12 best SUVs - Top fuel economy SUV cars in Nigeria


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Best SUVs must be the ones with the least fuel consumption. Below in this post, we present Top fuel economy SUV cars in Nigeria for your reference. Check it out!

It has become a norm that buying a SUV means you become a regular customer at filling station. Hilarious right? Most SUVs out there are high fuel consuming vehicles that will run your account dry. That is why many people most especially the middle income class prefers to acquire other kinds of vehicles that fit in perfectly within their limited finances. The twist to this is that, you will enjoy your driving experience more if you own a SUV considering the condition of roads in most parts of the country. If you are thinking of buying a SUV that will save you from spending excessively on fuel, we have solution for you at Naijauto, on the best SUVs - the top fuel economy SUV cars you can count on and acquire.

12 most fuel efficient SUVs

1. Toyota RAV 4

We are not strangers to the fact that Toyota cars are one of the most fuel efficient cars out there on the road. Aside its good fuel consumption reputation, its components or replaceable parts are readily available in the market.

But the concern we might have is that whether this applies to its SUVs. If you are thinking of buying a Toyota SUV, think no further, Toyota RAV 4 is a fantastic option for you. RAV 4 uses 9.8 liters of gasoline every 100 kilometers. This means that for every kilometer, it uses 24mpg. So if you are on the lookout for a sport utility car with a compact design, the answer should not be far-fetched.


 The 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid XLE comes with lot of improvement on the older versions

2. Honda CR-V

Honda, a Japanese automobile compatriot with Toyota, is also a regular sight on Nigerian roads. When you go to the northern section of the country, you will lose count of the number of Honda products that are plying the road regularly. One of the Honda automobile products you need to be on the lookout for is the Honda CR-V for its superb fuel economy and sleek design. it uses 9.4 liters for every 100 kilometers, which makes it 25mpg for every mile it gets to.

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 New 2018 Honda CR-V series

3. Mazda CX-5

Mazda products used to be very common on Nigerian roads but until recently, we have few still running. Its rarity does not take away its beauty and efficiency. The Mazda CX-5 started its trade around 2012 to 2013 and has become a revolutionized product of Mazda showcasing the new KODO, which is a design language installed as part of 2011 Shinari concept.

If you want your first Mazda product to come with an installed complete Skyactive technological suite, you are on this right track with this product. Because of its unique engine type, it uses a mouthwatering 28mpg for every mile; which equates to 8.4 litres every 100 kilometers.


Mazda CX5 2018 model

4. Ford Escape

Ford Escape is a product of an American giant automobile corporation, which has is strongly renowned for its fantastic engine performance, fuel efficiency and design; both interior and exterior.

It is a masterpiece that was co-produced with Mazda, a Japanese automobile outfit, as a similar design as Mazda Tribute in the millennium era. The two share similarities since the components of the two cars are collectively and at the same time separately produced by Ford and Mazda. The Ford escape comes with a fuel economy of 10.2 liters for every 100km (23mpg). That is quite enough to give to rest of mind as regards incurred bill from fuel purchase.


The Ford Escape is built with powerful engine and topnotch fuel efficiency system

5. Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai, a Korean automobile company is fast becoming one of the most used cars in Nigeria. Aside the affordability peculiar with Hyundai products, it also comes with a flawless exterior and interior design that will blow your mind at such price. Nigerians are beginning to pay serious attention to every product that comes from this company. To have a fuel efficient SUV is definitely an added bonus that every Nigerian will jump at. The Hyundai Tucson economizes fuel at 9.4liters at 100 kilometers (22mpg/km).


Hyundai products are fast becoming very common on Nigerian roads

6. Mitsubishi Outlander

If you are a Nigerian and you claim not to know Mitsubishi, then you are definitely a newbie to this planet earth. Mitsubishi has been in Nigerian market for so long. That is why you will still see many older vehicles of this Japanese automobile outfit on road. Why do we trust Japanese products so much? They have proven to us that they can give us fuel efficient vehicles that will save our money.

