15 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs of 2021

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There are plenty of perks that come with owning an SUV. After all, it is one of the most versatile cars on the market. Whether you’re a parent of five or a youngster who loves adventure, there is an SUV for everyone.

In recent years, improvements have been made to SUVs we know and love. Some even boast better fuel economy than sedans.

There are a handful of 2021 SUVs that deserve recognition for great fuel efficiency. Of course, electric and plug-in models have higher fuel efficiency ratings, so the following list only consists of gas-powered or hybrid models.

Note: The following list is based on the EPA’s fuel cost calculations for owners who drive 15,000 miles annually. And, the U.S. News overall rating is included for comparison.

Continue reading to learn the top 15 most fuel-efficient SUVs of 2021.

15. 2021 Honda HR-V

Source: Car and Driver

Annual Fuel Cost: $1,400

MPG: 28 City / 34 highway

Starting Price: $21,220

The Honda HR-V is small but mighty, with many perks that make it a reasonable purchase. For example, it has a spacious interior for its compact size. And, of course, it boasts an impressive fuel efficiency.

The HR-V is highly reliable and has great resale value. Its 141-horsepower four-cylinder engine has sufficient power to get around town. However, don’t expect it to gain speed quickly, or you will be let down.

Buyers have plenty of advanced safety equipment options to add to their HR-V for an extra price. Some of these features include forward and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and a blind-spot camera.

Advanced safety features include:

  • Stability Control.
  • Available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™.
  • Anti-Lock Brakes.

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