point her toward the toyota or honda small-mid size SUVs. For a 900 mile business trip I drove a 06 highlander AWD V6 (bigger optional one...3.7?) get decent mpg carrying 500 lbs of meat, 550 lbs of gear, doing 75-90 mph (~25+mpg) and had plenty of balls at that speed. any/all domestic SUVs (or even some of the largest import ones) get bad mileage.
as for do girls go for it....your question should be how easy it is to find them and more importantly, if you want to go for those girls
1991 Toyota Pickup 22R-E 2.4 I4/5 speed
1990 Toyota Cressida 7M-GE 3.0 I6/5-speed manual
mechanic, carpenter, stagehand, rigger, and know-it-all smartass
"You don't get to judge me for how I fix what you break"
Kinda like "theclencher" said earlier, she doesn't seem to notice gas prices, when I start talking FE she tunes me out, etc. She fixates on these damn full-size SUVs, "like all her friends have". Ford, GM, etc....NOT a Honda, that would save too much money on fuel.
I `spose if they bought Hummers, she'd want one of those....have to fill it every 30 miles or so! Clencher's right....women are different critters...I've been married 24 years, still don't have `em figured out....