Skip to main content

The 12 Most Fuel-Efficient SUVs - Subaru Crosstrek Is Second Best

Is the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek fuel-efficient? The Crosstrek is second best, according to an updated fuel mileage study from Consumer Reports. Check out the other 11 most fuel-efficient SUVs here.


With the average gas price at $4.06 per gallon in most areas of the U.S. today, shoppers are looking for fuel-efficient SUVs. A recent study from Consumer Reports (by subscription) says the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid ranks second best among the twelve top new models in fuel mileage. Check out the most fuel-efficient new SUVs this summer.

Consumer Reports best models for fuel mileage calculated from equal portions of city and highway driving to earn a spot on the top twelve list. The list includes vehicles high in reliability and get top owner satisfaction ratings. All SUVs are bought and tested with all-wheel drive.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek features, pricing, fuel mileage

What are the 12 most fuel-stingy new SUVs?

CR’s twelve most fuel-efficient SUVs this summer are the Lexus UX, Lexus UX, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Venza, Kim Sportage, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota Highlander, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 Prime, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, and Hyundai Santa Fe.

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek

According to the latest Consumer Reports study, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is the second best of the twelve most fuel-efficient SUVs you can buy this summer. CR says the 2023 Crosstrek is ranked number one of fifteen subcompact SUVs overall based on reliability, safety scores, road tests, fuel mileage, and owner satisfaction.

2023 Subaru Crosstrek features, pricing, fuel mileage

What is the 2023 Crosstrek Hybrid fuel mileage?

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid gets the best fuel mileage of any Crosstrek trim level. In Consumer Reports testing, the plug-in Hybrid gets 38/45 city/highway MPGe and 42 combined MPGe. Note that the Crosstrek Hybrid is not available in all U.S. states.

What is the gas-powered 2023 Crosstrek fuel mileage?

You don’t have to buy the Hybrid to get good fuel efficiency. The Subaru Crosstrek uses direct injection on its new 2.5-liter four-cylinder Boxer engine and gets 27/34 city/highway mpg and 29 combined mpg.

The 2.0-liter engine gets 28/33 mpg and 30 combined mpg with the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) automatic, contributing to better mileage. Subaru increased fuel mileage in the new 2023 Crosstrek using a four-cylinder Boxer engine with direct-injection technology.

What type of gas does the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek require?

The Crosstrek runs on regular 87-octane unleaded gasoline, so you don’t need the higher mid-grade or premium fuel to get the best city or highway mileage.

What is the 2023 Crosstrek price?

All 2023 Subaru Crosstrek trim levels get a $600 price increase, including destination and delivery fees. 

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek now comes in six trim levels for U.S. customers. The base trim is priced from $24,870, Premium, ($26,020), Special Edition ($27,970), Sport ($29,220), Limited ($30,720) and Crosstrek Hybrid ($38,070). Prices include destination and delivery fees ($1,225).

With gas prices around $4.00 per gallon, summer road trips can be expensive. You don’t have to sacrifice the utility and capability of an all-wheel-drive SUV to get good fuel mileage. The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid ranks second best among the twelve top picks by Consumer Reports.

You Might Also Like: The Complete Fuel Guide For Your Subaru And How To Save Hundreds Per Year

Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press. Check out Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Subaru Report - We’ve got you covered! Check back tomorrow for more unique, informative SUBARU news, reviews, and previews you can trust.

Leave your comments below, share the article with friends and tweet it out to your followers!

Photo credit: Subaru USA


Jim Walsh (not verified)    August 8, 2022 - 5:32PM

Note that the newer Crosstrek Hybrids are PLUG-IN Hybid vehicles. After a full charge, you can drive 17 miles without using ANY gas.