The most fuel efficient small SUVs of 2011

The small SUVs attempt to bring together the sportiness and comfort to your families along with good mileage and other features. The small SUVs are evaluated on their conventional performance criteria such as acceleration and handling. However, it is significant to use other features such as fuel economy to evaluate them. The SUVs are also referred to as “toughened off-road rides”. They do offer some additional ground clearance and have better competence off the pavements as compared to the other conventional traveler’s cars. Many people want to use the SUVs to get the kids, groceries and make their way up the steep gravel driveway and not having to pay those massive gas station bills. Here is the list of top fuel efficient SUVs of 2011.

Ford Escape Hybrid Front WD

Escape comes at around $30,000 and provides a mileage of 34 mpg on highway and 32 mpg in city. This small SUV along with Mazda Tribute and Mercury Mariner are the most fuel efficient SUVs available in the market. This front wheel drive serves a superb fuel economy of more than 30 mpg in all conditions. This is in addition to a lot of style and solid performance.

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

Lexus RX450h

The Lexus small SUV is available at a base price of around $44,000. This small SUV gives 32 mpg on highway and 28 mpg in city. This is the only real luxury SUV on this list. Not only does it offer terrific mileage but a soundless and smooth ride as well. The low-key appearance and lack of appeal despite an endless list of features is the focal point of the small SUV.

2012 Lexus RX450h

Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD

The Highlander is available at around $38,000 base price. It provides a mileage of 28 mpg on both highways and cities. You can see that the top three misers are hybrids. Surprising this Toyota, gives the same mileage both on highway and in the city. The vehicle is relatively trouble free.

2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2WD

Priced at around $19,000 the small SUV from Mitsubishi provides a mileage of 31 mpg on highways and 25 in the cities. This is the most fuel efficient SUV from the non-hybrid lot. It is a tremendous value for money and surprisingly offers a smooth ride, although the lack of power cannot be hidden.

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander

Hyundai Tucson 2WD

This fuel efficient SUV comes at a price tag of around $19,000 and provides a mileage of 31 mpg on highways and 23 mpg in cities. The Hyundai vehicles overall are improving quickly and by a lot. Tuscan fits into the category of small SUVs. The best part of the vehicle is that it does not carry any major flaws and is a well-created and comfortable vehicle.

2012 Hyundai Tucson


These are the most fuel efficient SUVs available in market. You can read the different reviews on internet to make up your mind before buying one of them. This will tell you about the other features offered by the small SUVs. Not much to choose between them except, the price, which may be the deciding factor.