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Real fuel consumption of a cars

We have aggregated actual fuel economy from user reviews and a variety of sources and compared it to the advertised fuel economy. We have fuel consumption statistics for approximately 500 car models, over 2000 generations, and more than 15,000 versions, based on the experiences of over 750,000 car owners.

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According to user reports, real-world fuel consumption is on average about 20% higher than advertised. This difference tends to be higher for newer cars - drivers claim that cars less than 10 years old consume on average 30% more than advertised, while for older cars the difference is on average up to 10%. Select a manufacturer to check real-world fuel economy for specific car models.

Alfa Romeo
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+18%
Diesel
+15%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

2/10
Last 10 years

8/10
Audi
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+23%
Diesel
+23%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

8/10
Last 10 years

8/10
BMW
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+25%
Diesel
+29%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

10/10
Last 10 years

9/10
Chevrolet
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+13%
Diesel
+25%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

1/10
Last 10 years

1/10
Chrysler
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+3%
Diesel
+8%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

4/10
Last 10 years

4/10
Citroen
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+18%
Diesel
+17%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

6/10
Last 10 years

8/10
Dacia
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+15%
Diesel
+28%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

1/10
Last 10 years

1/10
Dodge
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+10%
Diesel
+14%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

2/10
Last 10 years

6/10
Fiat
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+12%
Diesel
+14%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

7/10
Last 10 years

6/10
Ford
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+15%
Diesel
+18%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

5/10
Last 10 years

4/10
Honda
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+7%
Diesel
+16%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

9/10
Last 10 years

7/10
Hyundai
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+16%
Diesel
+20%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

3/10
Last 10 years

3/10
Infiniti
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+30%
Diesel
+33%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

3/10
Last 10 years

5/10
Isuzu
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Diesel
+10%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

1/10
Last 10 years

3/10
Jaguar
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+20%
Diesel
+28%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

3/10
Last 10 years

1/10
Jeep
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+14%
Diesel
+19%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

1/10
Last 10 years

1/10
Kia
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+14%
Diesel
+25%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

2/10
Last 10 years

2/10
Land Rover
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+21%
Diesel
+23%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

1/10
Last 10 years

1/10
Lexus
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+55%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

6/10
Last 10 years

5/10
Mazda
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+9%
Diesel
+16%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

8/10
Last 10 years

9/10
Mercedes
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+20%
Diesel
+21%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

7/10
Last 10 years

6/10
Mini
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+30%
Diesel
+33%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

5/10
Last 10 years

1/10
Mitsubishi
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+9%
Diesel
+12%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

6/10
Last 10 years

3/10
Nissan
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+13%
Diesel
+17%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

4/10
Last 10 years

2/10
Opel
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+16%
Diesel
+17%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

4/10
Last 10 years

3/10
Peugeot
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+19%
Diesel
+16%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

8/10
Last 10 years

9/10
Porsche
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+25%
Diesel
+28%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

3/10
Last 10 years

4/10
Renault
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+15%
Diesel
+20%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

5/10
Last 10 years

4/10
Rover
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+7%
Diesel
+13%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

8/10
SAAB
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
minor
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

5/10
Seat
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+18%
Diesel
+20%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

9/10
Last 10 years

10/10
Skoda
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+18%
Diesel
+18%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

9/10
Last 10 years

9/10
Smart
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+29%
Diesel
+26%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

10/10
Last 10 years

5/10
Subaru
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+11%
Diesel
+12%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

2/10
Last 10 years

2/10
Suzuki
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+15%
Diesel
+7%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

4/10
Last 10 years

8/10
Toyota
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+12%
Diesel
+14%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

9/10
Last 10 years

7/10
Volkswagen (VW)
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+12%
Diesel
+15%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

7/10
Last 10 years

6/10
Volvo
Average real fuel consumption difference 1
Gasoline
+11%
Diesel
+16%
Fuel efficiency score (all models) 2
All time

7/10
Last 10 years

7/10

1 Average real fuel consumption difference indicates average difference between advertised fuel economy and real-world fuel economy reported by users, and is averaged across all of the manufacturer's vehicle models. For more information on specific models, click on the manufacturer's name.

2 The fuel efficiency score evaluates the fuel efficiency of all vehicles from this manufacturer compared to similar vehicles by engine size, horsepower, body type, age, etc.. For example, a fuel efficiency score of 3 means that about 70% of similar cars are more fuel efficient. The score is calculated taking into account both advertised and actual fuel consumption.

User-reported fuel consumption may not accurately represent all users' experiences due to variables such as driving conditions, driving style, technical condition of the vehicle, and other circumstances. Thus, it should not be relied upon as a representative indicator.