- August 16, 2010
The Most Fuel Efficient SUVs of 2010
Most Fuel Efficient SUVs
The trend of SUVs is increasing day by day and the main reason behind it is the sufficient space along with the desired luxury that is now the main focus of every SUV developer. The trend of SUV is also prevailing because previously the SUVs were no less like a small truck that can carry the luggage as a minivan but now the availability of 5 passenger seats has made them more like a family vehicle. The engine and power of SUV also makes them desirable by a huge majority of population and that’s why the market demand is consistently increasing.
Though these big vehicles come with a big price but the versatility and performance makes them a dream of every individual. The year 2010 started with some great news of the upcoming SUVs in this year, some of the models have hit the markets while the other still in the waiting list. Nowadays fuel efficiency has become a major concern of the SUV developers and this is no doubt another reason for the rising fame of SUVs. Here I am going to discuss some of the 2010 models of SUVs which have proven their qualities in terms of fuel efficiency.
This is among the toppers of the fuel efficient SUV’s lineup for the year 2010; this new model of CR-V not only comes with a changed style and looks but also with an excellent fuel efficiency plus performance. Honda has brought the advance i-VTEC engineering for this model which makes it so efficient by giving the horsepower of 180, its DOHC i-VTEC engine provide both good torque and horsepower and that is the most desirable feature of any SUV. This vehicle is among those efficient models that have earned Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle (ULEV-2) rating by the California Air Resources Board. The interiors of this SUV are very roomy along with great comfort that is brought for the seats plus the storage space makes it an ideal model for any large family.
The Toyota and Honda are among those leaders of the auto industry that have proven themselves in almost every category of vehicles, in the SUV market you have already seen the Honda’s contender and here comes the Toyota’s. The Toyota RAV4 is the compact crossover SUV from Toyota which came for the first time in 1994 and after that it’s all versions were extremely blusterous. For the year 2010 the company has provided a version of RAV4 which is also a front-wheel drive model like the previous models but and it also carries the same 125kW 2.4 liter four-cylinder petrol engine, only the goodness has been brought to its fuel consumption and the credit for this goes to the absence of all-wheel-drive system. Thus this vehicle has been brought for those customers who want excellent cargo space along with good performance and fuel efficiency.
This is another dashing member of the fuel efficient SUVs that has been brought from the platform of GM and it has got its first world exposure in the Detroit auto show held in June this year. The 2010 model of Equinox has got almost all the desirable features like good looks, stylish and roomy interiors, excellent performance and fuel efficiency. The 2010 model is powered by a new direct-injection 2.4-liter Ecotec 4-cylinder engine that gives it a horsepower of 182 that is truly amazing. This latest model is a beautiful blend of beauty along with performance and fuel efficiency and because of this reason it’s getting huge fame in the auto industry.
4. 2010 Saturn Vue Plug In Hybrid
Another amazing member of SUV family coming from the GM side, this is the first compact SUV by GM that is actually the gas-electric vehicle. The 2010 model of Saturn is actually the most affordable hybrid SUV and because of this reason it is getting huge customer’s response in the market where it has reached. The style and luxury of this SUV is absolutely awesome and apart from that its gives such a perfect fuel economy which no other SUV from the company’s side has previously provided. Thus just like the Equinox this member of GM is also perfect in not only its styling but also in its performance.
These were some of the latest models of SUV that are a great contenders of the fuel efficiency competition, apart from fuel efficiency the style and performance is also awesome and according to the latest trends of auto market.