Realistically, there’s a lot to consider when buying a vehicle but sometimes the heart wants what it wants. If a vehicle catches your eye, and you start turning your head every time you see one on the road, fuel economy might not factor in much. All of that power, off-roading capability, or a luxurious and spacious interior can weigh heavy in a buying decision instead. After all, you want to have fun driving your new vehicle, right? Yet for these vehicles, drivers should take the price tag and add around $3,200 a year in gas. See which vehicles remind drivers of their poor fuel economy every time they pull up to the pump.
2020 Roush Performance F150
The aim of Roush vehicles isn’t fuel efficiency. Ford has been designing Roush performance models for over 40 years, built with Jack Roush Performance Engineering. In the same amount of time, the F150 has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S… since 1982!
Buyers come back time and time again, and with several options of F150s to choose from, drivers can find the right truck for them. However, the Roush Performance model is terrible on gas mileage. The 2020 Roush Performance F150 makes the list with a low 11 MPG in the city, 15 MPG highway, and a combined 13 MPG.
2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4WD
The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4WD was built for power, not fuel efficiency. The Trackhawk mid-size SUV boasts 707 hp and a supercharged Hellcat V-8. That makes it one of the most powerful SUVs ever made– Jeep is showing off with this one.
If you want an SUV that drives like a sports car, here it is. However, the Trackhawk only offers 11 MPG in the city and 17 MPG highway. All of that fun is going to cost you at the pump.
2021 Toyota Sequoia 4WD
You likely won’t see many 2021 Toyota Sequoia 4WDs on the road. Who can afford to fill the tank? This Sequoia only offers 13 MPG in the city, 17 MPG highway and 15 MPG combined.
Although it’s stocked with a V-8 and a third row for extra passengers the interior is lacking and buyers are disappointed by the overall style of the 2021 Toyota Sequoia. Buyers will be reminded of their poor choice every time they fill up.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD
There isn’t a good reason that the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser 4WD is so weak on fuel economy. Really, drivers deserve better! This Land Cruiser comes in at 13 MPG in the city and 17 MPG highway for a combined 14 MPG.
Toyota designed this model for both off-roading and luxury but the standard 381-hp V-8 engine isn’t doing drivers any favors at the pump. Reviews are saying this vehicle missed the mark.
2020 Roush Performance Stage 3 Mustang
Another Roush performance vehicle to make the list is the 2020 Stage 3 Mustang. In its 18th year of production, this vehicle is the most powerful Mustang ever made, making Mustang fans very happy.
The Roush Performance Stage 3 Mustang is supercharged with plenty of power to unleash on the open road. Yet, it only offers 12 MPG in the city and 18 MPG on the highway for a combined 15 MPG. It may be fun, but it’s not fuel-efficient.
2021 Toyota Tundra 2WD
The 2021 Toyota Tundra 2WD also makes the list, proving that Toyota did not have fuel efficiency in mind when designing these models. Like the 4WD model the 2WD Tundra only offers 13 MPG in the city, 17 MPG on the highway, and 15 MPG combined.
The V-8 steals the fuel in this below-average fuel economy vehicle. Drivers are also disappointed with the handling and the bulky-feeling body while driving through the city.
2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang
Another Mustang to make the list, the 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang offers 760 hp, which is a dream come true for drivers. This Mustang boasts impeccable handling and everything else you’d want in a muscle car.
Speeding around in this Shelby will have you forgetting about its poor gas mileage, coming in at 12 MPG in the city and 18 MPG on the highway for a combined 13 MPG.
2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody
The supercharged 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody handles like a dream on the racetrack, but guzzles gas driving in the city. This vehicle is limited to 13 MPG in the city, 21 MPG on the highway, and 15 MPG combined.
It’s a whole lot of fun, but a whole lot of gas. The widebody style does exactly that: add size and burn gas. It’s heavier than both the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang.
2021 Toyota Sequoia 2WD
If you thought the fuel efficiency in the 2WD version of the 2021 Toyota Sequoia would be an improvement in fuel economy, think again, This model is a gas guzzler, coming in at 13 MPG in the city, 17 MPG highway, and 15 MPG combined.
Even for a large SUV, the fuel economy is terrible. Drivers are also disappointed in the ‘updated’ infotainment system but note that it offers a smooth and comfortable ride.
