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2017 Chevrolet Colorado – Fuel Economy + Fill Up Costs

In this episode, we test drive the all new 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. The compact pick-up truck segment has seen some real innovation lately with Toyota, GM, Ford, and Honda all releasing sporty soft-roaders that, despite their size, aren’t afraid to rough it out. Launched alongside the GMC Canyon, Chevy’s Colorado offers performance and capability that its trucks are known for – in a compact package.Output is rated at 308hp (@6,600rpm) and 275lb-ft (@4,000rpm).

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Our test model was equipped with a four-wheel drivetrain. The Colorado is also offered with an efficient 2.8-liter 4-cylinder diesel. Our real-world fuel range as-tested is 538km on a tank of gas and we achieved an average fuel economy of 13.8L/100km.

After using up a half tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $64.02 at a fuel cost of $1.07/liter.


CLOSEST COMPETITORS
– Toyota Tacoma
– Honda Ridgeline
– Ford Ranger (global markets)
– GMC Canyon (internal competitor)

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REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

  • Tested fuel range: 538km on a full tank
  • Fuel economy: 13.8L/100km
  • Fuel economy (mpg): 17mpg
  • Distance per Liter of Fuel: 6.77km

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS

  • Full tank: CAD $64.02 @ $1.07/liter (59 liters)
  • Cost per kilometer: $0.158/kilometer

2017 Infiniti QX30 – Fuel Economy Review

In this episode, we test drive the all new 2017 Infiniti QX30. Infiniti rejuvenates its crossover line-up with its smallest offering, blending the brand’s striking design language with compact yet spacious interiors. Our tester was equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine capable of generating 208 horsepower (@5,500rpm) and 258 lb-ft of torque.

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With its compact dimensions and small yet powerful engine, the QX30 achieved excellent fuel economy numbers in our test. Our test vehicle yielded 660km on a tank of gas and gave us an average fuel economy of 7.7L/100km. With these numbers, the QX30 might be one of the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered luxury vehicles on the road today. The fact that it is an all-wheel drive equipped crossover makes it all the more impressive.

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After using up almost a full tank of gas, we were able to fill it back up for $64.52 at a fuel cost of $1.23/liter.


CLOSEST COMPETITORS
– Audi Q3
– Mercedes GLA
– BMW X1
– Porsche Macan
– Lincoln MKC

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

  • Initially estimated fuel range: 463km or 288miles on a full tank
  • Actual fuel range (as-tested): 660km or 410miles on a full tank
  • Fuel economy: 7.7L/100km or or 30.5MPG
  • Distance per liter of fuel: 12.1km
  • Cost per kilometer:10.2 cents @$1.23/liter (CAD)
  • Cost of a full tank: $64.52 @ $1.23/liter (CAD)

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 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