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Cars with good MPG and Cargo Space

December 1, 2016

Consumer Reports this week compiled a list of vehicles that have both good fuel economy and lots of cargo space. The list shows that buying a smaller vehicle to save money on gas doesn't mean you need to sacrifice cargo space.

As always, if you're shopping for a new car right now, I recommend you use TrueCar and Edmunds Price Promise to quickly see the best deals being offered in your area.

VehicleMPGCargo cu. Ft.
MINIVANS Overall mpg = 18 or higher; cargo = 60 cu. ft. or more   
Chrysler Pacifica Touring-L2166
Ford Transit Connect XLT (2.5L)2161
Honda Odyssey EX-L2161.5
Toyota Sienna XLE (FWD)2070.5
Toyota Sienna XLE (AWD)1970.5
Nissan Quest SL1962
SMALL SUVS Overall mpg = 21 or higher; cargo = 24 cu. ft. or more   
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XLE3130
Honda HR-V LX2932
Lexus NX 300h2928.5
Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium2635.5
Hyundai Tucson Sport (1.6T)2629.5
BMW X1 xDrive28i2627
Mazda CX-52533
Chevrolet Trax LT2526
Toyota RAV4 XLE2437
Mitsubishi Outlander SEL (4-cyl.)2432.5
Nissan Rogue SV2431.5
Lexus NX 200t2428.5
Jeep Renegade Latitude2430.5
Hyundai Tucson SE (2.0L)2429.5
Honda CR-V EX2436
Ford Escape SE (1.5T)2334
BMW X3 xDrive28i2333
Kia Sportage LX2329.5
Buick Encore Leather2326
Acura RDX2231.5
Jeep Cherokee Latitude (4-cyl.)2231
Mercedes-Benz GLC3002228
Jeep Compass Latitude2226.5
Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE2133
Buick Envision Premium2132.5
Audi Q5 Premium Plus2132
Jeep Cherokee Limited (V6)2131
Volkswagen Tiguan SEL2130
Jeep Patriot Latitude2129.5
MIDSIZED/LARGE SUVS Overall mpg = 18 or higher; cargo = 32 cu. ft. or more   
Lexus RX 450h2930
Toyota Highlander Hybrid Ltd.  2540.5
Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (diesel)2436.5
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport2335.5
Mazda CX-9 Touring2234
Lexus RX 3502230
Ford Edge SEL (2.0L EcoBoost)2139
Kia Sorento EX (V6)2137.5
BMW X5 xDrive35i2134.5
Acura MDX Tech2134
Chevrolet Equinox 1LT (4-cyl.)2133.5
Nissan Murano SL2133.5
Honda Pilot EX-L2048
Mercedes-Benz GLS350d2047
Hyundai Santa Fe GLS2040.5
Toyota Highlander XLE2040.5
Audi Q7 Premium Plus2035.5
Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum2035
GMC Acadia Denali1940.5
Cadillac XT5 Premium2033
Infiniti QX60 (3.5L)1939
Porsche Cayenne (base)1933
Ford Flex SEL1847.5
Toyota 4Runner SR5 (V6)1844.5
Dodge Durango Limited (V6)1844
Ford Explorer XLT1842
Nissan Pathfinder SL1839.5
Mercedes-Benz GLE3501837.5
Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (V6)1836.5
Chevrolet Equinox LTZ (V6)1833.5
WAGONS/HATCHBACKS Overall mpg = 20 or higher; cargo = 24 cu. ft. or more   
Toyota Prius V Three4132
Ford C-MAX Hybrid SE3728
Kia Soul Plus2624.5
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SE2530.5
Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium2434
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited2234

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


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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