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Top 10 SUVs with Great Gas Mileage

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When looking for a great SUV, fuel efficiency can be very important. The cumbersome vehicles lumber down the road and in many cases doesn’t offer any fuel efficiency to speak of. When looking in the Luxury SUV class this can be even more important to an owner who already is paying a premium price for the luxury equipment the vehicle offers and doesn’t want to pay even more just to fill up their SUV. This list offers owners of luxury SUVs a chance to enjoy their highly-engineered products without having to fill up quite as often.

#10 2015 GMC Terrain

As a large SUV this is a great place to start, knowing this big beast can actually offer some fuel efficiency for owners to enjoy makes it all that more attractive of an offering. The Terrain Denali trim meets the criteria to be a Luxury SUV and is powered by a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that can reach as much as 182 horsepower. Matched up with a six-speed automatic transmission the Terrain includes overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags , an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and all-wheel drive. The Terrain comes into this list with a fuel efficiency of 20 city/29 hwy mpg.

#9 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Sharp and stout, the Range Rover looks like it ready to go off road and not offer the occupants any comfort, but that look is deceiving because this is a great luxury SUV full of comfort and style for occupants to enjoy. The Evoque Pure Plus model is powered by a 2.0-liter intercooled turbo inline four-cylinder engine that reaches as much as 240 horsepower and is paired up with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Range Rover includes overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and airbags including a driver knee airbag, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 19-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and Terrain Response four-wheel drive. The fuel efficiency for the Range Rover comes in at 21 city/30 hwy mpg.

#8 2015 Audi Q5 hybrid

A sharp and eye-catching model from Audi, the Q5 hybrid is a smooth ride for all to enjoy. When in the 2.0T Prestige model this SUV is powered by a 2.0-liter intercooled turbo inline four-cylinder engine that reaches as much as 211 horsepower. This engine is married up with an eight-speed automatic transmission and comes equipped with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, an integrated navigation system, airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 19-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control and driveline traction control. The fuel efficiency for the Q5 hybrid comes in at 24 city/30 hwy mpg.

#7 2015 Volvo XC70

A very stylish and safety conscious offering from Volvo comes into the list in the seventh spot as the XC70. The XC70 T5 model is powered by a Drive-E 2.0-liter intercooled turbo inline-four-cylinder engine that achieves as much as 240 horsepower and is paired with an eight-speed automatic engine. The XC70 is equipped with overdrive, for-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and DSTC electronic stability control. The fuel efficiency for the XC70 comes in at #7 with 24 city/31 hwy mpg.

#6 2015 Volvo XC60

Another great looking Volvo for this list is the XC60. This luxury SUV is a bit smaller than the XC70 and in the XC60 T5 model is powered by the Drive-E 2.0-liter intercooled turbo inline four-cylinder engine that reaches as much as 240 horsepower. This engine is paired up with an eight-speed automatic transmission and comes equipped with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and DSTC/RSC electronic stability control. The fuel efficiency for the Volvo XC60 comes into the list at 24 city/31 hwy mpg.

#5 2015 BMW X5

A sharp and sleek SUV the X5 is a bit smaller than some of the modes thus far, but offers a very nice fuel efficiency. The X5 in the xDrvie36d model is powered by a 3.0-liter twin turbo inline six-cylinder engine that makes as much as 255 horsepower and is partnered with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The X5 includes overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, an integrated navigation system, airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control and driveline traction control. The BMW X5 shows up with a fuel efficiency of 23 city/31 hwy mpg.

#4 2015 Audi Q5

Not very often does the regular model of a vehicle outperform the hybrid version for fuel efficiency, but the Q5 does just that even though it’s not by much. The Q5 3.0 TDI Premium Plus model is powered by a 3.0-liter intercooled turbo V6 engine that brings as much as 240 horsepower. This engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and comes equipped with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 19-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and quattro all-wheel drive. The fuel efficiency that puts the Q5 in the fourth spot on this list is 24 city/31 hwy mpg.

#3 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Showing off with a very athletic appearance, the GLK is ready to move and with a great fuel efficiency can do so for a long time. The GLK250 BLueTEC base model is powered by a 2.1-liter twin turbo inline four-cylinder engine that achieves 200 horsepower. This engine is matched with a seven-speed automatic transmission and is offered with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags including a driver knee airbag, an airbag occupancy sensor, a BabySmart airbag child seat sensor, THERMATIC automatic air conditioning, 19-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and 4MATIC all-wheel drive. The fuel efficiency for this luxurious SUV comes in at 24 city/33 hwy mpg and takes the third spot on this list.

#2 2015 Buick Encore

A very sharp and sleek offering from Buick that is loaded with all the expected Buick creature comforts is the Encore. The base model of the Encore is powered by a 1.4-liter intercooled turbo inline four-cylinder engine that can reach as much as 138 horsepower and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Encore is equipped with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags including a driver and passenger knee airbag, an airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 18-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and StabiliTrak electronic stability. The Encore takes the runner up spot with a fuel efficiency of 25 city/33 hwy to keep it driving by many gas stations along the way.

#1 2015 BMW X1

As the winner for fuel efficiency in the Luxury SUV class, the X1 almost looks like a station wagon and is probably the smallest vehicle on this list. It does however meet the criteria to be an SUV and in the X1 sDrive28i model that is powered by the 2.0-liter intercooled turbo inline four-cylinder engine that reaches 240 horsepower is a very fuel efficient vehicle to drive. This engine is married up with an eight-speed automatic transmission and comes equipped with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and DSC-X electronic stability control. The X1 tops this list with a winning fuel efficiency of 23 city/34 hwy mpg making it the most fuel efficient luxury SUV.

With a host of great luxury SUVs to choose from in all different sizes anyone shopping for a great ride that will also give them fuel efficiency that the can enjoy and even brag about need look no further than this list. So many great vehicles to choose from, shoppers need to check them all out to find the one that fits them best.



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