2016 DOE fuel economy run yields high results

2016 DOE fuel economy run yields high results image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Marcus De Guzman | posted June 15, 2016 08:24

Isuzu D-Max, Suzuki Celerio crowned as most fuel efficient models

The results from the 2016 Euro 4 Fuel Economy Run are in, with Isuzu and Suzuki taking top spot in the diesel- and gasoline-powered categories respectively.

With an average fuel consumption of 38.46 km/l, the Isuzu D-Max LS 4x2 M/T took the crown as the most fuel efficient turbo-diesel with its 3.0-liter inline-four. On the other hand, the Suzuki Celerio with its 1.0-liter inline-three and CVT edged out the other gasoline competitors with a 29.14 km/l average.

The Suzuki Celerio 1.0 CVT gets the highest fuel economy rating in the gasoline category

Other diesel contenders that were able to achieve admirable fuel efficient figures include:

  • Volkswagen – Jetta 2.0 TDI M/T – 28.08 km/l
  • Peugeot – 301 1.6 HDI M/T – 29.35 km/l
  • Hyundai – Accent 1.6 CRDi M/T Sedan – 29.41 km/l
  • Audi – A3 2.0 TDI A/T – 28.46 km/l
  • Toyota – Innova 2.8G A/T – 25.25 km/l

Over to gasoline, here are the other models that managed to rack up high fuel economy numbers:

  • Mazda – 2 V A/T – 26.72 km/l
  • Honda – Jazz 1.5 VX CVT – 28.60 km/l
  • Hyundai – Elantra 1.6 M/T – 27.83 km/l
  • Mitsubishi – Mirage 1.2 GLS CVT – 27.05 km/l
  • Nissan – Sylphy 1.6 M/T – 24.18 km/l

As a whole, 27 out of the 38 gasoline vehicles (71%) were able to return over 20 km/l. On the other hand, 21 out of the 32 diesel-fed cars (66%) mustered over 20 km/l.

Suzuki Philippines receiving the rewards and plaques

Below are the full results from the 22 brands that took part in the 2016 DOE Euro 4 Fuel Eco Run.


