Today’s pickup trucks are a far cry from their gas-guzzling predecessors of yesteryear. Advancements in engine technology combined with weight-shedding designed have transformed their fuel efficiency. A lot of people are selling their once-prized sedans and reaping the benefits of owning a versatile pickup truck. With that said, here are three pickups that have great gas mileage.
2018 Dodge Ram 1500
Starting price: $27,600
This Ram model is a workhorse if there ever was one, but it also comes with excellent gas mileage, a smooth ride, and a spacious and comfortable cabin. Those who can do without the V8 Engine option will save quite a lot of money in the long run. Even the standard V6 that comes with the 2018 Ram 1500 can churn out a respectable 305 horsepower while giving you as much as 25 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg in the city. Besides great fuel economy, this truck can also tow a maximum of 7.310 pounds with a V6 engine, so it’s a great choice if you need to pull a trailer.
Those who want further savings can op for Ram’s EcoDiesel engine. It can develop 240 horsepower, and 420 pound-feet of torque. With the extra torque, you can tow even more – up to 9,000 pounds. In this configuration, you can expect 29 mpg on highways, and 21 mpg driving around the city.
2018 Ford F-150
Starting price: $29,500
The Ford F-150 is a best-seller in America as far as pickup trucks go. This is the only vehicle with lightweight body panels made out of aluminum in its category of full-size pickups. The 2018 F-150 carrying a V6 engine gives you 25 mph on the highway making it an excellent option.  The 2.7L EcoBoost engine is particularly efficient, and two-wheel drive models offer 26 mpg on the open road while driving around the city uses up 20 mpg on average. Moreover, there’s also the option to tow as much as 8,500 pounds.
Across the board, F-150 drivers agree that the truck has a lively feel on the road, and it has enough room for your family and friends to fit. If you can spare the expense,
2018 GMC Canyon
Starting price: $21,800
According to journalists, the 2018 GMC Canyon is the top midsize pickup available, and it’s fuel-efficient as well. Those of you who don’t need to tow a big load will be entirely satisfied with the four-cylinder base model. It gives you 20 mpg in city driving and up to 26 mpg on highways. The optional 308 horsepower V6 has almost the same fuel efficiency on open roads – 26 mpg – but it can also tow 7,000 pounds. Finally, the Duramax diesel engine can tow 7,700 pounds and offers 22 mpg in the city as well as 30 mpg highway fuel economy.
The GMC Canyon is also the only one that lets you have a manual transmission, but it isn’t as roomy as the F-150 or the Ram 1500.
Any of these trucks will give you excellent gas mileage while still offering all the versatility of a traditional pickup. Thanks to improved engines, you will get not only better mileage but also better performance.