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2016 Nissan Altima – Fuel Economy Review

In this episode, we test drive the all new 2016 Nissan Altima. The Altima comes standard with a 2.5-liter engine capable of generating 179hp (@6000rpm) and 177lb-ft (@4000rpm), which is the model we tested. Also available is a 3.5-liter 270hp 6-cylinder that generates 270hp and 251lb-ft of torque.

Our test model was the well-equipped SL trim, with an impressive array of features. The 2.5-liter provided some good power and above average fuel economy. Our tests yielded 768km on tank of gas and gave us an impressive average fuel economy of 9.0L/100km.

After using up a half tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $37.82 at a fuel cost of $1.05/liter.


CLOSEST COMPETITORS
– Honda Accord
– Toyota Camry
-Chevrolet Malibu
– Ford Fusion

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

  • Tested fuel range:768km on a full tank
  • Fuel economy:9.0L/100km
  • Fuel economy (mpg):26.4mpg

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS
Half tank: CAD $37.82 @ 1.05/liter
Full tank: CAD $75 @ $1.05/liter

2016 Honda Civic Coupe – Fuel Economy Review

In this episode, we test drive the all new 2016 Honda Civic Coupe. New for this year is a choice of two engines – a 2-liter base engine and a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine capable of generating 174hp (@6000rpm) and 162lb-ft (@1700-5500rpm) respectively.

Our test model was equipped with the turbo engine, which provided a peppy driving experience and very good fuel economy. Our tests yielded 453km on tank of gas and gave us an impressive average fuel economy of 7.8L/100km.

After using up a tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $44.44 at a fuel cost of $1.05/liter.


CLOSEST COMPETITORS
– Hyundai Elantra Coupe
– KIA Forte Koup
– Scion TC

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

  • Tested fuel range:453km on a full tank
  • Fuel economy:7.8L/100km
  • Fuel economy (mpg):28mpg

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS
CAD $44.44 @ $1.05/liter

2016 Nissan Sentra – Fuel Economy Review

In this episode, we test drive the all new 2016 Nissan Sentra. With its standard CVT transmission and small engine, the Sentra might be one of the most fuel efficient compacts on North American roads.Our tester was equipped with a 1.8-liter engine capable of generating 130hp (@6000rpm) and 128lb-ft (@3,600rpm). While this is the only engine choice, a turbocharged Sentra is expected to enter the market sometime next year.

Our test model was the well-equipped SL trim, with an impressive array of features. The 1.8-liter was a decent performer and provided excellent fuel economy. Our test yielded 576km on tank of gas and gave us an average fuel economy of 6.9L/100km.

After using up a half tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $44.07at a fuel cost of $1.01/liter.


CLOSEST COMPETITORS
– HondaCivic
– Toyota Corolla
-ChevroletCruze
– Ford Focus
– Mitsubishi Lancer

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

  • Tested fuel range:576km on a full tank
  • Fuel economy:6.9L/100km
  • Fuel economy (mpg):34mpg

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS
Full tank: CAD $44.07 @ $1.01/liter

2016 Lincoln MKC – Fuel Economy Review

In this episode, we test drive the all new 2016 Lincoln MKC. The MKC is Lincoln’s first entry into the luxury compact SUV segment.

Our test model was equipped with a 2.3-litre Ecoboost turbo engine, which provided a peppy driving experience and decent fuel economy. Keep in mind that unlike its competitors, it doesn’t require premium 91 octane fuel, and performs well with just the base 87-octane grade we tested. Our tests yielded 180km on a half tank of gas and gave a decent average fuel economy of 12.9L/100km.

After using up a half tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $23.73 at a fuel cost of $90.9/liter. At that rate, expect to spend around $48 for a full tank of gas.


 

CLOSEST COMPETITORS
– Lexus NX
– Acura MDX
– Cadillac SRX / Cadillac XT5
– Mercedes GLA / GLK
– BMW X1 / X3
– Audi Q3 / Q5

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

  • Tested fuel range:525km on a full tank
  • Fuel economy:12.9L/100km
  • Fuel economy (mpg):18mpg

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS
CAD $48 @ $90.9/liter