Are you in the market for a new adventure vehicle? You want a car that you can take off roading, into the forest for camping trips or even blast through the sand on the beach. You also need the car to be fuel efficient. Most adventure cars are not gentle on the wallet when it comes to fuel efficiency; However, you are in luck and there are 5 that are.
RAV 4 Hybrid
The RAV 4 hybrid has more power than a regular RAV4. It has great power for a compact SUV. It has great environmental protection Agency (EPA) rating. Also, the RAV 4 hybrid can travel 174 miles farther than the regular Rav 4. All of this means you will be spending less time at the gas station pumping gas. When you are at the gas station, you can fill the tank to 14.5 gallons. The RAV 4 Hybrid is one of the best new well-rounded vehicles on the market.
The Ouback came out with a new 2020 model and it is amazing. They kept the base of the Outback that has worked for decades and brought the technology up to speed. The Outback features 4-cylinders putting out 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. You also have an option of a new turbo charged 4-cylinder that makes 260 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque. The base engine returns 29 mpg and the turbo is rated 26 mpg overall. The Outback has a 8.7 inch ground clearance and tons of off-road capabilities.
The standard Outback comes fitted with the following features:
- foldout crossbars that can be stowed in the roof rails when not in use
- cargo area covering
- a rear seat cover
- all-weather floor mats
- a rear tow hitch
The Honda Ridgeline is a pickup truck. It has a better drive than any other midsize pickup that is on the current market. It has a competitive fuel economy of 21 mpg. The Ridgeline is a smooth drive and won’t be difficult to drive around on highways. Also, unlike most pick up trucks it is much nicer on the inside. The tow capacity is 5,000 pounds and can carry close to 1,600 pounds. The Ridgeline is a great modern day pick up truck with the capabilities of a heavy duty truck.
The Honda Passport is a midsize SUV that is a bit shorter than the Honda Pilot. It can carry up to 5 passengers comfortably and has great trunk space. Honda didn’t change much of the Passport to make it an adventure worthy car. It was always like that. The structure of the car makes it great for road trips and carrying lots of gear. It also has great safety features. Under the hood you will find a 3.5 liter V6 making 180 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque and paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The Passport offers a great blend of ruggedness, space, power, safety and efficacy.
Subaru Crosstrek And Crosstrek Hybrid
Subaru knows how to make great adventurous gas efficient vehicles. The Crosstrek is a rugged version of the Impreza hatchback and more cost efficient. It offers a spacious interior and great safety features. The Crosstrek is definitely a favorite among car buyers who are looking for an efficient city car that can also take them to the rugged terrain. The base engine is a little weak: a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder making 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque. This is not enough power for this vehicle. However, with this engine and paired with the automatic transmission the Crosstrek returns 27 mpg city/33 mpg hwy/30 mpg combined.
Now you have 5 options for an adventure care that won’t eat up the money in your wallet when you have to fill up on gas. Research more about this cars and go in for a test drive if they seem appealing to you.