Since launching True MPG in 2012, WhatCar? has assessed almost 500 cars in real-world conditions, using cutting-edge test equipment to achieve real world fuel economy figures.
Whatcar.com editor, Jim Holder, said: “Buyers get frustrated when they can’t achieve claimed fuel economy figures. That’s because the official EU tests are carried out in a laboratory under very specific conditions that don’t reflect real-world driving. However, we took action a few years ago by launching True MPG and have published real-world figures for hundreds of popular vehicles since.”
The UK’s most fuel efficient cars:
| SEAT||Leon||Ecomotive TDI SE Technology||63.2 |
| Citroen||DS3||e-HDi Airdream DSport Plus||63.0 |
| Mini||Cooper||D||62.6 |
| ŠKODA||Octavia||Greenline III TDi CR||61.9 |
| Honda||Civic||i-DTEC EX+||61.8 |
| SEAT||Leon||SW SE Tech Ecomotive TDI||61.5 |
Who finished bottom you might ask… The Vauxhall VXR8 GTS managed to return just 19.5mpg in the WhatCar? ‘real life’ tests. Ouch!