Fuel-Economy Champions: These Are the Top 10 Pickup Trucks of 2024 That Go the Extra Mile

With pickup trucks being more popular than they have ever been, one of the main factors when deciding on which one to purchase is fuel economy. A truck’s fuel economy can be affected by hauling and towing, but we want to focus on its base mileage. After all, when purchasing a new truck, you want to make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck, and a vehicle that can go the distance without having to pay through the nose at the pump can be a big selling point.

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Today, as engine technology becomes more advanced, more vehicles are extending their mileage both in the city and on the highway. This has been the case for both mid-size and full-size trucks throughout the years, and the latest numbers have shown that some makes and models have been able to outperform their competitors.

Below is a compilation of the top 10 most fuel-efficient pickup trucks in the U.S. based on data from the EPA website. For many makes and models, the differences are slim, leaving several trucks having almost identical mileage data.

Top 10 Fuel-Efficient Trucks of 2024

RankMake/ModelCityHighwayCombined
12024 Ford Maverick (Hybrid)42 mpg33 mpg37 mpg
22024 Ford Maverick (4WD)23 mpg30 mpg26 mpg
32024 GMC Sierra 1500 (Diesel)23 mpg30 mpg26 mpg
42024 Ford F-150 (4WD)20 mpg26 mpg23 mpg
52024 Chevrolet Silverado (4WD)21 mpg24 mpg23 mpg
62024 Ford Ranger (4WD)20 mpg24 mpg22 mpg
72024 Toyota Tacoma auto (4WD)19 mpg25 mpg21 mpg
82023 Chevrolet Colorado (4WD)19 mpg23 mpg21 mpg
92024 Toyota Tacoma manual (4WD)18 mpg23 mpg20 mpg
102024 Nissan Frontier (4WD)18 mpg23 mpg20 mpg

As seen in the data above, Ford dominated the competition by securing three of the top four spots, with the hybrid 2024 Ford Maverick reigning above the rest. History has shown that Ford has been investing a lot of time fine-turning turbocharged truck engines for almost fifteen years, and the hybrid engine is another result of those efforts.

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