In the pantheon of auto cargo friendly features, no one can come close to topping the truck’s pickup bed with regard to sheer, carry anything utility. Whether you are transporting a new couch to spruce up your living room decor or materials for a do it yourself home improvement project, this bed ensures that the truck is equipped to meet all cargo hauling challenges.
The added benefit of relative fuel efficiency can also be offered by certain trucks. The ten pickup trucks shown below get the best mileage of all trucks in the market. Hybrids have been making progress across a variety of vehicle segments, and in the truck category is also no exception.
2013 Toyota Tacoma – Combined: 23 mpg, city 25 mpg, and highway 23 mpg. With ample ability on and off the road and multiple configurations, the 2013 Toyota Tacoma is one of the top choices among midsize trucks.
2013 Ram1500 – Combined: 21 mpg, city 18 mpg, and highway 25 mpg. With a winning combination of a well trimmed cabin, a smooth ride and a strong power-train, it is the top pick in the segment of full size pick up.
2013 Chevrolet Silverado1500 Hybrid – Combined: 21 mpg, city 20 mpg, and highway 23 mpg. This hybrid car can accelerate to nearly 30 mph on electric power alone and city gas mileage is considerably high for the big truck.
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid – Combined: 21 mpg, city 20 mpg, and highway 23 mpg. The Sierra delivers a smooth ride, strong towing and hauling capability, and a distinctive styling in a full size pick up.
2013 Nissan Frontier – Combined: 21 mpg, city 19 mpg, and highway 23 mpg. In the midsize pickup segment this is a top pick, and has innovative features, relatively nimble handling and brawny nature.
2013 Ford F-150 – Combined: 19 mpg, city 17 mpg, and highway 23 mpg. The 2013 Ford F-150 is America’s top selling pickup, offers a substantial array of powertrains and trims to accommodate all kinds of hauling, towing or off road needs.
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – Combined: 18 mpg, city 15 mpg, and highway 22 mpg. The 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a strong contender in the full size pickup segment despite an aging design. It offers good highway manners, capable performance and a wide range of body styles.
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 – Combined: 18 mpg, city 15 mpg, and highway 22 mpg. This is a worthy competitor among fresher rivals, strengthened by a comfortable ride, capable performance and a wide range of body styles.
2013 Chevrolet Black Diamond Avalanche – Combined:17 mpg, city 15 mpg, and highway 21 mpg. With the utility of a pickup truck and the comfort of an SUV, it features a unique blend of the two.
2013 Honda Ridgeline – Combined: 17 mpg, city 15 mpg, and highway 21 mpg. The Ridgeline doesn’t have the muscle that serious truck buyers demand. But its combination of pickup utility and a carlike ride makes it all the pickup that many buyers will ever need.
The rankings are based on EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), miles per gallon ratings for highway and city travel. Each vehicle on the list is placed according to its combined fuel economy rating. The EPA’s combined fuel economy gives 45% score to highway mpg rating and 55% to city mpg rating.