Gas prices are reaching record levels and it is becoming increasingly difficult to justify a quiet trip to nowhere.

People are turning to or considering alternative fuel vehicles to reduce the impact of rising gas costs. Electric cars don’t need gas to run, so it must be cheaper to have one, right? Not exactly. Touch or click here for our report on the cost of owning an EV.

Depending on what you drive, you could spend much more or less on fuel than the average driver. Let’s look at the vehicles that will cost you the most at the pump.

Bigger is not always better

Consumer reports tests a wide range of vehicles and how much it costs to charge them. The top 10 most expensive vehicles are all full-size SUVs or pickups that cost more than $ 100 to charge from empty.

These large vehicles are thirsty, averaging only 14 to 17 MPG. In addition, they have huge fuel tanks that can hold up to 28 gallons. This is a recipe for a big bill on the pump.

Read about the top 10 most expensive vehicles to charge from empty to full.

1. 2022 Ford Expedition

  • Price for full tank: $ 119
  • Gas tank volume, gallons: 28.3
  • Tank range, miles: 453

2. 2022 Chevrolet Suburban (and GMC Yukon XL)

  • Price for a full tank: $ 117
  • Volume of gas tank, gallons: 28
  • Tank range, miles: 448

3. 2022 Toyota Sequoia

  • Price for a full tank: $ 111
  • Gas tank volume, gallons: 26.4
  • Tank range, miles: 396

4. 2022 Nissan Armada

  • Price for full tank: $ 109
  • Gas tank volume, gallons: 26
  • Tank range, miles: 364

5. 2022 Infiniti QX80

  • Price for full tank: $ 109
  • Gas tank volume, gallons: 26
  • Tank range, miles: 416

6. 2022 Nissan Titan

  • Price for full tank: $ 109
  • Gas tank volume, gallons: 26
  • Tank range, miles: 468

7. 2022 Aries 1500

  • Price for full tank: $ 109
  • Gas tank volume, gallons: 26
  • Tank range, miles: 416

8. 2022 Cadillac Escalade

  • Price for full tank: $ 101
  • Gas tank volume, gallons: 24
  • Tank range, miles: 384

9. 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • Price for full tank: $ 101
  • Gas tank volume, gallons: 24
  • Tank range, miles: 408

10. 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

  • Price for full tank: $ 101
  • Gas tank volume, gallons: 24
  • Tank range, miles: 408

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Drive smarter and save

Whether you’re driving a wooden SUV or a compact car, your driving habits affect fuel efficiency. Follow these tips to reduce your car’s fuel consumption and a few more ways to save:

  • Refund credit cards can help offset fuel costs.
  • Sites like Gas friend can show you the best fuel prices in your area.
  • Be sure to check the prices of less traditional fuel stations, such as Costco, Sam’s Club or BJ’s.
  • Each time you apply the brakes, you will burn fuel to return to speed. This often happens if you drive at high speeds in traffic. Reduce speed and act smoothly with the accelerator to maintain speeds.
  • According to fueleconomy.govgas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 50 MPH.
  • Weight is your enemy. Remove everything you do not use from your car.
  • Roof load increases drag, which reduces fuel economy.
  • Every time you park your car and let the engine cool down, it will need more energy to start and warm up again. Plan your trips and orders to combine multiple stops to keep your engine warm and running more efficiently.

Keep reading

True or false: Charging an electric vehicle is cheaper than paying for gas

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

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