Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs
These small and midsized models can save you money at the pump without sacrificing utility
With fuel prices soaring to record highs, consumers are stuck trying to find an economical vehicle that is still versatile enough to transport passengers and cargo. Fortunately, Consumer Reports’ tests show that you don’t have to sacrifice fuel economy to get the space and all-weather traction you want. In fact, many SUVs now have fuel economy on a par with large cars.
Among Consumer Reports’ more than 50 vehicle tests are fuel-economy measurements. Our fuel-economy numbers are derived from a precision flow meter and are rounded to the nearest mile per gallon.
Overall mileage is calculated from equal portions of city and highway driving. SUVs are bought and tested with all-wheel drive. (Learn more about how Consumer Reports tests cars.)
There are hybrid SUVs leading several key ratings categories, and as you’ll see below, the most fuel-efficient SUVs overall are hybrids.