When choosing a car with exceptional fuel-efficiency the SUV or a crossover does not come to mind, as they are considered thirsty when it comes to offering a decent MPG figure. However, if you still have your heart set on one of these larger vehicles then you will want to know which models should be on your short list when fuel is a major factor in your buying decision.
Best MPG SUV and Crossover Cars – First on the list is the 2013 Toyota RAV4, which is a pretty decent vehicle in terms of a high-tech interior and a sleek exterior. Gone is the thirsty V6 and in its place is a more fragile engine, and combined with improved aerodynamics the vehicle has a combined 26 mpg, 24 city and 31 highway.
The 2013 MINI Cooper Paceman is what happens when a Cooper and Countryman has a love child. The model is longer and wider than the standard Cooper, as well as taller, but still delivers pleasing figures. The 2013 MINI Cooper Paceman mpg figures are 27 combined, 25 city and 30 highway.
The BMW X1 is the smallest of the BMW crossover vehicles and so delivers respectable fuel-efficiency, although its size is a bit of a compromise for some people. Expect to get 28 mpg combined, 24 city and 34 highway.
The 2013 Mazda CX-5, Nissan JUKE and Lexus RX should all be at the top of your list, as they are not only fun to drive, but also deliver decent mpg figures. These are 29 mpg combined – 26 city, 32 highway, 29 mpg combined: 27 city, 32 highway and 30 mpg combined: 32 city, 28 highway respectively.
Okay, so we know that some of these models are not to your taste, and also the fact that these figures will vary depending on driving style and how well you maintain them, but we hope it can act as a guide when in comes to the highest MPG SUV and Crossover cars currently on the market.