Cars from BMW, Mercedes, Nissan, Skoda, Toyota and Volkswagen have all been added to the What Car? True MPG database.
What Car?'s True MPG search tool allows car buyers to find real-world economy figures for new cars and personalise the results to reflect their personal driving requirements.
The face-lifted Toyota Verso 2.0 D-4D Excel has now been tested and returned 50.4mpg, which is acceptably close to the Government mpg figure of 57.6mpg.
One of Britain's best-selling cars, the Nissan Qashqai 1.6 Acenta, achieved 39.3mpg when tested, which is slightly more than 6mpg less than its corresponding Government mpg figure.
The Mercedes Hybrid is a diesel-electric hybrid that has a claimed average economy of 65.7mpg. In our True MPG test, it returned 54.6mpg, which is 11mpg short of the Government figure.
Another German saloon to have been tested recently is the BMW 730Ld SE, which returned a True MPG result of 38.8mpg compared with its Government mpg of 50.4mpg, which is good for a car of this size.
The Dacia Sandero 0.9 TCe Laureate has a Government mpg of 56.5mpg, however our True MPG test recorded average economy of just 40.5mpg – a shortfall of 16mpg and worryingly close to that of the much larger BMW 7 Series we tested.
We have also tested three cars that are built on the same platform: the Audi A3 1.6 TDI SE, the Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI 150 Elegance and the Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI Bluemotion Technology. All three returned figures that were much lower than the Government mpg. The Octavia has a claimed average economy of 68.9mpg, but returned 52.5mpg. The A3 and Golf both claim 74.3mpg, but return around 20mpg less in our True MPG tests; the A3 at 54.1mpg and the Golf at 54.5mpg.
The closest result from this recent batch of results came from the Mazda MX-5 2.0 Sport Tech Nav, which returned a True MPG economy of 34.9mpg – a little more than 1mpg less than its Government mpg figure.
Visit the True MPG website and find the real-world economy figure for your car – tailored to how and where it'll be driven. There's also a guide to how the tests are conducted, and advice on how to save fuel.
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