Vehicles That Cost the Most to Gas Up
Several vehicles tested by CR now cost over $100 for a full tank. See our tips and advice for conserving gas and saving at the pump.
Update, May 19, 2022: The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $4.59, an all-time high in the U.S., and up 2 cents from the $4.57 cited below.
High gas prices have hit motorists with an increasing transportation toll every time they fill up. The cost is especially high for full-sized SUV and truck drivers, as those vehicles tend to be the thirstiest and to have the biggest tanks.
Key Gas-Saving Tips
• Gas cards may be tempting for the discounts, but a regular cash-back card might save you more.
• Shop around for the best deal at the pump. Using an app like GasBuddy can save you money.
• You also can find lower prices if you buy discounted gas at Costco, Sam’s Club, or BJ’s Warehouse.
• Obey speed limits and drive smoothly. This technique can make a measurable difference in fuel economy for many vehicles.
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The vehicles below are ranked in order of cost to fill the gas tank from empty, starting with the most expensive one.