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2017 KIA Sportage: Fuel Economy Review + Fill Up Costs

In this episode, we test drive the all new 2017 KIA Sportage. For a compact sports utility, the Sportage offers a bold exterior design coupled with an elegant, stylish interior.

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Our test model featured the upgraded 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine and an all-wheel drive system. Horsepower and torque is rated at 237hp and 260 lb-ft respectively (watch the video for further details). The Sportage is also offered with a base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Our real-world fuel range as-tested is 534km on a tank of gas and we achieved an average fuel economy of 10.4L/100km (as shown). 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 $34.23 for 31.7 liters of fuel at a fuel cost of $1.079/liter. At that fuel price, it would cost $66.89 to fill the Sportage’s 62-liter fuel tank.

CLOSEST COMPETITORS
– Honda CR-V
– Toyota RAV4
– Ford Escape
– Chevrolet Equinox
– GMC Terrain
– Nissan Rogue
– Jeep Cherokee
– Subaru Forester
– Mazda CX-5
– Mitsubishi Outlander

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REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

  • Tested fuel range:534km on a full tank
  • Fuel economy (as shown):10.4L/100km
  • Fuel economy (mpg):22.6mpg
  • Distance per Liter of Fuel (as tested):8.6km or 20.2mpg

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS

  • Full tank: CAD $66.89 @ $1.079/liter (62 liters)
  • Cost per kilometer: $0.09/kilometer

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 Chevrolet Malibu – Fuel Economy Review

In this episode, we test drive the all new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. The Malibu comes standard with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine capable of generating 163hp (@5700rpm) and 250lb-ft (@2500-3500rpm), which is the model we tested. Also available is a 2.0-liter 250 hp 4-cylinder turbo and a 1.8-liter hybrid powertrain.

Our test model was the well-equipped LS trim, with an impressive array of features. The 1.5-litre turbo provided a peppy driving experience and decent fuel economy. Our tests yielded 490km on tank of gas and gave us an impressive average fuel economy of 8.0L/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
– Honda Accord
– Toyota Camry
– Nissan Altima
– Ford Fusion

REAL WORLD TEST RESULTS

  • Tested fuel range:490km on a full tank
  • Fuel economy:8.0L/100km
  • Fuel economy (mpg):29.4mpg

REAL WORLD FILL UP COSTS
CAD $48 @ $1.08/liter