On average, the gas tank of a car holds around 12 to 16 gallons of fuel.
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However, because of their bigger size and capacity, SUVs usually have more gas tank capacity, even though they have lesser fuel economy.
If you intend to discover the compact SUVs with the highest gas tank capacity, stay on this page to find 9 of them.
Sub-compact SUVs With Highest Gas Tank Capacity
Below, we have 5 impressive sub-compact SUVs with the highest gas tank capacity. Our top pick is the 2020 Audi Q3,Q3,Q3,Q3,Q3,Q3, that boasts of 15.9 fuel tank capacity.
Let’s check them out!
1. 2020 Audi (15.9 gal.)
The 2020 Audi Q3 boasts of a decent exterior design and an interesting interior style. Being a luxury SUV, it has a lesser fuel economy when compared with many sedans. However, the Q3 boasts of a gas tank capacity of 15.9 gallons.
While this vehicle has enough gas tank to cater for your long journey, it is estimated to deliver 21/28 mpg on city/highway drive. Edmunds estimated the full tank to cover 302.1/429.3 maximum range in miles.
For a ride of its capacity, you may argue that it is quite affordable at a starting price of $37,995.
2. 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport (14.5 gal.)
The 2021 Nissan Rogue is another impressive subcompact SUV that offers a moderate gas tank and an average fuel economy.
Aside from its average fuel economy, the gas tank can take 14.5 gallons of fuel. That is estimated to cover up to 362.5/464.0 mi. on city/highway drive, as estimated by Edmunds.
With a 2.0L I4 engine, the SUV is estimated to deliver 24/30 mpg on city/highway drive. This is quite cool for a vehicle that has a starting price of $26,255.
You may not love the modest acceleration of this ride if you are fond of a flash ride. The rear seat may also not be very comfortable for three adults.
However, for a roomier ride, you may consider the 2022 Nissan Rogue, which has the same gas tank. You can also explore some other cars with big gas tanks.
3. 2023 Honda HR-V (14.0 gal)
Stylish, roomy, and sporty, the 2023 Honda HR-V makes a classy inclusion in this list with its 14.0 gal. tank capacity. The gas tank is about a gallon expanded when compared to the 2022 model. It is impressive to note that the full gallon for this SUV can cover up to 364/448 mi. in city/highway drive, as Honda claimed.
Aside from its large gas tank, this small SUV is estimated to deliver 26/32mpg on a city/highway drive. And, of course, Honda didn’t disappoint at its price, regardless of the extended features the vehicle offers. This HR-V comes with a starting price of $25,045.
Please also read our article about the complete list of compact SUV brands.
4. 2021 Chevrolet Trax (14.0 gal.)
With a starting price of $22,895, the new Chevrolet Trax comes with a blend of affordability, simplicity, and fuel efficiency.
This small SUV works with a 1.4L turbo engine estimated to deliver 23/30mpg for city/highway drive. That’s quite enough to complement its gas tank capacity of 14 gallons, isn’t it?
Besides, Edmunds estimated the full tank to cover up to 336.0/406.0 mi in city/highway drive.
The Chevrolet Trax is a good vehicle for lovers of city drives. It offers enough space to accommodate 5 adults comfortably, and extra cargo space for luggage.
5. 2022 Buick Encore (14.0 gal.)
Buick also makes it to this list with the 2022 Encore, which boasts of a spacious and quiet cabin. While it is also suitable for long journeys, you’ll particular enjoy its fuel economy and large gas tank capacity.
The gas tank capacity of the 2022 Buick Encore can hold 14 gallons of gas. Not only that, this small SUV is also estimated to give 23/30 mpg on city/highway drive.
That’s impressive for a ride with a starting price of $27,295. Did we also mention that the full tank is estimated to cover up to 322.0/420.0 mi. in city/highway drive?
When compared with other competitors, this vehicle may not be impressively quick. Notwithstanding, it offers enough space to accommodate up to 5 passengers and still cater for their luggage.
Make sure to also read our article about compact SUVs with the most headroom.
Compact SUVs With Gas Highest Tank Capacity
Featuring Infiniti, Audi, Volvo, and GMC, we have up to 20.0 tank capacity here, with 18.8 being the least.
That’s a significant difference when compared the gas tank capacity of the compact SUVs to the subcompact ones.
