What to choose and what to buy when looking for a Vehicle? Fuel consumption is essential when making the decision and being able to make the correct purchase. Of course there are other variants that we must take into account because not all customers seek the same, but this time we will focus on the consumption of cars so that you can have a perspective according to your needs.
These days, vehicle manufacturers are generally betting heavily on electrification to reduce their average CO₂ emissions. Year after year the supply and demand for electric cars and plug-in hybrids increases. These types of cars are chosen, not only because their consumption is lower, but also because they pollute less.
What many people still do not know is that there are internal combustion cars on the market that emit CO₂ emissions of less than 100 g / km. This is good news for the environment and for customers who do not have the means to purchase a car with the mentioned characteristics.
Besides electric or hybrid cars, what other option to choose? Diesel or Gasoline?
It is not about making differences, both types of cars have their advantages and disadvantages and it is useless to create a debate about them since finally the final conclusion would be the same: you must buy the most suitable car for each case, there is no global concept .
The comparison regarding pollution between these types of fuel began in the 90s and since then it has been a point of disagreement and permanent debate between users and. Experts continue to point out that diesel continues to offer some advantages over other fuels. But even so, deciding what is better to buy is not an easy task. With the passage of time, the differences in terms of pollution between the two become blurred as the new gasoline cars have changed their technology to offer extraordinary quality.
Main Advantages of gasoline cars
*The vehicle's power rises when revs rise.
*Lower consumptions in latest-generation, low-displacement engines
* Quieter engines.
*Good driving sensations.
*Reduction of breakdowns by having a simpler and smaller type of engine.
*Emissions of NOx and particles very controlled with the new technologies in modern cars.
*It is the best engine for sports driving cars.
*It is a more convenient engine for cars with little use and few kilometers per year.
*It is a convenient engine in simple and cheap cars.
Disadvantages of gasoline cars
*More expensive fuel.
*Engines consume more than diesel.
*Engines less recommended than diesel to make many trips a year.
*Consumption becomes very high in large and heavy cars.
*Not recommended in case of doing many kilometers a year.
*They begin to bring a particle filter in the exhaust to exceed the regulations.
*Worse engine in the urban environment (considering only energy consumption and not the purchase price).
*Not recommended for normal towing.
*Highly flammable fuel.
Advantages of diesel cars
* Fuel cheaper and of better quality than gasoline.
* Consumption less than gasoline and also more efficient.
* Effortless acceleration sensation.
* Great levels of Torque
* Engines are better for traveling often.
* Lower CO2 emission than gasoline.
* Its engines are more suitable in large SUV, 4 × 4 or heavy cars.
* Excellent engine for off-road vehicles.
* Better engine for towing and loaded driving.
Disadvantages of diesel cars
* Smell left on hands when refueling.
* It is an oily and dirty fuel if spilled.
* These are engines with little power at high rpm.
* Higher NOx emissions.
* Has unsportsmanlike handling sensations.
* Bigger engine and with more systems that can cause problems.
* Various sounds and vibrations in three and four cylinder engines.
* Not very interesting for light and urban cars.
Having seen all this, we are now in a position to show you a list that indicates (at least initially) which are the cars with the lowest consumption on the market so that you can buy yours without problems and with information in hand.
Looking at the manufacturers' data, we can indicate that these are the 10 vehicles with the lowest consumption:
1 - Suzuki Ignis 1.2 Mild Hybrid: it is a small car which leads to an average consumption of 5.2 l / 100 km (in its 4x2 version).
2 - Dacia Sandero Blue dCi: we are talking about a practical car with a combined average consumption of 4.5 l / 100 km.
3 - Toyota Corolla: in its access version with a 1.8 engine it has a combined average consumption of 4.5 l / 100 km.
4 - Lexus UX 250h 4x2 Eco: in its 2.0 Lexus Hybrid Drive version it shows a combined average consumption of 4 l / 100 km.
5 - Renault Clio Blue dCi: in its diesel version it has a combined average consumption of 3.9 l / 100 km.
6 - Lexus CT 200h Eco: its hybrid system proves to be a success in terms of average consumption and emissions, as it is in this position with 4.8 l / 100 km on average.
7 - Suzuki Celerio: it is a modern and economical citycar that homologates 4.8 l / 100km.
8 - Kia Niro 1.6 HEV: the electric version is the best and most famous but in its normal version this car can reach a combined average consumption of 4 l / 100 km.
9 - Toyota C-HR Hybrid: this modern Toyota certifies an average consumption of 4.7 l / 100 km.
10 - Opel Corsa 1.5D: it is a well-known car (especially in South America), not only for being a cheap car but also easy to maintain and low consumption, homologous in this new generation an average consumption of 4 l / 100 km.
As you may have seen, the proposals are many. It is important to obtain the necessary information on each of the vehicles, which will help you make the most fair and convenient decision when buying your new car.
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P.D: The values obtained in this publication were shared by the manufacturers in their specifications. The actual consumption will depend on the conditions of the place where the vehicle is used and the driving conditions of each driver.