In the beginning, SUVs were synonymous with unrefined handling and high fuel costs, but today's models reflect a significant evolution. Many offer carlike handling and there are numerous choices that boast strong fuel efficiency.
Top 13 Most Fuel-Efficient Crossovers and SUVs for 2014
Each vehicle's placement on our list is determined by its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) combined fuel economy rating. The EPA's combined fuel economy rating is based on miles-per-gallon ratings for city and highway travel, using the following formula: 55 percent of city mpg rating plus 45 percent of highway mpg rating.