The Top 5 Fuel Efficient SUVs Of 2010

April 27, 2010 / by / 0 Comment

Fuel Efficient SUVs

Sports utility vehicle (SUV) is one of the most popular types of vehicle among a huge mass of people and the reason is surely the space and capabilities of this vehicle. An SUV typically carries seating for 5 to seven people, a high road positioning and spacious interiors that provides ultimate comfort throughout your journey. Almost every big auto developing company has brought some remarkable models of SUVs for the international auto markets and these models have made the internal competition for SUV quite hot. The SUV were earlier considered as the very pricy ones that are out of range for many people of the world, this fact is still true to some extent nowadays but some affordable models for SUV have also came from many auto developers that can come up to the mark of many people because of being fuel efficient and affordable. In this article the 5 SUVs of 2010 have been discussed and these are quite equal to the mark of affordable SUVs of this New Year.

1. Honda CR-V 2WD

This is one of the most exciting new models of SUV coming from the platform of Honda; the design has been so well structured that it can appeal everyone and a drive of this super luxurious model can become the best experience of your life. Powered by 2.4L WD engine this vehicle will provide a power of 167 horsepower. This SUV is a beautiful blend of rugged lower surface and sporty upper body styling especially the 2010 model has been more beautified with a little altered front bumper and with that the interior is also very impressive. The storage space is also quite well and one of the good things of this SUV is that it is quite affordable and being a fuel efficient model it can’t prove to be a burden for your pocket.

Photo by Kazooo

Photo by Kazooo

2. Chevy Equinox/GMC Terrain FWD

The 2010 model of the GMC terrain was seen in the New York auto show and from the first look this SUV seems to be a full armored car with the big sized panels that covers the tires of seen from the front side. The designing and capabilities have been very well provided for this car and a very innovative style has been used by GM so that they can reach up to the American’s need very well. This SUV is powered by 2.4-liter Ecotec 4-cylinder engine that gives it the horsepower of 182 that is really nice to rock your journey. This model also brings quite well space for you and with that the seating arrangement has been made more advancement to give the luxury of full comfort.

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Photo by Badger 23

3. Lexus RX 450h Hybrid

This is the best luxury model coming from Lexus that also takes more importance because of being hybrid. The RX has been freshly designed for the 2010 hybrid model and it can be said as the most muscular model of its group. Powered by V6 engine this SUV gives you the horsepower of 295, in addition to that a very fine 288-volt DC motor that propels it down to the road. The fuel economy of this model is so good that you might have heard such before for any SUV and another good feature is of the cargo facility that is 80.3 cubic feet. The price tag of this SUV may appear a bit lofty at the time of buying but then after that the perfect fuel economy will make you forget the money which you have spent while buying this super luxurious model.

Photo by JMRosenfeld

Photo by JMRosenfeld

4. Toyota RAV4 FWD

This model of SUV is thought to be the most reliable model coming from Toyota’s side that also features beautiful styling and capabilities. The RAV4 series of Toyota has always being a focus of a huge number of people along the world and the latest model ‘the 2010 RAV4’ has been made more dashing and powerful to win the heart of everyone. The new model though is slightly bigger than the previous model but the power provided by the 2.5-liter four rated cover it up by providing the power of 179hp. The cargo capacity of 73 cubic feet is also very well and the extended capacity of 7 people makes it an ideal for the large families.

Photo by El Cobrador

Photo by El Cobrador

5. Saturn Vue Hybrid

Another hybrid model has reached this list of most fuel efficient SUV and this is the ‘Saturn Vue’ and a new thing about it is that I doesn’t have the traditional hybrid system; it can run on its electric motor independently. This automatic usage of electric motors allows it to stop the gas engine at stoplight and uses its electric motor to restart the engine at the take off. This one is powered by 2.4-liter 4-banger engine that gives 172 horsepower. The cargo capacity is 54.6 cubic feet and this model is the smallest one of its group that is available in front wheel drive format.


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