Most Fuel-Efficient Used Three-Row SUVs

Consumer Reports tested the gas mileage of these affordable used SUVs to find the most efficient family haulers

The interior of a three-row SUV

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 used three-row 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. 

If you’re a Consumer Reports member, the list below is available to you. CR members also have full access to the results of our Annual Auto Surveys; first-drive reviews of the newest cars, SUVs, and trucks; and our full road-test results and exclusive ratings for each vehicle we buy.

If you're not a CR member, click below to join and see the full list of the most reliable 3-year-old midsized SUVs. Plus, you'll get access to our exclusive ratings and reviews for every product that we buy and test, including cars, grills, mobile phones, and flat-screen TVs.

Learn more about how CR measures fuel economy.

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2015 Toyota Highlander

Price Range: $17,950 - $25,525

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