Modern compact SUVs don't need to drink fuel at quite the rate of their larger, more easily spotted cousins (HUMMER, Range Rover, we're looking at you). Over in Europe, drivers have opened their arms to compact SUVs as an alternative to sedans and mini vans. Current offerings share car platforms and can be found with the decent-mileage diesel engines. How frugal are these mid-size SUVs, really? Follow us after the jump and you will see the 20 most economical compact SUVs available in Germany (check out last year's CO2-based list here).

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[Source: Auto News]


Model Engine size (cm3) Power Fuel consumption (l/100km) Mileage (mpg U. S.)
Suzuki Grand Vitara 1.9 DDiS Club 5-door DPF 1,870 129 7.0 33.6
Renault Koleos 2.0 dCi FAP Expression 4x2 1,995 150 7.0 33.6
KIA Sportage 2.0 CRDi LX 2WD DPF 1,991 150 7.0 33.6
Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDi GLS 2WD 5-door DPF 2,188 155 7.0 33.6
Hyundai Tucson 2.0 CRDi VGT GLS 2WD DPF 1,991 140 7.0 33.6
Mercedes GLK 220 CDI BlueEfficiency 4Matic 7G-Tronic 2,143 170 6.9 34.0
Nissan Qashqai+2 2.0 dCi DPF acenta 2WD 1,994 150 6.7 35.1
Mitsubishi Outlander 2.0 DI-D Inform DPF 1,968 140 6.7 35.1
Land Rover Freelander Td4_e E DPF 2,179 152 6.7 35.1
Audi Q5 2.0 TDI quattro DPF 1,968 170 6.7 35.1
Toyota RAV4 2.2 D-4D 4x4 DPF 2,231 136 6.6 35.6
Jeep Compass 2.0 CRD Sport 1,968 140 6.5 36.2
Honda CR-V 2.2 i-CTDi Style DPF 2,204 140 6.5 36.2
BMW X3 xDrive20d DPF 1,995 177 6.5 36.2
Subaru Forester 2.0D Active DPF 1,998 147 6.3 37.3
Suzuki Jimny 1.5 DDiS Club 1,461 86 6.1 38.6
Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCi Trend 2x4 DPF 1,997 136 6.1 38.6
VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI Trend & Fun DPF 1,968 140 5.9 39.9
Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi visia 4x2 1,461 106 5.2 45.2
Toyota Urban Cruiser 1.4 D-4D Trek 4x4 DPF 1,364 90 4.9 48.0