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Toyota Corolla Cross leaves HR-V, T-Cross, Nivus and other rivals to shame and is elected the most economical SUV in Brazil; see the Inmetro list

Written by Alisson Ficher
Published 10/07/2024 às 20:46
Toyota Corolla Cross. Image: reproduction)
Toyota Corolla Cross. Image: reproduction)

Toyota Corolla Cross is elected the most economical SUV in Brazil by Inmetro, leaving HR-V, T-Cross and Nivus behind. Discover the 10 most efficient SUVs and how the Corolla Cross stands out in fuel economy with its hybrid system.

In the world of SUVs, where interior space and robustness are essential, the Toyota Corolla Cross stands out as the fuel economy champion, leaving rivals like HR-V, T-Cross and Nivus behind.

According to the ranking updated by Inmetro (National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology), the Toyota Corolla Cross leads the list of the most efficient zero-kilometer flex sports utility vehicles on the Brazilian market.

This title is especially significant in a segment that is growing increasingly in the country, where consumers seek not only comfort and space, but also energy efficiency.

Brazilian favorites

SUVs have won the hearts of Brazilians thanks to their large interior space and high ground clearance, ideal characteristics for facing the adverse conditions of Brazilian streets and roads.

However, fuel economy is also a crucial factor in the decision to purchase these vehicles. Aware of this demand, Inmetro, through the PBE (Brazilian Vehicle Labeling Program), released its most recent list of the most economical SUVs.

To determine the most efficient vehicles, Inmetro evaluates energy consumption in MJ/km (megajoules per kilometer) and in km/l.

The tests are standardized and carried out under controlled conditions, which allows the efficiency of different models to be fairly compared. Vehicles receive grades ranging from “A” for the most efficient to “E” for the least efficient.

Toyota Corolla Cross: the economy champion

The Toyota Corolla Cross, with its hybrid system, dominates the ranking. In the urban cycle, where the electric motor is used more due to braking and deceleration, the Corolla Cross stands out with an energy consumption of just 1,31 MJ/km.

With a 1.8 flex hybrid engine and CVT transmission, it achieves an impressive 17,8 km/l in the city and 14,7 km/l on the highway with gasoline. In ethanol, the numbers are also competitive: 11,8 km/l in the city and 9,7 km/l on the highway.

Other efficient SUVs

In addition to the Toyota Corolla Cross, Inmetro's ranking includes other notable models:

SUVMotorEnergy Consumption (MJ/km)City Consumption (Ethanol)Road Consumption (Ethanol)City Consumption (Gasoline)Road Consumption (Gasoline)
Fiat pulse1.3 flex, CVT/manual 5M1,589 km/l10,4 km/l12,5 km/l14,7 km/l
Renault Kardian1.0 flex, automatic 6M1,599 km/l9,7 km/l13,1 km/l13,9 km/l
Honda HR-V1.5 turbo flex, CVT1,658,4 km/l10,2 km/l11,9 km/l14,6 km/l
Fiat Hatchback1.0 turbo flex, CVT1,658,4 km/l10,2 km/l11,9 km/l14,6 km/l
Volkswagen T-Cross1.0 turbo flex, automatic 6M1,678,2 km/l10,1 km/l11,9 km/l14,3 km/l
Volkswagen nivus1.0 turbo flex, automatic 6M1,688,3 km/l9,9 km/l11,9 km/l14,1 km/l
Citroën C4 Cactus1.6 turbo flex, automatic 6M1,738,2 km/l9,5 km/l11,7 km/l13,4 km/l
Hyundai creta1.0 turbo flex, automatic 6M1,758,3 km/l9,1 km/l11,9 km/l12,6 km/l
Caoa Chery Tiggo 5x1.5 turbo flex, mild hybrid, CVT1,768,7 km/l8,8 km/l11,8 km/l12,3 km/l
Nissan kicks1.6 flex, CVT1,767,8 km/l9,5 km/l11,4 km/l13,8 km/l
More economical SUVs. (Source Inmetro)

Comparing numbers

Each SUV listed has specifications that meet different consumer needs. While the Toyota Corolla Cross leads with its hybrid technology, models such as the Fiat Pulse and Renault Kardian stand out for their balance between price and efficiency.

Energy efficiency is an increasingly relevant topic in the current context of sustainability and economy. Choosing an efficient vehicle not only represents significant savings for the consumer's pocket, but also an important contribution to reducing pollutant emissions and the rational use of natural resources.

With so many options on the market, choosing the ideal SUV can be a challenge. And you, which factor do you consider most important when choosing an SUV: fuel economy, internal space or technology? Leave your opinion in the comments!

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Alisson Ficher

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