The 10 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs

Here are the 10 most fuel-efficient SUVs, along with their city and highway fuel economy ratings.

The Kia Niro is the most fuel-efficient SUV on the list, with a combined fuel economy rating of 53 mpg. The other SUVs on the list have combined fuel economy ratings ranging from 40 to 31 mpg

Kia Niro

53 mpg combined (53 city/54 highway)

Starting at $25,015

Kia Sportage Hybrid

42 mpg combined (38 city/44 highway)

Starting at $28,265

Lexus UX 250h

43 mpg combined (41 city/45 highway)

Starting at $36,550

Honda CR-V Hybrid

38-40 mpg combined (40 city/35 highway)

Starting at $28,840

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

40 mpg combined (41 city/38 highway)

Starting at $28,350

Ford Escape Hybrid

28-39 mpg combined (44 city/37 highway)

Starting at $28,840

Toyota Venza

39 mpg combined (40 city/37 highway)

Starting at $33,975

Hyundai Tucson Hybrid

38 mpg combined (39 city/35 highway)

Starting at $30,235

Nissan Kicks

31 mpg combined (31 city/36 highway)

Starting at $20,650

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

29 mpg combined (30 city/27 highway)

Starting at $36,395

These fuel economy ratings are based on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) testing procedures and may vary depending on driving conditions, vehicle configuration, and other factors. Additionally, some of these SUVs may have different fuel economy ratings depending on the specific trim level or configuration.

Factors that affect fuel economy

    Engine size and type

    Smaller engines and hybrid engines generally get better fuel economy than larger engines and traditional gas-powered engines.

    Vehicle weight

    Lighter vehicles generally get better fuel economy than heavier vehicles.


    Vehicles with more aerodynamic designs generally get better fuel economy than vehicles with less aerodynamic designs.

    Driving habits

    Aggressive driving habits, such as speeding and hard braking, can reduce fuel economy.

Tips for improving fuel economy

    Drive smoothly

    Avoid sudden acceleration and braking.

    Maintain a steady speed

    Use cruise control on highways to maintain a steady speed.

    Keep your tires properly inflated

    Properly inflated tires improve fuel economy and performance.

    Get regular oil changes

    Regular oil changes help to keep your engine running efficiently.

    Remove excess weight from your vehicle

    Unnecessary weight can reduce fuel economy.

    Use public transportation or carpool whenever possible

    This will help to reduce your fuel consumption and overall impact on the environment.


Article: Courtesy AxleGeeks.

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