2020 Fuel Economy

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2020 Fuel Economy

Post by Alator » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:11 am

I took the leap from buying used cars to getting my first brand new car. I choose the p250 r dynamic hse and have had the car a couple weeks.

I am getting around 12mpg during regular city driving and at most 31mpg on longer motorway drives. My previous car, a 2011 nissan qashqai got 30mpg in city and 50mpg on motorway. Do the discovery sports have an issue with real world fuel economy?

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Re: 2020 Fuel Economy

Post by RPR » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:34 am

Cars never deliver the mpg advertised.

The engine will obviously lossen up over the first few months which generally improves matters.

I'm not suprised the petrol is thirsty, hopefully other petrol owners can tell you their mpg
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Re: 2020 Fuel Economy

Post by DiscoSportDave » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:18 pm

You're pushing a 2tonne brick through the air with a 250bhp petrol engine, 4wd and an auto gearbox - it may improve a little but you'll have to drive like miss daisy to see anythign much above 35mpg on a run
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Re: 2020 Fuel Economy

Post by bilo999 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:35 pm

We have a 290 petrol and around town we see low to high teens !!!! On a run, you might get near 30.....but as said, heavy car, brick shape and 4x4. But we don't do enough miles to worry about it.

On our old 2.2 derv, we would easily see 40 mpg on a run, but not much better around town. We had a VW before that, and mpg was much, much better, with similar performance to the 2.2 DS

Would not swap the poor mpg for the drive and performance we get in the 290 - in my view, well worth the little extra at the pumps, to get away from derv, and have a much more refined drive.
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Re: 2020 Fuel Economy

Post by Vidar » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:18 am

My new P250 does about 16 mpg mixed use (15litres/100km) :? :evil:
It has only 300kms on it so I hope it will get better eventually
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Re: 2020 Fuel Economy

Post by lodgic » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:06 am

I am getting around 20 to 23mpg on short journeys and 33-37 on motorway runs in a P250 SE, im driving reasonably carefully but not like a nun! 3000miles on clock
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Re: 2020 Fuel Economy

Post by yoomy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:21 am

@vidar I am getting about the same as you for short journeys. We are at 1000kms now.

For longer journeys we get about 23mpg/10litres/100km

It is our first Land Rover and we absolutely love the car. Only critic so far is the fuel consumption which is probably normal for a 4x4 rectangle :)

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Re: 2020 Fuel Economy

Post by xxtrail » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:40 pm

Similar to lodgic, at 20-23mpg pottering about. Average mpg shows at 22.5 currently. 26.3mpg on a 38 mile run this morning but some queueing in that. Best I've had is 29.6 mpg to date, but I think she'll do early 30s on a long run. Quite content with it, as the drive is lovely, quiet and smooth. It's about right on the quoted wltp figures. Glad I opted for this over the Ingenium diesel, though my old 2.2 diesel was perfect and didn't have DPF issues..
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Re: 2020 Fuel Economy

Post by aingarth » Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:55 pm

I have the 180 diesel Ingenium. It is now 14 months old and has done 7,000 miles. If the 250 is similar, a few things I have learned.
1 When new, the fuel consumption was very poor.
2 Short runs where the engine is not up to temp, especially in Winter, also have very poor fuel consumption however gentle you are with the accelerator.
3 When it was new, I was averaging 28 mpg and below 20mpg in the City
4 After 7,000 miles, I can get 50mpg on a run and around 30mpg in the City with an overall average of 38mpg
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Re: 2020 Fuel Economy

Post by badi82 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:57 pm

Hello from Poland everyone. Thank you for having me here. I'm just about to pick up my brand new Disco Sport P200 and I do know it's going to be a rather thirsty vehicle. Yet, I'd like to ask you about your real life consumption by which I mean school runs, countryside and motorway cruising. Thank you for any feedback u give me.

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