Are you looking to buy a used or new economical 4×4 that offers high mpg alongside low emissions? We have you covered here in this piece.
If you are buying a used vehicle, first check out the important points we have covered in this car buying guide article to avoid making the most common, costly mistakes.
The 4×4 cars we cover here all average more than 40mpg and are also very tax-efficient company cars. They are great cars to own for private owners and for businesses.
Audi Q3 2.0 TDI quattro
The Audi Q3, for some, isn’t the most exciting design, but beneath it lies a brilliant car. It has a strong, refined engine that is also very economical. The car is very comfortable and you can’t fault its upmarket cabin.
BMW X3 xDrive20d SE
The BMW X3 is undoubtedly one of the best 4X4s you can buy today. It is not just classy but a practical car that feels good to drive. The engine is very efficient and it features a rather generous standard kit.
Looking for a small 4 wheel drive from jeep? The Jeep Renegade might be the car for you. Although not yet available in the UK this model is likely to be the most economical Jeep yet. There will be several engine options to choose from but they should all offer the true jeep experience. The car, which is already available in the US, is very comfortable and the build quality is up there with the best Jeep models of the past.
Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec
With the Ford Kuga, you get a good amount of legroom for everyone in the vehicle; both those in front and those at the rear seats. The diesel engines are gutsy and economical, but this may not be the best choice if you are looking for a car with a generous amount of boot space.
Fiat Panda 4×4 1.3 Multijet
If you are looking for a supermini that offers good off-road ability and great economy, this is the car to go for. It is a niche car but it is certainly superior to most small SUVs. The far bigger Dacia Duster is the only SUV that comes close to its value for money and road performance. However it has a 3-star Euro NCAP safety rating which might not be good enough to some.
Hyundai ix35 2.0 CRDi SE 136 4WD
This 4×4 is better equipped and cheaper than a lot of its rivals. This 4WD stunner has a powerful diesel engine as a major bonus. If you are going for this however, it is a good idea for you to stick to the lower trims. This is because the purchase price can escalate pretty quickly when you start adding extras.
Honda CR-V 4×4 2.2 i-DTEC SE
The Honda CR-V has rather limited off-road ability and it has a diesel engine that is a bit noisy. It however has an impressive build-quality and gives you lots of space inside. A decent car.
Mazda CX-5 2.2D Skyactiv-D SE-L AWD
This car has brilliant fuel economy and CO2 emissions, especially when you consider its size and the performance it puts out. It features an entry-level design engine that is great quality. With the Cx-5 you get lots of interior space and add-ons at a very reasonable price.
Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi Style (7st)
This is a 4×4 that is classy, practical and well equipped. It is very spacious and the five year unlimited-mileage warranty may swing the pendulum in its direction for a lot of people. This is another car to give serious consideration to.
These are some of the cars you should shortlist if you are looking for 4x4s with high mpg and quality build. Fuel efficiency is important these days, and thankfully manufacturers are doing a great job of making their cars more efficient.