Road to Cologne: Harwoods Compares Costs to Drive to the Euros: England vs Slovenia

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The Car Line-up: Efficiency Test

Ahead of England vs. Slovenia on Tuesday 25th June, we've crunched the numbers for a 380-mile journey from Harwoods Head Office in Pulborough to Cologne’s Stadium via Brussels to see how a handful of our models stack up in fuel efficiency. Find out which model wins the fuel-saving crown.

5th - Land Rover Discovery 

  • 3.0 D250 Dynamic HSE 5dr Auto, Diesel

  • Miles per gallon: 34.70

  • Fuel cost: £76.71

Although the Land Rover Discovery D250 Diesel is more fuel-efficient than its petrol siblings, with an average mpg of 34.70, the Discovery will cost around £77 to fuel for a 380-mile journey. As a larger, premium SUV, the Discovery features the latest Pivi Pro infotainment system, which is user-friendly and offers a large touchscreen or a combination of touchscreen and physical buttons for control. To enhance safety on long journeys, Driver Attention Monitoring detects signs of driver drowsiness and issues warnings to encourage breaks, an essential feature if you’re driving across Europe. The 360-Degree Camera System provides a bird's-eye view of the surroundings, making parking and manoeuvring in tight spaces easier—a valuable feature in unfamiliar areas or crowded destinations. Additionally, the Discovery D250 offers flexible seating with the option to fold down the rear seats for a larger cargo area, allowing you to maximise luggage space based on your needs. So whether you need to pack for the unpredictable weather or plan to fill your car with England flags, the Discovery is a great option. 

4th - Volvo XC60 Core

  • Volvo XC60 2.0 B5P Core 5dr AWD Geartronic, Petrol

  • Miles per gallon: 35.30

  • Fuel cost: £73.46

The Volvo XC60 will cost roughly £73 to fuel for your 380 mile trip to Cologne, with an average 35.30 mpg. While it’s one of the more expensive models to fuel being a petrol, the XC60 does offer one of the most comfortable drives with plenty of boot space. Features like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring are valuable additions for long journeys, helping to reduce driver fatigue and make long motorway driving less stressful. Additionally, the premium sound system provides a clear and enjoyable listening experience, while the optional rear-seat entertainment system keeps passengers in the back occupied. The XC60 is still a winner in our eyes!

3rd - Range Rover Sport 

  • Range Rover Sport 3.0 D300 Autobiography 5dr Auto, Diesel

  • Miles per gallon: 38.10

  • Fuel cost: £70.48

Driving a total of 380 miles in the Range Rover Sport 3.0 D300 Autobiography 5dr Auto, which has a fuel efficiency of 38.10 mpg, would cost roughly £70 in diesel which is certainly not unreasonable. The Range Rover Sport guarantees top comfort with its highly adjustable seats, superior lumbar support, and ample legroom, headroom, and shoulder room for both front and rear passengers. The multi-zone climate control system ensures everyone stays comfortable, while the latest Land Rover infotainment system offers a variety of features to keep you entertained on the road. These include navigation, a premium sound system, and smartphone connectivity - perfect for your very own England Spotify playlist! 

2nd - Jaguar E-PACE  

  • Jaguar E-PACE 2.0 D200 R-Dynamic HSE Black 5dr Auto, Diesel

  • Miles per gallon: 43.30

  • Fuel cost: £62.36

Driving 380 miles in a Jaguar E-PACE D200 R-Dynamic Diesel puts this car in 2nd place, costing you roughly £62 in diesel for the journey thanks to its fuel consumption of 43.30 mpg. The E-PACE features supportive and adjustable seats, with some models offering ventilation and massage for added comfort on long drives. Your in-car experience is enhanced with Jaguar's Pivi Pro system, featuring intuitive navigation, a premium sound system, and seamless smartphone connectivity. Plus, the E-PACE boasts ample luggage space and comfortable seating for passengers, making it the perfect companion for extended road trips.

1st - Audi Q3 Sportback 

  • Audi Q3 Sportback 35 TDI Sport 5dr S Tronic, Diesel

  • Miles per gallon: 51.40

  • Fuel cost: £56.26

In the top spot and taking the fuel-efficiency crown is the Audi Q3 Sportback, with a fuel consumption of up to 51.40 mpg. Covering the 380 miles would cost roughly £56.26 in diesel. The Q3 provides spacious and comfortable seating for both front and rear passengers. Equipped with a state-of-the-art infotainment system, the Q3 includes features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This enables seamless connectivity with your smartphone, providing access to navigation, music streaming, and hands-free calling, enhancing entertainment and convenience during travel. Need to keep an eye on the football scores, check Instagram, find somewhere to park? The Audi Q3 is your connected command centre, keeping you informed and entertained on the go. With ample cargo capacity, the Q3's boot can easily accommodate luggage and essentials for extended trips. This allows for hassle-free packing and ample room for souvenirs or shopping along the way.

Each of these models available from Harwoods offers unique features that cater to different needs, whether it's the comfort and luxury of the Range Rover Sport or the advanced safety systems in the Land Rover Discovery.

Written by Amy Josling Digital Marketing & Content Executive

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