7th Place - Most Fuel Efficient SUVs
2005 Subaru Outback Wagon
Thanks to an increase in ground clearance for 2005 the Subaru Outback, with up to 66.2 cubic feet of cargo room, is now classified as an SUV by the EPA. When delivered with the standard five-speed manual transmission and all-wheel-drive, the $25,000 Outback returns 23 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Mated to the optional four-speed automatic, the 168-horsepower Outback Wagon still sees 28 mpg on the highway, but city mileage dips to 22 mpg.