If you want a 4×4 that can provide extra reassurance in winter weather and cope with some mild off-roading, but that is also economical, then take a look at our Top 10 Green 4x4s list.
The Fiat Panda 4×4 has an official combined economy figure of 60.1mpg and is also very capable off-road – even better still, it’s affordable to buy and has low running costs.
The Peugeot 508 RXH has an official economy figure of 68.9mpg thanks to its diesel-electric hybrid system, which also provides it with four-wheel drive.
The Range Rover Evoque is extremely capable off-road and the manual version has an impressive 49.6mpg economy figure. It also looks great, and there’s now a new, efficient 9-speed automatic model.
Subaru has a strong track record in the area of 4x4s, with a number of World Rally Championships under its belt thanks to the Impreza. The latest Subaru XV is very competent in the rough stuff, and it can also manage 50.4mpg.
The Countryman Cooper SD ALL4 combines 4×4 capability with 57.6mpg, in a compact-sized package featuring all the character of a MINI.
The Dacia Duster dCi is an ideal choice for a 4×4 that will actually be used in rural environments, and as well as promising 53.3mpg, it offers good value for money.
The Kia Sportage looks great, has lots of space, and is good to drive; it also returns 49.6mpg and is able to cope with moderate levels of off-roading.
The BMW X3 combines very good on-road manners with four-wheel drive capability and 50.4mpg. Just make sure you’ve got winter tyres fitted if you want it to perform in the snow.
The Mazda CX-5 returns 54.3mpg by using SKYACTIV technology to improve efficiency without resorting to more expensive hybrid technology.
Yes it’s another Subaru. The Forester has grown and offers more space than the XV, it’s capable off-road, and can achieve good real-world economy.