Top 10: Real MPG cars of 2018

Which cars got closest to matching their official economy figures in 2018? We've crunched the Real MPG figures for the past 12 months to uncover the best models. 

Please note that these fuel economy figures are based on 2018 Real MPG submissions and may not reflect the overall averages that are shown in Real MPG. Where figures for the same engine vary (often due to different trim levels), we have used an average.

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Honda Civic 1.5 i-VTEC

Official average: 49.6mpg 

Real MPG: 45.1mpg

The newer 1.6 i-DTEC may be the most economical engine in the Civic but when it comes to matching the claimed economy, it's actually the most powerful engine - the 1.5 i-VTEC - that performs the best. Real MPG shows owners are seeing 45mpg against a claimed 50mpg, which is actually better than the smaller 1.0-litre petrol engine.


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