4. MINI Cooper S Countryman All4 25/31/28
Crossovers really do dominate this fuel-efficient AWD list, and to prove the point, we have the big-MINI countryman making it to the #4 spot on our list. When equipped with a manual transmission the Mini is able to provide 25 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, which comes to 28 mpg combined. This is all done thanks to the Mini’s turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, which puts out 181 hp. MINI claim’s that the All4 permanent all-wheel-drive system can split torque between the front and rear axles instantaneously, which is a great handling advantage for the car. We’ve got a review of the Cooper S Countryman that you can check out right here.