Introduction

Introduction

So you want a high-up driving position and high safety levels. Perhaps you want a roomy back seat for the kids or baby but also want room for them to grow. Maybe, just maybe, you want to venture off road. Regardless of why you want a Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV), or cute-ute, gas mileage probably figures pretty highly on your list of a CUV's benefits.

We took a look at the generally excellent mileage figures of the most popular crossovers on the market today, and saw how they stacked up. Here are ten of these crossovers that, in addition to being solid all-around vehicles, won't inflict too much pain at the pump.
10. Toyota Highlander Hybrid

10. Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Sticker Price: $40,170 - $46,370
Invoice Price: $36,956 - $42,428
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg City, 28 mpg Highway

With seating for up to seven people, a handsome exterior and 28 mpg combined, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a great choice for the family on the go. The hybrid powertrain greatly alleviates the pain at the pump generally inflicted by big SUVs.

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9. Ford Escape

9. Ford Escape

Sticker Price: $22,700 - $30,850
Invoice Price: $21,395 - $28,769
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg City, 31 mpg Highway

The Ford Escape has been one of the most popular crossover in America ever since it was redesigned for the 2013 model year. It has a comfortable interior and attractive exterior design. It's also quite fuel efficient, getting 31 mpg on the highway.

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8. Subaru Forester

8. Subaru Forester

Sticker Price: $21,995 - $32,995
Invoice Price: $20,811 - $30,836
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg City, 29 mpg Highway

The compact Subaru Forester enjoys a big cult following, mainly due to its superb all-wheel drive system and safety features. The car is simply fantastic for northern climates. Its solid fuel economy numbers are icing on the cake.

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7. Mitsubishi Outlander

7. Mitsubishi Outlander

Sticker Price: $22,995 - $27,795
Invoice Price: $22,024 - $26,621
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg City, 31 mpg Highway

Though it was completely redesigned for the 2014 model year, the Mitsubishi Outlander probably isn't on you radar. If you're looking for fuel economy and versatility, the Outlander isn't a bad choice, considering it gets better mpg than a lot of its more popular competition.

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6. Nissan Juke

6. Nissan Juke

Sticker Price: $18,990 - $25,990
Invoice Price: $18,108 - $24,630
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg City, 32 mpg Highway

Yes, it's ugly. But it's ugly in an endearing and almost lovable way. The Juke looks like nothing else on the road and it's a lot of fun to drive. Its turbocharged engine and sporty driving dynamics combined with its fuel efficiency make the Juke a great option for commuting and tearing up some windy roads.

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5. BMW X1

5. BMW X1

Sticker Price: $30,800 - $38,600
Invoice Price: $28,335 - $35,510
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg City, 34 mpg Highway

The BMW X1 is still a pretty new vehicle for the German automaker, but it has already been enjoying some popularity and praise from the critics. Legendary BMW driving dynamics combine with versatility and fuel economy, making it a great vehicle on the road.

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4. Buick Encore

4. Buick Encore

Sticker Price: $24,160 - $30,465
Invoice Price: $23,194 - $29,246
Fuel Economy: 25 mpg City, 33 mpg Highway

The Buick Encore seemed like a ridiculous vehicle when it was announced. But driving it quickly changed our minds. This small crossover has been impressing critics and consumers all around the country with its interior appointments, fuel economy and value.

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3. Lexus RX 450h

3. Lexus RX 450h

Sticker Price: $46,310 - $47,710
Invoice Price: $43,531 - $44,847
Fuel Economy: 32 mpg City, 28 mpg Highway

The Lexus RX 450h is a pretty big and heavy crossover, weighed down with all kinds of luxury features. But its hybrid powertrain helps it achieve pretty great fuel economy, especially in the city.

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2. Mazda CX-5

2. Mazda CX-5

Sticker Price: $21,395 - $29,070
Invoice Price: $20,784 - $28,233
Fuel Economy: 26 mpg City, 35 mpg Highway

The Mazda CX-5 is one of our favorite vehicles on the planet right now. Sharp looks, a nice interior, super sporty driving dynamics and very good fuel economy make it a very tantalizing package. It's one of the most highly rated crossovers across the board.

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1. MINI Countryman

1. MINI Countryman

Sticker Price: $22,100 - $25,700
Invoice Price: $20,330 - $23,645
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg City, 35 mpg Highway

Though it's on the smaller side and, thus, sacrifices some versatility, the MINI Countryman small crossover is unmatched when it comes to fuel economy. It's also an absolute blast to drive, as it boasts the sporty driving dynamics of a BMW, which is its parent company.

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