True MPG March April 2020 – Real-world fuel economy tests

True MPG: Real-world fuel economy tests

Since launching True MPG, we have tested more than 1000 cars in real-world conditions, using cutting-edge test equipment to establish the real-world fuel economy of new cars. Our True MPG data has now been used by more than three million visitors to the website since April 2012.

As new models are released and we apply our thorough, real-world True MPG discipline, the economy rankings shift.

This month, we’re looking at the 10 top-performing SUVs that have also been tested under the official WLTP procedure.

Make and model  | True MPG  /  Official (WLTP)   /  Difference

1.  Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI| 44.2  /  40.5  /  +9.1%
2.  Seat Ateca 1.5 TSI|  44.5  /  42.8  /  +4.1%
3.  Audi Q5 40 TDI|  39.0 /  37.7  /  +3.4%
4.  Dacia Duster 1.3 TCe 130| 43.8  /  42.8  /  +2.3%
5.  Audi Q2 35 TFSI|  39.2  /  38.6  /  +1.6%
6.  Renault Kadjar TCe 140|  42.8  /  42.2  / +1.4%
7.  Peugeot 2008 Puretech 130|  47.3  /  47.9  /  -1.3%
8.  Skoda Kamiq 1.0 TSI 115 |  46.2  /  47.1  /  -1.9%
9.  Renault Captur 1.0 TCe 100| 46.0  / 47.1 /  -2.3%
10.  BMW X5 xDrive30d| 34.1  /  33.9  /  -2.4%

The results

Volkswagen Group brands Audi, Skoda and Seat do well in these tests, with several models bettering their official WLTP numbers in our hands and ensuring a welcome surprise for buyers who find that they can beat the economy figures printed in the official sales brochure.

Our results show that you don’t need to buy a premium car to better the official figures, either, with the Dacia Duster racking up an extra mile per gallon on our True MPG test compared with the official test.