I bought this truck because I needed a long bed truck that would offer good fuel economy. After driving an F150 for a few years and paying too much for gasoline, I found the opportunity to purchase this automobile. My gas mileage, mostly highway, stays around 28 mpg. This is summer driving with the a/c running in Texas. I drive highway speed of about 68 mph and sometimes I leave the tailgate down. The truck offers plenty of room for carrying my loads, and I'm pleased with the overall performance. I bought because I needed the 7 foot bed. No other economy truck has a 7' length. The dealership had to travel 450 miles to pick up the truck, and I paid, walk out the door, $14K.