July 18, 2016
An SUV is a great car for those that need extra storage space or just a bigger vehicle. Often times, an SUV is much safer than a regular sedan and great for family trips as well. In the past, an SUV would guzzle as much gas as a pickup truck. With carmakers now making their vehicles more economical, there are some SUVs available on the market that get better gas mileage than regular cars. We’ve researched and compiled a short list of our top 5 picks for fuel efficient SUVs. 1. 2016 Honda HR-V Our first pick is the Honda HR-V which starts off at $19,215. This small SUV produces 141 horsepower and gets up to 35 mpg on the highway. This car is bigger than the Honda Fit but not quite as big as the CR-V, making it perfect for those that want something in between. Some of the options available for this vehicle are heated side mirrors, multi-angle rearview camera, power moonroof, voice texting and a 7-inch touch screen entertainment system which makes this a great affordable vehicle. 2. 2015 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Second on our list is the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. Costing roughly $6000 more than the Honda HR-V, this vehicle starts off at around $25,995. For this extra price however, you’re getting an all wheel drive SUV which you won’t get in the Honda HR-V. This vehicle has options which include a Starlink touchscreen entertainment and communication system with a rearview camera feature. Producing 160 horsepower, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid gets up to 34 mpg on the highway. 3. Lexus NX 300h For those looking for a luxury SUV that is also fuel efficient, the Lexus NX 300h is a great choice. Starting at just $39,660 the Lexus is set at a very affordable price for a Luxury SUV. The 300h produces 194 horsepower and gets up to 31 mpg. Listed at a slightly higher price than the Subaru Crosstrek, many new car buyers often turn to this SUV if they prefer extra luxury with great gas mileage and a good price. 4. 2016 Volvo V60 Next up on our list is an SUV for those that prefer German vehicles. The 2016 Volvo V60 has the luxurious comfort of German brand and a great starting price of just $36,150. This SUV produces 240 horsepower and gets up to 37 mpg. Though this car is more of a wagon, we placed it in the SUV class since it's so spacious and can pass as an SUV for an everyday driver vehicle. 5. 2016 BMW X3 Finally for those looking for a German vehicle that has been known to excel in luxury and performance, the 2016 BMW X3 xDRive28d is our last pick. Starting at $42,000 this SUV has a 4-cylinder engine that produces 180 horsepower and gets up to 34 mpg. The features of this SUV include leather seats, a rearview camera, front and rear parking distance sensors, a panoramic moonroof and much more. For a BMW with that price tag and fuel efficiency, it’s no surprise that many are deciding to purchase one. There are quite a few different types of SUVs available on the market today that are very affordable and have great fuel efficiency. With carmakers working vigorously to make their vehicles more eco friendly, you can expect even better choices in the future.