The 0.8-liter Suzuki Alto (gasoline-powered, manual transmission) tops the Philippine Department of Energy’s Fuel Economy run conducted on Oct. 23-34, 2008. The said subcompact car obtained a fuel economy of 34 km per liter. At today’s cost of gasoline (around Php 36.00 per liter), this is equivalent to Php1.06 / Km (roughly USD0.022 per Km) or simply one peso per kilometer.
The course of the economy run was mostly highways and the participating vehicles’ speed was maintained at its most efficient speed of 80 kph.
The second most fuel efficient passenger car, next to Alto, is the 1.5L, Diesel Powered, Manual Transmission, Hyundai Getz at 25.22 km per liter.
Other highlights of the fuel economy run results are;
• The whooping 3.5 L, gasoline powered, automatic transmission, Honda Accord still obtained a 17.82 km per liter. A really fuel efficient at this cylinder size.
• 1.5 L, gasoline powered, automatic transmission, Honda Jazz only obtained 17.54 Km per liter. Not that fuel efficient as we previously thought.
• BMW’s 120d and 320d, both 2.0 L, automatic transmission and diesel powered had varying fuel efficiency. 320d had Km per liter of 20.53 while 120d had only 18.06
• 1.1L Kia Picanto’s fuel economy (21.6 Km per liter) is almost consistent with its previous econo run performance. Though, this time, it’s automatic transmission.
• 3.0L, diesel powered, manual transmission, Isuzu Alterra 4×2 tops among Sports utility vehicles (SUV’s) at 19.44 km per liter.
• 2.5L, diesel powered, manual transmission, Isuzu D-max tops among pick-up vehicles at 20.57 km per liter
• 2.0L, diesel powered, manual transmission, Kia Carens tops among Multi-purpose vehicles at 19.25 km per liter