Pickup trucks are typically judged based on things capability, price and comfort and towing and payload capacity, however in today’s world of strict fuel economy standards and high gas prices, MPG is becoming more of a factor in pickup truck buying.
In response to this trend, PickupTrucks.com has decided to rate four the most fuel-efficient pickups on sale based on their real-world MPG while also taking into consideration important factors such as acceleration, driving characteristics and cabin noise. They tested the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, 2.7-liter Ford F-150 EcoBoost, Toyota Tundra SR and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ in the comparo, with the Ram coming third and the Ford coming out on top.
PickupTrucks.com’s test consisted of a 0-60 mph sprint, 60-0 mph braking, a quarter-mile pass, a quarter-mile pass with a payload, fuel economy over a 120-mile route, fuel economy over a 120-mile route with a payload, tank range, cabin noise and more. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel did not excel at the performance tests, which is to be expected for a diesel, but topped the real-world MPG tests and tank range tests by a wide margin.
Click here to read the full comparison test.