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
Suzuki Vitara 1.6 DDiS SZ5 ALLGRIP 67.2 mpg
Entertaining to drive, efficient and reasonably priced, the Vitara makes a strong case for itself as long as you don’t mind the boxy looks.
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.
Peugeot 508 RXH 61.4 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
Petrol and hybrid 4x4s
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.
Lexus NX 300h 55.4 mpg
The Lexus NX 300h has radical styling and good official economy, but it comes with a CVT gearbox.
Suzuki Vitara 1.6 SZ5 ALLGRIP 50.4 mpg
With an admirably low kerb weight the Vitara is good fun to drive, but its normally aspirated engine is a little light on torque.
Plug-in hybrid 4x4s
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.
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid 83.0 mpg
The Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid 4×4 that can officially achieve 83 mpg and 150mph.