The premium D-segment is getting competitive with each new product launch. The past few months have witnessed the arrival of a few compact SUVs from various manufacturers and the trend doesn’t plan to go south anytime soon. In this article, we at CarWale get you exclusive real-world fuel efficiency figures of the latest premium D-segment vehicles to hit the market. We’ve tested the Tata Harrier, MG Hector and the Jeep Compass for highway, city and average fuel economy. First, let us tell you how these tests are done.
How we conduct the fuel efficiency test
To calculate the real world fuel efficiency of the aforementioned vehicles, we have driven the cars on a designated route. This route and the testing process is followed and repeated consistently for every car. Following are the tested city, highway and average fuel efficiency figures for all three models.
City fuel efficiency
Inside the city, the MG Hector was the champion, returning a fuel efficiency of 12.99 kmpl. The Tata Harrier returned 12.60 kmpl while the Jeep Compass gave us a fuel economy of 12.15 kmpl.
Highway fuel efficiency
On the highway, the Hector sprinted 16.94 kms for every litre of fuel consumed while the Harrier sipped one litre for every 16.30 kms. The Compass here was the winner, covering 17.11 kms for each litre of diesel.
Average fuel efficiency
The average fuel efficiency of all the SUVs was measured with a mix of both, city and highway runs. The Hector, Harrier and Compass returned an average of 12.84 kmpl, 14.26 kmpl and 12.49 kmpl respectively.