Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs in 2006

When GM announced the mileage ratings and price of its 2007 Saturn Green Line earlier this week, and positioned it against its gas-only competitors (price-wise as well as mileage rating), we wondered if we should take a tally of said competitors' EPA ratings for 2006. We quickly lost interest in that project, but that's ok because Cellounge picked up the slack, even including hybrid vehicles. With rated mileage of 32 in the city and 27 on the highway, the Vue won't be far from the top of the list (mixed hybrid and non) — even coming close to the full-hybrid Escape — when it's released later this year. Next maybe someone will cross-reference this list with sales numbers. Oh, and your mileage may vary.

2006 Ford Escape Hybrid: 36 mpg city, 31 mpg hwy
2006 Mercury Mariner Hybrid: 33 mpg city, 29 mpg hwy
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: 33 mpg city, 28 mpg hwy
2006 Lexus RX 400h: 33 mpg city, 28 mpg hwy
2006 Chevrolet HHR: 23 mpg city, 30 mpg hwy
2006 Honda CR-V: 23 mpg city, 29 mpg hwy
2006 Subaru Outback: 23 mpg city, 28 mpg hwy
2006 Toyota RAV4: 22 mpg city, 29 mpg hwy
2006 Subaru Forester: 22 mpg city, 29 mpg hwy
2006 Honda Element: 22 mpg city, 26 mpg hwy

10 Most Fuel Efficient SUVs for 2006 [Cellounge via Motorpulse]

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