True MPG: how close to reality are official fuel economy figures?

What Car?'s True MPG test reveals official fuel economy figures are closer to reality than ever… but still an average of 5.7% worse than claimed...

Mazda CX-30

Mazda CX-30 2.0 SkyactivX 180

Engine 4cyl, petrol Gearbox Manual

Official economy 47.9mpg True MPG 42.6mpg Difference -11.1%

Cupra Ateca

Engine 4cyl, turbo, petrol Gearbox Automatic

Official economy 32.5mpg True MPG 28.5mpg Difference -12.3%

Read our full Cupra Ateca review or see what discounts are available on the Ateca


Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi 48V

Kia Sportage

Engine 4cyl, diesel Gearbox Automatic

Official economy 41.0mpg True MPG 35.7mpg Difference -12.9%

Read our Kia Sportage review or see what discounts are available on the Sportage


Ford Focus 1.5 Ecoblue 120

Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost 125

Engine 4cyl, diesel Gearbox Manual

Official economy 61.4mpg True MPG 52.4mpg Difference -14.7%

Read our Ford Focus review or see what discounts are available on the Focus


Volvo S60 T5

Volvo S60 T8 red front

Engine 4cyl, turbo, petrol Gearbox Automatic

Official economy 38.2mpg True MPG 32.5mpg Difference -14.9%

Read our Volvo s60 review or see what discounts are available on the S60


BMW 1 Series 118i

BMW 1 Series 118i front

Engine 3cyl, turbo, petrol Gearbox Automatic

Official economy 42.8mpg True MPG 36.3mpg Difference -15.2%

Read our BMW 1 Series review or see what discounts are available on the 1 Series


BMW 3 Series 320d

BMW 3 Series front quarter driving

Engine 4cyl, diesel Gearbox Automatic

Official economy 57.6mpg True MPG 47.2mpg Difference -18.1%

Read our BMW 3 Series review or see what discounts are available on the 3 Series


Renault Clio TCe 100

Renault Clio 2019 RHD front cornering

Engine 3cyl, turbo, petrol Gearbox Manual

Official economy 54.3mpg True MPG 44.4mpg Difference -18.2%

Read our Renault Clio review or see what discounts are available on the Clio


Volvo V60 D4

Volvo V60 front cornering

Engine 4cyl, diesel Gearbox Automatic

Official economy 49.5mpg True MPG 40.1mpg Difference -19.0%

Read our Volvo V60 review or see what discounts are available on the V60


Volvo XC40 T4

Volvo XC40 D4 R-Design front three quarters

Engine 4cyl, turbo, petrol Gearbox Automatic

Official economy 34.8mpg True MPG 27.1mpg Difference -22.1%

Read our Volvo XC40 review or see what discounts are available on the XC40


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