What's the best economical 4x4 in 2016?

These four-wheel drive family SUVs all return over 40mpg

Words By Darren Moss

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Skoda Yeti 2.0 TDI SE 4x4

MPG/CO2 47.1mpg/157g/km

The Skoda Yeti is a stylish and practical alternative to traditional family hatchbacks. It handles brilliantly and this 4x4 model is a capable off-roader, too.

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VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI Bluemotion Tech 4Motion

MPG/CO2 48.7mpg/150g/km

The VW Tiguan has a responsive engine and a finely balanced chassis, so it's enjoyable to drive. It has a pleasingly smart image, too, with a classy, spacious and flexible cabin.

Read the full VW Tiguan review

Volvo V60 2.4 D6 AWD Plug-in Hybrid

MPG/CO2 155.2mpg/48g/km

The Volvo V60 is another car that boasts a staggering official fuel economy figure, but how much fuel you use depends on how often you plug it in. Unlike the Mitsubishi Outlander, however, this car pairs a diesel engine with an electric motor. It offers a decent mix of performance and economy, therefore, but its practicality takes a hit thanks to all the extra battery technology under the boot floor.

Read the full Volvo V60 review

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