Used Two-Row Midsized SUVs With the Best Fuel Economy
These models are reliable and family-friendly but don't have the bulk of huge three-row SUVs
Buying a 5-year-old model can be one of the smartest moves a used-SUV shopper makes. They’re new enough that drivers can get contemporary features, safety systems, and current styling. Yet they’re old enough that previous owners have borne the brunt of most of the depreciation; these vehicles typically sell for about half of what they cost when they were new—or even less.
They were also designed and built recently enough that their performance in our tests—such as acceleration, braking, and fuel economy—is on a par with brand-new cars.
To help steer you to the best choice, we’ve assembled a list of the most fuel-efficient 5-year-old midsized SUVs. All performed well enough in our tests to be recommended when new, and all have average or better reliability, according to CR’s Annual Auto Surveys, where we ask Consumer Reports members to tell us about what went wrong on their own cars. They are ranked in order of their overall fuel economy during their CR tests when new.