With fuel prices rising, choosing an economical car is more important than ever. Despite what you may think, there are many SUVs on the market today which are not only super practical, but highly efficient too. The team at Motor Range have some great ways to help you lower your motoring costs, from choosing a car with better fuel efficiency, lower insurance and road tax costs to lowering your monthly finance payments. So let’s take a look at some of our top picks that could help you save money at the pumps…


Mercedes GLA

Aside from being a premium and desirable SUV with good looks, the Mercedes GLA also has great fuel economy. The 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine on the GLA 180 and GLA 200 is designed for efficiency, returning around 42mpg. Or if you switch to diesel, you’ll get a higher MPG as expected, with the GLA 200d achieving up to 53mpg. 


Toyota C-HR Hybrid

The Toyota C-HR is a very appealing hybrid option in the small SUV class. It’s got sporty styling, great practicality, and low running costs. The 2.0-litre 181bhp petrol hybrid returns up to 53mpg and can take you from 0-62mph in just over 8 seconds. Although it’s an SUV, the steering on the C-HR feels light and it tackles corners well, making it enjoyable to drive around towns and cities. 


Kia Sportage

A few engine variants are available with the Kia Sportage, including a 1.6-litre petrol engine which returns up to around 38.7mpg. Or you could opt for a diesel or hybrid engine choice to enhance fuel economy even further. Whichever you go for, the Kia Sportage is a very practical and easy-to-drive SUV, making it a popular pick for families. 


Renault Kadjar

The Renault Kadjar is a superb, versatile all-rounder with generous standard equipment. In terms of fuel economy, the 1.5-litre diesel engine returns up to an impressive 65mpg. It’s well-suited to motorway driving and long journeys, delivering a comfortable and relaxed experience every time.


Ford Kuga

Offering competitive economical figures and Ford reliability, the Kuga is a frontrunner in the SUV class. Available with a traditional petrol engine or as a plug-in or mild hybrid, you can choose the right Kuga to suit your lifestyle. If you go for the petrol engine, you can expect up to 42.6mpg while the mild hybrid model can return around 52.3mpg. Aside from its fuel economy, the Kuga is very well-specced, with the entry-level Zetec offering a heated windscreen, 17-inch alloys, cruise control, and more.


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