True MPG: Most efficient small SUVs

What Car?'s True MPG tests show what fuel economy you can really expect from a car. Here we reveal the best-performing small SUVs we've ever tested.....

The official government MPG figures published in sales brochures can tempt you into buying a particular car, but those results are often misleading. Image 1 of 11

Fortunately, What Car?'s True MPG tests reveal what sort of fuel economy you can expect in the real world. To ensure accuracy and repeatability, we use strictly controlled laboratory conditions, but the tests are based on a real-world route that takes in town, rural and motorway driving.

In this story we count down the most efficient small SUVs we've tested to date. And while these cars may focus on family friendly practicality, the best will also be kind to your wallet: