- Combined, urban and extra-urban MPG
- How does it affect my car?
- Parkers explains the ins and outs
MPG (miles per gallon) is the prevalent measure of fuel economy in the UK. It is simply the number of miles a car can do on one gallon of fuel.
How do mpg fuel economy figures work?
Urban MPG is the number of miles a vehicle can do on a single imperial gallon of fuel in a city driving environment. Extra-urban MPG measures a vehicle’s efficiency on B-road/A-road/motorway driving environments.
Combined MPG measures a vehicle’s efficiency using a combination of urban and extra-urban driving conditions. Find out more and how you can improve your fuel economy in our handy guide.
Do I need it?
The more miles-per-gallon your car does, the less you’ll spend on fuel. Just remember that official claimed fuel economy figures are calculated in a test lab and won't be that representative of real-world motoring. This has become even more relevant after the VW emissions scandal of 2015.