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Fuel Economy Tests

Fuel Economy Tests (17)

2017 Lincoln MKX - Fuel Economy Review + Fill Up Costs

In this episode, we test out the fuel economy in the all-new 2017 Lincoln MKX. This mid-size luxury crossover is feature-packed with class-leading luxury amenities and state-of-the-art technology that rival its German and Japanese competitors.

Our tester was equipped with a 2.7-litre EcoBoost engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Our test yielded 140 kms on a half tank of gas and gave an average fuel economy of 16.5 L/100 km.

After using up our tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $26.59 for a half tank of gas at a fuel cost of $0.976/litre.

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

Tested fuel range: 140 kms on a half tank; 280 kms on a full tank

Fuel economy: 16.5 L/100 km

Fuel economy (mpg): 14.2 mpg

 

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS

CAD $26.59 @ $0.976/litre

 

AS-TESTED VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

2.7-litre V6

six-speed automatic

335 hp @ 5,500rpm

380 lb-ft @ 3,000rpm

All-wheel drive

2016 Ford Escape - Fuel Economy Review + Fill Up Costs

In this episode, we test out the fuel economy in the all-new 2016 Ford Escape. In the hyper-competitive compact SUV segment, the Escape is a key player with its powerful, yet efficient engine choices, ample space and innovative technology.

Our tester was equipped with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-scroll EcoBoost engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Our test yielded 504 kms on a tank of gas and gave a decent average fuel economy of 10.7L/100 km.

After using up our tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $41.55 at a fuel cost of $0.829/litre.

 

 

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

Tested fuel range: 504km on a full tank

Fuel economy: 10.7 L/100 km

Fuel economy (mpg): 22 mpg

 

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS

CAD $41.55 @ $0.829/liter

 

AS-TESTED VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

2.0-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost

six-speed automatic

245 hp @ 5,500rpm

275 lb-ft @ 3,300rpm

All-wheel drive

2017 Ford Focus - Fuel Economy Review + Fill Up Costs

In this episode, we test out the fuel economy in the all new 2017 Ford Focus. As a breadwinner in the Ford line-up, the Focus compares very well to its Japanese counterparts. Its key advantage is the amount of technology it packs, including the newly updated SYNC 3 infotainment system.

Our tester was equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Our test yielded 319 miles on a tank of gas and gave a decent average fuel economy of 30.6 miles per gallon.

After using up our tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $27.76 at a fuel cost of $2.33/gallon.

 

 

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

Tested fuel range: 319 miles on a full tank

Fuel economy: 7.7L/100km

Fuel economy (mpg): 30.6mpg

 

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS

CAD $27.76 @ $2.33/liter

 

AS-TESTED VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

2.0-litre 4-cylinder (DOHC)

6-speed Automatic

160 hp @ 6,500rpm

146 lb-ft @ 4,500rpm

Front-wheel drive

2017 Mazda6 - Fuel Economy Review + Fill Up Costs

In this episode, we test out the fuel economy in the all new 2017 Mazda6. Redesigned just in the past 3 years, the Mazda6 has already gone through a mid-cycle refresh featuring a revised front and rear appearance.

Our tester was equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. Our test yielded 336 km on a half tank of gas and gave a decent average fuel economy of 8.3L/100km.

After using up a half tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $32.51 at a fuel cost of $1.04/litre. At that rate, expect to spend around $65 for a full tank of gas.

 

 

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

Tested fuel range: 336 km on a half tank

Tested fuel range: 673 km on a full tank

Fuel economy: 8.3L/100km

Fuel economy (mpg): 28.3mpg

 

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS

CAD $65 @ $1.04/litre

 

AS-TESTED VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

2.5-litre 4-cylinder (DOHC)

6-speed Manual

184 hp @ 5,700rpm

185 lb-ft @ 3,250rpm

Front-wheel drive

2016 Mazda3 - Fuel Economy Review

In this episode, we test out the fuel economy in the all new 2016 Mazda3. Redesigned just two years back the Mazda3 has traded its cheerful design for a sporty aggressive appearance.

Our tester was equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is more powerful and less efficient compared to the base 2.0-liter engine. Our test yielded 274 km on a half tank of gas and gave a decent average fuel economy of 9.9L/100km.

After using up a half tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $28.95 at a fuel cost of $1.01/litre. At that rate, expect to spend around $58 for a full tank of gas.

 

 

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

Tested fuel range: 274 km on a half tank

Tested fuel range: 548km on a full tank

Fuel economy: 9.9L/100km

Fuel economy (mpg): 23mpg

 

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS

CAD $58 @ $1.01/litre

 

AS-TESTED VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

2.5-litre 4-cylinder (DOHC)

6-speed Manual

184 hp @ 5,700rpm

185 lb-ft @ 3,250rpm

Front-wheel drive

2016 Nissan Murano - Fuel Economy Review

In this episode, we test out the fuel economy in the all new 2016 Nissan Murano. Featuring one of the most dramatic redesigns we've seen in this segment, the Murano certainly stands out from the competition. Although only slightly larger than the cheaper Rogue, the Murano is a premium Nissan offering with more power output from a larger engine. Similar to other Nissans however, the Murano features a similar CVT transmission that yields decent fuel economy numbers.

