How much litre of petrol does a 2000cc car consume per kilometer? It will consume around 10–14 Liter/100 km in very urban city, while 8–9 Litre/100 km in the highway due to CVT transmission and front wheel drive.
Before buying a car, many drivers pay attention to consumption rates for a given model of a car, among other things. The larger the consumption, the more one will have to spend on fuel. Would you like to check how much fuel per 100 kilometres of driving the car you already have or are interested in buying consumes? You can do it in a number of ways.
What is fuel consumption
Fuel consumption is one of the most significant factors affecting the costs of operating a car in a given time. It is presented in litres per 100 kilometres driven in a car. Therefore, if you know the price of gasoline, diesel fuel or natural gas, you can calculate how much you will pay on average for driving a given distance.
However, fuel consumption is different when driving in city traffic and different on long trips, so the value is averaged. Still, such data is very useful when buying a car. Average fuel consumption allows calculating the costs of operating a car (e.g. in a monthly or yearly perspective), and then comparing it with a different model. It is worth knowing that differences between some cars can range from a few hundred to a few thousand zloty a year.
Does the data provided by the car manufacturer suffice to calculate fuel consumption
Car manufactures publish information on fuel consumption on their websites. This way, you do not need to calculate the consumption level on your own. However, in most cases, it only applies to new models. A problem may arise when you are interested in an older car: then, it may be necessary to contact a representative of the car manufacturer.
Furthermore, fuel consumption data is provided based on tests which are usually carried out under very specific conditions before the car is put on sale. As a result, their basic goal is to study the amount of harmful substances emitted to the environment rather than estimate the costs of operation.
How the manufacturer’s data can differ from real fuel consumption? For instance, on its website, Volkswagen claims that the Tiguan with a diesel engine consumes from 5.1 to 10.1 l per 100 km. And there is nothing strange about this, since, as we have mentioned, a car may consume less fuel in city traffic and more fuel on long routes. And so, it is a good idea to not only accept the information provided by the manufacturer, but also to calculate the costs of operating the car in relation to your individual driving style and pattern.
How to make use of fuel consumption reports
Fuel consumption is a popular topic; therefore, the industry quite often updates reports to include new models available in the offers of car manufacturers. Such rankings constitute yet another source that allows finding information on fuel consumption of a given car without a need to calculate it on your own. Below, we present examples of data from autocentrum.pl.