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15 Most Fuel-Efficient Luxury 3-Row SUVs of 2018

U.S. News & World Report Logo By Steven Loveday of U.S. News & World Report | Slide 1 of 19: In general, luxury 3-row SUVs will cost you more to fuel than their non-luxury counterparts, as well as most vehicles in other classes. However, engine and transmission technology is improving, many vehicles are built with weight-reducing materials, and automakers are offering more vehicles with alternative powertrains.While diesel, hybrid, and electric SUVs can save you money, many of the fuel-efficient luxury 3-row SUVs on our list are traditional, gas-powered vehicles, like the 2018 Lexus RX 350 L shown above. In order to give you an idea of each SUV’s annual fuel costs, we’ve consulted the EPA.The EPA calculates the cost of driving 15,000 miles per year based on each vehicle’s miles per gallon (mpg) and/or miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) in the city and on the highway. It factors the current average price for gas and electricity, as well as the type of gas required (diesel, regular, premium). We’ve based the following ranking on each model’s annual fuel cost.Remember that we update U.S. News scores and rankings on a regular basis as new expert data and reviews become available. For this reason, the scores mentioned in this slideshow may differ from the scores in our new car rankings.Keep reading to find out more about today’s luxury 3-row SUVs with the lowest annual fuel costs.If you’d rather learn about fuel-efficient non-luxury SUVs with three rows, click here.

These Luxury 3-Row SUVs Will Save You Money on Fuel

In general, luxury 3-row SUVs will cost you more to fuel than their non-luxury counterparts, as well as most vehicles in other classes. However, engine and transmission technology is improving, many vehicles are built with weight-reducing materials, and automakers are offering more vehicles with alternative powertrains.

While diesel, hybrid, and electric SUVs can save you money, many of the fuel-efficient luxury 3-row SUVs on our list are traditional, gas-powered vehicles, like the 2018 Lexus RX 350 L shown above. In order to give you an idea of each SUV’s annual fuel costs, we’ve consulted the EPA.

The EPA calculates the cost of driving 15,000 miles per year based on each vehicle’s miles per gallon (mpg) and/or miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) in the city and on the highway. It factors the current average price for gas and electricity, as well as the type of gas required (diesel, regular, premium). We’ve based the following ranking on each model’s annual fuel cost.

Remember that we update U.S. News scores and rankings on a regular basis as new expert data and reviews become available. For this reason, the scores mentioned in this slideshow may differ from the scores in our new car rankings.

Keep reading to find out more about today’s luxury 3-row SUVs with the lowest annual fuel costs.

If you’d rather learn about fuel-efficient non-luxury SUVs with three rows, click here.

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