Fuel economy is a fact customers usually pay attention to when buying a car. It is true that laboratory data of fuel consumption may differ from the figures in real conditions. WhatCar? experts tested several SUVs on public roads and picked the ten most fuel efficient ones.
They used a real-world route for testing the vehicles, so to say, an everyday routine ride in the city, countryside and on motorways. The driving style was gentle, without overspeed, abrupt acceleration and braking or special ‘hypermiling’ techniques (lower speeds and frequent coasting).
The results are reflected in the TOP 10 most fuel efficient SUVs 2019:
1.Suzuki Ignis 1.2 SHVS (mild hybrid). True MPG: 59.6;
2. Renault Kadjar 1.5 dCi 110. True MPG: 55.2;
3. Suzuki Ignis 1.2 SHVS Allgrip (mild hybrid). True MPG: 53.3;
4. Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi 110. True MPG: 51.9;
5. Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi. True MPG: 51.4;
6. Suzuki Ignis 1.2. True MPG: 50.9
7. Seat Ateca 1.6 TDI 115. True MPG: 50.2;
8. Kia Niro Hybrid.True MPG: 50.1;
9. Mazda CX-5 Skyactiv-D 150. True MPG: 48.3;
10. Suzuki Vitara 1.6. True MPG: 47.7.
All vehicles in the list except for Suzuki cars (which are gasoline-powered ones), are diesel versions. The least fuel efficient SUV is the Audi SQ5 with 24.6mpg.
Upper picture: Suzuki Ignis