27 City / 31 Highway / 29 Combined

A recent entry in the growing subcompact crossover SUV segment, the dramatically styled Toyota C-HR is tuned a bit sportier than the norm, but still makes our top-10 gas-sippers’ list with its modestly energetic 2.0-liter 144-horsepower four-cylinder engine and gearless CVT automatic transmission. Unlike most crossovers, however, AWD is unavailable to augment the standard front-drive configuration. Expect to pay an average $1,500 annually in fuel costs.