Asianbrands Motors Corporation (Mahindra) Mahindra 4x2 Xylo Diesel MPV 2.2L RWD 5MT 20.26
Mahindra 4x4 Enforcer DC Diesel Pick up 2.5L 4WD 5MT 17.28
Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc. Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI Diesel Sedan 2.0L FWD 5MT 28.08
Bayan Automotive Industries Corporation BAIC MZ40 Gasoline Mini Van 1.2L RWD 5MT 14.54
BAIC A113 Gasoline Sedan 1.3L FWD 5MT 18.58
BAIC M20 Gasoline MPV 1.5L RWD 5MT 15.48
Berjaya Auto Philippines Mazda Mazda 2 V Gasoline Sedan 1.5L FWD 6AT 26.72
Mazda Mazda 2 R Gasoline Sedan 1.5L FWD 6AT 25.95
British United Automobiles, Inc. Mini Cooper 3 DOOR HATCH Gasoline Hatchback 1.5L FWD 6AT 21.59
The Covenant Car Company, Inc. Chevrolet Sail Gasoline Sedan 1.5L FWD 4AT 18.26
Columbian Autocar Corporation Kia Picanto Gasoline Hatchback 1.2L FWD 4AT 19.55
Kia RIO (4DR) Gasoline Sedan 1.4L FWD 4AT 17.41
Kia Forte (4DR) Gasoline Sedan 1.6L FWD 6AT 16.65
Kia Soul Diesel SUV 1.6L FWD 7AT 23.28
Kia Forte (Koup 2 DR) Gasoline Sedan 2.0L FWD 6AT 20.62
Kia Sportage Diesel SUV 2.0L AWD 6AT 21.31
Kia Carnival Diesel Mini Van 2.2L FWD 6AT 19.20
Kia Sorento Diesel SUV 2.2L AWD 6AT 21.67
Eurobrands Distributor, Inc. Peugeot 301 Diesel Sedan 1.6L FWD 6MT 29.35
Peugeot Expert TEPEE Diesel Van 2.0L FWD 6AT 17.95
Ford Group Philippines Ford Fiesta 1.0L Sport+ Gasoline Hatchback 1.0L FWD 6AT 23.39
Ford Focus 1.5L Sport Gasoline Hatchback 1.5L FWD 6AT 19.20
Foton Motor Philippines, Inc. Foton Toplander 4x2 Diesel SUV 2.8L RWD 5MT 16.07
Foton Toplander 4x4 Diesel SUV 2.8L 4WD 5MT 14.81
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. Honda Brio 1.3 S AT Gasoline Hatchback 1.3L FWD 5AT 24.78
Honda Brio Amaze 1.3 V AT Gasoline Sedan 1.3L FWD 5AT 23.77
Honda Jazz 1.5 VX CVT Gasoline Hatchback 1.5L FWD CVT 28.60
Honda Mobilio 1.5 V CVT Gasoline MPV 1.5L FWD CVT 24.69
Honda Civic 1.5 RS Gasoline Sedan 1.5L FWD CVT 27.56
Honda City 1.5 E CVT Gasoline Sedan 1.5L FWD CVT 26.02
Honda HR-V 1.8 E CVT Gasoline Hatchback 1.8L FWD CVT 24.82
Honda CR-V 2.0 S AT Gasoline Hatchback 2.0L FWD 5AT 20.59
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. Hyundai Accent Hatch Diesel Hatchback 1.6L FWD 7AT 25.64
Hyundai Accent Sedan Diesel Sedan 1.6L FWD 6MT 29.41
Hyundai Elantra (Gas) Gasoline Sedan 1.6L FWD 6MT 27.83
Hyundai Tucson (CRDi) Diesel SUV 2.0L FWD 6AT 24.80
Hyundai Tucson (Gas) Gasoline SUV 2.0L FWD 6AT 21.18
Hyundai Santa Fe (CRDi) Diesel SUV 2.2L FWD 6AT 22.76
Isuzu Philippines Corporation Isuzu Crosswind XT Diesel AUV 2.5L RWD 5MT 20.76
Isuzu D-Max LS 4x2 Diesel Pick up 3.0L RWD 5MT 38.46
Isuzu mu-X LS-A 4x2 Diesel SUV 3.0L RWD 5AT 23.53
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation Mitsubishi Mirage CVT (1.2L) Gas Gasoline Hatchback 1.2L FWD CVT 27.05
Mitsubishi Mirage M/T (1.2L) Gas Gasoline Hatchback 1.2L FWD 5MT 25.64
Mitsubishi Montero Sport M/T (2.4L) Diesel Diesel SUV 2.4L 4WD 6MT 18.48
Mitsubishi Montero Sport A/T (2.4L) Diesel Diesel SUV 2.4L 4WD 8AT 17.79
Motor Image Philippines, Inc. (Subaru) Subaru XV S AWD Gasoline SUV 2.0L AWD CVT 19.46
Subaru Forester XT S AWD Gasoline SUV 2.0L AWD CVT 16.71
Subaru Legacy S AWD Gasoline Sedan 2.5L AWD CVT 20.01
Nissan Philippines, Inc. Nissan Almera Gasoline Sedan 1.2L FWD 5MT 21.26
Nissan Sylphy Gasoline Sedan 1.6L FWD 5MT 24.18
Nissan Juke Gasoline SUV 1.6L FWD CVT 23.67
Nissan Navara Diesel Pick up 2.5L RWD 6MT 17.85
Nissan Urvan Diesel Van 2.5L RWD 5MT 15.41
PGA Cars, Inc. AUDI A3 2.0 TDI Diesel Sedan 2.0L FWD 6AT 28.46
AUDI Q5 2.0 TDI Diesel SUV 2.0L AWD 7AT 20.79
Porsche Cayenne Diesel SUV 3.0L AWD 8AT 18.48
Pilipinas Taj Autogroup, Inc. (Tata Motors Ph) Tata Vista Ignis Diesel Hatchback 1.3L FWD 5MT 23.51
Tata Manza Aura Diesel Sedan 1.3L FWD 5MT 23.79
Tata Indigo LX Diesel Sedan 1.4L FWD 5MT 22.36
Suzuki Philippines, Inc. Suzuki Celerio CVT Gasoline Hatchback 1.0L FWD CVT 29.14
Suzuki Celerio MT Gasoline Hatchback 1.0L FWD 5MT 27.70
Suzuki Swift 1.2 AT Gasoline Hatchback 1.2L FWD 4AT 22.35
Suzuki Ertiga GLX AT Gasoline MPV 1.4L FWD 4AT 22.03
Suzuki Ciaz GL MT Gasoline Sedan 1.4L FWD 5MT 27.94
Suzuki Ciaz GLX AT Gasoline Sedan 1.4L FWD 4AT 22.93
Toyota Motors Philippines, Corporation Toyota Hilux Diesel Pick Up 2.4L RWD 6AT 21.59
Toyota Fortuner Diesel SUV 2.4L RWD 6AT 18.91
Toyota Innova Diesel MPV 2.8L RWD 6AT 25.25
Volvo Philippines Volvo XC60 D4 Diesel SUV 2.0L FWD 8AT 20.82
Volvo V40 2.0L Turbo Gasoline SUV 2.0L FWD 6AT 16.31

The fuel economy run was aimed at strengthening the Philippine Energy Standards and Labeling Program (PESLP).