Toyota has the distinction of earning two spots on the list of five crossover vehicles with the best fuel economy. The Toyota RAV4 with a four-cylinder engine and two-wheel-drive gets 22 miles per gallon (9.4 kilometers per liter) in the city, 28 miles per gallon (11.9 kilometers per liter) highway and 24 miles per gallon (10.2 kilometers per liter) combined. That's the same highway mileage that its hybrid Highlander sibling gets. (Of course, the hybrid does a little better around town.)
Like the Honda CR-V, the Toyota RAV4 has been around the block a few times -- it was launched a decade and a half ago. It too was considered a light-duty SUV until the crossover category caught on, which is where the RAV4 is most at home. Opting for the four-wheel-drive system only drops its EPA mileage rating by 1-mile per gallon (0.4-kilometer per liter), making it one of the more fuel-efficient vehicles with on-demand four-wheel-drive. The Toyota RAV4's price is in line with its competitors, at about $22,000 to start [source: Toyota.com].
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