Top 9 Most Fuel-Efficient Trucks for 2014


  • 2014 Toyota Tacoma

    2014 Toyota Tacoma

    2014 Toyota Tacoma. | February 03, 2014

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For the past several years, the best-selling vehicle in the nation has been a pickup . It's not difficult to understand why Americans love trucks. Pickups offer the kind of unassailable utility that makes them a natural fit for anyone who frequently hauls outsize cargo.

Certain trucks offer another benefit: outstanding fuel efficiency. The nine models shown offer the best gas mileage in the segment. Our list is shorter than the usual 10 due to a shrinking talent pool. GM's hybrid trucks made appearances on last year's list, but for 2014, GM has dropped these hybrids from its lineup.

Our list this year includes fuel-efficient gas-only models like the Nissan Frontier, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tacoma. Note that each model is allowed just one appearance on our list, for its most fuel-efficient powertrain.

Each vehicle's ranking is determined by its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) combined fuel economy rating. The EPA's combined fuel economy rating is based on miles-per-gallon ratings for city and highway travel, using the following formula: 55 percent of city mpg rating plus 45 percent of highway mpg rating.

  1. 2014 Toyota Tacoma

    1. Toyota Tacoma — 23 mpg combined (21 city/25 highway) (tie)

  2. 2014 Ram 1500

    Ram 1500 — 23 mpg combined (20 city/28 highway) (tie)

  3. 2014 Nissan Frontier

    2. Nissan Frontier — 21 mpg combined (19 city/23 highway)

  4. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    3. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 — 20 mpg combined (18 city/24 highway) (tie)

  5. 2014 GMC Sierra 1500

    GMC Sierra 1500 — 20 mpg combined (18 city/24 highway) (tie)

  6. 2014 Ford F-150

    4. Ford F-150 — 19 mpg combined (17 city/23 highway)

  7. 2014 Honda Ridgeline

    5. Honda Ridgeline — 17 mpg combined (15 city/21 highway) (tie)

  8. 2014 Toyota Tundra

    6. Toyota Tundra — 17 mpg combined (16 city/20 highway) (tie)

  9. Nissan Titan

    7. Nissan Titan — 15 mpg combined (13 city/18 highway)

Comments

  • pommah pommah Posts:

    This is pathetic. The best mileage on a pickup you can buy in 2014 is just over 20mpg? You could do better than this with a mini-truck in 1980. It's because today's mini-truck is the size of what used to be a full size back then. I understand that there are tougher safety and emission regs now, but cars have far surpassed what cars got mileage-wise back then. First company to come out with a right-sized pickup powered by a 1.6 to 2.0 liter turbodiesel is going to make a killing

  • Unfortunately they only included gasoline engines in this list, for whatever reason. I still don't understand the point of making a list of the most fuel efficient trucks and then purposely leaving out the most fuel efficient ones.

  • tdragonr tdragonr Posts:

    I wonder how the new Colorado/Canyon turbodiesels will compare.

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    Isn't this just a list of ALL trucks, ranked by fuel economy? There's no way the Titan should be on a "most fuel efficient" list.

  • Interesting article - The lead story shows the Tacoma with what 'appears' some good fuel economy numbers - but that's the 4CYL, 2WD, 5 Speed. Once you get into to what most buyers get @ 4x4, V6, Auto, as from the article "The V6/automatic 4WD returns 17 mpg combined (16/19). And unless you have No head wind, properly inflated tires and egg shells under your right foot, you're lucky to get those numbers! The Toyota Tacoma while a very decent truck needs "direct Injection" maybe cylinder deactivation, and something more then a dated 5-speed auto to improve this horrid MPG in the year 2014! Hopefully the 2015 Tacoma will have some serious MPG improvements? I won't speak for the other manufac since I don't own one, but I hear the Frontier same/similar as Tacoma for MPG!

  • csubowtie csubowtie Posts:

    They just listed the base model numbers for all the trucks on the market. I like how they also show pictures of much nicer models that would never hit the numbers they post.

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