4. Mazda CX-3
Overall MPG: 28 | City MPG: 20 | Highway MPG: 36
Another fun-sized SUV is the Mazda CX-3. The CX-3 is available in both front and all-wheel drive models and provides the driver with easy handling and state-of-the-art add-ons comparable to luxury vehicles. Believe it or not, the Mazda CX-3 is the first non-luxury SUV of its size to provide blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control. The CX-3 is sporty, affordable and fuel efficient, averaging 36 MPG highway and an overall 28 MPG. The Mazda CX-3 in the number one spot for subcompact SUVs.
3. Lexus RX
Overall MPG: 29 | City MPG: 24 | Highway MPG: 33
In 2016, the Lexus RX received a serious facelift and full-body makeover. The RX provides a very quiet and smooth ride with plenty of legroom for those in the rear. This vehicle is available in hybrid and non-hybrid models, yet both offer returns for best-in-class fuel economy. The non-hybrid model yields an impressive 29 MPG overall. The 2017 Lexus RX includes the Lexus Safety System+, which provides auto emergency braking, lane assistance, forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control. This vehicle is rated at 8.8 out of 10 and holds the number four spot in luxury midsize SUVs.
2. Toyota RAV4 (Hybrid)
Overall MPG: 31 | City MPG: 26 | Highway MPG: 36
The Toyota RAV4 has been consistently ranked among the top small-size SUVs for many years and is among one of the most reliable in its class. The RAV4 is spacious with plenty of room for rear passengers and cargo space and offers ideal handling. In 2016, the vehicle got a remodel, resulting in a much quieter and smoother ride compared to the previous years. The new RAV4 provides a number of benefits for the driver, including advanced safety features, forward collision warning, and emergency auto braking. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid averages 36 MPG highway and 31 MPG overall, with a rating of 7.9 out of 10.
1. Tesla Model X
Overall MPGe: 92 | City MPGe: 90 | Highway MPGe: 94
Many of us realize how successful Tesla is in staying ahead of the curve and being the first to present “the next big thing.” The Tesla Model X 90D is a true indication of the highly innovative and advanced Tesla company. This vehicle is the only electric SUV currently available on the market; yes, this model is fully electric and thus does not consume a drop of gasoline, averaging a very impressive MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) of 92 overall. This model also provides semi-autonomous driving capabilities, as in this is a self-driving vehicle as well. Although the Tesla Model X 90D is electric, it provides a long range and relatively fast charging capabilities. The Model X holds the number one spot for luxury midsize SUVs, with an overall score of 9.3 out of 10.