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Gas prices are so high that they could keep Americans up at night. It’s entirely possible that high gas pump price numbers are at the nucleus of many nightmares. If they don’t scare you, chances are they make you angry. These two Mercedes-Benz and Toyota SUVs will make the gas station your archnemesis. Can you ever truly beat high gas prices with these two SUVs?

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz G-Class requires a wagon full of cash at the pump

A burgundy Mercedes-Benz G-Class luxury SUV is parked.
The 2022 Mercedes-Benz G-Class | Mercedes-Benz

If you drive a G-Wagon and don’t happen to have a large wagon full of cash, you may be out of luck. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is one of the most luxurious SUV models on the market. It’s also one of the thirstiest SUVs.

The new G-Class gets 17 miles per gallon in the city and 19 miles per gallon on the highway. Ouch. It’s not only expensive to buy. It’s also expensive to own. Forget maintenance. Just refueling the pricey SUV can cost an arm and a leg in today’s economy.

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is a status symbol for the elite and wealthy. Popular recording artist Drake once rapped “S-Class, G-Class, lotta class.”

You don’t have to be Drake to afford a G Wagon, but be prepared to pay close to $132.00 to refill the SUV based on America’s current average gas price. Even if you only fill up twice a month, that’s over $260 on gas monthly.

The 2022 Toyota Sequoia guzzles gas down its gullet

A gray 2022 Toyota Sequoia full-size SUV is parked in the street.
The 2022 Toyota Sequoia | Toyota

Toyota produces plenty of fuel-efficient SUVs. Some of its larger SUV and truck models still have poor fuel economy. The Sequoia debuted over two decades ago. In an age where fuel economy is king, this fossil fuel-chugging SUV is a dinosaur.

The 2022 Toyota Sequoia starts at $50,500. It’s a family SUV that can take the road less traveled if needed. The Sequoia has plenty of off-roading prowess. Like many off-roading vehicles, that capability doesn’t translate to good fuel economy.

The Sequoia achieves 13 miles per gallon in the city and 17 miles per gallon on the highway. It costs roughly $130+ to refuel the Sequoia as well, but it burns fuel even quicker than the G-Class. Refueling the Toyota Sequoia could cause drivers to violently shake their fists at the sky and ask, “why Toyota, why?”

There are plenty of great SUVs that save money at the pump

A blue 2022 Hyundai Palisade SUV midsize SUV is on the road.
The 2022 Hyundai Palisade | Hyundai

Why Are Mercedes-Benz G-Wagons so Expensive?

There are many luxurious SUV models that offer better fuel economy than the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. There are also more fuel-efficient family SUVs than the Toyota Sequoia. The Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy is a midsize SUV model that combines luxury, comfort, and practicality.

The 2022 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy starts at $47,290. It gets 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway. The midsize SUV comes with a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, quality leather interior door panels, and wireless device charging.

The Palisade Calligraphy also comes with leather-trimmed seats and a huge 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. It has a near-perfect overall score from Kelley Blue Book.

Read more about the Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy in the next article below.