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Top 10 Gas Guzzling Crossovers

#10 2013 Dodge Durango

The standard features of the Dodge Durango R/T include HEMI 5.7L V-8 360hp engine, 6-speed multi-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row overhead airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 20" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, and a stability control.

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Crossovers, in a nutshell, are vehicles with sport utility styling, but they're for people who don't really want or need a full SUV. So for that reason, crossovers, in general, tend to be a little bit more efficient than sport utility vehicles. That's not always the case, though. Some crossovers are considerably more thirsty than others. Generally, these crossovers stand out amongst their peers because they are more powerful than average or because their engines and designs are simply less efficient. If you're in the market for a crossover with a kick, or if you want to know which crossovers might have a higher cost of ownership, the list of the top 10 gas guzzling crossovers will give you a heads up, for better or for worse.

When you're shopping for low gas mileage crossovers (or avoiding them, as the case may be) it helps to be aware of what exactly you're getting in the tradeoff for fuel efficiency. In other words, why is a particular crossover less fuel efficient than its competition? These low MPG crossovers should be more powerful to justify the extra expense of fuel over the long run, or there should be some other benefit, like an extra large cargo hold. Even some styling features, like oversized wheels and tires, are known to cause a decrease in fuel efficiency, and if that's your thing, then by all means, enjoy it. The fact that these vehicles are top on the list of low fuel economy crossovers doesn't make them bad, so if they offer some feature, benefit or option that you really need or want, but just can't find elsewhere, then you've got a choice to make. You can buy one of these new gas guzzler crossovers, or you can compromise on your features list. Even the lowest gas mileage crossovers still have something to offer.