These 2019 SUVs Are the Cheapest to Drive

Do the math: Your Lamborghini Aventador, one of the cars most guilty of gas-guzzling today, gets about 11 miles per gallon, and costs you around $3,109 a year in fuel, compared to $1,842 a year for the average 27 MPG-vehicle.

Wake up. You don't drive a Lamborghini. But here's another reality check: some popular SUVs that get around 22 MPG can cost as much as $2,000 a year in fuel, assuming 15,000 miles of driving annually and a price at the pump of $2.28, according to the EPA.

The first car on this list, the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, gets about 120 MPGe (electric equivalent) combined, and can save you about $1,592 a year in fuel (or electricity) costs compared with an SUV that gets 16 MPG. (We compared it to a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban K1500 4WD that drives on regular gas using fueleconomy.gov's costs and savings calculator.) That's $15,920 over 10 years, money that could be growing in your kid's college fund or your retirement account.

So if you're in the market for a new SUV, price of a vehicle matters, but remember the cost of fuel, too, and what it's doing to your retirement.

Based on the EPA's estimates of SUVs at fueleconomy.gov, these are the 2019 SUVs that cost the least to drive.

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric

(HYMTF)

Automatic, Electric

  • Annual fuel cost: $550

Photo: Hyundai

2019 Tesla Model X 75D
2019 Tesla Model X 75D

2019 Tesla Model X 75D

(TSLA - Get Report)

Automatic (A1), Electric

  • Annual fuel cost: $700

2019 Tesla Model X 100D & P100D

  • Annual fuel cost: $750

Photo: Grzegorz Czapski / Shutterstock

2019 Jaguar I-Pace
2019 Jaguar I-Pace

2019 Jaguar I-Pace

Automatic, Electric

  • Annual fuel cost: $850
  • MSRP: $69,500-$85,900

Photo: JaguarUSA

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid AWD
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid AWD

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid AWD

(FUJHY)

2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (variable gear ratios), Gas and Electric

  • Annual fuel cost: $850
  • MSRP: $34,995

Photo: Subaru

2019 Lexus UX 250h
2019 Lexus UX 250h

2019 Lexus UX 250h

2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (AV-S6), Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $800
  • AWD annual fuel cost: $900

2019 Lexus UX 200

2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,050
  • MSRP: $32,000-$37,200

Photo: Lexus

2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid FWD
2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid FWD

2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid FWD

(NSANY)

2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,000
  • MSRP: $27,600-$31,540

2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid AWD

2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,050
  • MSRP: $28,950-$32,890

Photo: Nissan

2019 Nissan Kicks
2019 Nissan Kicks

2019 Nissan Kicks

1.6 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (variable gear ratios), Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,050

Photo: Nissan

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

(MMTOF)

2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Gas and Electric

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,100
  • MSRP: $35,795-$41,495

Photo: Mitsubishi

2019 Lexus NX 300h AWD
2019 Lexus NX 300h AWD

2019 Lexus NX 300h AWD

2.5 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (AV-S6), Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,100
  • MSRP: $38,835

Photo: Lexus

2019 Honda CR-V
2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Honda CR-V FWD

(HMC - Get Report)

1.5 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (variable gear ratios), Turbo, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,150
  • MSRP: $24,350-$32,750

2019 Honda CR-V AWD

1.5 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (variable gear ratios), Turbo, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,200
  • MSRP: $25,750-$34,150

Photo: Honda

2019 Honda HR-V
2019 Honda HR-V

2019 Honda HR-V FWD

1.8 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (variable gear ratios), Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,150
  • MSRP: $20,520-$25,320

2019 Honda HR-V AWD

1.8 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (variable gear ratios), Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,200
  • MSRP: $21,920-$28,540

Photo: Honda

2019 Hyundai Kona
2019 Hyundai Kona

2019 Hyundai Kona FWD

1.6 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Turbo, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,150
  • MSRP: $19,990-$27,500

2019 Hyundai Kona FWD

2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,150
  • MSRP: $19,990-$27,500

Photo: Hyundai

2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Toyota RAV4 AWD

(TM - Get Report)

2.5 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,150
  • MSRP: $26,900-$34,900

2019 Toyota RAV4

2.5 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,150
  • MSRP: $25,500-$33,500

Photo: Toyota

2019 Chevrolet Equinox FWD
2019 Chevrolet Equinox FWD

2019 Chevrolet Equinox FWD

1.6 L, 4 cyl, Automatic 6-spd, Turbo, Diesel

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,400
  • MSRP: $23,800-$33,800

