The Lambo Urus gets the worst mileage of the luxo-SUVs

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We live in an age of the super-SUV, with the likes of Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini and even Ferrari now all turning out luxury trucks.

All boast huge horsepower, exquisite comfort, and eye-watering price tags, but the other thing they’ve in common is not-so-stellar mileage.

Ranking the vehicles in this new segment by that metric, you’ll find at the bottom the Lamborghini Urus, and it’s not all that surprising.

With 641 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque coming from its 4.0-litre V8, the fuel economy figures were never going to be good, but at least they got into the double digits! The Urus returns 16.7 L/100 km city, 9.7 highway, and 13.6 combined. Ouch, not great.

Lamborghini does say the Urus is the fastest SUV in the world, though, with a top speed of 305 km/h and a zero-to-100 km/h time of just 3.6 seconds. Maybe the bad economy is worth overlooking, even for the $232,000 price tag.

If you’re looking for something a little less thirsty and can spend almost twice as much, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is for you. Somehow, the 6.7-litre V12 in the Cullinan guzzles 19.6 L/100 km city, 11.7 highway, and 16.8 combined, despite having 50-percent more cylinders than the Urus.

The Cullinan also has all-wheel-steering, and an extra foot of length on the Urus to contend with. A hefty $370,500 is what you’ll pay for the economy model, but Rolls-Royce expects most Cullinans to leave the door for about $450,000 after all the dust has settled. You also get with 563 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque.

The gasoline-sipping Bentley Bentayga comes out on top in this list: not only is it the most fuel efficient, with 18.8 L/100 km city, 12.2 highway, and 15.9 combined, but it also comes in at the lowest price, which is fairly fabulous for an extremely luxurious SUV from one of the world’s most over-the-top companies. Base price in Canada will set you back $209,693, and with that, you only get 542 horsepower and a top speed of 290 km/h.

The Bentayga does share its engine parts with the Urus, but Bentley obviously tuned it for a more comfortable experience, counter to that of the rowdy Lambo. For even more economy, Bentley is planning on releasing a hybrid version on the Bentayga in 2019.

We don’t yet know what Ferrari’s forthcoming SUV will achieve for mileage, but we can guess that it probably isn’t going to be good.

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