Why is the fuel economy so poor in our Toyota Verso diesel?

My wife drives a 2011 Toyota Verso 2.0 D4D with 60k miles on the clock. My wife drives mainly short journeys of 10 miles with a couple of longer motorway trips every month. We average around 8000 miles a year and the average fuel economy of our Verso has never gone above 37mpg. What could the problem be as your Real MPG page says that we should be getting mid-40s from our car.

Asked on 26 April 2016 by RogPJ3

Answered by Honest John
Not a good engine in the Verso (or in anything else): www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/toyota/toyota-vers.../

Toyota has now given up its own passenger car diesels and uses BMW diesels instead. You might see an improvement using Shell V-Power Nitro Plus, but repeated short runs from cold are bad for fuel economy.
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