Honda’s 1.6 liter i-DTEC engine proves its economy worth once more, this time in a CR-V crossover, as it records an incredible 77.86 mpg in an independent economy test on UK roads. To put that in perspective, the car’s quoted fuel consumption figure is 62.8 mpg.
In the test, the Honda CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC covered a distance of 509.5 miles on a variety of roads and conditions and at speeds which represent real-world driving, going through 29.75 litres (6.544 gallons) of fuel.
The same engine in the Civic recorded an astonishing 84.87 mpg in this year’s MPG Marathon.
Of course with such amazing economy you can’t really expect much in the way of performance. The CR-V i-DTEC has 120PS and 300Nm of torque – not very impressive numbers. But nobody who buys cars like this exepcts the last word in speed and performance. They want great fuel economy and a big boot. And with a range of 800 miles on a single tank of fuel and up to 1,669 litres of luggage capacity, the CR-V doesn’t disappoint.
What’s more, with CO2 emissions as low as 119g/km, the CR-V 1.6 i-DTEC qualifies for £0 road tax for the first year and as low as £30 annual road tax thereafter.