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Is Your Car Using More Fuel Than Others?

Author: Sherryn de Vos
Date: 2017-05-05
With the looming fuel price increase, we thought we would compare the fuel consumption between various cars. Where does yours sit?
May will see the price of petrol rising once again. Not only will you be paying more for petrol, but general living expenses. With this in mind, we thought that we would take a look at the amount of fuel your car uses, in comparison to others. With the introduction of hybrid and fully electric cars, there has been a huge focus on the industry introducing more fuel-economic cars. So, which day-to-day cars use the most fuel, and which are a pleasure to fill up? Here are the stats.

What Makes A Car Fuel Heavy?

The rule of thumb is: the heavier the car, the more fuel it will be using. Heavier vehicles have greater inertia and greater rolling resistance, which both contribute to increased fuel consumption. A recent study found that, for every 100 kg reduction, the combined city / highway fuel consumption could decrease by about 0.3 L / 100 km for cars and about 0.4 L / 100 km for light trucks. The size of the engine, and ability to accelerate quickly, also has a huge impact on fuel economy. Since the 1990’s, car manufacturers have started trying to curb the impact that power and performance has on the fuel economy of the car.
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Most Efficient Cars

Car  Fuel liter/100km
Nissan Leaf 0.0
BMW i3 0.0
BMW i8 2.1
Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine 2.1
Mercedes-Benz S500e L 2.8
Mercedes-Benz C350e 2.8
Mercedes-Benz GLE500e 4MATIC 3.3
BMW X5 xDrive40e 3.3
Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid 3.4
Volvo V40 D2 3.4
Ford Fiesta TDCi Trend/Ambiente 3.6
Auris Hybrid 3.9
Toyota Auris XR HSD 3.9
Polo 1.0 TSI Bluemotion 4.2
Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 4.3
BMW 3 Series 320d 4.4
Corolla 1.4D 4.5
Toyota Corolla 1.4D 4.6
Volkswagen Polo TSI Trendline 4.9
Ford Figo TDCi Ambiente 5.1
Renault Sandero Expression 5.2
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Blueline 5.4
Ford Ecosport 1.0 Eco 5.7
Polo Vivo 1.4 Blueline 5.8
Etios 1.5 6.0
Fortuner 2.4 GD6 7.0
Hilux 2.4 GD6 SRX 7.13

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