OWNERS of SUVs could end up paying over £400 more on fuel each year compared to drivers of similar sized saloons, estates and hatchbacks.

An investigation into fuel economy and car type broke down annual petrol and diesel bills, with SUVs proving the most expensive in all sizes.

Conducted by Which?, the study used official miles per gallon figures for small, mid-size and large SUVs, and compared them against similar sized hatchbacks, saloons and estate vehicles.

The investigation claimed the average driver covers 9,700 miles per year, while owners of small cars drive slightly less at just 8,400 miles per year.

Owners of large SUVs suffer the most when it comes to fuel expenditure, with drivers of vehicles such as the Volvo XC90 and BMW X5 forking out £1,561 each year on petrol or diesel.

That’s a whopping £409 more than owners of large estate vehicles, and £331 more than those who drive people carriers.

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