Oct 23rd, 2007 by jbrown
Now obviously SUVs do not get the same gas mileage as a car does. But these top 3 that I will show, out of the 9 that is on about.com, are impressive for anything not a car. If you want some more room but do not want to make more room in your wallet for gas money, take a look at this:
1. 2005 Honda CR-V
“The Honda CR-V’s fuel economy ratings are an easy to take 21-23 mpg in the city and 26-29 mpg on the highway. The CR-V isn’t an offroader, but it handles well where most of us need it to–on the pavement. It’s roomy, dependable, and the price isn’t bad, even though it went up for 2005: $19,995 to $25,050. The Honda CR-V uses regular gas.
2. 2005 Toyota RAV4
The RAV4 got a much-needed engine boost in 2004, and more features that used to be optional are now standard equipment. It’s a quality vehicle that just keeps getting better (although my own tastes shy away from the look of those huge body side moldings). This compact SUV’s city mileage ratings range from 22-24 mpg, with 27-30 mpg on the highway. MSRP is $19,600 to $21,000. The RAV4 uses regular gas. See the RAV4 Photo Gallery and RAV4 Highlights.
3. 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid
Ford Escape Hybrid owners can realistically expect to get 40 mpg in stop and go traffic and go 500 miles between fill ups. The hybrid costs about $3,500 more than the conventional XLT model, ranking in at $26,970 for front wheel drive models and $28,595 for four wheel drive.”