Although official and recent, WLTP certification cycles are still too optimistic. That is why, for more than forty years, “L’AM” has been launched. independent measurement cycles and, above all, close to real life, making them evolve according to changes in regulatory speeds. Undoubtedly, our data may be outdated for some of our readers because the driving style and use of each influence consumption. Thus, without intending to represent all types of drivers, these tests eliminate a maximum of variables. such as temperature, wind, traffic conditions, consumption of peripherals (heating / air conditioning, etc.) and our measurements, performed by a single person throughout the year, are reproduced identically to allow a comparison right between them.
An independent cycle and quite close to reality
Thus, regardless of the on-board computer, which is legally entitled to an error of more or less 5%, we only rely on ultra-precise flow meters mounted on the fuel system and perform all our cycles on the same route of the Montlhéry circuit. (91), free of all traffic. Heating, air conditioning and ventilation are also cut off. And, for hybrids, whose battery charge level influences consumption, we perform several blank cycles so that this charge is stabilized at the level corresponding to the use considered by our measurement protocol. (city, road, etc.). Finally, if our “city” cycle includes a part at 60 km / h – against the normal 50 km / h, or even lately 30 km – it is because many cities retain areas where it is allowed to travel at 70 km / h.
The 16 cars that currently consume less than 5l / 100 km in the city
If we measure all cars well in 3 different cycles, we have isolated for this maximum consumption only the city cycle. For information, we also give you the average of the 3 cycles, which is still instructive. Small and medium sized hybrids largely dominate this ranking and this is quite logical. Because it is in the city where its mechanics are most effective. If the small electric motors do not allow you to drive for a long time before the thermal intervention, this is perfectly adapted to the hectic driving in the urban environment where you often stop. The start-up phases, especially fuel-intensive, are mainly provided by electricity. In this little game, even a sober Audi A3 30TDI, the first 100% thermal model in this ranking, is relegated to the back of the pack. Hybridization requires only two gearboxes appear in the classification, with the Audi and Renault Clio diesel.
On the other hand, the good performance of the Renault Arkana and the Toyota RAV4 should be emphasized. which, despite their respective 1,480 and 1,682 kg checked on our scales, manage to stay frugal in the city.. Similarly, the plug-in hybrid Kia Niro, which measures an empty battery, is still extremely fuel efficient. A very good performance compared to other plug-ins whose gluttonous face we have already stressed once the “battery” has reached its minimum charge threshold.
|Classification||Vehicle||kind||Engine||City consumption||Average consumption|
|Classification1||VehicleToyota Yaris hybrid||kindcity car||EngineHybrid||City consumption3.6 l / 100 km||Average consumption4.6 l / 100 km|
|Classification2||VehicleHyundai Ioniq Hybrid Auto6||kindCompact||EngineHybrid||City consumption4 l / 100 km||Average consumption4.9 l / 100 km|
|Classification3||VehicleHonda Jazz 1.5 i-MMD e-CVT||kindcity car||EngineHybrid||City consumption4.1 l / 100 km||Average consumption5 l / 100 km|
|Classification4||VehicleToyota Yaris Cross 2WD||kindSmall SUV||EngineHybrid||City consumption4.3 l / 100 km||Average consumption5.5 l / 100 km|
|Classification5||VehicleRenault Clio 5 E-Tech Hybrid||kindcity car||EngineHybrid||City consumption4.4 l / 100 km||Average consumption5.1 l / 100 km|
|Classification5 draws||VehicleToyota Corolla 122 hp hybrid||kindCompact||EngineHybrid||City consumption4.4 l / 100 km||Average consumption5.5 l / 100 km|
|Classification7||VehicleToyota Corolla 2.0 hybrid||kindCompact||EngineHybrid||City consumption4.5 l / 100 km||Average consumption5.7 l / 100 km|
|Classification8||VehicleRenault Arkana E-Tech 145||kindCompact SUV||EngineHybrid||City consumption4.6 l / 100 km||Average consumption5.6 l / 100 km|
|Classification9||VehicleToyota Corolla TS Hybrid 180||kindCompact family||EngineHybrid||City consumption4.7 l / 100 km||Average consumption5.9 l / 100 km|
|Classification10||VehicleKia Niro Premium||kindCompact SUV||EngineHybrid||City consumption4.8 l / 100 km||Average consumption5.5 l / 100 km|
|Classification10 draws||VehicleRenault Captur E-Tech 145||kindSmall SUV||EngineHybrid||City consumption4.8 l / 100 km||Average consumption5.7 l / 100 km|
|Classification12||VehicleToyota RAV4 hybrid 2WD||kindFamily SUV||EngineHybrid||City consumption4.9 l / 100 km||Average consumption6 l / 100 km|
|Classification12 draws||VehicleAudi A3 Sportback 30 TDI||kindCompact||EngineDiesel||City consumption4.9 l / 100 km||Average consumption5 l / 100 km|
|Classification14||VehicleSuzuki Swace 1.8 hybrid CVT||kindCompact||EngineHybrid||City consumption5 l / 100 km||Average consumption5.8 l / 100 km|
|Classification14 draws||VehicleRenault Clio 1.5 dCi 100||kindcity car||EngineDiesel||City consumption5 l / 100 km||Average consumption5.1 l / 100 km|
|Classification14 draws||VehicleKia Niro plug-in hybrid||kindCompact SUV||EnginePHEV||City consumption5 l / 100 km||Average consumption5.3 l / 100 km|
Posted on 02/05/2022 Updated 02/05/2022 François Lemaur and the editorial staff