Fuel Economy Rating:
The XT5’s EPA fuel-economy estimates parallel those of other V-6–powered rivals. All-wheel drive costs 1 mpg in the city and the highway, a small concession for snowy-weather confidence. In our real-world testing, the XT5’s performance was worse than expected.
Fuel Economy Ratings Compared
We’ve devised our own fuel-economy test in an attempt to replicate how most people drive on the highway. Our procedure entails a 200-mile out-and-back loop on Michigan’s I-94 highway. We maintain a GPS-verified 75 mph and use the cruise control as much as possible to mimic the way many drivers behave during long trips.
Fuel-conscious consumers might want to consider the more efficient Audi Q5 with its standard turbocharged four-cylinder or the Lexus RX350. The XT5 underperformed its EPA rating by 3 mpg in our testing, while the Lexus managed an impressive 31 mpg, outperforming its EPA rating by 5 mpg and matching the electrified (and more expensive) Lexus RX450h hybrid.
Test Results: Highway Fuel Economy
Test Results: Highway Range