Ditto mikeup, if you want something that gets good gas mileage buy a commuter car. I have the Qx56 for hauling people/stuff/ and going to Tahoe for snowboarding. I have my M for leisure going to the store friends house etc. I have a little 05' civic that i use to go into San Fran (thats like 130 miles for me roundtrip) and other task that takes me to places far away. The civic gets 30mpg even if you have a heavy foot like me and keep that sucker in the high rpm's. Getting our son's mountain bike into the Qx is a breeze put the liner down and throw it in the back that same bike wont even fit in the civic with rear seats folded down.