No one wants to spend a lot of money or time at the gas pump, but mostly not money. When you own a gas guzzling machine you know the frustration of keeping gas in the tank all the time and wish you had a vehicle that was better on the fuel, giving you a great way to go without sucking gas and money from you.
With the changes that have been made in many engines and powertrains in recent years, many vehicles offer better fuel efficiency than ever before and allow you to enjoy a drive in a vehicle that is made to keep you on the road longer and at the pump much less. It seems these days the use of direct injection and turbocharges, not to mention hybrid models, are all being used and made to give us the most use of the gas we feed our rides. Here are the ten most fuel efficient crossover SUV’s for 2016 to give you an idea what you will see at dealerships very soon.
The XC90 offers a great deal of power and safety to be enjoyed in a luxury SUV from the company that has always made safety its primary selling point. This SUV is powered by a 316 horsepower four-cylinder Drive-E turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter engine that offers up 20 city/25 hwy mpg and is a gorgeous ride to take advantage of and enjoy.
The ninth position is held by another luxury SUV in the GL-Class. Most Mercedes-Benz models offer a range of engines to choose from in order to be the right fit. The one that makes this is the 240 horsepower V6 turbo diesel 3.0-liter engine that brings in more than just good looks it comes in with a 19 city/26 hwy mpg for you to be very pleased with the distance you can drive in this vehicle.
As a gorgeous SUV, the MDX shows off a style that isn’t seen often. This SUV is one of the most enticing in the class and is great to drive. The MDX is powered by a 290 horsepower V6 i-VTEC 3.5-liter engine and gives you the fuel mileage of 19 city/27 hwy mpg to ensure you can continue to enjoy your drive and take full pleasure in the dynamic capabilities of this SUV.
Lincoln went all out with the MKC giving it plenty of power, a great engine, awesome design and amazing fantastic driving features that make it a true Lincoln in every right. This is true including the fuel efficiency of the vehicle which comes from the 240 horsepower four-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost 2.0-liter engine which shows up with a fuel mileage of 20 city/29 hwy mpg.
The RDX has a similar style to the MDX and gives Acura two players in the crossover SUV market. The RDX offers some interesting features and makes the RDX a leader in this class that gives you the luxury and style you need. The RDX is powered by a 279 horsepower V6 i-VTEC 3.5-liter engine that has a generous amount of fuel efficiency in this class which comes in at 20 city/29 hwy mpg. Driving the RDX or MDX is truly a drive to remember.
This is a crossover SUV that is perfect for anyone. The Sorento shows up with a great style and offers a fantastic driving feeling that gives you the opportunity to take the Sorento out on or off the road for a lot of fun. The Sorento also comes in at a great price from the company that is known for vehicles that come at a price you can enjoy. The Sorento is powered by a 185 horsepower four-cylinder GDI 2.4-liter engine that has decent fuel efficiency of 21 city/29 hwy mpg.
The Ford Escape is one of the most popular SUVs on this list. Giving you a wonderful SUV to enjoy and a price that is even better, the Escape offers a great deal of driving capability and has been seen at many the soccer field around the country as one of the favorites. The Escape comes in with a 178 horsepower four-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged 1.6-liter engine which gives it a 23 city/32 hwy mpg. With this engine you might not want to head off road, but as a daily driver this SUV will be awesome.
The CX-5 is coming into the 2016 model year as one of the top rated crossover SUVs in the market for looks, style, capability, and versatility. This SUV carries in the “zoom-zoom” mantra with style and offers you a 184 horsepower four-cylinder SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter engine powering it and giving you a fuel efficiency of 26 city/33 hwy mpg to enjoy the ride and keep going past many gas pumps.
The HR-V is the CR-V that has been left in the dryer too long. As a shrunk down size of the most popular SUV on the road, the HR-V shows up with amazing style and features to give you a smaller version of what you already love. To add to your enjoyment of this drive the HR-V offers a 28 city/35 hwy mpg from the 141 horsepower four-cylinder i-VTEC 1.8-liter engine, making it easy to keep on driving knowing you have a very fuel efficient SUV.
The Cayenne shows up with the highest price tag on the list as it is a Porsche, but for fuel efficiency and power you can’t find a better SUV. Although the size of the Cayenne may make it less of an SUV and more of a high performance vehicle. This SUV is the only hybrid powertrain on the list and shows up powered by a 333 horsepower V6 supercharged hybrid 3.0-liter engine which offers excellent fuel mileage and an awesome driving performance.
When you are car shopping during this new model year, the SUVs on this list may make the right choice for you. Although some are in the luxury categories, many are mainstream models and depending upon what you need in an SUV you can at least know when you choose one from this list it will give you some excellent fuel efficiency to enjoy.