2020 Nissan Armada 4WD
The 2020 Nissan Armada 4WD is a full-size SUV that has the poor gas mileage to go along with it. The Armada 4WD gets 13 MPG in the city, 18 MPG highway, and 15 MPG combined.
Its older V-8 design offers power but is also a total gas guzzler. Passengers might enjoy the extra room (and it seats 8) but this full-framed SUV makes drivers pay at the pump with an estimated annual fuel cost of $2,150.
2021 Lexus LX570
While the 2021 Lexus LX570 can boast luxury, it can’t claim good gas mileage. The popular SUV only gets 12 MPG in the city and 16 on the highway. Although it packs a V-8 engine, drivers are disappointed with the slower acceleration and the handling of the LX570.
Yet, it has the capability to handle off-roading and is classy enough to drive to a nice restaurant and hand over the keys to the valet.
2021 BMW X3 M
The sporty BMW X3 M only offers 14 MPG in the city and 19 MPG on the highway. Drivers can be tempted to hit the gas with all of the power this vehicle holds. Quick acceleration and 503 horsepower make this compact SUV fun to drive until the tank is empty.
Those looking to buy a 2021 BMW X3 M are probably thinking more about the twin-turbo engine than the annual cost of fuel.
Dodge Ram 1500 TRX 4WD
Anyone who has gotten behind the wheel of a Dodge Ram 1500 TRX 4WD knows that they’re a ton of fun to drive. This truck is quick, hitting 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds.
The 702 horsepower powers the heavy body of the Dodge Ram, weighing in at 6,396 lbs. The Ram gets 10 MPG in the city and 14 MPG on the highway for a combined fuel economy of 12 MPG.
2021 Jeep Gladiator
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator is big but eats gas like it’s even bigger. The Gladiator offers 22 MPG driving in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. Designed for off-roading, fuel economy might not be at the front of buyers’ minds when they look at the Gladiator. But later, they might have wished they took a second look at the poor fuel economy.
Off-road, the Gladiator can be an excellent choice. But driving on the daily grind might hurt your wallet more than you’d like.
2021 Infiniti QX80
The 2021 Infiniti QX80 boasts a powerful V8 engine and roomy cabin that also translate to a higher price at the pump. Buyers might be drawn to the luxurious interior and 400 hp, but the poor fuel economy is a major drawback.
Drivers can expect to get 13 MPG in the city and 19 MPG on the highway for a combined 15 MPG. Buyers might be double thinking all of that luxurious room…
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
Jeep has a cult following, but Jeep owners also know what gas guzzlers these vehicles can be. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT is no exception. This high-performance SUV boasts 475 hp and a 6.4-liter V-8.
Buyers need to remind themselves of all of that power while they watch their money go to gas each week. Grand Cherokee SRT drivers can expect to pay around $3,200 a year in fuel, according to government regulators.
2021 Toyota Tundra 4WD
Drivers of the 2021 Toyota Tundra 4WD might feel fatigued filling up the tank yet again. The Tundra only offers 13 MPG in the city, 17 MPG highway and 15 MPG combined.
While it scores well in hauling, towing up to 10,000 pounds, drivers aren’t happy with the transmission or the fuel efficiency of the Tundra. Although it has a large crew cab, it’s missing that something special while also taxing drivers at the pump.
2020 Dodge Durango SRT
The 2020 Dodge Durango SRT is stocked with a Hemi V-8 and 475 hp. Behind the wheel, drivers can be tempted to utilize the quick acceleration, from zero to 60 in just 4.7 seconds.
But drivers will be reminded of all of the quick takeoffs and fast driving they did when they fill up at the gas station. The Durango SRT only offers 13 MPG in the city, 19 MPG highway, and 15 MPG combined.
2020 Chevrolet Equinox
The 2020 Chevrolet Equinox is a compact SUV that somehow manages to guzzle gas like a full-size. Reviews say the base engine lacks power, but handles well.
It has more head and legroom for the driver and passengers but you might be rethinking the luxury of more space when paying at the pump. The Equinox gets 25 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway for a combined 27 MPG.
2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
The 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE is another fun yet expensive car to drive when it comes to fuel economy. The 650 hp supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 keeps drivers happy until they realize that the Camaro only offers 17 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway.
This poor fuel economy likely won’t deter those who already love Camaros from buying one. Camaros are built to be driven but the numbers at the gas station will show it.