Most Fuel-Efficient Used Three-Row SUVs

Consumer Reports tested the gas mileage of these affordable models

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If you need to carry more than five passengers, a three-row SUV is a good option. But newer models can be pricey, and midsized SUVs rarely match the fuel efficiency of a smaller vehicle.

That’s why Consumer Reports put together this list of 5-year-old three-row midsized SUVs with the best overall fuel economy, from luxury models to efficient hybrids. And because it’s based on CR’s own real-world fuel-economy tests, it’s a list you can trust.

We also took into account our exclusive road tests and our reliability and owner satisfaction survey data that you can’t find anywhere else—all so that you can find the right affordable used three-row SUV with the features you want and impressive gas mileage.


Some of these models include our new Green Choice designation, which highlights the vehicles with the cleanest emissions. You can read more about Green Choice here.

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