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Girls Girlz, are you in the market for a new sport utility? If you are looking for help from your parental units, consider checking out this article from Carz4Girlz on how to show your parents that you need that Escape hybrid to save on gas. Not only does the world's first hybrid SUV (which has gained a few siblings since its introduction) get very good fuel mileage (in the thirties) in comparison to its leading competitors, it also uses recycled materials in its interior. Take a look at our driving impressions of the latest Escape and Escape hybrid here.

But what is you want an SUV but your 'rents just can't swing the extra scratch for a hybrid? The other recommendations from the Girlz are to opt for the Kia Sportage, which in V6/automatic guise returns just 17-mpg city and 21-mpg highway, or the Honda CR-V, which does better at 20 in the city and 26 on the highway with an automatic. We say stick with the hybrid.

[Source: The Auto Channel]

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