2019 Chevrolet Equinox FWD

1.5 L, 4 cyl, Automatic 6-spd, Turbo, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,200
  • MSRP: $23,800-$33,800

2019 Chevrolet Equinox AWD

1.6 L, 4 cyl, Automatic 6-spd, Turbo, Diesel

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,400
  • MSRP: $27,500-$35,600

Photo: Chevrolet

2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD
2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD

2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD LE Plus

3.5 L, 6 cyl, Automatic, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,200
  • MSRP: $36,970

2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD

3.5 L, 6 cyl, Automatic, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,200
  • MSRP: $42,030-$48,630

Photo: Toyota

2019 Toyota C-HR
2019 Toyota C-HR

2019 Toyota C-HR

2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,200
  • MSRP: $20,995-$26,050

Photo: Toyota

2019 Nissan Rogue FWD
2019 Nissan Rogue FWD

2019 Nissan Rogue FWD

2.5 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (variable gear ratios), Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,200
  • MSRP: $24,800-$31,390

Photo: Nissan

2019 Subaru Forester AWD
2019 Subaru Forester AWD

2019 Subaru Forester AWD

2.5 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,200
  • MSRP: $24,295-$34,295

Photo: Subaru

2019 Ford EcoSport FWD
2019 Ford EcoSport FWD

2019 Ford EcoSport FWD

(F - Get Report)

1.0 L, 3 cyl, Automatic, Turbo, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,200
  • MSRP: $19,995-$26,160

Photo: Ford

2019 Buick Encore
2019 Buick Encore

2019 Buick Encore

1.4 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Turbo, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,200
  • MSRP: $23,200-$29,300

Photo: Buick

2019 Chevrolet Trax
2019 Chevrolet Trax

2019 Chevrolet Trax

1.4 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Turbo, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,200
  • MSRP: $21,200-$27,500

Photo: Chevrolet

2019 Subaru Outback AWD
2019 Subaru Outback AWD

2019 Subaru Outback AWD

2.5 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (AV-S7), Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,200
  • MSRP: $26,345-$38,995

Photo: Subaru

2019 Mazda CX-5 2WD
2019 Mazda CX-5 2WD

2019 Mazda CX-5 2WD

(MZDAY)

2.5 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (S6), Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,200
  • MSRP: $24,350-$30,045

Photo: Mazda

2019 GMC Terrain FWD
2019 GMC Terrain FWD

2019 GMC Terrain FWD

GM

1.6 L, 4 cyl, Automatic 6-spd, Turbo, Diesel

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,400
  • MSRP: $25,000-$37,800

2019 GMC Terrain AWD

1.6 L, 4 cyl, Automatic 6-spd, Turbo, Diesel

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,400
  • MSRP: $29,800-$39,500

2019 GMC Terrain FWD

1.5 L, 4 cyl, Automatic 9-spd, Turbo, Regular Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,200
  • MSRP: $25,000-$37,800

Photo: GM

2019 Volvo XC60 AWD PHEV
2019 Volvo XC60 AWD PHEV

2019 Volvo XC60 AWD PHEV

(VLVLY)

2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic (S8), Turbo, Supercharger, Gas and Electric

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,450
  • MSRP: $52,900-$60,250

Photo: Volvo

2019 Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV
2019 Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV

2019 Volvo XC90 AWD PHEV

2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Turbo, Supercharger, Gas and Electric

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,500
  • MSRP: $66,300-$104,900

Photo: Volvo

2019 Lexus RX 450h AWD
2019 Lexus RX 450h AWD

2019 Lexus RX 450h AWD

3.5 L, 6 cyl, Automatic, Premium Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,450
  • MSRP: $45,995

2019 Lexus RX 450h L AWD

3.5 L, 6 cyl, Automatic, Premium Gasoline

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,500
  • MSRP: $50,820-$54,755

Photo: Lexus

2019 Jaguar F-Pace
2019 Jaguar F-Pace

2019 Jaguar F-Pace

2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Turbo, Diesel

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,550
  • MSRP: $44,600-$79,990

Photo: Jaguar

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e 4matic
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e 4matic

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e 4matic

  • 2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic 7-spd, Turbo, Gas and Electric
  • Annual fuel cost: $1,550

(GLC 63 pictured)

Photo: Mercedes-Benz

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

2.0 L, 4 cyl, Automatic, Turbo, Diesel

  • Annual fuel cost: $1,600
  • MSRP: $49,600-$74,000

Photo: Land Rover USA

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