Our tester was equipped with a 3.5-litre 6-cylinder engine. Our test yielded 671 km on a full tank of gas and gave a fuel economy rating of 10.4L/100km.

After using up a half tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $60 at a fuel cost of $0.99/liter.

 

 

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

Tested fuel range: 671km per full tank

Fuel economy: 10.4L/100km

Fuel economy (mpg): 22.4mpg

 

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS

CAD $60 @ $0.99/liter

 

AS-TESTED VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

3.5-litre 6-cylinder (DOHC)

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

260hp @ 6,000rpm

240lb-ft @ 4,400rpm

All-wheel drive

 

 

2017 Ford Explorer - Fuel Economy Review + Fill Up Costs

In this episode, we test out the fuel economy in the all new 2016 Ford Explorer. Sporting a 3.5-litre Ecoboost V6 engine, the Explorer has plenty of power to pull its weight.

Our tester was equipped with a 3.5-litre V6 Ecoboost engine. Our tests yielded 196.8km on a half tank of gas and gave a fuel economy of 16.2L/100km.

After using up a half tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $36.75 at a fuel cost of $1.046/liter. At that rate, expect to spend around $50 for a full tank of gas.

 

 

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

Tested fuel range: 196.8km on a half tank

Tested fuel range: 392km on a full tank

Fuel economy: 16.2L/100km

Fuel economy (mpg): 14.5mpg

 

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS

CAD $72 @ $1.046/liter

 

AS-TESTED VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

3.5-litre V6 Ecoboost

6-speed Automatic

365hp @ 5,500rpm / 350lb-ft @ 3,500rpm

All-wheel drive

 

 

2016 Jeep Renegade - Fuel Economy Review + Fill Up Costs

In this episode, we test out the fuel economy in the all new 2016 Jeep Renegade. Sporting a compact form factor, and a rugged four wheel drivetrain, the Renegade seems to be in a category of its own.

Our tester was equipped with a 2.4-litre 4-cylinder engine. Our tests yielded 211km on a half tank of gas and gave a decent average fuel economy of 10.8L/100km.

After using up a half tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $24.87 at a fuel cost of $1.02/liter. At that rate, expect to spend around $50 for a full tank of gas.

 

 

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

Tested fuel range: 211km on a half tank

Tested fuel range: 422km on a full tank

Fuel economy: 10.8L/100km

Fuel economy (mpg): 21.8mpg

 

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS

CAD $50 @ $1.02/liter

 

AS-TESTED VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

2.4-litre 4-cylinder

9-speed Automatic

180hp @ 6,400rpm / 175lb-ft @ 3,900rpm

Four-wheel drive

 

 

2016 Toyota Yaris Sedan - Fuel Economy Review

In this episode, we test out the fuel economy in the all new 2016 Toyota Yaris Sedan. Drawing platform similarities from the Mazda 2 (not sold in Canada), the Yaris offers a peppy driving experience with impressive fuel economy numbers.

Our tester was equipped with a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine. Our tests yielded 262km on a half tank of gas and gave a decent average fuel economy of 6.4L/100km.

After using up a half tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $24.72 at a fuel cost of $1.02/liter. At that rate, expect to spend around $50 for a full tank of gas.

 

 

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

Tested fuel range: 262km on a half tank

Tested fuel range: 524km on a full tank

Fuel economy: 6.4L/100km

Fuel economy (mpg): 36mpg

 

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS

CAD $50 @ $1.02/liter

 

AS-TESTED VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

1.5-litre 4-cylinder (DOHC)

4-speed Automatic

106hp @ 6,000rpm

Front wheel drive

 

 

2016 Jeep Wrangler - Fuel Economy Review + Fill Up Costs

In this episode, we test drive the all new 2016 Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler is one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road today, and quite possibly the most affordable off-roader in the North American market.

Our test model was equipped with a 3.6-litre 6-cylinder engine, which provided enough pep and power for a vehicle of this size. Our tests yielded 288km on a half tank of gas and gave a decent average fuel economy of 13.9L/100km.

After using up a half tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $38.08 at a fuel cost of $0.94/liter. At that rate, expect to spend around $76 for a full tank of gas.

 

 

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

Tested fuel range: 586km on a full tank

Fuel economy: 13.9L/100km

Fuel economy (mpg): 18mpg

 

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS

CAD $38.08 for half tank at @94.6/liter
CAD $76 @ $0.94/liter

 

AS-TESTED VEHICLE SPECIFICATIONS

3.6-litre 6-cylinder (VVT)

5-speed Automatic

285hp @ 6,400rpm

Four wheel drive

 

 

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