16 Powerful 4-Wheel Drive Vehicles That Get Great Gas Mileage

NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Four-wheel-drive vehicles are great at powering through snow, but can cost you at the pump. That said, there are plenty of cars, trucks and SUVs that can get you and your family safely through the wet and snowy weather that get great fuel efficiency.

The U.S. Environmental Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy rate the fuel efficiency of every vehicle in America and TheStreet found the best 4-wheel-drive ones when it comes to gas mileage, to save you money at the pump while you stay safe during any weather. 

Take the Subaru Impreza AWD, for instance. It gets an average of 31 miles per gallon -- and it retails for under $20,000. The Nissan Rogue AWD gets an average of 28 miles per gallon and retails for $25,000 to $30,000. 

On the other end of the spectrum, there are 4-wheel-drive vehicles, most of them huge trucks and SUVs, that get horrible gas mileage. First, see our list of the worst gas guzzlers, ranked from highest miles per gallon to lowest, then the fuel efficient models. The massive gap between the two groups will shock you.

 

Cadillac Escalade 4WD

General Motors' (GM)  2015 Cadillac Escalade 4WD has a 6.2 liter, 8-cylinder engine and gets an average of 16 miles to the gallon. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price between $74,295 and $82,795.

Ford Expedition EL 4WD

The 2015 Ford  (F) Expedition EL 4WD has a 3.5 liter, 6-cylinder, turbo engine and gets an average of 16 miles to the gallon. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price between $49,025 and $63,640.

 

GMC Yukon K1500 4WD

The 2015 GMC Yukon K1500 4WD has a 6.2 liter, 8-cylinder engine and gets an average of 16 miles to the gallon. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $65,680.

Infiniti QX80 4WD

The 2015 Infiniti QX80 4WD has a 5.6 liter, 8-cylinder engine and gets an average of 16 miles to the gallon. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price between $63,250 and $66,350.

Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD has a 5.7 liter, 8-cylinder engine and gets an average of 16 miles to the gallon. The Jeep (owned by Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) ) has a manufacturer's suggested retail price between $31,595 and $51,595.

The Grand Cherokee SRT8 4WD with a 6.4 liter, 8-cylinder engine gets even worse average gas mileage of just 15 miles to the gallon. It has a suggested retail price of $64,395.

Land Rover LR4

The 2015 Land Rover L4 has a 3.0 liter, 6-cylinder, supercharger engine and gets an average of 16 miles to the gallon. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price between $50,400 and $60,600.

Range Rover FFV/Range Rover Sport

As well Land Rover's Range Rover series also gets an average of 16 miles to the gallon. The Range Rover FFV has a manufacturer's suggested retail price between $83,495 and $137,995. The Range Rover Sport has a suggested retail price between $63,350 and $92,495.

Lincoln Navigator L 4WD

Ford's 2015 Lincoln Navigator L 4WD has a 3.5 liter, 6-cylinder, turbo engine and gets an average of 16 miles to the gallon. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $67,220.

Ram 1500 4WD

The 2015 Ram 1500 4WD has a 5.7 liter, 8-cylinder engine and gets an average of 15 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Ram 1500 has a base price of $34,185.

Toyota Tundra 4WD

The 2015 Toyota (TM) Tundra 4WD has a 5.7 liter, 8-cylinder engine and gets an average of 15 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Tundra has a base price of $29,020.

Mercedes-Benz GL550 4matic/ML63 AMG

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL550 has a 4.7 liter, 8-cylinder, turbo engine and gets an average of 15 miles to the gallon. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $89,950. The Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG with a 5.5 liter, 8-cylinder, turbo also gets an average of 15 miles to the gallon. It has a base price of $98,480.

Toyota Land Cruiser Wagon 4WD

The 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser Wagon 4WD has a 5.7 liter, 8-cylinder engine and gets an average of 15 miles to the gallon. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $79,905.

Lexus LX 570

The 2015 Lexus LX 570 has a 5.7 liter, 8-cylinder engine and gets an average of 14 miles to the gallon. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $89,215.

Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG has a 5.5 liter, 8-cylinder, turbo engine and gets an average of 14 miles to the gallon. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $131,750.

