SUVs you should get when you are in fuel-efficiency

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SUVs are extremely versatile vehicles for transporting passengers in addition to cargo. Many SUVs have fuel economy that are much like sedans. Regular gasoline engines can be gas sippers in SUVs at the same time, even though there are several hybrids and diesel SUVs although now you don’t have to sacrifice fuel economy to get the space you want.

Among Consumer Reports’ vehicle test criteria are measurements of fuel economy. Our fuel economy numbers come from our measurements by using a precision flow meter and they are rounded for the nearest mile per gallon (mpg).

Our overall mileage is calculated from equal portions of city and expressway driving.

The chart that follows features the 37 most fuel-efficient SUVs that Consumer Reports has tested. (See our list of the most fuel-efficient cars). Also see our Ratings comparison by category (available to subscribers), which lists each vehicle’s overall mileage. (Find out how you may compare these cars and have unlimited price reports together with the Cars Greatest Deals Plus.)

Rank Make & model CR Overall MPG City MPG Highway MPG

1 Lexus RX 450h 26 22 31

2 Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium 26 19 34

3 Mini Countryman S 26 19 33

4 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium 26 18 35

5 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.0L

25 19 32

6 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5L 25 19 32

7 Nissan Juke SV 24 18 31

8 Toyota RAV4 XLE 24 18 31

9 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 24 17 31

10 Nissan Rogue 24 17 30

11 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE 23 18 28

12 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 23 17 30

13 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 23 17 30

14 BMW X1 xiDrive28i 23 16 32

15 Buick Encore Leather 23 16 32

16 Honda CR-V EX 23 16 32

17 BMW X3 xDrive28i 23 16 30

18 Nissan Rogue Select 22 17 27

19 Kia Sportage LX (4-cyl.) 22 16 30

20 Hyundai Tucson GLS 22 16 28

21 Ford Escape SE

22 15 31

22 Jeep Cherokee Latitude (4-cyl.) 22 15 31

23 Ford Escape Titanium

22 15 29

24 Jeep Compass Latitude 22 15 29

25 Acura RDX 22 14 31

26 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 21 16 27

27 Kia Sportage SX (turbo) 21 15 29

28 Jeep Patriot Latitude 21 15 28

29 Lexus RX350 21 15 27

30 Honda Crosstour EX-L 21 14 32

31 Chevrolet Equinox 1LT (4-cyl.) 21 14 30

32 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 21 14 29

33 Ford Edge SEL (4-cyl.) 21 14 29

34 Jeep Cherokee Limited (V6)

21 14 29

35 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Pure 21 14 29

36 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 21 14 29

37 BMW X5 xDrive35i 21 14 28

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