Best Gas Mileage SUVs for Mid-Missouri

  • 2016 Honda HR-V

    Whether looking for a new work or family vehicle, we know Mid-Missouri drivers want the best gas mileage SUVs available. Thanks to years of hard work by Honda, the idea of the gas-guzzling SUV has started to fade away. The three Honda crossover SUVs are all fuel-sipping utility vehicles, but the fuel economy numbers are just one part of a bigger picture.

    Let’s take a look at what these SUVs have to offer.

2016 Honda HR-V

As the newest SUV from Honda, the 2016 Honda HR-V is the future of the crossover, today. One of the best gas mileage SUV options available to Mid-Missouri drivers, the HR-V seats up to five and has no trouble zipping in and out of city streets or hitting the country roads.

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With engine specs like these, you should have no trouble fitting an HR-V into the budget:


Honda HR-V

Power and Torque: The 2016 Honda HR-V’s 1.8L 4-cylinder is rated at 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque.

Honda HR-V

Fuel Economy: The engine has plenty of spirit to it, but don’t think that’s a drain on the fuel. Each 2016 Honda HR-V 2WD with CVT earns an EPA-estimated 35 highway mpg and 28 city mpg.*

Honda HR-V

All-Wheel Drive: All three trims have Honda’s Real Time All-Wheel Drive available for added traction and control during the winter or on uneven ground. 2016 HR-V AWD models are still remarkably efficient with an EPA-estimated 32 highway mpg and 27 city mpg.*


The 2016 Honda HR-V has three trims available, and even the basic LX models come with a 5-inch LCD display, Bluetooth for phone and audio, and a multi-angle rearview camera. The second-row split-folding 60/40 Honda Magic Seat lets you easily expand the cargo area to make room for extra groceries or taking the dog to the vet.

2016 Honda CR-V

The 2016 Honda CR-V is the latest in a long line of revolutionary vehicles. In the 1990s, the CR-V kicked off the crossover revolution, giving drivers a smaller, sportier, and much more fuel-efficient SUV than the larger models on the market. And Honda engineers have been improving it year after year.

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First, the engine specs and fuel economy that help make this one of the best gas mileage SUVs:


Honda CR-V

Power and Torque: The 2016 Honda CR-V has a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine rated at 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque.

Honda CR-V

Capabilities: The 2016 CR-V’s engine specs aren’t just for show. If you’ve filled up the cargo hold and need more space, the crossover can tow up to 1,500 pounds.

Honda CR-V

All-Wheel Drive: Five CR-V trim levels. Five different crossovers available with Real Time All-Wheel Drive for improved traction on snow or uneven terrain.

Honda CR-V

Fuel Economy: Whether driving front- or all-wheel drive models, the CR-V is one of the most efficient models in its class. 2016 CR-V 2WD models are rated at an EPA-estimated 33 highway and 26 city mpg, while 2016 CR-V AWD models earn an EPA-estimated 31 highway and 25 city mpg.*


Did you like the tech features of the HR-V? The 2016 CR-V matches them with Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and Honda’s customizable multi-information display on the base LX trim. The five higher trim levels bring a wide range of options, with the Honda Sensing features earning 2016 CR-V Touring models a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.**

2016 Honda Pilot

Don’t think that you need to drive a five-passenger SUV in order to have affordable fuel economy numbers. The 2016 Honda Pilot is an eight-passenger vehicle with plenty of features and a fuel economy that leaves competing models in the past.

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Under the hood, the Pilot has a 3.5L V6 that kicks out plenty of power, tows quite a bit, and manages to make the Pilot one of the best gas mileage SUVs:


Honda Pilot

Power and Torque: The 3.5L V6 took a step up from the older engine, rated at 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.

Honda Pilot

Towing Capabilities: The standard Pilot puts the 3.5L V6 to work with ease, towing up to 3,500 pounds; all-wheel drive models raise the stakes, towing as much as 5,000 pounds.

Honda Pilot

All-Wheel Drive: Standard on the top-of-the-line Elite trim level and available on the four lower trims, Honda Real Time All-Wheel Drive engages when you need it, shifting traction where it’s needed and barely impacting fuel economy.

Honda Pilot

Fuel Efficiency: The 2016 Pilot 2WD is rated at an EPA-estimated 27 highway and 19 city mpg while 2016 Pilot AWD models are good for 26 highway and 18 city mpg.*


Competing SUVs like the Ford Explorer or Jeep Grand Cherokee pale in comparison to the Pilot’s specs, and the 2016 Pilot’s available Honda Sensing safety features helped it earn a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award just like the CR-V.**

Standard features start with Bluetooth and a multi-angle rearview camera, but available amenities include a range of connectivity, entertainment, and luxury features. Out of the five available trims, we think Mid-Missouri drivers will have no trouble finding a Pilot that fits their needs for work or family.

Finding Your SUV

Visit a Mid-Missouri Honda Dealer near you today to take one of these SUVs for a test drive. Start with some of the best gas mileage SUVs, then see all of the different features you can find on each of them.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.
**The 2016 Accord Sedan with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Accord Coupe with Honda Sensing™, the 2016 Pilot with Honda Sensing™, and the 2016 CR-V Touring have been awarded the coveted 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in recognition of their superior crash safety performance.
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