13 Most Fuel-Efficient Three-Row SUVs of 2020

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Family Haulers That Will Save You Money at the Pump

Automotive manufacturers have made impressive improvements when it comes to fuel-efficiency. Smaller and lighter powertrains, turbochargers, hybrid technology, and lightweight vehicle materials allow today’s car to produce more power while burning less fuel. This means it’s not uncommon to find a three-row SUV that returns good fuel economy. Today, there are several vehicles that deliver respectable performance and can accommodate your whole family without costing you a fortune at the gas pump.

We’ve ranked the most fuel-efficient three-row SUVs based on each vehicle’s EPA-estimated combined city and highway miles-per-gallon (mpg) rating. In the case of a tie, and there are many, we give the win to the SUV with a higher overall U.S. News score. We also provide each SUV’s starting price and notable standard features to help you make a quick comparison.

Keep in mind that our scores and rankings change on a regular basis as new data and expert research become available. This means the scores in this article may not match up with the scores in our rankings and individual vehicle reviews.

This article covers mainstream SUVs. If you’d like to read about luxury three-row SUVs with the best gas mileage, click here. If you’re interested in other fuel-efficient family haulers, check out which 2020 minivans return the best fuel economy.

In the meantime, continue reading to learn more about today’s most fuel-efficient three-row SUVs.

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