For harsh conditions, a great powerful car is a necessity. However it can cost a great fortune if the car is not fuel efficient. So a 4 wheel drive with great gas mileage will not only be fuel efficient but can also save a fortune.
2017 Honda CR-V
This SUV has a combination of EPA fuel economy ratings, for highway it is 34 mpg and for city-highway test on the front wheel drive version it is 30 mpg. This car is an easy and fun-to-drive car other than being spacious. There is a lot of room in the passenger cabin and also cargo.
2017 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Tucson offers a commendable EPA rating of 32 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg for the city-highway. This car has been rated as highly safe also spacious in it passenger cabin. 1.6 liter turbocharged engine makes a front wheel Tucson 30mpg on the highway and 27 mpg on the city-highway.
Mazda is subcompact model so it is not quite spacious in the cargo and cabin area. However it has a rating of 31 mpg for city-highway and a rating of 34 mpg for highway. Its interior and ease of handling makes the car quite attractive. Also comes with great crash test result.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
This car has a combined mpg rating of 28, meanwhile city-highway rating of 29mpg and highway mpg rating of 27. It is very fuel efficient. Its 3.5 liter V6 with working motors can procure a horsepower of 306. It gives the best mileage even with one gallon of gasoline.
The 2017 Terrain model is quite an attractive car, with its four-cylinder. With just one gallon of gasoline the car can travel 31miles on the highway. And it has a combined mpg rating of 25. Its other desirable features are that it is quite spacious with top-notch interior and comfortable seats. For 2018 a new Terrain is going to be redesigned as-well.