1.0 liter VVT engine makes 72.29 mpg (imp) overall - well above its official rating of 58.9 mpg.

The Toyota Yaris has taken its class title at the 2011 ALD Automotive Shell FuelSave MPG Marathon.

The Yaris' 1.0 liter VVT engine was able to make 72.29 mpg (imp), or 3.9 liters/ 100 km, on the 350 mile trek overall - well above its official rating of 58.9 mpg (imp), or 4.8 liters / 100 km. That's an improvement of 23 percent which allowed the Yaris to win its class of petrol vehicles emitting 120 g/km or less.

Taking the overall title was the Smart For-Two CDI which achieved 99.24 mpg (imp), or 2.85 liters / 100 km.

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