Top 10 Fuel Efficient Cross-over SUVs of 2011

March 07, 2011 / by / 1 Comment

Fuel Efficient Crossover SUVs

More frequent rise in fuel prices has induced people to prefer the fuel economical cars. When it come to buying a new car the main concern always remain in people’s mind is, how fuel-efficient it will be? If you are looking for fuel-efficient crossover SUVs, your search can come to an end. Consider these Cross-Over SUVs of 2011.

1. Toyota RAV 4

The very-first car in our list of “Top 10 fuel efficient Crossover SUVs of 2011” is 2011 model Toyota RAV 4. RAV 4 stands for “Recreational Active Vehicle with 4 Wheel Drive”. It could be the best option for you if you are looking for fuel-efficient, reliable and a SUV with reasonable resale value. It is a Cross-over SUV that has car like body and all-wheel drive capability. It is the SUV that has capacity for 7 passengers. The 2011 SUV Cross-over has brake over-ride system that mechanically reduces the engine power when you apply brakes and accelerator at the same time. Its four-cylinder rates for front wheel drive are 22/28 mpg city/highway and for all-wheel drive it is 21/27 mpg city/highway. 2011 RAV 4 has V-6 engine and its five-speed automatic transmission makes it the more fuel efficient cross-over than its rivals.

Its starting MSRP is U.S $ 22,025.

2. Ford Escape Hybrid

The 2nd car in our ranking of fuel-efficient cars is 2011 model Ford escape Hybrid, it is the stylish and compact SUV that will grasp your attention after the first look. Its height and seats are higher than the Honda CR-V. Ford Escape Hybrid has standard V-6 (gasoline-electric hybrid power train) four-cylinder engine. Ford Escape Hybrid is 5-passenger vehicle and it is available with two options i.e. front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Ford Escape Hybrid in offered in two-trim levels. Hybrid runs like the gas-only Ford Escape and its best EPA mileage make it a fuel-economical SUV.

Its starting MSRP is U.S $ 31,685

3. Honda CR-V

The 3rd car in our count-down of fuel-efficient Cross-over SUVs is 2011 model Honda CR-V 2WD. It is aero-dynamic in shape and very classic and compact overall. It has 4-cylinder 180-hp engine. Its 5-Speed automatic transmission provides you smooth shifts and power when you need. Its fuel efficiency is 21 in the city, 28 on the highway and 24 combined. Its Grade Logic Control systems make it easy to climb over the hill. Honda CR-V is not only fuel-efficient, but also Ultra-Low Emission vehicle.

Its starting MSRP is U.S $21,695.

4. Lexus Rx 450h

Now we are moving towards the 4th fuel efficient SUV, 2011 Lexus Rx 450h which is a luxury mid-size SUV. With RX 450 h you can enjoy the smooth, stylish and quite ride. It has 5-seats for the passengers. You are free to choose among the front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. It has 245-hp 3.5 liters V-6 (gas-hybrid) engine. Its mpg value 30-32 in the city and 28 on the highway rank it among the fuel-economical SUVs.

Its starting MSRP is U.S $43,935.

5. Toyota Highlander

The 5th car in our list of fuel efficient SUVs is 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. It is stylish, stunning, superb and smart Crossover you have ever seen. It has reinforced unitized body and 2.7-liters gasoline, 16 valve 4-cylinders engine. It is fuel-efficient as well as Ultra Low Emission vehicle. 7-passengers can enjoy the ride of this SUV with ease. Toyota Highlander Hybrid in available in front wheels as well as 4-wheels drive. Its estimated mpg value is 20 in the city and 25 on the highway.

Its starting MSRP is U.S $27,540.

6. Volkswagen Touareg SUV

The fuel-efficient Cross over SUV at number 6 is, 2011 Volkswagen Touareg. It is lighter, aero-dynamic and more fuel-efficient than its previous models. It is very stylish, sporty and available in 9 classic colors. It has 3.0-liter, turbo-charged V6 TDI clean diesel engine. Volkswagen Touareg offers a fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway. In addition, it has DeNox Catalytic converter that reduces the Nox emission up-to 90%, thus makes it environmental-friendly.


Its starting price is £38,225.

7. BMW X6 Active Hybrid

The 7th car in the list of “Top 10 fuel-efficient Cross-over SUVs of 2011” is 2011 BMW X6 Active Hybrid. BMW X6 is car-like cross over that is efficient in performance. It’s a four-passenger SUV. X6 active hybrid is powered by the gasoline-engine and two electric motors. It has 4.4-liter V-8 hybrid engine with 7 speed automatic transmissions. Its mile per gallon (mpg) value for city is 17 and for high-way it is 19.

Its starting MSRP is U.S $88,900.

8. Mercury Mariner Hybrid

The 8th car in our list is 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid. Ford Escape Hybrid, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV-4 are its competitor because all these have many features in common. It’s a small cross-over SUV. Mercury Mariner Hybrid has 2.5-liter 4-cylinder hybrid engine with continuous variable transmission. Like Ford Escape Hybrid, Honda CR-v and Toyota RAV-4, it is also fuel-efficient. Its mpg value for city is 34 in the city and 31 on the high-way.

Its starting MSRP is U.S $30,115.

9. 2011 Posche Cayenne S Hybrid

The 2nd last car on our list of “Top10 fuel-efficient Cross-over SUVs of 2011” is 2011 Posche Cayenne Hybrid. It is a stylish cross-over SUV. It is lighter, efficient and 2-inches longer than the previous models. Its engine is powered by 3.0-litr V-6 8 and speed automatic transmission. It has also an electric-motor that lies between the engine and 8-speed transmission. Posche Cayenne Hybrid has mpg ratings 21 in the city and 25 on the highway.

Its starting price is U.S $67,700.

10. Saturn Vue Hybrid

The last car on our list is Saturn Vue. It is a cross-over SUV that is available in front-wheels and four-wheel drive. 5-passengers can easily accommodate in this SUV. It is very spacious and comfortable. It is powered by an electric motor and 2.4 liter gasoline unit and two-module hybrid system. Being a Hybrid it is Green car i.e. Environment-friendly. It is expected to be launched in mid of 2011.

Fuel efficient cars are the best option in the current Economic-recession period. Rising fuel prices is among the major factors that affect the buyer’s decision to prefer fuel-economical vehicles.


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