We Americans love convenience. That means we love SUVs, because big vehicles that can haul lots of people and stuff…well, that’s pretty convenient. What we don’t like are high gasoline prices, and unfortunately, SUVs aren’t very fuel convenient – so to speak. So in the interest of balancing the two, we bring you a list of the 10 cheapest 2008 utility vehicles to own, based on annual fuel cost. In compiling our list, we took EPA ratings, 15,000 annual miles – 45 percent highway, 55 percent city driving – and a price of $3.51 per gallon of gasoline into consideration, then picked the ones we’d recommend as experts. We also threw in a surprise at the end.
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