View the U.S. News rankings of 2010 Full Size Pickup Trucks. You'll also find used car reviews, photos and used cars for sale in your area Read full review ». Score 8.6. Avg price paid $8,296 - $20,471. MPG 15 City / 20 Hwy. Score 8.6. Avg price paid $8,296 - $20,471. MPG 15 City / 20 Hwy. #2 View Photos. Compare. You can only compare 3 cars at a time. View Local Inventory. 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche. View Local Inventory. With the ability to be either a comfortable five-seater or a truck with an 8-foot bed, the 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche is a good choice. Read full review ». Score 8.3. Avg price paid $12,303 - $18,285. MPG 15 City / 21 Hwy. Score 8.3. Avg price paid $12,303 - $18,285. MPG 15 City / 21 Hwy. #2 View Photos. Compare .
It's not just the brand, it's also the year. Cummins is notorious for good mileage. The early '04 models are better than the later ones through '07. The new 6.7 model is worse yet because of timing, EGR and DPF equipment for emissions. Late Fords are bad too and Ford has called back some of them for re-programming which makes them worse. Specific mileage claims are very hard to verify because people want to believe the computer or only give the mileage figures for a short run or while coasting down hill, etc.
Long term use records or a full tank round trip calculation, at the minimum, gives more accuracy. You are likely to hear all sorts of wild claims by opening this can of worms. prepare for a lot of stories. I don't know if any others are better, but I can tell you what mine gets. (09 Ford F250, crew cab, 2wd, short bed, completely stock, 3.55 rear end gears) I get between 20 and 21 on the highway with the cruise set at 70mph.
That has been figured several times during several trips. The in dash computer tells me I am getting 23 on those trips. I agree you may get some people claiming huge numbers. My opinion is they are either full of bull or modified trucks. I have owned all three brands but they were older models, and I had bigger tires on them, etc.
so my mileage experiences were not very consistent. I want to buy one now and and I know the new emissions crap is hurting the mpg. I know I drove a 2008 F-350 4x4 crew cab diesel and it was getting 13mpg empty. It was brand new less than 1000 miles so maybe it was not broken in yet I don't know but I sure don't want to drop 50k on a truck and get crap mileage. I have owned all three brands but they were older models, and I had bigger tires on them, etc.
so my mileage experiences were not very consistent. I want to buy one now and and I know the new emissions crap is hurting the mpg. I know I drove a 2008 F-350 4x4 crew cab diesel and it was getting 13mpg empty. It was brand new less than 1000 miles so maybe it was not broken in yet I don't know but I sure don't want to drop 50k on a truck and get crap mileage.I dont think you'll find the "best of both worlds" with a truck built to "work" We have 3 GMC 1-ton dually's same model but years 08-10.
the 08 is averaging around 9 with a loaded trailer, my 09 gets around 12-13 with 12# trailer, go figure. Had a Ford 250 and GMC 2500, the GMC did much better up to 22. I dont buy into the posted mileage on new vehicles, since the testing is seriously flawed. To many variables between options and driving styles I think. I own a 2001 dodge 2500 4x4, 6 speed manual shift.
It has a power chip that puts it 90 HP over stock. I have land in the mountains about 4 hours away from my house and I consistently get up to 24 mpg. My wife drives a ford power stroke that gets about 17 on the same trip. The Ford is more comfortable and quieter but we always seem to take the Dodge. The truck has an oversized turbo, no cat, 4 inch exhaust, injectors, winch, air bags, jake brake, aux fuel tank, lift, reunel bumpers, mag hytec rear end, etc.
My Dodge kicks my Fords *** all day long. Why would you keep a truck stock?
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Let’s face it. If you’re in the market for a pickup truck, expecting to haul trees and concrete (together) while achieving Prius gas mileage, you’re either crazy or dreaming. The highest mileage pickup trucks of today, if you’re wanting V8 torque, won’t get higher than 20 and if they do it’s because they’re switched off and sitting in the driveway, which could probably net you a cool 35-1000 mpg.
For the rest of us who actually drive our trucks, your options are more limited. Bear in mind that finding a truck that’s good on mileage is harder than finding the Easter bunny training a unicorn for the circus, but these are all trucks that claim at least 25 mpg (highway of course), so it’s a start.
We’ll have to point out now that no truck on this list has a V8, or makes anything close to V8 power. 2013 Toyota Tacoma • 2.7-liter inline-four • $14,000 • 25 MPG The 2013 Toyota Tacoma equipped with a 2.7-liter inline-four boasts 25 mpg.
They have a blue book value of around $14,000 and can come with a manual transmission. Towing goes up to 3,500 pounds and they only make around 160 horsepower but, for basic trucking and general truck merriment, the Tacoma is a solid choice. With a full truck bed and a trailer filled with motorcycles (well, probably two at the most), the Tacoma can still easily and comfortably reach freeway speeds without breaking a sweat.
