Most Fuel-Efficient 4WD SUVs

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4. 2018 Volvo XC60 T8 PHEV
59 MPGe combined / 26 mpg combined
Base MSRP: $52,900
Volvo introduces an all-new XC60 for the 2018 model year, and in addition to new styling and features, the premium crossover is now available with the same powerplants as its larger sibling, the XC90. The most fuel-efficient of them all is the T8 plug-in hybrid. The T8 utilizes a 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged engine of the T6 sending power to the front wheels, while an electric motor powers the rear wheels. The two sources combine to deliver up to 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. The immediate torque of the electric motor helps the XC60 T8 reach 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. The T8 can also be plugged in, and with fully charged batteries can travel up to 18 miles on electric power only. The T8 powerplant adds about $8,000 to the price of the T6; however, the hybrid is eligible for a federal tax credit of around $5,000, as well as a state tax credit depending on where the car is registered.

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