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  • Updated:9 Dec 2008
 

04.Comparing cars and fuel

Results table

 
Vehicle
Fuel type Fuel Use L/100km Fuel cost $/100 km CO2 kg/100 km Retail Price from $ Fuel cost $/100 km Fuel cost $/week
Toyota Prius Electric+Petrol 4.4 4.9 10.6 37,400 4.9 14.2
Smart Fortwo Petrol 4.7 5.3 11.2 19,990 5.3 15.2
Hyundai Getz Petrol 6.1 6.8 14.5 13,990 6.8 19.7
Volkswagen Golf Trendline Bio-diesel20 5.6 7.4 12.8 30,290 7.4 21.5
Volkswagen Golf Trendline Diesel 5.5 7.9 14.9 30,290 7.9 22.7
Toyota Corolla E10 7.5 8.2 16.8 20,990 8.2 23.8
Toyota Corolla Petrol 7.3 8.2 17.2 20,990 8.2 23.6
Ford FG Falcon G6 LPG (dedicated E-Gas) 14.9 9.4 24 41,390 9.4 27.1
Ford FG Falcon G6 Petrol 10.5 11.8 25.1 39,990 11.8 34
Kia Carnival Petrol 11 12.3 26.2 35,490 12.3 35.6
Nissan Patrol Bio-diesel20 10.9 14.6 24.6 58,990 14.6 42.1
Nissan Patrol Diesel 10.8 15.4 28.6 58,990 15.4 44.6
Nissan Patrol Petrol 17.2 19.3 40.8 61,990 19.3 55.6
 

Table notes

Vehicles are best performers for fuel economy within each vehicle model, listed as current models in the Green Vehicle guide as at 07/2008 (except the Ford Falcon, where the closest model to the dedicated E-gas option was chosen).

Retail prices are as at 08/2008 listed on manufacturer's websites.
Petrol and diesel costs calculated with the national average fuel price for the week ending 11/2008 from Australian Institute of Petroleum.
B20 price is the average price at 12/2008 from WA Fuelwatch.
LPG price is the major city average at 12/2008 from Motormouth.
E10 priced at 2.5c less than petrol – the average difference across major cities from Motormouth.

 

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