We researched 2015 SUVs including prices, cost of ownership, safety, recalls, standard features, options, warranty, and fuel economy.
The 10 cars on the list range in starting price from around $20,000 to about $48,000, and include four hybrids, one diesel and five gas-powered models. There’s even a 3-row model for families that need extra people power. Check out the 10 most fuel-efficient SUVs of the 2015 model year, ranked by combined fuel economy.
2015 Toyota Highlander
27 / 28 MPG
Although the gas-power car offers high MPG, the Highlander Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient 3-row vehicle you can buy.
2015 Chevy Trax
The all-new Chevrolet Trax is part of the growing subcompact SUV segment combining versatility with affordability with a comfortable ride.
2015 Mazda CX-5
26 / 35 MPG
Mazda is both efficiency and offers some performance, the CX-5 is a compact SUV, has impressive handling, easy to drive with the ability to take corners with ease.
2015 Honda CR-V
27 / 34 MPG
This popular Honda is a fuel-economy standout, with plenty of power and storage.
2015 BMW X3
27 / 34 MPG
The only diesel-powered SUV on the list delivers 30 combined mpg in conjunction with the accelerating force and impressive pickup.
2015 Nissan Juke
28 /32 MPG
This unique SUV has a fantastic audio system, plenty of storage and the Juke offers more efficient and more fun to drive than most.
2015 Lexus RX 450h
32 / 28 MPG
In some ways, the hybrid version of Lexus’ bestseller is even more enjoyable to drive than the gas-only models.
2014 Mini Cooper Countryman
28 / 35 MPG
The biggest Mini mixes the unmistakable style of the original with greater versatility and capability. Best of all its uniq and fun to drive.
2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek
29 / 33 MPG
Subaru’s first hybrid brings gas-electric efficiency to the brand’s hallmark go-anywhere, all-wheel-drive persona.
2015 Lexus NX300h
35 / 31 MPG
When outfitted with the available hybrid power train, Lexus’ newest, smallest, most affordable SUV is also the most fuel-efficient SUV you can buy.