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Old 03-03-2015, 09:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 52.07 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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Love the Kei car styling.

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powered by Suzuki’s famous 660CC three-cylinder engine with a fuel consumption of 37 km/L
37 km/L = 87 mpg US = 2.7 L/100 km

Keep in mind, that rating is based on the Japanese fuel economy test cycle, which is famously optimistic.

For comparison, the current Toyota Prius liftback is rated at 89.4 mpg US on the Japanese system. In the U.S. it has a 50 mpg (21.3 km/L) combined EPA rating.

In that perspective, it kind of takes the wind out of the little Suzuki's sails. I'm not familiar enough with the Kei class of cars to know how the Alto compares to its direct competitors.
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