Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs & 4X4s

Looking for an economical car that is cheap to run but don’t want to give up your love of the SUV style? No worries! The team at Saxton 4x4 put together their top picks for the most efficient models.

With the price of fuel (and everything else!) on the rise yet again and showing no signs of slowing down, it’s more important than ever to make sure your next car isn’t going to cost you the world in fuel.

Whilst traditionally 4x4s were considered to not be very economic, modern SUVs have come a long way and there’s no end of choice when it comes to fuel-efficient big cars. From all-electrics to hybrids, take a look at our top 8 best fuel-efficient SUVs and 4x4s below:

Mercedes GLA 250e

This spacious, premium SUV has a 202mpg fuel economy if you use the electric range solely, is highly efficient and offers amazing performance.

A top-ranking plug-in hybrid, this Mercedes-Benz GLA model aims to please those who love a car that looks and feels luxurious whilst keeping running costs low. With a 1.3-litre petrol engine combined with an electric motor, the 250e went all out in the tech as well.

Tesla Model Y

With a top speed of 155 mph, the Model Y from Tesla is a fully electric, mid-size SUV that ticks all the boxes when it comes to fuel efficiency.

The estimated vehicle fuel equivalent of this Tesla car is 140mpg, with a 260mile electric range.

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Range Rover Sport Hybrid

The Range Rover Sport Hybrid is the marquee’s first plug-in hybrid. Combining the signature luxury SUV traits, with electric and petrol power, the result is a vehicle that performs stunningly from the inside out. Perfect for those that want a smoothless transition from electric city-mode to hybrid All-Wheel Drive.

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Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid

It’s hard to point out flaws in the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid. Combining a twin-turbo V8 engine with electric power results in a powerful vehicle made for sports car enthusiasts. Sustainable, with impressive fuel efficiency and incredible driving dynamics, the Turbo S E-Hybrid is a solid choice for fuel-efficient 4x4.

Audi Q4 E-Tron

This all-electric Audi was designed for family life and with a rated fuel equivalent of 132 mpg, it was a no-brainer to add it to our list of best fuel-efficient SUVs.

Comfortable to drive, this premium mid-size SUV also has a Q4 e-tron Sportback version, borrowing a more coupe style. Battery wise, there are two options available: a 55-kilowatt-hour, giving you roughly 210 miles of range or the 77-kilowatt-hour spec that claims 310 miles. With plenty of boot size, and comfortable back seats even for the adults, the Q4 E-Tron is a solid daily model.

Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 is a mild hybrid that sits comfortably on our list of most fuel-efficient SUVs and 4x4s. This mid-size luxury SUV is packed with tech, spacious and stylish. It also transitions from city to highway without a hitch and soothes your conscience on those longer drives thanks to the lower fuel consumption.

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Jaguar I-Pace

With 292 miles of range, the I-Pace is Jaguar’s first all-electric SUV with the iconic sports car focus that we expect from the carmaker. Battery wise, it features a three-phase, 11-kilowatt onboard charger, that lets you fully charge your vehicle from 0 to 100% in roughly 9 hours. 

As for style, the optional bright pack offers a chrome style finish to the Jaguar I-Pace grille, chrome surround and other stylish trimmings on the rear diffuser, side mirrors and window surrounds.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Ioniq 5 is a family hatchback that is both stylish and comfortable, making it a practical electric SUV. This Hyundai model comes with two different battery sizes, meaning the electric range is between 238 and 298 miles.

Stepping inside, the Ioniq 5 opted for futuristic out not overly grand. Padded seats, two large screens, no fixed centre tunnel and not too tech-packed. Perfect for those who love a touch of modernity without the ultra minimalism that some carmakers choose.


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