Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Trucks for 2011


Just as there are sedans and crossovers to suit a wide range of shoppers, so, too, are there pickups to suit almost every stripe of truck buyer. Those who need a truck to double as a daily driver will find quite a few models offering the requisite levels of comfort and refinement. There are rugged workhorses for those who want a truck that can shoulder the biggest loads. And shoppers seeking a truck that offers some semblance of frugality at the pump will find that they've got a few options. Heck, the segment even includes a couple of hybrids.

The fuel-efficiency charge is led by these 10 models. Our rankings were determined by looking at the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) miles-per-gallon ratings for city and highway travel. We used the EPA's combined fuel economy formula: 55 percent of city mpg rating plus 45 percent of highway mpg rating. The rating for each vehicle below is expressed in mpg as a city/highway/combined ratio.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 Hybrid and the GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid are tied in 3rd; they share the same fuel economy because they're platform-mates. Other platform-mates on the list include the Nissan Frontier and Suzuki Equator (tied for 4th place), and the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon (tied for 5th).

  1. Ford Ranger

    1. Ford Ranger

    22/27/24

  2. Toyota Tacoma

    2. Toyota Tacoma

    21/25/22

  3. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid

    3. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid

    20/23/21 (tie)

  4. GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid

    GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid

    20/23/21 (tie)

  5. Nissan Frontier

    4. Nissan Frontier

    19/23/21 (tie)

  6. Suzuki Equator

    Suzuki Equator

    19/23/21 (tie)

  7. Chevrolet Colorado

    5. Chevrolet Colorado

    18/25/21 (tie)

  8. GMC Canyon

    GMC Canyon

    18/25/21 (tie)

  9. Ford F-150

    6. Ford F-150

    17/23/19

  10. Toyota Tundra

    7. Toyota Tundra

    16/20/18

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