Mitsubishi Outlander is an example of a SUV that will save you of buying fuel every time. It is a medium sized SUV which was produced in 2001. It offers four wheel drive and a revolutionary approach to the innate conception of SUVs in the market. It saves your fuel at the rate of 21mpg (11.2 litres at 100kilometers). This is definitely a very good bargain for its price.


Nigerians have trusted Mitsubishi products for a very long time

7. Jeep Compass MK49

This is another crossover SUV with a compact design brought into life in the 2007 model. It is a very good car for Nigerian road with high performing engine. Most importantly, it saves your fuel. Jeep Compass MK49 is a sport utility vehicle that serves many purposes and still economizes fuel at the rate of 25mpg per mile which is equivalent to 9.4 liters for every 100 kilometers.


This powerful ford engineered SUV saves fuel efficiently

8. Jeep Patriot

This is another fuel economizing product of Jeep that will definitely take you off your feet. It is among the popular Jeep products in the Nigeria and you should put it in your next list of purchase. It was introduced to the market in the year 2007 and has not looked back since then in terms of efficiency and reliability. It saves fuel at an incredible rate of 26mpg; 9 liters for every 100 kilometers.


Just like its compatriot, Compass MK49, Patriot Jeep is a good option for fuel efficient SUV

9. GMC Terrain

Talking of power, durability, beastie appearance and class, you cannot undermine GMC products. American automobile company known as General Motors has always been at the fore-front of good and eye-catching road machines. The GMC Terrain version is a medium sized utility SUV that came as a replacement of the Pontiac Torrent as an effective and better fuel consuming GMC SUVs. It looks rugged and built to cope with the type of road in Nigeria. If you are willing to buy a SUV and save your fuel, you need to approach a car dealership shop for this vehicle. It also economizes fuel at the rate of 23mpg which means 10 liters for every 100 kilometers.


Just as its name, this is a strong fuel efficient SUV built for any terrain

10. Chevrolet Equinox

This is also a medium-sized SUV, a product of American automobile outfit known as Chevrolet Equinox. It was produced in 2004 at CAMI Automotive, which was a jointly owned manufacturing plant between Suzuki and General Motors before the ownership was transferred to General Motors. It became popular in the market around 2005 since the year is stated on its model. It saves fuel at an eye-catching rate of 11.75 liters at every 100 kilometers (20mpg per mile).


This SUV saves fuel at 20mpg per mile

11. Nissan Juke

Nissan products have always been a preferred choice among Nigerian car owners when it comes to fuel efficiency. That is why the older version of Nissan products are used for transport business in the country. The Nissan Juke is a Japanese made medium sized utility sporty vehicle. The car was first showcased at the Geneva Motor show in March, 2010. Since then, it was introduced in several other places such as its showing at the New York Auto show which was an international event.

The design of this Nissan product is flawless and very attractive. You will look twice when you see this Nissan SUV passes you. It fuel efficiency rate is very eye catching as it uses fuel at 8.7 liters per every 100 kilometers. That rate is like 27mphs at every mile. There are few SUVs that are more fuel efficient than the Juke Nissan. You probably put it on your next SUV to buy list.

image-of Nissan-juke

Nissan Juke should definitely be on your next list because of its high performance and fuel economy

12. BMW X1

This is a very exotic SUV model of a giant automobile corporation know as BMW. BMW X1 is a blend of effectiveness in fuel and engine performance and fabulous interior and exterior compact design.it was introduced in 2009 and are mostly afforded by upper class Nigerians. Its fuel consumption rate is perfect considering its performance and accessories that came with the car. It saves fuel at 9.1 liters in every 100 kilometers it runs which makes it 26mpgs every mile.

The BMW X1 configuration comes in driving system variation such as all-wheel drive known as xDrive and rear wheel drive known as sDrive.

The German automaker has already unleashed the X5 monster!


As you can see clearly above, the crown of Best fuel economy SUV belongs to Chevrolet Equinox with 11.75L per 100 km. Other babes from Toyota, Honda, BMW or Mitsubishi families also showcase appealing fuel efficient rate. They all deserve being Top fuel economy SUV cars in Nigeria, and at the same time Best SUVs of this decade.

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Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.

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