True MPG: best and worst SUVs 2018

What Car?'s True MPG tests show what you can really expect from a car. Here we reveal the most and least efficient SUVs we've ever tested...

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Darren Moss
14 November 2017

4. Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi

Kia Sportage

Official fuel economy: 61.4mpg; True MPG: 51.4mpg; Shortfall: 16.3%

Kia's Sportage gives you a lot of equipment for a very reasonable price, especially if you go for our recommended 2 trim level. It's also a practical choice and the 1.7-litre diesel engine is capable of 51.4mpg. Just don't expect the Sportage to be particularly refined or enjoyable to drive.

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3. Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi 110

True MPG: best and worst SUVs 2018

Official fuel economy: 70.6mpg; True MPG: 51.9mpg; Shortfall: 26.6%

Recently updated, the Qashqai is the car that started the trend for small, family-friendly SUVs and it remains one of the best. It's a quiet, comfortable and stylish choice. And when fitted with the 1.5-litre diesel engine that we recommend, it's capable of 51.9mpg.

Renault Kadjar

Official fuel economy: 74.3mpg; True MPG: 55.2mpg; Shortfall: 25.7%

The Kadjar is closely related to the Nissan Qashqai, but it’s even easier on fuel, averaging more than 55mpg in real-world conditions. However, we'd still be tempted to choose the Qashqai because it's better-equipped and classier inside.

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