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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Suzuki Vitara 1.6

Official average: 51.4mpg 

Real MPG: 46.8mpg

The third Suzuki to feature in the 2018's best Real MPG cars, the Vitara has just been facelifted and the 1.6-litre petrol engine actually replaced by a 1.0 and 1.4 Boosterjet engine. But it's the older engine that is a star when it comes to Real MPG, returning close to 47mpg, 90 per cent of its claimed figure. We think plenty of owners will be keen to hold on theirs for a few years yet.


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