I am currently on the look out for a new car, and have been looking at getting the new Subaru Forrester, which this years model is more SUV than the past models. It has heaps of room when seats are up, or folded down for the fur kids!!
The mileage in the Subaru Forrester is much better than in any other SUV I have compared it with, however, I have been looking in Australia, and am not sure if there is any difference in the way the car is built or its efficiency. It seems to have the same great amount of power, but I don't really understand gallon conversion etc to give you a better idea of its comparion in Australia (though I cannot see any reason why there would be a difference.)
Anyway, you can check it out will be getting this car, but it will cost more to run (of course) than a small or medium car.
Have fun getting your new vehicle!!!Answer 2
There are no SUVs that get great gas mileage. Of course, my definition of "great" is probably different from yours.
The Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner hybrid models can be teased into the mid-30s, which is pretty good even for a regular car. I've heard of people hypermiling the Escape up to past 40mpg, but I haven't seen it myself.Answer 3
In my opinion, the best little suv that you want in that price range would be the Nissan Rogue. See link. I looked at one in June & I really wanted one myself, however my budget wasn't in place for it. But I did end up buying a fully loaded Nissan Sentra. To me, it's been a great automotive company that I have overlooked for years. The Nissan Rogue SL is the nicely trimmed model with many options from leather, sunroof, & Bose avalible all for under $25K. G'luck!Answer 4
The Ford Escape Hybrid would be a good choice. The 2WD model gets 34mpg city / 30mpg highway. Best fuel economy of any SUV out there.
The Escape Hybrid starts at $26,640 for the 2WD model, but currently the IRS offers a $3100 Federal Tax Credit for it, so it cuts the cost down to $23,640 if you qualify for it (i.e. you are not in the Alternative Minimum Tax bracket).
It's tough and safe-- New York City has been using the Escape Hybrid since 2004 as taxi cabs, many have exceeded 200,000 miles no problems, and that's with the daily abuse dished out by the infamous NYC cabbies who drive like maniacs. It's working so well, NYC is moving to an all-hybrid taxi fleet by 2012.
Hope this helps.Answer 5
You're going to have a long, long look. To find an SUV with "great" gas mileage is nearly impossible. That's why they aren't selling well anymore. To find it in that price range also makes the search just that much harder.Answer 6
Sorry but SUV's really do not have "great gas mileage" but if you really want one try a JAPANESE import or even a KIA or HUNDAI.....good luckAnswer 7
its not great gas mileage but its called the dodge journey. Its a crossover and get 18 mpg city and is $21,000 Most crossovers and SUVS get about 18
There is no SUV that gets great gas mileage for the price range you ask.
Maybe look into something smaller like a cross-over vehicle or a mini vanAnswer 9
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