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Best Rated SUV for Gas Mileage

Best Rated SUV for Gas Mileage

If you are looking to buy an SUV which gives a decent mileage, then take a look at the options that are available, mentioned here.
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Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are driven by those who prefer a sporty and tough ride. Until a few years ago, SUVs were only related to vehicles with more height as compared to standard cars, besides a powerful engine. However, this viewpoint has changed as time has gone by. Today, manufacturers are offering luxurious facilities and features in high-powered SUVs. Also, hybrid technology has made the package all the more better with regards to the fuel efficiency aspect.

We all love to own an SUV packed with all the best features around. These cars reached their height of popularity from the '90s till around 5 years ago. But with ever-increasing oil prices coupled with a staggering economy, more and more people are in search of SUVs that give good mileage. So what are the choices available? Let's have a look...

Ford Escape
In the USA, this SUV is believed to be the most economical, considering its level of fuel consumption. Ford has made it a point to reduce as much weight as possible from this vehicle, contributing to the hybrid technology fitted in. It starts at a price of about $30,000; offering a 2.5 liter Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine, permanent-magnet electric motor, and 177 HP. Other features also include electronic stability control, tire pressure monitor, and traction control.

Approx. cargo capacity with rear seats down - 65 cu. ft.
Mileage - City: 31 MPG Highway: 34 MPG

Mercury Mariner
This SUV from Mercury includes a 2.5 liter 4-Valve Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine, 153 HP from the gasoline engine, and 94 HP from the electric motor. This hybrid model is available for an estimated price of around $30,000. It also has electronic brake distribution, traction control, and ventilated front disc brakes.

Approx. cargo capacity with rear seats down - 67.5 cu. ft.
Mileage - City: 30 MPG Highway: 34 MPG

Mazda Tribute
This SUV gives a power of 153 HP from its 2.5 liter 4-cylinder gas engine. You will have to pay around $30,000 for purchasing the Mazda Tribute Hybrid. Looking at the exteriors, it seems like an SUV made from the design of the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner. Other features include Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), traction control, anti-skid facility, etc.

Approx. cargo capacity with rear seats down - 75 cu. ft.
Mileage - City: 30 MPG Highway: 34 MPG

Lexus RX 450h AWD
This is a sleek-looking crossover that comes with the power of an SUV and the beauty of a saloon. It sports a 3.5 liter Atkinson Cycle 60 V6 engine which gives out a power of a good 295 HP. This is a more fuel-efficient version as compared to the four-stroke Otto-cycle engine. It also comes with 234 pound-feet of torque. The RX 450h also has an Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system which contributes to the ease in driving. Pricing is on the higher side, at $40,000 upwards.

Approx. cargo capacity with rear seats down - 85 cu. ft.
Mileage - City: 28 MPG Highway: 32 MPG

Subaru Forester
The Subaru Forester is a 4-cylinder 2.5 liter SUV. It has multi-point fuel injection, and comes with 170 HP and 5,800 RPM. Other interesting features include, electronic brake distribution and traction control, brake assist system, and ventilated four-wheel disc brakes. Note that here we are talking about the manual transmission model, and not the one with a turbocharger. The base model starts at around $22,000.

Approx. cargo capacity with rear seats down - 65 cu. ft.
Mileage - City: 24 MPG Highway: 30 MPG

Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V comes with a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine, stability and traction control, ventilated front disc, and electronic brake distribution. The 5-speed auto transmission and front wheel drive version will give you the mileage mentioned below, not the AWD. The CR-V has 160 HP and 6,000 RPM. Starting price is around $20,000.

Approx. cargo capacity with rear seats down - 72.5 cu. ft.
Mileage - City: 24 MPG Highway: 30 MPG

Saturn VUE
With a 2.2 liter 4-cylinder engine, the Saturn VUE has 143 HP and 5,400 RPM. It also has an engine immobilizer, ventilated front disc, all-season tires, 4-wheel independent suspension, and electronic brake distribution. Pricing for this SUV starts at around $18,000 for the base model.

Approx. cargo capacity with rear seats down - 65 cu. ft.
Mileage - City: 24 MPG Highway: 30 MPG

Subaru Outback Wagon
The Subaru Outback has a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine. It also comes with 168 HP and 5,600 RPM. Other features include 4-wheel independent suspension, all-season tires, electronic brake distribution, ventilated front disc and solid rear disc brakes. The starting price of this SUV is around $25,000.

Approx. cargo capacity with rear seats down - 70 cu. ft.
Mileage - City: 24 MPG Highway: 30 MPG

Toyota RAV4
The Toyota RAV4 comes with a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine, 179 HP, and 6,000 RPM. Other important features include stability and traction control, and 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. With a great suspension, fast steering, and tight turning radius, this is one SUV that has the best handling. The base model starts as low as around $20,000.

Approx. cargo capacity with rear seats down - 72.5 cu. ft.
Mileage - City: 24 MPG Highway: 28 MPG

Mercedes-Benz ML450
The ML450 boasts of a 3.5 liter Atkinson-cycle V6 engine and a set of electric motors which collectively give out a power of a whopping 335 HP. Both electric motors are meant to perform different functions. Being a Mercedes, you may have to pay around $55,000 for owning the basic model. It also comes with blind-spot monitoring and a rearview camera.

Approx. cargo capacity with rear seats down - 72.5 cu. ft.
Mileage - City: 21 MPG Highway: 24 MPG

Please note that the prices and specs mentioned here are for the purpose of guidance only. Prices may vary according to location and offers available. Important specs should be checked and confirmed before purchasing any vehicle.