Nissan Armada 4WD

The 2015 Nissan (NSANY) Armada 4WD has a 5.6 liter, 8-cylinder engine and gets an average of 14 miles to the gallon. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $53,855.

Toyota Sequoia 4WD

The 2015 Toyota Sequoia 4WD has a 5.7 liter, 8-cylinder engine and gets an average of 14 miles to the gallon. It has a manufacturer's suggested retail price between $47,620 and $64,320.

 

Mercedes-Benz G550/G63 AMG

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz G550 has a 5.5 liter, 8-cylinder engine and the G63 AMG each get an average of 13 miles to the gallon. The truck has a base price of $115,400.

And now, the most fuel-efficient models, starting with: 

 

Chevrolet Trax AWD
General Motors'
(GM) 2015 Chevrolet Trax AWD has a 1.4 liter, 4-cylinder turbo engine and gets an average of 27 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Trax has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $20,995.

 

Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4matic
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4matic has a 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder turbo engine and gets an average of 27 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Mercedes has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $33,300.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 4WD
The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 4WD has a 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder, automatic engine and gets an average of 27 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Outlander Sport has a manufacturer's suggested retail price between $22,195 and $24,195.

Subaru Forester AWD
The 2015 Subaru (Fuji Heavy Industries (FUJHY) ) Forester AWD has a 2.5 liter, 4-cylinder engine and gets an average of 27 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Forester has a manufacturer's suggested retail price between $22,195 and $33,095.

 

MINI Cooper S Paceman All4
The 2015 Mini Cooper S Paceman All4 has a 1.6 liter, 4-cylinder, turbo engine and gets an average of 27 miles to the gallon. The Paceman Cooper S has a base price of $28,600.

 

Infiniti Q50s Hybrid AWD
The 2015 Infiniti Q50s Hybrid AWD has a 3.5 liter, 6-cylinder engine and gets an average of 28 miles to the gallon. Even better the Infiniti Q50 Hybrid AWD gets 30 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Q50 has a manufacturer's suggested retail price between $44,300 and $48,500.

 

Honda CR-V 4WD
The 2015 Honda (HMC) CR-V 4WD has a 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder engine and gets an average of 28 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Honda CR-V has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $23,320.

Mazda CX-5 4WD
The 2015 Mazda (MZDAD) CX-5 4WD has a 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine and gets an average of 28 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 has a manufacturer's suggested retail price between $24,195 and $29,220.

Nissan Rogue AWD
The 2015 Nissan (NSANY) Rogue AWD has a 2.5 liter, 4-cylinder engine and gets an average of 28 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Nissan Rogue has a manufacturer's suggested retail price between $24,140 and $29,630.

 

Subaru Outback AWD
The 2015 Subaru Outback AWD has a 2.5 liter, 4-cylinder engine and gets an average of 28 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Outback has a manufacturer's suggested retail price between $24,895 and $32,995.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4WD
The 2015 Toyota (TM) Highlander Hybrid 4WD has a 3.5 liter, 6-cylinder engine and gets an average of 28 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Highlander has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $47,500.

Lexus RX 450h AWD
The 2015 Lexus RX 450h AWD has a 3.5 liter, 6-cylinder engine and gets an average of 29 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Lexus has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $49,020.

Subaru Legacy AWD
The 2015 Subaru Legacy AWD has a 2.5 liter, 4-cylinder engine and gets an average of 30 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Legacy has a manufacturer's suggested retail price between $21,695 and $29,595.

Subaru Impreza AWD
The 2015 Subaru Impreza AWD has a 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine and gets an average of 31 miles to the gallon. The 2015 Impreza has a base price of $18,990.

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid AWD
The 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid AWD has a 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine and gets an average of 31 miles to the gallon. (Note: Pricing for the 2015 model was not available at press time. The 2014 Crosstrek has a base price of $25,995.)

Lexus NX300h AWD
The 2015 Lexus NX300h AWD has a 2.5 liter, 4-cylinder engine and gets an average of 32 miles to the gallon. The Lexus has a base price of $42,235.

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-Written by Laurie Kulikowski in New York.

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