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Top 10: Most economical diesel Real MPG cars

Real MPG doesn’t just show how accurate (or inaccurate) official fuel economy figures can be in real world driving – it also reveals which cars are the most genuinely efficient.

We’ve crunched the numbers to find out which cars currently on sale deliver the best MPG in everyday driving according to owners. As Real MPG is a live database, these figures are likely to change. We have also used a minimum of 50 submissions.

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Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 90 - 62.1mpg

While the Clio may be the elder statesman among small hatchbacks, having first been launched in 2013, it's proving to be economical when fitted with Renault's trusty 1.5 dCi engine. True, 90PS doesn't make it a ball of fire, but if you want outright diesel economy, this is where to look.

See Real MPG for the Renault Clio

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niggle    on 8 August 2018

What is missing on these lists is a comparison with the truly most efficient vehicles on the road now, i.e. BEVs (battery electric vehicles), e.g. the Hyundai Ioniq Electric for which Wikipedia states:

"Under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) four cycle test, the 2017 Ioniq Electric combined fuel economy rating is 136 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (mpg-e) (1.7 L/100 km), with an energy consumption of 25 kW·h/100 mi (15.7 kW·h/100 km). The fuel economy rating for city is 150 mpg-e (1.6 L/100 km) and 122 mpg-e (1.9 L/100 km) in highway.[15]

With these ratings, the Ioniq Electric became in November 2016 the most efficient EPA-certified vehicle considering all fuels and of all years, surpassing the 2014–2016 model year BMW i3, and also the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, the most energy efficient plug in hybrid in EV mode."

Bearing in mind that these are US Gallons, the UK Imperial gallons mpg equivalents would be roughly:

Combined 163mpg
City 180mpg
Highway 146mpg

Plus zero VED, no congestion charge and you save even more if you charge overnight on off peak electricity.

niggle    on 8 August 2018

What is missing on these lists is a comparison with the truly most efficient vehicles on the road now, i.e. BEVs (battery electric vehicles), e.g. the Hyundai Ioniq Electric for which Wikipedia states:

"Under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) four cycle test, the 2017 Ioniq Electric combined fuel economy rating is 136 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (mpg-e) (1.7 L/100 km), with an energy consumption of 25 kW·h/100 mi (15.7 kW·h/100 km). The fuel economy rating for city is 150 mpg-e (1.6 L/100 km) and 122 mpg-e (1.9 L/100 km) in highway.[15]

With these ratings, the Ioniq Electric became in November 2016 the most efficient EPA-certified vehicle considering all fuels and of all years, surpassing the 2014–2016 model year BMW i3, and also the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, the most energy efficient plug in hybrid in EV mode."

Bearing in mind that these are US Gallons, the UK Imperial gallons mpg equivalents would be roughly:

Combined 163mpg
City 180mpg
Highway 146mpg

Plus zero VED, no congestion charge and you save even more if you charge overnight on off peak electricity.

niggle    on 8 August 2018

What is missing on these lists is a comparison with the truly most efficient vehicles on the road now, i.e. BEVs (battery electric vehicles), e.g. the Hyundai Ioniq Electric for which Wikipedia states:

"Under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) four cycle test, the 2017 Ioniq Electric combined fuel economy rating is 136 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (mpg-e) (1.7 L/100 km), with an energy consumption of 25 kW·h/100 mi (15.7 kW·h/100 km). The fuel economy rating for city is 150 mpg-e (1.6 L/100 km) and 122 mpg-e (1.9 L/100 km) in highway.[15]

With these ratings, the Ioniq Electric became in November 2016 the most efficient EPA-certified vehicle considering all fuels and of all years, surpassing the 2014–2016 model year BMW i3, and also the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, the most energy efficient plug in hybrid in EV mode."

Bearing in mind that these are US Gallons, the UK Imperial gallons mpg equivalents would be roughly:

Combined 163mpg
City 180mpg
Highway 146mpg

Plus zero VED, no congestion charge and you save even more if you charge overnight on off peak electricity.

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