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What are the top five small SUVs with high MPG?

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As of April 2015, U.S. News ranks the Honda CR-V as the top compact affordable compact SUV and the GMC Terrain as second. The Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape round out the top five.

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As of April 2015, the Honda CR-V features a critics' rating of 9.2 and an overall rating of 8.6. The Honda gets 27 miles to the gallon in the city and 34 on the highway. The Honda receives high reviews for an abundance of standard features, spacious cabin and good fuel economy.

The GMC Terrain received a critics' rating of 8.5 and an overall rating of 8.5. The GMC gets 23 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway. The GMC offers an upscale cabin and power with the optional V6 engine, although that lowers the vehicle's fuel economy.

Mazda's CX-5 gets 26 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway. The Mazda earned a critics' rating of 9.1, a safety rating of 9.7 and an overall rating of 8.4.

The Nissan Rogue earned an overall rating of 8.3 and a critics' rating of 9.0 The Nissan is renowned for its top-level fuel economy, getting 26 mpg in the city and 33 on the highway.

The Ford Escape earned a critics' rating of 8.8 and an overall rating of 8.1. The vehicle handles very well but only gets 22 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway.

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