Small SUV with good gas mileage?

I'm looking for a small SUV with good gas mileage. Any recommendations? I'm leaning towards a Honda CR-V or a Toyota Rav-4. What's better? Any other suggestions? Thanks!

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    not exactly a suv, but a baby suv:

    ---suzuki jimny, daihatsu terios, toyota rav-4 (starting by 1,3 liters)

    the smallest (the smaller the more efficient) and with less operation costs---

    or next step (middle class of suv)

    suzuki vitara or sx, and all big ones of ford/mazda, the nissan...etc bz 1,8 to 2,5 liters;

    in general all over 2,5 liters engine-suvs exceed in terms of reasonable consumptions for normal mainly urban and weekend outdoor use; make sure 2wd option is available for economic normal street use;

    for mainly outdoor use, get pick ups in the best texan tradition: simple, rough and tough (what you save in buying price you spend in little more gas or in cool design optionals optionals for elegant city eyecatching); (but are pick ups good for ladies? any pink one??? :) ) coolest pick up: mitsubishi L200 the new and the former model;

    personally among the twos, you gobble in mind, i definitely suggest the toyota rav-4 (similar in technology to daihatsu terios, but nicer design);

    honda cr-v is not really a suv, but a urban crossover;

    alternatives are the cheap koreans kia sorento has a smooth tasty design (got from mercedes M) and hyundai santa fe (not exactly beautiful);


    ps: like risks? try the very exotic indian ones (cheap and ugly: tata, mahindra and maruti)...good luck...

    pps: wonna be among the first in town with alternative gas? look for who adjusts your engine for biofuel (by soia) (easy to use on diesel engines) or real gas-fuel (metan);

  • 3 years ago

    Small Suv Good Gas Mileage

  • 4 years ago

    Either a Toyota Rav4, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Rogue, Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox, or Honda CR-V.

  • Trish
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Jeep Patriot or Compass both have decent gas mileage

    at 30 miles to the gallon. Of course, I dont know the gas

    mileage of the two you are looking at, but I do know that

    the Jeeps are less expensive.

    Good luck.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mazda has 2 little suvs, both nice, ones bigger...

    i like the new ford edge but more specifically the Lincoln MKX.

  • 1 decade ago

    ford escape hybrid excellent mileage around town and approx 30 mpg on the highway

  • 1 decade ago

    i had a Ford Explorer Sport, and it was good on gas.

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