Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Trucks of 2010

From Edmunds.com

Pickups are incredibly popular in this country, and their appeal stems largely from the utility that they offer. In the past, this utility has been burdened with abysmal fuel economy, but these days, there are choices available that won't cause you to wince too much when you pull up to the pump.

The following 10 vehicles are the most fuel-efficient SUVs and crossovers on the market. Our rankings were generated using the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) miles-per-gallon ratings for city and highway travel. Specifically, we used the EPA's combined fuel-economy formula: 55 percent of city mpg rating plus 45 percent of highway mpg rating. All ratings apply to base models equipped with a CVT or automatic transmission, except where indicated otherwise with an asterisk.

  1. 2010 Ford Ranger
    22 city/27 highway and 24 combined
  2. 2010 Toyota Tacoma
    20 city/26 highway and 22 combined
  3. 2010 GMC Canyon
    18 city/25 highway and 21 combined (tie)

    2010 Chevrolet Colorado
    18 city/25 highway and 21 combined (tie)

    2010 Suzuki Equator
    19 city/ 23 highway and 21 combined (tie)

    2010 Nissan Frontier
    19 city/23 highway and 21 combined (tie)

    2010 GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid
    21 city/22 highway and 21 combined (tie)

    2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid
    21 city/22 highway and 21 combined (tie)
  4. 2010 GMC Sierra 1500
    15 city/22 highway and 18 combined (tie)

    2010 Chevrolet Silverado1500
    15 city/22 highway and 18 combined (tie)

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