Most Fuel-Efficient Used Three-Row SUVs
Consumer Reports tested the gas mileage of these affordable models
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.
Today, buying used is an even more compelling choice because of both the spike in fuel costs as well as the global shortage of the chips that has caused shipments of new cars to be delayed or coming in at lower-than-expected volumes.
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. All performed well enough in our tests to be recommended when new, and all have average or better reliability according to Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Surveys, where we ask CR members to tell us about what went wrong with their cars.