Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Trucks for 2011

From Edmunds.com

Just as there are sedans and crossovers to suit a wide range of shoppers, so, too, are there pickups to suit almost every stripe of truck buyer. Those who need a truck to double as a daily driver will find quite a few models offering the requisite levels of comfort and refinement. There are rugged workhorses for those who want a truck that can shoulder the biggest loads. And shoppers seeking a truck that offers some semblance of frugality at the pump will find that they've got a few options. Heck, the segment even includes a couple of hybrids.

The fuel-efficiency charge is led by these 10 models. Our rankings were determined by looking at the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) miles-per-gallon ratings for city and highway travel. We used the EPA's combined fuel economy formula: 55 percent of city mpg rating plus 45 percent of highway mpg rating. The rating for each vehicle below is expressed in mpg as a city/highway/combined ratio.

The Chevy Silverado 1500 Hybrid and the GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid are tied in 3rd; they share the same fuel economy because they're platform-mates. Other platform-mates on the list include the Nissan Frontier and Suzuki Equator (tied for 4th place), and the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon (tied for 5th).

  1. Ford Ranger
    22/27/24
  2. Toyota Tacoma
    21/25/22
  3. Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid
    20/23/21 (tie)

    GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid
    20/23/21 (tie)
  4. Nissan Frontier
    19/23/21 (tie)

    Suzuki Equator
    19/23/21 (tie)
  5. Chevrolet Colorado
    18/25/21 (tie)

    GMC Canyon
    18/25/21 (tie)
  6. Ford F-150
    17/23/19
  7. Toyota Tundra
    16/20/18

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