True MPG – Most efficient family SUVs

True MPG real-world range tests

Real-World Range Tests – Most efficient family SUVs

Since launching True MPG What Car? has tested more than 1000 cars in real-world conditions, using cutting-edge test equipment to establish the real-world fuel economy of new cars. What Car?’s 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 What Car? applies its thorough, real-world True MPG discipline, the vehicle economy rankings shift. This month, we rank the most efficient family SUVs we’ve ever tested.

Make and model  |  Official (WLTP)/True MPG

1.  Renault Kadjar 1.5 dCi 110 |  55.2
2.  Nissan Qashqai 1.5 DCi 11051.9
3.  Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi51.4
4.  Seat Ateca 1.6 TDI 11550.2
5.  Kia Niro Hybrid  |  50.1
6.  Ssangyong Tivoli XLV 1.6D  |  45.1
7.  Seat Ateca 1.5 TSI Evo  |  44.5
8.  Peugeot 3008 Puretech 13043.5
9.  Toyota CH-R 1.2T |  43.3
10.  Volvo XC40 D3 |  42.9

The results

As you’d expect, cars that sip from the black pump rule the roost, with diesel versions of the Renault Kadjar, Nissan Qashqai and Kia Sportage taking the top three places. However, several models with small-capacity turbo petrol engines also feature in the top 10 – namely, the Seat Ateca, Peugeot 3008 and Toyota C-HR. Proving that there’s no one type of car that you should look at when after something frugal, Kia’s Niro hybrid takes fifth spot.