When checking the fuel economy performance of a car, it is important to check the actual fuel economy, which is the fuel economy when the car is actually running, not just the catalogue fuel economy.
Here, we will introduce the fuel efficiency performance of Toyota “Noah” in detail, including why it is important to check the actual fuel efficiency and comparison of fuel efficiency performance with rival vehicles.
Fuel economy characteristics of Noah
The Noah is a car that debuted in 2001 when the popularity of minivans was increasing, and the current model is the third generation model that appeared in 2014.
The overwhelming presence of the exterior is attractive, such as the imposing and powerful front mask expected of a minivan. From this third-generation model, a model equipped with a full-scale hybrid system was added to the lineup, and petrol vehicles also adopted an idling stop function, which is characterised by achieving high fuel efficiency.
Noah Catalogue Fuel Efficiency
Noah has two powertrains, a hybrid car and a 2.0L petrol car, and the drive system is 2WD only for hybrid cars, and 4WD is also available in addition to 2WD for petrol cars.
Noah’s WLTC mode catalogue fuel efficiency is as follows.
Noah’s actual fuel consumption
According to the site ” e fuel consumption “, which collects actual fuel consumption data of owners currently riding Noah, the actual fuel consumption of Noah is as follows.
It is said that there is generally a difference between the catalogue fuel consumption and the actual fuel consumption, so if you check the fuel consumption performance of the car, be sure to check the actual fuel consumption as well.
WLTC mode fuel economy is an average of three modes: city mode, which is affected by traffic lights and traffic jams, suburban mode, which is less affected by traffic lights and traffic jams, and highway mode, which assumes driving on highways. It consists of usage time allocation, and is a fuel consumption measurement method used not only in Japan but also internationally. Catalogue specs tend to be lower than JC08 mode fuel efficiency.
WLTC mode fuel consumption is measured by a method that is closer to the actual usage environment of the car, but it does not mean that there is no difference from the actual fuel consumption. It seems that there are many differences. Based on this point, it can be said that the difference between Noah’s catalogue fuel efficiency and actual fuel efficiency is about average for hybrid vehicles, and slightly larger than the average value for petrol vehicles depending on the grade.
Points to check without forgetting ride comfort
Source: Toyota “Noah” Gallery
Let’s check firmly how Noah’s ride is.
Improves aerodynamic performance and realises stable running
The Noah uses aero stabilising fins in the side glass and rear combination lamps to generate vortices in the airflow to hold down the vehicle, as well as aerodynamic fins installed in the rear wheelhouses and a centre air dam that controls the flow of air under the floor. By stabilising the vehicle, it achieves a high level of steering stability and provides a stable and comfortable ride.
Modified the shape of the door mirrors to reduce wind noise. In addition, a partial adhesive film is added to the dash silencer and a seal is added under the sliding door to ensure sound insulation and create a quiet interior space even while driving.
Noah is attractive for its well-balanced performance.
Noah has excellent fuel efficiency worthy of the name of hybrid Toyota and the stability and quietness required for a comfortable car. It can be said that it has well-balanced performance as a minivan for families.
*The content of the article is based on information as of September 2020.