Once upon a time, SUV shoppers were basically sentenced to buying a gas guzzler in order to get the spacious luxury that comes with a Sports Utility Vehicle. Now that those times have passed, with more and more SUVs with good gas milage being manufactured buyers can rejoice. Gas-conscious SUV shoppers have more options than ever before when it comes to buying a brand new, fuel-efficient SUV for their family.
SUVs with Best Gas Mileage
The 2012 Honda CR-V is another big hit among ecofriendly folks who still want to have the fun and luxury that a real SUV can offer. 23 MPG for a city drive, and 31 MPG for a highway drive make the Honda CR-Va great choice for those who love foreign cars that can handle city streets with ease. Many people now consider the Honda CR-V to be a steal, since it is several thousand dollars cheaper than the slightly more popular GMC Terrain.
The 2012 Hyundai Tuscon is named after Tuscon, Arizona, but it can handle a lot more than desert terrain. It has a very respectable 22 City/ 30 Highway rating, and an even more respectable price tag. Beginning around $19,000 for a brand new car, the Hyundai Tuscon is a perfect choice for those who are on a budget for both gas and car payments, but want to enjoy all that a new SUV can give.
Most Fuel Efficient SUV 2012
The 2012 Chevrolet Equinox is one of the very best MPG SUVs of 2012. With a city driving rating of 22 miles per gallon, and a highway rating of 32 MPG, this sleek and sporty SUV can compete with many cars that are of a much smaller stature than the Chevy Equinox. Known for combining both luxury and excellent fuel economy, the engineers at Chevrolet definitely have a hit on their hands.
The 2012 GMC Terrain is a surprisingly highly rated SUV in terms of gas mileage. The Terrain comes with a sweet 32 MPG rating for highway drives, and 22 MPG for city tours. Slightly more expensive than the Chevrolet Equinox, the GMC Terrain is a great bargain for moms who want a wonderfully useful new SUV with a great fuel economy record. GMC is known for having very hardy cars, which makes this SUV a potential hit among those who want very functional and sturdy cars that can last through a lot of heavy use.
Don’t be too surprised if many of these striking and stylish SUVs are flying off of local dealership lots. It’s hard to imagine, but the numbers say it all – the era of pitifully low SUV gas mileage ratings is over. Moreover, many of these SUVs with good gas mileage are actually very affordable, so there really isn’t any reason why you need to buy a gas guzzling SUV anymore. Buying high MPG SUVs is an excellent way to remove stress from your wallet, help keep the Earth in a great shape, and also improve your drive to work. If you haven’t test-driven one of these shockingly good vehicles yet, you’re missing out – head to your local dealership today!