SUVs with the best fuel economy
Most Fuel-Efficient Sport Utility Vehicles by Segment
The smallest SUVs are going to have the best fuel economy, but that may not fit the needs of all car buyers and their families, so we provided the top three to four most-fuel efficient SUVs in each of the following segments: small SUV, midsize SUV, large SUV, and Luxury SUV. After all, tacking on a few miles per gallon to your miles per gallon could translate into thousands of dollars saved over the lifespan of the vehicle.
Unless you opt for a sport-tuned, high-performance variety, a small or compact SUV is generally your most fuel-efficient option with the 2012 Mini Cooper Countryman, tying the 2012 Kia Soul as the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the small SUV segment. The Mini Cooper Countryman is the largest Mini model available, providing fun Mini Cooper driving dynamics with more room and comfort for passengers, particularly those in the back seats. The Countryman only seats four passengers, which may dissuade some car buyers, while its 27 mpg city / 35 hwy might persuade others. The Mini Cooper Countryman is available in three trims, including an all-wheel-drive option (be careful with that option though, it reduces fuel efficiency on any vehicle).
|Year/Make/Model/Trim||MSRP||Average Paid||$ Discount||% Discount||City / Hwy / Comb MPG|
|2012 Mini Cooper Countryman||$22,450||$22,422||$28||0.1%||27 / 35 / 30|
|2012 Kia Soul Base||$14,650||$14,813||N/A||N/A||27 / 35 / 30|
|2012 Nissan JUKE SL FWD||$24,910||$24,586||$324||1.3%||27 / 32 / 29|