Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Crossovers

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Crossovers

10. Jeep Patriot 23/29/25

Crossovers have pretty much taken over the Sport Utility Vehicle market, thanks to lower prices, better fuel efficiency and the handling that comes part-in-parcel with being based on a car platform versus truck architecture. Additionally, many crossovers boast the same off-road capabilities as SUVs while offering improved safety and the high driving position that SUV buyers like. With fuel economy becoming an important priority to new car buyers, we decided to put together a top 10 list of the most efficient new or updated crossovers. It might be a bit odd to see a Jeep on a list about crossovers, but the Patriot here is based on the same platform as the old Dodge Caliber. The Patriot trades some of Jeep’s traditional off-road capability for better fuel efficiency. Using the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, the Patriot is able to get an EPA tested 29 MPG on the highway and 23 MPG in the city. The combined number is a frugal 25 mpg, which is enough to place the Patriot right at number 10 on our list. Other crossovers that make that benchmark include the Chevrolet Equinox, and Kia Sorento, which are slightly bigger than the Patriot we see here.

  • Keith H

    Hard to believe that RX is as good as it gets. Amazing what a good city MPG number does to the overall score.

  • Zellbrad

    how could anyone be dumb enough to buy a front-wheel drive wannabe SUV. idiots exclaim over the high mpg which is only available with the front-wheel drive. my 2011 subaru outback averages 30mpg and can go anywhere. these other vehicles are useless off road. watch youtube videos if you dont believe me. a total investment of $25k for mine, makes the others seem absurd.

  • T. Roll

     So… you honestly think crossover buyers care about off-roading?

  • Arturo Lopez

     EPA estimates for the 2011 subie are at 22/29, and the 2013 mazda are at 25/31 for the under-25k-AWD, I wouldn’t call that absurd. Subaru AWD is great and all, but I don’t see any major complaints from Mazda’s AWD.

  • Skenny50

    The Juke gas mileage is a lie.  I had one and just got rid of it.  No matter how much I babied it, I couldn’t get better than high 25’s on the highway – and sub-20 in the city. So, in reality it wouldn’t even be on this list if people know its true capabilities

  • Isaakberg

    Where do you buy your fuel?  I’ve noticed the mileage may vary  — a lot — depending on how much non-gasoline is in one’s “gas”

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