VW Golf revealed as the car to deliver best fuel economy in ‘real world’ driving test
The Volkswagen Golf SV 2.0 TDI has been revealed as the car that delivers more accurate mpg figures in ‘real world’ driving conditions. The car testing was conducted by What Car?, Britain’s one of the best car buyer’s guide.
The Golf SV 2.0 TDI has got 83% of its claimed fuel consumption, which is 58.9mpg. This mark is even ahead of the BMW 218d Active Tourer, which consumes 81.6% of fuel and offer 56.2mpg of ‘true’ mpg figure.
Tests were conducted on nine latest vehicles and the car that delivers the least economy is the Volvo V40 2.0 T5 R-Design. This vehicle presents a capacity of delivering just 67.9% of its claimed 47.9mpg. Thereby, the car achieves mere 32.5mpg.
‘True mpg’, which was launched two years ago by What Car? and since then the company has tested almost 400 cars in ‘real-world’ conditions. The company has, in fact, has achieved economy figures, which are 19% lower (on average) than the Government figures.
The company stated that the official figures are attained under laboratory conditions and cannot be replicated in the real world.
According to Jim Holder, editor of What Car?, “What Car?’s ‘True mpg’ test figures are genuinely reliable and achievable. Drivers, unfortunately, cannot trust the Government-sanctioned data because the tests are carried out in a laboratory. ‘True mpg’ data is calculated by experienced engineers, who drive the test vehicles over a variety of real roads, including motorway, A and B roads and through towns and villages”.
He further said, “However, most buyers consider fuel consumption to be among the most important attributes of a car; that is why motorists should visit the website to check how well the car they intend to buy really performs.”