12 Most Fuel Hungry SUVs – Crosstrek Is Ahead And Where All Subaru Models Rank
With fuel prices at $4.33 per gallon in most parts of the United States and around $5.00, what are the most fuel-efficient SUVs? What is the fuel consumption of the 2022 Forester, 2022 Outback and 2022 Ascent SUVs? A new study by Consumer Reports (by subscription) indicates that the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek once again ranks among the top twelve new models. Discover the entire Subaru lineup here.
CR’s twelve most fuel-efficient SUVs for 2022 are Lexus UX, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Venza, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota Highlander, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 Prime, Subaru Crosstrek, Hyundai Santa Fe, Lexus RX and Honda HR-V.
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek
According to the latest Consumer Reports study, the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek is among the twelve most fuel-efficient SUVs you can buy right now. CR says the 2022 Crosstrek is ranked number one out of fourteen subcompact SUVs based on reliability, safety scores, road tests, fuel economy and owner satisfaction.
What is the Crosstrek 2022 fuel consumption?
You can have an all-wheel-drive SUV and still get good fuel efficiency. The Subaru Crosstrek uses direct injection on its new 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder engine and gets 27/34 mpg city/highway and 29 mpg combined.
The 2.0-liter engine gets 28/33 mpg and 30 mpg combined with the continuously variable transmission (CVT) automatic, contributing to better mileage.
The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid gets even better fuel mileage. In Consumer Reports tests, the plug-in hybrid scores 38/45 MPGe city/highway and 42 MPGe combined. Note that the Crosstrek Hybrid is not available in all states.
What is the updated fuel consumption of the 2022 Forester?
The 2022 Subaru Forester compact SUV comes with standard all-wheel drive and gets an estimated combined fuel economy of 29 mpg and 26/33 mpg city/highway. The Forester is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine.
Fuel consumption of the 2022 Subaru Outback
The 2022 Outback XT 2.4-liter turbo’s EPA fuel economy rating is 23/30 mpg city/highway and 26 mpg combined. Estimated fuel economy for the standard 2.5-liter engine is 26/33 mpg city/highway and 29 mpg combined.
The EPA says the new 2022 Outback Wilderness gets about 22/26 mpg city/highway and 24 mpg combined. The 2021 Outback XT with the 2.4-liter turbocharged engine gets an EPA estimated 23/30 mpg city/highway and 26 mpg combined.
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Fuel consumption of the 2022 Subaru Ascent
The base and Premium 2022 Subaru Ascent trim levels get an EPA estimated 21/27 mpg city/highway and 23 mpg combined. Because they’re slightly heavier, the Ascent Limited and Touring trim levels get an EPA estimated 20/26 mpg city/highway and 22 mpg combined.
What kind of gasoline do Subaru SUVs need?
All Subaru SUVs and cars run on regular unleaded gasoline, so you don’t need premium mid or premium gasoline to get the best fuel mileage.
Subaru has increased the fuel efficiency of its new SUVs by using new direct injection Boxer engines. They also use a stop/start system in some models that cuts the engine when idling and saves additional fuel.
With gas prices rising, that’s not good news for summer road trips. You don’t have to sacrifice the utility and capability of an all-wheel-drive SUV to get good fuel mileage. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek ranks among the top twelve best new models, and the Forester, Outback and Ascent are also among the best new SUVs.
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Denis Flierl has invested more than 30 years in the automotive industry in an advisory role with all major automotive brands. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where it covers all models from the Japanese automaker. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram.
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