Civic is tops for economy

Consumer Magazine ‘What Car?’ have compiled a list of the top performing cars in their rigorous ‘True MPG’ Road Tests for 2013. The most fuel efficient tested last year was the Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC diesel.

Consumer Magazine ‘What Car?’ have compiled a list of the top performing cars in their rigorous ‘True MPG’ Road Tests for 2013. The most fuel efficient tested last year was the Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC diesel.

The unique fuel economy tests conducted by What Car? are unlike the official government figures in that they are generated from real-world driving. Official fuel consumption figures are generated in laboratories which do not consider the impact of traffic, weather and other real-world factors which influence fuel consumption.

Under the What Car? tests, the Civic returned the highest real-world economy figure of any car tested in 2013, with a winning result of 4.25l/100km, the equivalent of almost 67mpg. The Civic took the top spot ahead of many smaller, and even hybrid vehicles.

Emmet Kavanagh, marketing manager at Universal Honda said they were delighted with the results as they confirm that the new 1.6 i-DTEC diesel engine is a real-world leader in fuel economy.

The Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC offers a class-leading combination of fuel economy and performance – emitting only 94 g/km of CO2 with a powerful 120PS. The engine is the first to be launched in Europe under Honda’s flagship Earth Dreams Technology environmental programme.

The Honda Civic range starts from €21,895.