Fuelly shows 12-17 MPG on Premium so that may not make the best choice for a commuter you pound the miles to. It is built like a tank and the ride is sublime so there is that. I have always found my LR3s/4s a little unstable on icy highways however. I think it is a function of their slightly narrow track and short wheelbase. My Ridgeline has always felt more planted than the Rovers. If the going gets nasty in deep snow / off road the Rover is a champ.