VW Passat as efficient as Axia? Top 5 cars tested with lowest fuel consumption - WapCar Ratings

Shaun · Apr 15, 2021 04:00 PM

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At WapCar.my, we put every car through the scrutiny of Ratings tests. Every aspect such as driving performance, fuel consumption, or even price and maintenance are evaluated accordingly. To date, we have sampled well over 40 cars and you can check out the full Ratings list here.

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In this article, we'll go through the top 5 cars with the lowest fuel consumption during our tests.

Before we start, do note that our method of testing relies on the fuel station’s pump, which in turn relies on pressure and vacuum to click. Hence some variation in ambient temperature or calibration that causes inaccuracies may have occurred.

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That being said, we try our best to minimize variables by visiting the same exact fuel station and fuel pump during refuel. On top of that, all tyres are always inflated according to the manufacturer’s specification, air conditioning is always on, and driving behaviour is as per nomal driver.

With that out of the way, let's begin.

5. Perodua Axia 1.0 AV, fuel consumption tested at 6.5-litre/100 km

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As expected from the Axia's small displacement engine, fuel consumption is relatively low. After driving for 113.3 km and refuelling 7.323 litres, a calculated fuel consumption of 6.5-litre/100 km was obtained.

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The onboard trip computer displayed an average of 6.2-litre/100 km, which is fairly close to the actual figure.

Also read: Ratings: 2019 Perodua Axia 1.0 AV - Saves on fuel, but it could be better

4. Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI, fuel consumption tested at 6.5-litre/100 km

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This is perhaps the biggest surprise here, a D-segment sedan capable of sipping as little fuel as a Perodua Axia.

After completing a 78 km journey broken down to 70% highway and 30% city driving, the amount of fuel required to brim the tank is 5.1 litres, which gives a calculated figure of 6.5-litre/100 km.

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Curiously, the trip computer showed 7.5-litre/100 km.

Also read: Ratings: 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI Elegance - Good score in fuel consumption, 186 pts overall

3. Honda City 1.5L V, fuel consumption tested at 6.3-litre/100 km

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Two fuel consumption tests were conducted with the first returning 7.2-litre/100 km from a 102.3 km trip and refuelling 7.38 litres. The second test resulted in 5.3-litre/100 km from a 97.1 km trip and refuelling 5.19 litres.

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Without disregarding both results, an average fuel consumption of 6.3-litre/100 km is calculated.

Also read: Ratings: 2020 Honda City 1.5 L V - No AEB, but fuel efficient and practical

2. Mazda 2 1.5 Hatchback, fuel consumption tested at 6.2-litre/100 km

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After a 93.9 km journey broken down to about 40% city and 60% highway, we’ve used 5.82 litres of fuel which translates to 6.2-litre/100 km.

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The trip computer showed an average of 7.2-litre/100 km.

Also read: Ratings: 2020 Mazda 2 1.5 Hatchback - Good grade in Driving Performance, 165/170 overall

1. Nissan Almera 1.0L Turbo, fuel consumption tested at 5.8-litre/100 km

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Similarly to the Honda City, we’ve conducted the fuel consumption test twice on the Nissan Almera.

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Fuel consumption result from one test. After several tests, a figure of 5.8-litre/100km was obtained.

From the two tests, an average result of 5.8-litre/100 km was obtained.

Also read: Ratings: 2020 Nissan Almera 1.0L Turbo VLT - More fuel efficient than an Axia?

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And there we have it, the current list of cars we've tested with the lowest fuel consumption thus far. Ideally, all cars would have multiple fuel consumption tests like the Honda City and Nissan Almera for a more consistent and reliable result. But unfortunately, time and resources are limited so we worked with what we had.

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Do you own a car that averages lower fuel consumption than these cars? Let us know in the comment section below.

WapCar's most fuel-efficient cars tested to date:

  1. 2020 Nissan Almera 1.0 VLT - 5.8-litre/100 km
  2. 2020 Mazda 2 1.5L - 6.2-litre/100 km
  3. 2020 Honda City 1.5L V - 6.3-litre/100 km
  4. 2020 Vollkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI Elegance - 6.5-litre/100 km
  5. 2019 Perodua Axia 1.0 AV - 6.5-litre/100 km
  6. 2020 Toyota Vios 1.5G - 6.5-litre/100 km
  7. 2019 Honda Jazz 1.5L V - 6.7-litre/100 km
  8. 2019 Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P 2WD - 7.0-litre/100 km
  9. 2019 Toyota Yaris 1.5G - 7.0-litre/100 km
  10. 2019 Mazda 3 Sedan 2.0 High - 7.6-litre/100 km

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