2018 SUV Gas Mileage Comparison

Which Mid-Sized SUV Has the Best Fuel Efficiency?

By Product Expert | Posted in Volkswagen Atlas on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at 6:12 pm
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2018 SUV Gas Mileage Comparison

Needless to say, the vast majority of SUV buyers base their choice off of factors such as engine power, storage capacity and towing ability. However, an often-ignored metric that can make a world of difference is fuel efficiency. Because SUVs typically have issues with gas mileage, it is important to look at which models will save you the most money on gas.  

Whether it is about the environmental effect or the fiscal consequences, gas mileage is becoming more and more of a determining factor when it comes to car buying. So, which of the latest SUVs has the best fuel efficiency? Here is an in-depth 2018 SUV gas mileage comparison. 

Mid-Sized SUV Model Combined Gas Mileage City Gas Mileage
2018 Volkswagen Atlas 24 mpg 22 mpg
2018 GMC Acadia 23 mpg 21 mpg
2018 Chevy Traverse 21 mpg 18 mpg
2018 dodge Durango 21 mpg 19 mpg
2018 Toyota Highlander 22 mpg 20 mpg
2018 Ford Flex 19 mpg 16 mpg
2018 Nissan Pathfinder 23 mpg 20 mpg
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 21 mpg 19 mpg

See How the 2018 Atlas Compares to the 2018 Tiguan


Which Mid-Sized SUV Saves You the Most Gas Money?2018 vw atlas yellow side exterior

When looking purely at the gas mileage numbers, it is obvious which SUV is for you if you value gas mileage. The 2018 VW Atlas has some of the best fuel efficiency numbers of any mid-sized SUV in the 2018 model year. Especially when looking at city gas mileage, the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is hands-down above the rest. 

City driving, especially with stop-and-go traffic, can be an absolute killer when it comes to money spent on gas. More so than any other model of SUV in 2018, the all new Volkswagen Atlas does a great job of preventing that money lost while driving in the city. 

While the difference in these numbers may seem miniscule at a glance, it is important to acknowledge the massive difference in money spent over a car’s lifetime. This seemingly small difference in mpg can lead to thousands of dollars saved. 

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