It’s no surprise pickup trucks are the hottest selling vehicle segment in America right now, with popular models such as the F-Series and others making up the top three sales positions to date in 2015.
Even though gas prices are falling at the time of this article. Many shoppers are not focused on gas mileage as a primary factor when selecting a truck. Many don’t see the value in cost over the fuel savings over time. This is why manufacturers such as General Motors are phasing out their two-mode hybrid sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks from dealer’s lots.
The number one pickup on the list belongs to General Motors with the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD, also known as the 2016 GMC Canyon 2WD (same truck just rebadged differently). The 2.5 liter diesel engine with an automatic six-speed transmission makes this vehicle the only 2016 model pickup with miles-per-gallon ranges into the 30s.
With a 31 MPG highway, the Colorado has a combined average fuel rating of 25 MPG. Even with the two gas engine options, the Colorado still gets an average combined rating of 22 MPG with it’s 2.5 liter engine and 21 MPG with its larger 3.6 liter, six-cylinder gasoline engine.
Dodge holds the number one spot for the best fuel economy for a full size pickup. The half ton 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 HFE (High Fuel Efficiency) is powered by a 3.0 liter, 240 horsepower six-cylinder diesel engine. It’s mated up to an automatic eight-speed transmission and able to easily tow over 9,000 pounds.
The Dodge Ram has an average combined fuel rating of 24 MPG, making it the most fuel efficient full size truck available on the market in 2015. For 2016, a 3.6 liter six-cylinder gasoline engine connected to an automatic eight-speed transmission is available, this truck has been rated at a combined 21 MPG.
Competition Between Dealers Always Gets You the Best Price
When negotiating a new pickup truck’s price, it’s important to know the dealer invoice price and what other people are paying for the same vehicle in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what’s a good price to pay for the vehicle.
I highly recommend using an online referral service such as Ryde Shopper or Motor Trend, their quotes will automatically include any discounts or cash-back incentives currently available in the marketplace.
Top 5 New Pickup Trucks With The Best Combined Fuel Rating
|Rank||New Pickup Truck||Combined Fuel Rating|
|1||2016 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD/GMC Canyon 2WD||25 MPG|
|2||2016 Dodge Ram 1500 HFE 2WD||24 MPG|
|3||2016 Ford F150 Pickup 2WD||22 MPG|
|4||2016 Toyota Tacoma 2WD||21 MPG|
|5||2016 Nissan Frontier 2WD||21 MPG|
Source: Auto Manufacturers