What mpg does your car really do?

(92 Posts)
AlexMumsnetCars (MNHQ) Wed 10-Apr-13 15:17:52

What Car? has revealed that more than 95% of cars it tested failed to achieve their official fuel economy (click here for the full story in Mumsnet Cars). So what mpg figures do your cars manage in reality? Include your car's model, engine, trim and age if you can.

Oodsigma Wed 10-Apr-13 15:56:15

Toyota Yaris 53 reg 1.3 currently getting 50.1mpg.

Renault grand Scenic ( just got rid of it) 05 reg 1.6 was doing 38.4mpg.

Can't comment on new car yet as it doesn't have the right button and we are still on first tank.

froginthepond Wed 10-Apr-13 16:01:20

I have a VW Touareg. Not sure what its official mpg is but i get about 25mpg on average. Never seen it go above 30. Dont think its way off though. Its a 07 plate.

HarrietSchulenberg Wed 10-Apr-13 16:06:36

02 Galaxy. 38-40 mpg on 25 mile A road run, 45+ on motorways. So its computer says. I haven't actually measured the fuel or anything.

HarrietSchulenberg Wed 10-Apr-13 16:07:03

Sorry, 1.9TDi GhiaX.

cleas Wed 10-Apr-13 16:15:28

My little seat Ibiza gets a minimum average of 60mpg (if I concentrate I can get over 70). It's the cheapest car to run that I've ever owned. Also road tax being zero at the moment makes it even better.
The Saab estate we've got manages an average if about 28mpg... Not quite what we were told when we bought it wink

JollyPurpleGiant Wed 10-Apr-13 16:30:39

My 2009 Citroen Berlingo Multispace XTR 1.6l diesel usually gets 45.5mpg according to the computer. I can average this on most tanks of fuel. I've been driving carefully the past week or so and I've currently got it up to 47.8mpg smile

JollyPurpleGiant Wed 10-Apr-13 16:31:29

I reckon this is pretty good for such a large car.

ceebeegeebies Wed 10-Apr-13 16:57:41

Mazda2 (13 plate) - according to the screen, it is doing about 38 mpg although I have only had it a couple of weeks so I guess the 'average' hasn't calculated properly yet.

Not sure what the official guidance is.

ceebeegeebies Wed 10-Apr-13 16:58:09

Sorry, it is a 1.3 engine smile

Areyoumadorisitme Wed 10-Apr-13 17:15:27

Renault grand scenic 1.9 diesel 58 plate - 35-40mpg around town with up to late 40s on a motorway journey, have had up to 55 when being super careful and driving at 56mph but very difficult to maintain that.

ouryve Wed 10-Apr-13 17:20:01

57 reg Mazda 6 2.0 TS gets about 40mpg - DH does very little town or city driving in it, which would probably make it less efficient. He still doesn't get the mpg quoted for the model, though. Being a diesel, it needs knocking down into 4th, periodically, on long journeys, to get the revs up, or else it ends up with warning lights flashing.

LIZS Wed 10-Apr-13 17:20:22

1.2 16v Renault Clio (2004) 38 ish - local short journeys, town traffic

FaceLikeAPickledOnion Wed 10-Apr-13 17:38:47

51 plate vw estate diesel, very fuel efficient, usually 55-60 mpg. It's why we're reluctant to get a newer car.

myhandslooksoold Wed 10-Apr-13 17:46:30

52 plate s max 2 litre diesel between 44-45 mpg
52 plate Nissan note petrol 1.4 litre approx 48mpg.
Both driven reasonable speeds, neither racing or crawling.
Good idea to post the true mpg's, rather than the advertised rates. Hth.

AvrilPoisson Wed 10-Apr-13 17:51:09

Mercedes A class, 57 plate, usually 29mpg on school run (stop/start all the way there, and back). Nowhere near what was advertised! angry grrr

ceebeegeebies Wed 10-Apr-13 17:55:30

Just checked the official guidelines on my car which states it should do an average of 56.5 mpg - a bit different from the 38 mpg that it is actually doing hmm

fengirl1 Wed 10-Apr-13 17:56:24

Cmax 1.6 diesel does around 50 mpg - and road tax only £30.

Jins Wed 10-Apr-13 18:02:12

Mini Cooper - official figure is 52.3 and I'm getting 42. I do a lot of short journeys round town though

chickydoo Wed 10-Apr-13 18:05:25

Freelander 2012
Diesel 35mpg

SweepTheHalls Wed 10-Apr-13 18:09:28

Renault Grand Modus, 58 plate, 1.4l engine, 51 mpg

lljkk Wed 10-Apr-13 18:10:59

Petrol 2011 Fiat 500 and 49mpBg on avg. Far below published figures. Must admit I am surprised, our other cars (older diesels) beat published figures by similar margin.
If I get new job I will do about 15k miles per yr; damn, wish I had bought diesel Fiat now.

Costypop Wed 10-Apr-13 18:20:20

Sokda Fabia green line estate on short trips around 68mpg longer ones its been running at 84mpg and there is no tax!

SimoneDeBeaver Wed 10-Apr-13 18:24:19

55 plate Volvo XC70 diesel automatic, 40mpg

Dodge Journey 19
10 plate 2.0l CRD does me around 45mpg. Computer shows 38ish, but thats American gallons so I think Im right in adding 20%....

Husbands Audi R8 does 13mpg on a good day hmm

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