Top 100 most fuel-efficient cars

10 Aug, 2007 4:38am

Independent fuel efficiency and emissions figures produced for SUVs

Want to save fuel and cut down your CO2 emissions? The DTI has just unveiled the “Act On CO2” initiative to encourage car buyers to purchase more fuel efficient motors. Auto Express has conducted its own research to find Britain’s 100 most economical motors.

The tests were conducted on public roads and take into account traffic conditions, weather, types of road and all the other variables that influence your mpg. Ten classes of cars were tested, from city cars to SUVs and family saloons to MPVs.

Of course SUVs don’t have the best reputation among the environmentally conscious, but as you can see below only one of our top ten failed to top 30mpg. Top performer was the Honda CR-V, which uses the same engine as the Accord that won our family car class. It returned 36.4mpg.

Make/Model Tested MPG
CO2
1. Honda CR-V 2.2 i-CTDi 36.4

173
2. Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi 34.9

187
3. Nissan X-Trail 2.2 dCi 33.7

203
4. Toyota Rav4 D-4D 140 32.5
173
5. Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRTD 31.5
187
6. Suzuki Grand Vitara 1.9 DDiS
31.5
205
7. Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 VGT 30.6

193
8. Volvo XC90 2.4 D5
30.5

219
9. Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0 DI-D
30.5
183
10. BMW X3 2.0d 29.8

191
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