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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'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.

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