Fuel efficient trucks have become more popular in recent years, especially as fuel prices have been less stable over time. Drivers want the status symbol and power provided by a pickup truck without sacrificing miles per gallon. Since pickup trucks are the most popular sellers in the United States over the last year, it’s no surprise that automakers are offering models that hover right around the 20 miles per gallon range. The 2016 Nissan Frontier has a combined fuel rating of 21 miles per gallon in its most fuel-efficient model, the two-wheel drive 4-cylinder gasoline engine with 5-speed manual transmission.
Comparable to the Frontier, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma also provides 21 miles per gallon combined. The two-wheel drive is most fuel-efficient with the standard 4-cylinder gasoline engine; however, the good news is that the new 6-cylinder engine provides just as much fuel economy. A consistent favorite, the 2016 Ford F150 gains more fuel efficiency at 22 miles per gallon combined even while being slightly larger than the Frontier and Tacoma. Plus, the F150 gets better gas mileage with a bigger 6-cylinder, 2.7-liter gasoline engine without sacrificing tow capacity.
The best fuel efficient trucks include the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 HFE (High Fuel Efficiency). This half-ton pickup gets 24 miles per gallon combined, powered by a 6-cylinder, 3.0-liter engine. Combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Ram is able to tow more than 9,000 without missing a beat. The 2016 Chevy Colorado beats out the competition at 25 miles per gallon combined, using a 4-cylinder 2.8-liter diesel engine and a 6-speed transmission. These five most fuel efficient trucks help save pennies without sacrificing style or power. Take this quiz to find out which of the five most fuel efficient trucks you should buy.