Real World Fuel Economy – My Test Car List

IMG_2552Ever wondered why your vehicle never gets the fuel mileage that’s being advertised? It’s probably because the manufacturers, and agencies like EPA and EnerGuide don’t actually do their tests in the real world.

I, however, do test vehicles in the real world, and while my numbers aren’t achieved in the most scientific of ways – factors such as the nature of the car, traffic, the weather, or the song on the radio, etc., could have an affect on my numbers – but I bet my fuel economy average is far closer to what the car can accomplish with most drivers.

This article will get constantly updated, so please keep checking back. The list names the year, make, model of the car, plus its engine, and the litres-per-100km (L/100km) I achieved on a combined run – consisting 170 km of highway driving, and 130 km of city driving.

The list is as follows, and it’s not in alphabetical order:

2015 BMW M6 Coupe, 4.4L V8 (twin-turbo) =  14.0L/100km

2015 BMW i8, 1.5L I3 (turbo) plug-in hybrid = 7.6L/100km

2015 Nissan 370Z Coupe, 3.7L V6 = 10.9L/100km

2016 Buick Enclave, 3.6L V6 = 13.7L/100km

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum, 3.5L V6 EcoBoost (twin-turbo) = 14.9L/100km

2016 Lexus RX350 F Sport, 3.5L V6 = 12.6L/100km

2016 Lexus RC F, 5.0L V8 = 12.0L/100km

2016 Lincoln MKC, 2.0L I4 EcoBoost (turbo) = 11.6L/100km

2016 Fiat 500X AWD, 2.4L I4 = 11.0L/100km

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe, 3.6L V6 (twin-turbo) = 11.3L/100km

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport, 2.0L I4 (turbo) = 10.5L/100km

2016 Range Rover Sport SVR, 5.0L V8 (supercharged) = 13.7L/100km

2016 Jaguar F-TYPE R AWD Coupe, 5.0L V8 (supercharged) = 10.9L/100km

2016 Honda Civic Touring Sedan, 1.5L I4 (turbo) = 7.4L/100km

2016 Toyota Yaris Sedan, 1.5L I4 = 6.8L/100km

2016 Acura ILX, 2.4L I4 = 8.4L/100km

2016 Acura TLX SH-AWD, 3.5L V6 = 10.3L/100km

2016 Volvo S60 Cross Country, 2.5L I5 (turbo) = 10.6L/100km

2016 Mazda MX-5 GX/GS/GT, 2.0L I4 = 7.1L/100km

2016 Chevrolet Spark, 1.4L I4 = 6.5L/100km

2016 Chevrolet Camaro, 3.6L V6 = 10.5L/100km

2016 Ford Mustang Convertible EcoBoost, 2.3L I4 (turbo) = 10.6L/100km

2016 MINI Cooper S Clubman, 2.0L I4 (turbo) = 8.8L/100km

2016 Nissan Altima SR, 2.5L I4 = 8.3L/100km

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