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$100 for a tank of gas? Top 10 most expensive vehicles at the pump

Most expensive vehicles to fill with gas

Gas prices have hit record highs and it’s getting harder and harder to justify a leisurely drive to nowhere.

People are turning to or considering alternative fuel vehicles to mitigate the impact of the rising cost of gas. Electric cars don’t need gas to run, so it should be cheaper to own one, right? Not exactly. Tap or click here for our EV Cost of Ownership report.

Depending on what you drive, you can spend a lot more or less on fuel than the average driver. Let’s take a look at the vehicles that cost you the most at the pump.

Bigger is not always better

Consumer Reports tested a wide range of vehicles and how much it costs to fill them. The top 10 most expensive vehicles were all full-size SUVs or pickup trucks that cost over $100 to fill empty.

These large vehicles are thirsty, averaging just 14 to 17 MPG. In addition, they have huge fuel tanks that can hold up to 28 gallons. That’s a recipe for a high bill at the pump.

Read on for the top 10 most expensive vehicles to fill up from empty to full.

1. 2022 Ford Expedition

  • Cost per full tank: $119
  • Gas Tank Capacity, Gallons: 28.3
  • Range per tank, miles: 453

2. 2022 Chevrolet Suburban (and GMC Yukon XL)

  • Cost per full tank: $117
  • Gas Tank Capacity, Gallons: 28
  • Range per tank, miles: 448

3. 2022 Toyota Sequoia

  • Cost per full tank: $111
  • Gas Tank Capacity, Gallons: 26.4
  • Range per tank, miles: 396

4. 2022 Nissan Armada

  • Cost per full tank: $109
  • Gas Tank Capacity, Gallons: 26
  • Range per tank, miles: 364

5. 2022 Infiniti QX80

  • Cost per full tank: $109
  • Gas Tank Capacity, Gallons: 26
  • Range per tank, miles: 416

6. 2022 Nissan Titan

  • Cost per full tank: $109
  • Gas Tank Capacity, Gallons: 26
  • Range per tank, miles: 468

7. 2022 Aries 1500

  • Cost per full tank: $109
  • Gas Tank Capacity, Gallons: 26
  • Range per tank, miles: 416

8. 2022 Cadillac Escalade

  • Cost per full tank: $101
  • Gas Tank Capacity, Gallons: 24
  • Range per tank, miles: 384

9. 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Cost per full tank: $101
  • Gas Tank Capacity, Gallons: 24
  • Range per tank, miles: 408

10. 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • Cost per full tank: $101
  • Gas Tank Capacity, Gallons: 24
  • Range per tank, miles: 408

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Drive smarter and save

Whether you drive a bulky SUV or a compact car, your habits behind the wheel affect fuel economy. Follow these tips to reduce your vehicle’s fuel consumption and a few more ways to save:

  • Cash back credit cards can help offset fuel costs.
  • Sites like Gas Buddy can show you the best fuel prices in your area.
  • Don’t forget to check prices at less traditional gas stations like Costco, Sam’s Club or BJ’s.
  • Every time you step on the brakes, you burn fuel to get back up to speed. This often happens when you are speeding in traffic. Slow down and be smooth with the accelerator to maintain speed.
  • According to fueleconomy.govgas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 50 MPH.
  • Weight is your enemy. Remove anything you don’t use from your vehicle.
  • Loading on the roof increases air resistance, which reduces fuel consumption.
  • When you park your car and let the engine cool down, it needs more energy to start and warm up again. Plan your trips and errands to combine multiple stops to keep your engine warm and running more efficiently.

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