AutoGuide News Blog
The AutoGuide News Blog is your source for breaking stories from the auto industry. Delivering news immediately, the AutoGuide Blog is constantly updated with the latest information, photos and video from manufacturers, auto shows, the aftermarket and professional racing.
SUV + MPG
There was a time when shopping for an SUV meant giving up fuel economy in exchange for extra interior room and cargo space. While that still may be the case for some models, there are plenty of fuel efficient crossovers and SUVs available in today’s marketplace, some of which get over 30 MPG on the highway.
Compared to last year’s Top 10 list, fuel economy has gone up across the board. Just a year ago the most fuel efficient SUVs had a worst combined MPG rating of 25 while the best vehicle saw 30 MPG combined. This year, the most fuel efficient model stickers for 31 MPG combined while even models at the bottom of the list are posting a 2 MPG improvement to 27 MPG.
So if you’re in the market for a fuel efficient crossover or SUV then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve listed the Top 10 most efficient models, based on their combined city/highway rating.
Now, a new block of photos has been released of the RX 450h, 350, and 450h F Sport and show off the full SUV.
Debuting with the RX 450h hybrid and gas powered RX 350 will be the first sport tuned Lexus SUV: the RX 450h F Sport. Details aren’t available on the 450h F Sport, but we expect it will have a lot in common with the GS F Sport line.
The face lifted RX seems to use much of the design language found on the LF-LC concept that debuted last January in Detroit, the most striking similarity being the grill design. The nose is the most prominent feature on the RX SUV line, thought the wheels and headlights were also refreshed.
Check back next week for live coverage of the 2012 Geneva Auto Show.
GALLERY: Lexus RX Lineup