Definition of fuel consumption in US English:

fuel consumption


  • The amount of fuel a vehicle uses to travel a particular distance at a particular speed.

    ‘the vehicle is easier to drive and has far better fuel consumption’
    • ‘Even in traffic, the engine saunters along contentedly at low revs, keeping fuel consumption down.’
    • ‘This power unit gives the car excellent performance combined with miserly fuel consumption.’
    • ‘Significant recent improvements in engine efficiency as well as hull and propeller design have also led to big savings in fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.’
    • ‘Italian cars sometimes give the impression that performance may take precedence over fuel consumption.’
    • ‘One downside to turbo charging an engine in order to achieve a better power output is that fuel consumption suffers.’
    • ‘The council was attracted by the car's frugal fuel consumption, low noise levels and reduced exhaust emissions.’
    • ‘The test car, with its 1.8 litre petrol engine, gave good performance and fuel consumption in all circumstances.’
    • ‘Fuel consumption is good - you can expect to get around 45 miles per gallon.’
    • ‘The performance is a combination of the weight, fuel consumption and aerodynamics.’
    • ‘Expect an average fuel consumption of close to 25 mpg.’