Statistics for Most Fuel Efficient SUV in 2012
We have compiled data regarding the most fuel efficient SUV from the last 12 months. We have reviewed the fuel efficiency 141 SUVs from car makers across the globe running on standard engines – we ignored hybrid or electric data for the sake of this article (stay tuned for our analysis on hybrid and electric vehicles). This review only takes into account the base model for each SUV, and not advanced trims.
The average city fuel consumption for SUVs is 17.92 miles per gallon, whilst the average highway fuel consumption is 24.17 miles per gallon.Compared against the average fuel consumption of a sedan, this is considerably higher. Now for the best and worst lists.
Most Fuel Efficient SUVs:
- The most fuel efficient SUV in the city goes to French car manufacturers Peugeot and Renault with the Peugoet 4007 SUV and Renault Duster SUV scoring top rank at 31 miles per gallon.
- The most fuel efficient SUV car makers for city driving are Italian luxury car manufacturer Lancia with 23 miles per gallon, and Volvo and Daihatsu coming in at 22 miles per gallon on average.
- The most fuel efficient SUV car makers for highway driving are Lincoln and Mazda at 22 miles per gallon, and Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Lexus, Cadillac, Volkswagen, and Buick all at 21 miles per gallon.
Least Fuel Efficient SUVs:
- The least fuel efficient SUV car makers for city driving are SAAB and Lexus with an average of 13 miles per gallon, and Volkswagen with an average of 13.5 miles per gallon.
- The least fuel efficient SUV car makers for highway driving are Suzuki with 16.67 gallons per mile, Citroen with 17 miles per gallon and Subaru, Honda and Audi coming in at a close third with 17.67 miles per gallon.
- The list of least fuel efficient SUV in the city is much longer all with a rate of 13 miles per gallon. The honor of least fuel efficient SUV goes to BMW for its BMW X5M and X6M luxury SUVs, the Chevrolet Suburban, Landrover’s DC SUV, LR4 and Range Rovers, the Lexus LX SUV, Mercedez Benze G-Class and GL-Class range, the Nissan Armada and the Toyota Landcruiser.
We are in the process of collating the data for the 2013 models and will be reporting to you soon on our findings. Check back regularly for more updates.