Modern trucks are capable of better fuel economy than you might expect, especially when you consider the booming class of smaller, lighter midsize pickups, and the fuel-sipping diesel engines and hybrid powertrain options rapidly proliferating among full-size trucks.
The most fuel-efficient new pickup truck you can buy is a full-size, diesel-powered Chevy Silverado 1500. This light-duty truck uses the 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-six that’s optional on the GMC Sierra. Like the GMC, it throws down a solid 33 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in the city.
The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel just edges out the GMC Sierra diesel in the roundup by way of its superior highway fuel economy. Though both full-size trucks nail 26 mpg combined, the Ram’s 33-mpg highway performance is the tiebreaker.
Read the article at MotorTrend.