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Most Economical 4x4s (Four-wheel Drive Cars)

The Green Car Guide to the most economical and lowest emission four-wheel drive cars, more commonly known as 4x4s, on sale in the UK today. We rate what we believe are the best fuel-efficient diesel, petrol and hybrid all-wheel drive vehicles after we road-test them and check the manufacturer fuel economy and emissions figures in real-world situations.

 

Diesel and hybrid 4x4s

First place

Peugeot 508 RXH Diesel electric hybrid Peugeot 508 RXH  68.9 mpg

The Peugeot 508 RXH is a diesel-hybrid electric crossover variant of the 508 with HYbrid4 powertrain combined with a 2.0 litre HDi FAP diesel engine and 28kW electric motor to lower fuel consumption.

Second place

suzuki-sx4-s-cross-004-80x53 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross  64.2 mpg

The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross has modern crossover styling as well as a capable four-wheel drive system and it’s very efficient.

Third place

l-4x4-diesel-fiat-panda-80x53.jpg Fiat Panda  60.1 mpg

The Fiat Panda 4×4, unlike many other small 4x4s, is actually very capable off-road, and also has combined fuel economy of 60.1 mpg

The Countryman offers space for four adults and keeps the MINI character MINI Countryman Cooper D ALL 4  60.1 mpg

A small, economical and fun car with the added reassurance of all-wheel drive. The Cooper D ALL4 makes use of a 1.6 litre turbodiesel producing 112 bhp and 199 lb.ft of torque.

 

Petrol and hybrid 4x4s

First place

l-4x4-diesel-fiat-panda-80x53.jpg Fiat Panda  57.6 mpg

The Fiat Panda 4×4, which is very capable off-road, appears in the petrol 4×4 category with its two-cylinder TwinAir engine.

Second place

LEXUS_NX_80x53 Lexus NX 300h 54.3 mpg

The Lexus NX 300h has radical styling and good official economy, but it comes with a CVT gearbox.

Third place

suzuki-sx4-s-cross-001-80x53 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross  49.5 mpg

The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross has modern crossover styling as well as a capable four-wheel drive system and it’s very efficient.

Plug-in hybrid 4x4s

First place

mitsubishi-outlander-phev-80x53 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 148.0 mpg

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid 4×4 that can achieve 148 mpg – under the right driving conditions.