2018 BMW 530e: Fuel Economy Review + Fill Up Costs

We try out the all new BMW 530e plug-in hybrid to test out its fuel economy. Equipped with a 2.0L TwinTurbo 4-cylinder engine and a battery that provided 20km of range, the 530e provides fuel-free city commuting and fuel-efficient long distance driving (video below).

Expect to get 526 kilometers (327 miles) on a full tank of gas and 14 kilometers of driving on every liter of fuel. Filling up a full tank would cost $70 (CAD) in Toronto, Canada and $35 (USD) to fill up in Detroit, USA.


 

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

  • Tested fuel range:526km or 327 miles on a full tank
  • Fuel economy:11.5 kilometers per liter or 8.7L/100km
  • Fuel economy (mpg):27mpg

 

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS
CA $70 CAD @ $1.529/liter
Detroit USA: $35 USD @ $2.90/gallon

2020 Mazda CX-9 – Fuel Economy Review + Fill Up Costs

We try out the all new Mazda CX-9 to test out its fuel economy. Although it’s not the largest, the Mazda CX-9 might be one of the most fuel-efficient 7-passenger mid-size SUVs on the market, providing decent fuel economy in the city and on the highway (video below).

Expect to get 644 kilometers (400 miles) on a full tank of gas and 8.7 kilometers of driving on every liter of fuel. Filling up a full tank would cost $102.80 (CAD) in Toronto, Canada and $52.65 (USD) to fill up in Detroit, USA.


 

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

  • Tested fuel range:644km or 400 miles on a full tank
  • Fuel economy:8.7 kilometers per liter or 11.4L/100km
  • Fuel economy (mpg):20.4mpg

 

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS
CA $102.80 CAD @ $1.389/liter
Detroit USA: $52.65 USD @ $2.70/gallon

2020 MINI Countryman PHEV – Fuel Economy Review + Fill Up Costs

We try out the all new MINI Countryman PHEV to test out its fuel economy. Equipped with a fuel-efficient engine and a battery that provided 20km of range, the MINI Countryman PHEV provided decent fuel economy in the city and on the highway (video below).

Expect to get 526 kilometers (327 miles) on a full tank of gas and 14 kilometers of driving on every liter of fuel. Filling up a full tank would cost $54.68 (CAD) in Toronto, Canada and $27.55 (USD) to fill up in Detroit, USA.


 

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

  • Tested fuel range:526km or 327 miles on a full tank
  • Fuel economy:14 kilometers per liter or 7.1L/100km
  • Fuel economy (mpg):34mpg

 

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS
CA $54.68 CAD @ $1.519/liter
Detroit USA: $27.55 USD @ $2.90/gallon

2020 Honda Odyssey: Fuel Economy Review + Fill Up Costs

In this episode, we test drive the all-new Honda Odyssey. A popular choice among families, the Odyssey offers lots of space and technology innovations that set a new benchmark for the future of the minivan. Surprisingly, the Odyssey has managed to continue surviving even with the introduction of the equally spacious seven-passenger Pilot.

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Our test model featured a 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine coupled to a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. Horsepower and torque is rated at 280hp and 262 lb-ft respectively (watch the video for further details). Our real-world fuel range as-tested is 675km on a tank of fuel. For every one liter of fuel, we are able to drive 9.15 kilometers. Watch the video below for the complete review.

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After using up almost a full tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $41.07 for 36.3 liters of fuel at a fuel cost of $1.129/liter. At that fuel price, it would cost $83.32 to fill the Odyssey’s 73.8-liter fuel tank.

CLOSEST COMPETITORS
– Toyota Sienna
– KIA Sedona

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

  • Tested fuel range:675km on a full tank
  • Fuel economy (as shown):10.1L/100km
  • Fuel economy (mpg):23.2mpg
  • Distance per Liter of Fuel (as tested):9.15km or 21.5mpg

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS

  • Full tank: CAD $66.89 @ $1.079/liter (62 liters)
  • Cost per kilometer: $0.12/kilometer

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