5.Mazda CX-5 25/31/28
Mazda’s new CX-5 was designed from the ground up to incorporate the company’s new SkyActiv technology. It should come as no surprise that the crossover sits at number 5 on our list, even when equipped with AWD. It’s also pretty impressive to note that the CX-5 also gets a combined 28 mpg with a six-speed automatic transmission, and not a fuel-economy-minded CVT. The CX-5 can achieve it’s impressive fuel-economy thanks to it’s lower weight, and an engine with the highest compression ratio for a mass-produced car. The CX-5′s EPA-tested 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway puts it in the same company as some hybrid gas-electric crossovers. Read, or watch our review of the CX-5 right here.