Trucks with Good Fuel Economy — Yahoo Autos

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Trucks with Good Economy

Trucks are notorious for too much gas. And with big engines and heavy curb it’s no wonder that are so expensive to fill up. Still, the that trucks are best at, towing, hauling and even require a lot of gas. While overall don’t have the fuel economy, you’ll that some have fuel economy than

Compact Trucks with Gas Mileage

Compact pickups to many buyers because give you rugged capability and fuel economy. If you want a for weekend fun and plan on commuting in it the week, a compact pickup is a great option.


Models like the Toyota and Nissan Frontier offer engines. These engines are best bet if your main is conserving gasoline. With the engine and two-wheel drive, the Tacoma gets up to 21/25 mpg according to the EPA. But if you go for a small know that your won’t be very powerful. reviewers complain that the engines on compact trucks the Toyota Tacoma can feel even with an empty Plus, a four-cylinder truck tow or haul as much as one with a engine.

Though compact with larger engines are they don’t get nearly as fuel economy as the four-cylinder Plus, in trucks like the Tacoma, the V6 engine with drive gets only one mpg in combined driving than the Chevrolet Silverado with drive and the base six-cylinder In fact, the full-size 2013 Ram 4×4 with the new 3.6-liter V6 and eight-speed automatic transmission has fuel economy than the V6 Tacoma, at 16/23 mpg city/highway.

Full-Size Trucks with Gas Mileage

Full-size pickup have bigger engines and more than the compact do, so their gas mileage tends to be a bit On the other hand, they can tow and haul a lot more, and have spacious cabins. Fueling a truck is simply the price you to pay for all that capability.

If you find a full-size truck’s bill too big a pill to swallow, you have options. Automakers are smaller, yet powerful, engines their full-size pickups, and Motors even has two hybrid the Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid and the GMC Hybrid. The Silverado and Sierra have V8 engines and electric and can travel for short distances on power alone. These trucks do compromise a bit on towing and ability thanks to their and crew-cab, short-bed body This body style utility for extra passenger no matter whether you have a truck or a hybrid truck.

of GM’s hybrid trucks an EPA-estimated 20/23 mpg with two- or four-wheel drive. ratings may not seem that but it is about a 20 percent improvement in fuel economy over the GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet 1500. Both hybrid are pricey compared with models, starting at more $40,800, but when you compare against similarly-equipped crew cab they cost only a few more.

There are other non-hybrid trucks out there with good fuel economy. The F-150 is available with a EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 engine, returns a thrifty 16/22 This is also the engine which the F-150 reaches its 11,300-pound towing capacity. An with the EcoBoost engine at about $26,065, which you about $14,800 compared a Chevy Silverado Hybrid. If you even better fuel the Ram 1500 has a new 305-horsepower V6 paired an eight-speed automatic transmission returns up to 25 mpg on the highway, which is for a full-size truck. A V6-powered Ram can tow up to 6,500 pounds.

Get Better Gas Mileage from any

The EPA doesn’t list fuel ratings for heavy-duty trucks, but safe to assume that models generally get better economy than gas-powered But no matter what kind of you choose, there are ways you can fuel economy just by your driving habits. The way to do it is by driving sensibly. Don’t or brake hard, and take foot off the gas and coast as much as Also, adding weight to truck will hurt its economy. Don’t keep in the bed, and if you can, go for two-wheel instead of four-wheel drive. will also help you fuel.

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