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Top 10 Gas Guzzling SUVs

#10 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

The standard features of the Mercedes-Benz GL550 Base include 5.5L V-8 382HP engine, 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), navigation system, side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row overhead airbag, rear side-impact airbag, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, airbag childseat sensor, automatic air conditioning, 21" AMG aluminum wheels, cruise control, and an ABS and driveline traction control.

You won’t find a sport utility vehicle that’s particularly good on gas, if you’re shopping for the traditional gas engine variety. Sport utility vehicles, by their nature, are big and powerful with a lot of capability. And even if that capability rarely or never gets used to its potential, it’s still there. And it’s thirsty and needs to be fed. For those reasons, most SUVs get abysmal gas mileage ratings. Some buyers really care about fuel economy and also really want sport utility vehicles, and although those two objectives are at odds with each other, it’s worth it to shop around for the best gas mileage, in such situations. But given the nature of the SUV market, it’s just as much fun to rank sport utility vehicles in reverse, from worst mileage to best. The list of the top 10 gas guzzling sport utility vehicles might make for some interesting reading. Whether you’re shopping for a new sport utility vehicle or you’re merely curious, check out what these low gas mileage SUVs have to offer.

Although owning one of these low MPG SUVs will require a lot of trips to the gas station, they do offer other benefits, and if you’re shopping amongst the low fuel economy SUVs, then you probably already know what those other benefits are, because you probably need them. Namely, gas guzzler SUVs provide strength. They’re big and generally pretty comfortable. They have powerful engines that might not provide the fastest acceleration, but they can maintain good cruising speeds even under heavy load. And yes, the loads can be heavy with one of these gas guzzler SUVs. They can tow work equipment or camping gear, or they can transport your family’s motorsports collection, even after loading up the cabin with passengers and cargo. The lowest gas mileage SUVs might not be efficient, but they’ll get your stuff to your destination.