5. 2012 Toyota(TM - Get Report) Highlander Hybrid Limited
Combined miles per gallon: 28
This Camry-based crossover helped kill the lumbering conventional SUV when it was introduced little more than a decade ago, and it continues to trim the fat. That mileage complements such features as a moonroof, power liftgate, three-zone climate control and backup camera without sacrificing the Highlander's 94 cubic feet of storage space or three rows of seating. The bad news? Drivers pay about $9,000 more for those extra five miles per gallon.