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SUV’s and Crossovers with the Best Gas Mileage for 2015

Small SUV’s and Crossovers are becoming more and more of the rage with soccer moms and small families. You can’t drive to the store without seeing at least a couple of them on the road.

Fuel efficiency has always been a factor when it comes to driving an SUV. Manufacturers have worked hard to remove “poor gas mileage” out of the equation. Whether you’re hauling passengers or cargo, you have several choices when it comes to picking out a model that fits your needs.

If gas mileage is keeping you from buying an SUV, you’ll want to check out the list below. Our friends at Edmunds did some research and announced the top 10 most fuel efficient SUVs and crossovers for 2015.

A couple hybrid models made the list, the 2015 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid took the number one spot with 33 mpg combined (35 city/31 highway). The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid is in second place with 31 mpg combined (30 city/34 highway). Even a couple of diesels made a showing, the 2015 BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Since electric vehicles have a limited range and there’s a shortage of charging stations. Many car buyers still believe these vehicles to be impractical, so they chose to exclude them from the list.

They used the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) combined fuel economy formula to come up with the list; 55% of city mpg plus 45% of highway mpg.

Top 10 Best Fuel Efficient SUV’s and Crossovers 2015

Rank Vehicle Fuel Efficiency
1 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid 33 mpg combined (35 city/31 highway)
2 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid 31 mpg combined (30 city/34 highway)
3 BMW X3 Diesel 30 mpg combined (27 city/34 highway) (tie)
3 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid 30 mpg combined (32 city/28 highway) (tie)
4 Mazda CX-5 29 mpg combined (26 city/35 highway) (tie)
4 Honda CR-V 29 mpg combined (27 city/34 highway) (tie)
4 Chevrolet Trax 29 mpg combined (26 city/34 highway) (tie)
5 Nissan Rogue 28 mpg combined (26 city/33 highway) (tie)
5 Buick Encore 28 mpg combined (25 city/33 Highway (tie)
5 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Diesel 28 mpg combined (24 city/33 highway) (tie)

If you’re considering the purchase of a new crossover or SUV. Use an online service to get the best price and not have to worry about dealing with frontline car salesman at the dealership. I recommend Ryde Shopper and Motor Trend to request free no-obligation price quotes.

These companies will let you know what others are paying for the vehicle you’re considering, and also what dealers in your local area are more willing to discount the vehicle for you.