10 Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury 3-Row SUVs of 2020

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The Best Combination of Luxury, Performance, Space, and Efficiency

Typically, luxury three-row SUVs will cost you more to fuel than their non-luxury counterparts – and most other vehicles in general. This is because they tend to focus more on performance rather than thriftiness. They also tend to be large and heavy, due in part to being packed with niceties and high-quality materials. 

With that said, automakers have made impressive strides when it comes to fuel-efficiency. Today’s engines are smaller and much more efficient than those of the past. In addition, mild-hybrid, conventional hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric technologies increase efficiency significantly. So, you’ll find a growing number of vehicle options that return good fuel economy despite their size and class. This means you can take advantage of good fuel economy without having to sacrifice performance and accommodations.

We’ve ranked the most fuel-efficient luxury three-row SUVs based on the EPA’s combined city and highway miles-per-gallon (mpg) rating for each vehicle. The base trim isn’t always the most fuel-efficient, since an upgraded powertrain option may return better fuel economy. For this reason, we provide the least expensive three-row configuration that offers the best fuel economy ratings. In the event of a tie, we give the win to the vehicle with the lower price.

We update U.S. News scores and rankings on a regular basis as new data and expert reviews become available. Because of this, scores mentioned in this article may not match up with the scores in our individual new car reviews.

Let’s dive in and learn more about today’s luxury three-row SUVs with the best EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency.

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