These 13 Family SUVs Get Over 30 MPG

The most commonly advertised price in America is the price of a gallon of gas. The prices are plastered on signs outside gas stations in large numbers, making everyone, even kids, aware of the cost. If you want to get the most out of a gallon of gas and still drive a vehicle that fits your family, you’ll want to find one of the SUVs with the best fuel economy numbers.

Which SUVs offer the best fuel economy?

This 2022 Toyota Highlander PHEV is one of the most efficient family SUVs you can buy
2022 Toyota Highlander PHEV | Toyota

Before we get into the family SUVs portion, let’s look at some of the market’s most efficient SUVs. These models, from U. S. News and World Report, offer the best fuel mileage combined.

  • Toyota Corolla Cross – 32 mpg
  • Nissan Rogue – 33 mpg
  • Nissan Kicks – 33 mpg
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe – 56 MPGe
  • Toyota Highlander Hybrid – 36 mpg
  • Honda CR-V – 38 mpg
  • Toyota Venza – 39 mpg
  • Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – 40 mpg
  • Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV – 76 MPGe
  • Kia Sorento PHEV – 79 MPGe
  • Hyundai Tucson PHEV – 80 MPGe
  • Toyota RAV4 Prime – 94 MPGe
  • Ford Escape PHEV – 105 MPGe

Some of the models on this list would require your family to be very small to consider them. We’re looking at you, Toyota Corolla Cross, Nissan Kicks, and Hyundai Tucson PHEV. Some of the others are excellent options for your family.

What makes a PHEV powertrain attractive for family SUVs?

Some of the larger models on the US News list use a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain. These powertrains can drive for short distances without using any gasoline from the fuel tank. Sometimes, your short trips to the store may only use electric power from the batteries, allowing the gasoline to last a lot longer.

Do any full-size SUVs reach 30 mpg?

2022 GMC Yukon AT4 off road
2022 GMC Yukon AT4 | GMC

What about the three-row SUVs? If you have a family that doesn’t fit in a five-seat vehicle, you need a bigger ride to take your crew where you need to go. Unfortunately, we only have two three-row SUVs that achieve the 30 mpg mark. These are the most efficient three-row SUVs, according to US News.

  • Subaru Ascent – 21/27 mpg
  • Nissan Pathfinder – 21/27 mpg
  • Chevrolet Suburban – 21/27 mpg
  • Cadillac XT6 – 21/27 mpg
  • Cadillac Escalade – 21/27 mpg
  • GMC Yukon – 21/27 mpg
  • Ford Explorer – 21/28 mpg
  • Chevrolet Tahoe – 21/28 mpg
  • Lexus RX 450h – 31/28 mpg
  • Toyota Highlander – 21/29 mpg
  • GMC Acadia – 22/29 mpg
  • Kia Sorento – 24/29 mpg
  • Volkswagen Tiguan – 30/29 mpg
  • Mitsubishi Outlander – 24/31 mpg
  • Toyota Highlander Hybrid – 36/35 mpg
  • Kia Sorento Hybrid – 39/36 mpg

What SUV has the longest range on one tank of gas?

Red 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee parked on a hill, highlighting its release date and specs
2023 Jeep Grand Grand Cherokee | Jeep

If you want to go a long distance between fill-ups, you’ll want to find an SUV with a large tank and good fuel mileage on the highway. Autobytel looks at some SUVs from 2018 and 2019 to give us the longest driving range. Some of these models in 2022 could still offer excellent distances between fill-ups, making it easy for you and your family to drive these SUVs a long way.

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee- 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 – 738 miles
  • Chevrolet Suburban – 5.3-liter V8 – 680 miles
  • GMC Yukon XL – 5.3-liter V8 – 598 miles
  • Cadillac Escalade ESV – 6.2-liter V8 – 682 miles
  • Ford Expedition Max – 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 – 651 miles
  • Land Rover Range Rover – 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 – 636 miles
  • Lincoln Navigator L – 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 – 616 miles
  • Land Rover Discovery – 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 – 585 miles
  • Chevrolet Equinox – 1.6-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder – 581 miles
  • GMC Terrain – 1.6-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder – 581 miles

Will you drive one of these family SUVs?

If you’re trying to avoid paying too much for gas or stopping often on your family road trips, one of the SUVs on these three lists should be right for you. Will it be one of the PHEV models with the electric driving and impressive fuel economy numbers, or could it be one of the three-row SUVs that fits your entire family inside?

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