Discover the Best Used MPG SUVs Without Going Hybrid
How can you save the most money on the next SUV you drive? This question might creep into your mind whenever you’re looking for your next ride. If you’re looking for used SUVs with the best MPG, you’ve found a good place to start. When we weed out the hybrids and EVs to give you the best fuel mileage SUV that doesn’t have electrical assistance, these are the pre-owned SUVs that should be on top of your list.
2019 Nissan Kicks
The smallest SUV in the Nissan family could be the SUV with the best MPG for you to drive. The 2019 Kicks offers 33 mpg combined, which breaks down into 31 city/36 hwy mpg. You’ll enjoy ample power from the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and could find this used SUV for a low price. The most expensive Kicks shouldn’t cost more than $21,000, giving you an affordable pre-owned SUV with great fuel mileage.
2019 Lexus UX 200
Before this Lexus SUV added hybrid powertrains to the mix, it came with a small 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers good fuel mileage. The Lexus UX 200 achieves up to 33 mpg, breaking out to 29 city/37 hwy mpg, and it has up to 169 horsepower, giving you a decent amount of power. Unlike the Nissan Kicks, the Lexus UX offers an AWD system, which reduces the fuel efficiency but increases the capability of this SUV.
2020 Hyundai Venue
If you’re a city dweller, this could be the pre-owned SUV for you. The 2020 Hyundai Venue offers 32 mpg combined, which is 30 city/32 hwy mpg. You won’t find much power from the 1.6-liter engine that only delivers 121 horsepower and 113 lb-ft of torque. Still, that’s more than enough power for tooling around the city in a used SUV that offers the best MPG without adding a hybrid system.
2019 Chevy Equinox/GMC Terrain
When you’d like to have AWD without taking a hit in the fuel economy, these two GM SUVs should be on your list. Both offer a diesel-powered four-cylinder engine that returns 28 city/39 hwy mpg to achieve 32 mpg combined. These numbers are for the FWD models, but adding AWD only reduced the highway mpg by one. You’ll have 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque with either of these diesel-powered used SUVs.
2020 Toyota RAV4
One of the most popular and best MPG SUVs in the market is the Toyota RAV4. When you need to pinch those pennies at the gas pump, this compact SUV provides 30 mpg combined, which is 28 city/35 hwy mpg, without using a hybrid system. This efficiency doesn’t come at the cost of power. This pre-owned Toyota RAV4 uses a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and achieves 203 horsepower during your drive.
2020 Honda CR-V
We can’t leave out the Honda CR-V. This popular compact SUV is one of the best MPG models available. The 2019 version achieves 28 city/34 hwy mpg, which is 30 mpg combined without the hybrid powertrain. To reach these figures, you must upgrade to the 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that reaches 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. According to CNET, this upgrade makes the CR-V a little more expensive, but it should still cost less than $28,000.
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