With the rise in fuel prices, we cant help but try to go for the type of vehicles that will give us the best results as far as fuel is concerned. We do not want to have a car that will only do a few miles yet consumes so much fuel. This is the reason why auto makers are coming up and making a great impact in the manufacture of SUVs which have proved to be economical in terms of fuel consumption.
Most of the brands that will give you good delivery and good performance may sometimes be dismissed as being uneconomical but this is not the case. Some vehicles in the sports utility vehicles category especially qualify for the cars with the best SUV gas mileage.
The Lexus and Toyota especially are well known for their ability to cover so many miles for so less fuel and more so the hybrid types. Toyota highlander hybrid and Lexus RX 400 have both got a 3.3 liter 6 cylinder engine and they can amazingly deliver 28 city miles and 25 miles on the highway per gallon.
The Ford escape hybrid which came into being in 2007 was crowned the as the one with the best SUV gas mileage in the front wheel drive SUV category. It can do 31 city miles and 29 highway miles per gallon. The four wheel drive of the same version delivers 28 city miles and 27 highway miles per gallon. Other models with preferable SUV gas mileage are the Saturn vue hybrids which can do 23 miles in the city and 29 highway miles.