10. 2012 BMW 528i xDrive 22/32/26
Fuel efficiency is quickly becoming one of the most sought after elements in a new car. However finding a car with good fuel efficiency usually means you have to make a few compromises.
Today’s list is of cars with the best fuel economy that are equipped with a no-compromise all, or four-wheel drive system. You’ll find a wide variety of vehicles making up this list, from luxury cars, crossovers, SUVs and even a sports car.
First on our list comes from Germany, with the new BMW 528i. The 528i is equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out a solid 240-hp and 230-lb. ft. of torque. That’s quite a bit of output for a four-cylinder, but the real story is the mpg numbers. Even when equipped with BMW’s xDrive AWD system the big 5-series can get a combined 26 mpg, and a significant 32 mpg on the highway. BMW obviously went to great lengths to ensure that the 8-speed transmission and turbocharged four-cylinder were able to make that kind of impact at the pumps, but be warned, this car has a thirst for premium fuel. Check out our review of the 528i right here.