The Best Gas Mileage SUVs for 2020: Affordable,
Actually, no. With more aerodynamic shapes, advances in engine technology, and new lightweight materials, SUVs can manage great gas mileage without a battery pack on board.
You can easily visit FuelEconomy.gov, where the EPA makes its estimates accessible. But we 8217;ve filtered those raw numbers through our experience testing dozens of SUVs. These aren 8217;t just the SUVs that manage the best gas mileage. These are the fuel-sipping SUVs you should actually buy.
All of these models have the highest miles per gallon among anything classified as an SUV. Just as importantly, they have features anyone can appreciate, like a low price tag, a lot of standard features, and a generous amount of cargo space.
Who it’s for: People who don’t want to spend time at the gas station or blend in with the crowd.
How much will it cost: $18,870
Why we picked the Nissan Kicks: The Kicks has better gas mileage than any other non-electrified SUV on the market this year. It also boasts a low starting price – under $19,000. Even if you opt for the top trim and add packages and options, you’ll spend well below $25,000. And according to the EPA, the annual fuel cost is only about $1,100. It’s a thrifty choice all around.
You’ll have to jump up a trim level to enjoy the NissanConnect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the price remains affordable. And if you like the quirky looks of the Kicks, you can up the design ante by adding accents from the Color Studio.
Black spoiler on an orange SUV? Yes! Will it make you faster or more fuel efficient? Well 8230;no.
Who it’s for: Drivers who want creature comforts as much as they want miles per gallon.
Why we picked the Lexus UX 200: This luxury crossover has the same combined fuel economy rating as the Nissan Kicks, but its base price is about $32,000. The projected annual cost to fill the tank in the UX is the same as the Kicks at $1,100.
As with the Kicks, acceleration in the UX 200 is poky. The ride is smooth, though, and the compact size of the SUV means it can handle narrow urban streets and parking garages without making the driver cringe.
Lexus offers a hybrid version, the Lexus UX 250h, that has better fuel economy (of course) and all-wheel drive, which isn’t available in this version. It 8217;s not much more expensive at a base price of $34,350, but its combined 39 MPG isn 8217;t a great leap ahead of the gas model. At current gas prices, opting for the hybrid will save you about $200 a year if you drive 12,000 miles each year.
Who it’s for: Drivers who end up driving everyone everywhere, but no one remembers to chip in for gas.
Who it’s for: Families who want a small SUV that does the job without a lot of fuss or fill-ups.
Why we picked the Honda CR-V: It 8217;s the latest in a long line of crowd-pleasing versions of this compact SUV. The CR-V 8217;s great fuel economy and starting price around $25,000 help it maintain its place in the hearts and minds of many shoppers. The annual fuel cost of about $1,250 helps, too.标签：