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SUVs With the Best Gas Mileage

March 20, 2014

With the price of gas still high, fuel efficiency is an important consideration when looking to purchase a new car. Historically, SUVs were never considered very fuel efficient, however, that has changed over the last few years as car manufacturers realize car buyers need space, but also don't want to get charged exorbitant amounts at the pump.

Consumer Reports recently put a list together of what they consider the most fuel efficient SUVs on the market today. The list of 36 vehicles is topped by the Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited in the #1 spot, with an overall MPG of 27. Next on the list is the Lexus RX 450h, followed by the Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium at #3. Below is a look at the full list of 36 SUVs.

If you're considering purchasing any of these SUVs, I recommend you use TrueCar and Edmunds Price Promise to see the lowest prices local dealers are offering on these vehicles.

Rank SUVCR Overall MPGCity MPGHighway MPG
1Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited272329
2Lexus RX 450h262231
3Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium261934
4Mini Countryman S261933
5Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium261835
6Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.0L251932
7Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5L251932
8Nissan Juke SV241831
9Toyota RAV4 XLE241831
10Volkswagen Touareg TDI241731
11Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE231828
12Hyundai Santa Fe Sport231730
13Mitsubishi Outlander SE231730
14BMW X1 xiDrive28i231632
15Buick Encore Leather231632
16Honda CR-V EX231632
17BMW X3 xDrive28i231630
18Nissan Rogue Select221727
19Kia Sportage LX (4-cyl.)221630
20Hyundai Tucson GLS221628
21Ford Escape SE221531
22Jeep Cherokee Latitude (4-cyl.)221531
23Ford Escape Titanium221529
24Jeep Compass Latitude221529
25Acura RDX221431
26Volkswagen Tiguan SEL211627
27Kia Sportage SX (turbo)211529
28Jeep Patriot Latitude211528
29Lexus RX350211527
30Honda Crosstour EX-L211432
31Chevrolet Equinox 1LT (4-cyl.)211430
32Audi Q5 Premium Plus211429
33Ford Edge SEL (4-cyl.)211429
34Jeep Cherokee Limited (V6)211429
35Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Pure211429
36Mercedes-Benz GLK350211429

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- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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