Looking for a vehicle that’s not oversized, but can comfortably transport your family, can safely navigate Canadian roads through any weather, and save you on gas? Well, you’ll be glad to find out that there’s no shortage of SUVs on today’s market that can check off each box. With this many options at such a wide variety, however, vehicle shopping could leave you overwhelmed. So today, let’s focus on something that’s currently on every Canadian’s mind; fuel economy and efficiency. Gas prices have reached record highs across the country, and with summer right around the corner, camping trips, beach days and golden hour adventures are on the line! There are memories to be made, and ReCar wants to help you find a vehicle big enough to fit you and your friends, but efficient enough to keep both your environmental footprint and your wallet green. So, we’ve curated a list of the top 5 most fuel efficient SUVs on the market today in Canada according to the official EPA combined MPG ratings. In the occasion of a tie, the presented MPG is broken down into combined, city and highway. *Spoiler alert*, this race may end neck and neck, or…bumper and bumper…?
5. Hyundai Kona N
At number 5 on our list is the Hyundai Kona N. Featuring the standard 2.0L MPI 4-cylinder engine, the Hyundai Kona N harvests 147 horsepower and 132Ib.-ft torque. This number 5 SUV on our list sustains a cool 23 combined MPG.
4. Lexus NX 350 AWD
Number 4 on our list is one of the Lexus models that’ll save you on gas! The Lexus NX 350 AWD’s standard 2.4L 4-cylinder turbo engine gathers 275 horsepower and 317Ib.-ft torque. This SUV delivers a nice 25 combined MPG.
3. Nissan Rogue Sport
In spot number 3 is the Nissan Rogue Sport. Featuring the standard 2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine, the Nissan Rogue Sport holds 141 horsepower and 147Ib.-ft torque. Our number 3 SUV runs a competing 28 combined MPG with 25 city/23 highway.
2. Lexus NX 250
Just a step ahead, in 2nd place on our list is the Lexus NX 250. Featuring its standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, the Lexus NX 250 runs 203 horsepower and 184Ib.-ft torque. This Lexus pulls ahead with 28 combined MPG, 26 city/33 highway.
…Now for the moment you’ve been waiting for, but maybe not the answer you’d expect. When it comes to our first place, most fuel efficient SUV on today’s market, we actually have 2 contenders. With the same combined MPG, but trading off a single mile in the city/highway battle, these 2 SUV’s are bound in place. First place. So, without further ado, ranking at number 1 on our fuel efficiency list are the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V FWD.
Tied for first on our list for most fuel efficient SUVs on the market today is the Toyota RAV4. With its standard 2.5L, 4 cylinder engine, the Toyota RAV4 slightly overpowers its counterpart at 203 horsepower and 184Ib.-ft torque. The RAV4 splits the win with 30 combined MPG, 27 city, 35 highway.
Sharing first place is the Honda CR-V FWD. With its standard 1.5L, 16-valve DOHC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, the CR-V runs 190 horsepower and 179Ib.-ft torque. This Honda splits the win with 30 combined MPG, 28 city, 34 highway.
We hope that after perusing this curated ranking of the most fuel efficient SUVs on the 2022 market, you feel more informed in your journey to a new, efficient vehicle! To increase your environmental friendliness even more, why not check out some pre-loved versions of some of the listed models on our site!