Here are the compact SUVs with the highest gas tank capacity.
6. 2017 Infiniti QX50 (20. Gal.)
This ride may not be as classy and stylish as several other compact SUVs, but it boasts of a large gas tank.
Before you claim that the SUV consumes more fuel, note that the 2017 Infiniti QX50 is estimated to cover 17/24mpg in city/highway drive. For a vehicle that boasts of 20.0 gallon tank capacity, that’s enough to cover close to 500 miles on highway drive.
In the real sense of it, Edmunds estimated the 2017 Infiniti QX50 to cover 340/480.0 mi. of city/highway drive.
Infiniti is not notable for an impressive fuel economy; so, we shouldn’t expect more from this ride in spite of its large gas tank. For a somewhat better fuel efficiency, you may consider the 2022 model.
This latest model can give 23/29mpg in city/highway drive even though it offers a smaller gas tank capacity that contains only 16 gallons max.
Whereas the 2022 Infiniti QX50 attracts $39,150 to $57,100, the 2017 models are around $25,669 to $26,473. You can get it on used deals around $19,850 to $27,990.
7. 2017 Audi Q5 (19.8 gal.)
Somewhat similar to the Infiniti QX50 is the 2017 Audi Q5. Although it offers a little lesser gas tank, it doesn’t offer a better fuel economy either.
While its gas tank takes a maximum of 19.8 gallons, it could only cover up to 20/27mpg in city/highway drive.
However, unlike the Infiniti, the full tank of the Audi Q5 could cover a range of miles of about 296/534.6 city/highway drive. That’s quite impressive on the highway, but not so appealing for city commute.
From the 2018 – 2022 models, Audi adjusts the gas tank by 1.3 gallons. In spite of the reduction in capacity, the 2022 model offers a better fuel economy as it can cover 23/28mpg of city/highway drive.
It is no surprise that while the 2017 Audi Q5 only costs around $28,739 to $38,141, the 2022 model costs significantly higher. It takes around $43,300 to $64,800 to acquire the more recent edition.
8. Volvo XC60 (18.8 gal.)
Volvo also makes it to this list with their line of recent XC60 models, from the 2017 to the 2023 version. These models come with a gas tank that can take 18.8 gallons of gas. Although, there are some notable differences in the models in terms of fuel efficiency.
Whereas the pace-setting 2017 model could give 23/30 mpg with a maximum range of 425.5/555.0 mi in city/highway drive, the latest models didn’t fare better.
The 2022 model offers a lesser capacity, estimated to give 22/28 mpg city/highway drive. Its maximum range is even lesser, with an estimate of 413.6/526.4 mi. in city/highway drive.
Also, the most stylish 2023 model comes with no significant difference, giving 23/29mpg with an estimated maximum range of 432.4/545.2 in city/highway drive. Overall, the Volvo XC60 is one of the few SUVs that offers impressive fuel economy on both city/highway drives.
Considering that the latest models offer more advanced features, you’ll get the 2023 version around $44,545 to $75,245. That’s quite huge, right? Well, the 2022 model is not cheaper either. It costs around $43,745 to $70,595.
You will also be interested in this article about compact SUVs with extra comfortable seats.
9. 2017 GMC Terrain (18.8 gal.)
The 2017 GMC Terrain is our last SUV on this list with its gas tank capacity of 18.8 gal, estimated to cover 394.8/582.8mi and 21/31 mpg on city/highway drive.
Although GMC reduced the gas tank for newer models, there is a significant improvement in the fuel efficiency of the Terrain. Don’t be surprised to read that while the 2018 version can only hold 15.6 gallons with a maximum range of 387.4/447.0 mi, it is estimated to give 26/30mpg in city/highway drive.
The efficiency is also boosted in the 2019 model that has a fuel tank capacity of just 14.9 gal. Notwithstanding, this model fares equally as the 2018 version in terms of mpg and maximum range, as estimated by Edmunds.
Well, the more recent 2022 model maintained the gas tank capacity of the 2018 edition at 15.6gal. However, it comes with a reduced 25/28mpg in city/highway drive. With a maximum range of 390.0/436.8 mi., this latest edition didn’t fare any better either.
Overall, the GMC Terrain is one of the few subcompact SUVs you can rely on for fuel economy.
The 2017 GMC Terrain costs around $19,113 to $28,200.