Big fuel economy numbers, tall mpgs, they used to be the sole domain of small hatchbacks with tiny wheels, cramped cabins, and few creature comforts. But now you can buy a high-riding crossover with all the comfort and tech you desire without sacrificing the opportunity for 30 miles per gallon of fuel in everyday driving. It’s either a miracle of modern technology, or the inevitable result of crossover fever-or, most likely, both, as automakers rush to meet fuel-economy targets while still providing the public with the SUVs it so craves. Cars remain more efficient, as evidenced by the most fuel-efficient cars on sale in 2019 that aren’t hybrids, but the gap is closing.
Swipe through for our list of the most fuel-efficient crossovers that aren’t hybrids (that’s a different roundup!), as determined by the EPA’s combined fuel-economy estimates. Yep, these are just plain old regular SUVs powered by internal-combustion engines, with nary a battery pack or an electric assist motor to be found.