Of course, if you do all of that the mileage will go down. 2013 Dodge RAM 1500 HFE • 3.6-liter v6 • $15,000 • 25 MPG Also stepping into the 25 mpg camp is the 2013 RAM 1500 HFE. Equipped with a V6 that makes 300 horsepower the RAM 1500 can tow more than 4,500 pounds. It’s a bit on the bulkier side compared to the Tacoma, but going by numbers alone including a number of problems that either car has had, the RAM seems like the way to go, and for not too much more money with a blue book value of around $15,000.
2015 Dodge RAM 1500 Ecodiesel • 3.0-liter v6 • $18,584 • 27 MPG Dodge's RAM division had high hopes for this truck, advertising it as a 30 MPG economical workhorse. With a 240 horsepower 3.0-liter diesel engine that only gets marginally better mileage than the previous RAM, one has to wonder why you should get this truck over the former.
Drive both and see which one you like. The engines are different, so it's possible the 3.0-liter engine performs smoother and better. It all depends on your preference. But as another decent MPG truck, it's a solid option. 2015 Ford F-150 • 2.7-liter v6 • $20,669 • 26 MPG You can't go too far back in terms of age if you want to find an F-150 that can make this list. Nevertheless, it is possible with the 2015 model that comes with the smaller Ecoboost engine.
The impressive thing is it still makes more than 300 horsepower while managing the low cost and decent mpg. F-150s have been known to be the best trucks on the market, so for some consumers, the decision has already been made for them. 2015 Chevrolet Colorado • 2.5-liter • $20,400 • 27 MPG Diving back into Tacoma territory is the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado.
Out of its 2.5-liter inline-four engine, the Colorado gets just 200 modest horsepower which is more than the Toyota but less than the RAM, however, the Colorado gets a whole 27 mpg on the highway. It’s impressive, but the price is higher around $20,400 according to . Be that as it may, in a couple years that price will go down thanks to handy depreciation. 2017 Honda Ridgeline • 3.5-liter v6 • $29,500 • 26 MPG Speaking of depreciation, you may notice that there is one brand new truck on this list and that is the Honda Ridgeline.
Since it’s still new you might want to wait a couple years to buy one, but once you do you’ll have a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes about 280 horsepower and pushes 26 mpg. The truck can tow up to 5,000 pounds as well. This all makes the Ridgeline possibly the most well-rounded truck for everyday use, as well as towing a boat or trailer into the mountains. MSRP starts at around $29,500, but keep an eye out for these after a couple years. 2016 GMC Canyon • 2.5-liter inline-four • $23,000 • 27 MPG One of the newer cars that made our list is the 2016 GMC Canyon.
There are two options for what kind of engine you want under the hood, but if you want that incredible fuel efficiency you're going to need the 2.5-liter inline-four engine. It only makes about 200 horsepower so it won't be breaking any speed records, but that's better mileage than a newer Honda. Early 1980s VW Rabbit Pickup Truck • 1.6-liter diesel • $10,000 • 45 MPG The truck that might be able to claim the best truck mpg ever is an early 1980s American built Volkswagen Rabbit Pickup.
People have reported finding them for around $10,000 which sounds a little steep for a truck that was built in the ‘80s on a passenger car platform, but your ears might perk up when you learn it’s got a 1.6-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that accomplishes 45 mpg. You might be thinking it’s not powerful enough to haul anything, but by rights, the Rabbit Pickup has been known to tow at least 1100 pounds.
Ultimately whatever truck you pick, make sure it can do what you need it to do. If you are in the camp of towing horses, other cars, or houses then the faster you realize 20mpg is a stretch, the easier time you’ll have.
Otherwise, for simple daily driving to various job sites, your options are much wider.
The 5.7L HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque Mild Hybrid System, available on the All-New 2019 Ram 1500, blends performance-enhancing and fuel-saving technologies like variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation with the muscular addition of a supplemental 130 pound-feet of torque.
The result: Best-in-Class V8 towing of up to 12,750 pounds with Best-in-Class available V8 4x4 combined fuel economy and an unsurpassed available V8 4x4 highway driving range . Active Air® Grille Shutters block front-end airflow openings to reduce drag while maintaining optimal engine temperatures. Reduced drag helps improve efficiency.
These shutters open and close automatically, based on various inputs from the vehicle. For example, when a vehicle is traveling at highway speeds and producing moderate engine temperatures, the shutters are closed, which directs airflow around the vehicle to reduce drag and improve efficiency.
When the vehicle is operating in heavy stop-and-go traffic or pulling a trailer, the shutters remain fully open to allow air to flow into the engine compartment for optimal engine cooling. ©2018 FCA US LLC. All Rights Reserved. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC. ALFA ROMEO and FIAT are registered trademarks of FCA Group Marketing S.p.A., used with permission. *MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees.
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