Choosing a used car can be a great way to save money. When you buy a vehicle that’s a few years old, you get most of the benefits of a brand-new model while typically paying thousands of dollars less. But to maximize your savings if you want a used suv, you also want a model with great fuel efficiency. Economical SUVs will keep more money in your pocket every time you drive them.
There are different ways to get great gas mileage from an SUV, and they each have different pros and cons. The smallest models may use the least gas, but they have the least space. Gas-electric hybrids can greatly reduce fuel consumption, but they tend to cost more to buy. And all-electric cars use no gasoline but rely on charging infrastructure. In this roundup of used SUVs with the best gas mileage, we include some of each type (all from the 2018 model year) to help you save fuel with whatever approach fits your needs.