving experience, but the car itself is a bit costly. Most models have cheap tax, but the 1.5 dCi Dynamique Nav 5d (1 Sep 2015 - 31 Mar 2017) literally costs nothing per year to tax. Yes, tax cost is zero each year.

#3. Skoda Octavia Estate


The Skoda Octavia Estate (2.0 TDI CR SE 5d) provides a lot of space for passengers and is not bad when it comes to the overall driving experience. It emits about 129g/km of carbon dioxide that will allow you to pay less tax every year. In the list of family cars, it is considered one of the best. The car also provides a tough build quality.

#2. Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid


A tough competitor to the Toyota Prius, Ioniq is a hybrid car that attracts buyers with its looks, warranty and cheap running costs. It provides a plug-in hybrid version as well which is powered purely by electricity. It emits no more than 84 g/kg of carbon dioxide, which makes it a low-tax car.


#1. Mercedes E-Class (E 300e) Hybrid Saloon


Mercedes is one of the leading car brands, which most of the time doesn't disappoint its customers. The E300e model of Mercedes is a hybrid, and on just electric alone (no petrol needed), it can travel about 30 miles. However, this model doesn't just rely on electric. It uses a combination of petrol, a battery pack and an electric motor. It offers excellent MPG and superb performance to go with it (impressive BHP). The performance of this car is brilliant, and emits about 49 g/kg of carbon dioxide. It's an incredibly eco-friendly car with high-end features.



The cars with low emissions of carbon dioxide not only reduce the amount of tax charged but are also very environmentally friendly. There are many cars that allow you to pay less tax each year, but the cars in this article are some of the best big cars when it comes to style, space, features and tax reduction. Although, a recent update to car tax charges has just been implemented. Even small cars like 1 litre Nissan Micra's and Toyota Yaris' have gone up a considerable amount. So don't be surprised to see a price increase on your own car tax, even if you drive a tiny, low tax low insurance group car.

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