When you want great gas mileage, rugged capability is often the first thing to go. Even if you want an SUV, the most fuel-efficient models are light-duty crossovers.
Fortunately, even when you want a truly capable 4x4 SUV or truck, some economical options do exist. These 10 pickups and SUVs are ready to go off-road without breaking your fuel budget. Even the best of them won’t match a Toyota RAV4 crossover, so if you don’t need true four-wheel drive, you can save more fuel by choosing a light-duty car-based vehicle. But if you’d like to go off-road while minimizing your fuel consumption, one of these four-by-fours might be for you. You’ll have to wait before a flurry of fully electric models hit the market in the coming months and years, but here’s what you can buy today, sorted by EPA fuel economy estimates.