4WD Vehicle Specs - The Bad and the Ugly

For more efficient 4WD's see the alternatives page. The Australian Government now has a far more comprehensive database, the 'Green' vehicle guide, and the UK government has the VCA database, which includes other death causing emissions. New Zealand remains the only OECD country with no similar database, emissions standards, or fuel consumption labeling.

Unless indicated fuel consumption figures below are for 2004 petrol models, using combined city/highway cycle UN ECE R83

A note about diesel - Diesel engines are slightly more efficient than petrol engines, but result in a massive increase in toxic and smog-forming emissions. (See the environment page).

Vehicle (series) name Fuel consumption
(L/100km)
Chassis Kerb mass (Tonnes)
Hummer H2 ??? Truck 2.9
Chevy/Holden Suburban ??? Truck 2.3-2.6
Range Rover HSE 16.2 Truck<2004 2.4
Toyota L'cruiser/Lexus LX 470 16-17.5 Truck 2.4-2.5
Nissan Patrol 17.2-17.7 Truck 2.4
Daewoo/Ssangyong Musso 17-18(AS2877) Truck 1.9
Land Rover Discovery 16.7 Truck<2004 2.2
Holden Adventra 15.3 Monocoque 2.0
Rexton RX320 15 Truck 1.9
Porsche Cayenne 14.9-15.7 Monocoque 2.2
Volkswagen Toureg 13.5-14.8 Monocoque 2.3-2.4
Mercedes ML55 14.8 Truck 2.3
Ford Explorer 14.5-15.4 Truck<2002 2.1
Toyota Prado 13.7-13.8 Truck 1.9-2.2
Hyundai Terracan 15.4-15.6 Monocoque 2
Jeep 'Grand' Cherokee 15-15.8 Monocoque 1.8
Isuzu Lamehorn/Holden Jerkaroo 15 (AS2877) Truck 1.9-2.2
BMW X5 12.9-14.9 Monocoque 2.1-2.2
Isuzu/Holden Frontera 14-15 (AS2877) Truck 2.1
Mitsubishi Pajero/Wanker 13.9-15.5 Monocoque 2.0
Ford Territory 13.5 Monocoque 2.1
Jeep Wrangler 10.4-13.2 Truck 1.6
Nissan Pathfinder 13.5 (AS2877) Monocoque 1.6-2
Kia Sorento 12.6 Truck 2
Mitsubishi Challenger 11.9-13.4 Monocoque 1.9
Mercedes ML320 13.5 Truck 2.2
Ford Escape/Mazda Tribute 9.4-11.9 Monocoque 1.6
Honda MDX 12.9 Monocoque 2.0
Lexus RX 330 12.3 Monocoque 2.0
Kia Sportage 10.2-11 Truck 1.6
Toyota Kluger 12.3 Monocoque 1.7-1.9
Sizuki 'Grand' Vitara XL7 10.8-12.2 Truck 1.7
Volvo XC90 T6 12.9 Monocoque 2.1