What Are Some SUVs With Good Fuel Economy?


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As of 2015, sport utility vehicles with good fuel economy include the 2015 Dodge Durango SXT, 2015 Mazda CX-5, 2016 Lexus NX300h, 2016 Ford Escape SE and 2016 Hyundai Tucson SE. The Tucson SE 2.0-liter engine delivers about 18 city miles and 35 highway miles per gallon; 26 miles per gallon overall. Ford's Escape SE delivers 15 city miles and 31 highway miles per gallon; 22 miles per gallon overall. Overall mileage means equal amounts of highway and city travel.

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The Lexus NX is a four-door, five-passenger SUV equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 235-horsepower engine or a 2.5-liter hybrid 194-horsepower engine. The all-wheel drive Lexus delivers about 23 city miles and 34 highway miles per gallon, for an overall rating of 29 miles per gallon. Mazda's CX-5 compact SUV, equipped with a four-cylinder 2.0-liter 184-horsepower engine, delivers about 26 miles per gallon in the city and about 35 miles per gallon on the highway. Dodge equipped the Durango SXT with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers 290 horsepower and an eight-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The three-row SUV has a rating of about 18 miles per gallon in city driving and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

Drivers can improve their gas mileage by planning and combining trips to make more efficient use of their fuel, performing regular vehicle maintenance and choosing fuel-efficient vehicles.

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