Finding the perfect truck that can handle all of your towing and hauling needs can be less than ideal when you see how much gas can cost you. You don’t have to compromise on fuel economy with every truck though. By purchasing a used truck with one of the best gas mileage ratings, you can enjoy the strength of your truck while enjoying fewer gas stops along the way.
2018 Nissan Frontier
The Nissan Frontier is one of the more affordable pickup trucks on the market, with a combined mpg of 21. The standard four-cylinder engine is capable of 152 horsepower and gets 19 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway. If you are looking for an everyday truck and won’t be towing heavy loads, the 2018 Frontier is a great option.
2018 GMC Sierra
When equipped with the V6 or eAssist mild-hybrid engine, the 2018 Sierra gets 18 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined. Of the two engine options, the eAssist mild-hybrid boasts more power with its V8 engine achieving 355 horsepower. With this additional power, you can still tow larger loads while getting great gas mileage.
2018 Chevy Silverado
The 2018 Silverado offers the same engine options as the GMC Sierra – the V6 or eAssist mild-hybrid engine. These two trucks feature the same gas mileage and horsepower (20 combined mpg and 355 horses). The big difference is in the availability of the mild-hybrid option on the Silverado. This engine can only be found in a select few models.
2018 Toyota Tacoma
Stepping up the fuel efficiency for city driving, the 2018 Tacoma gets an average 20 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway when equipped with the standard four-cylinder engine. If the 159 horsepower isn’t enough, the V6 engine will give you a boost while only slightly lowering the fuel efficiency to 19 mpg in the city.
2018 Ford F-150
America’s best selling truck doesn’t disappoint when it comes to power and great fuel economy. When equipped with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, not only will you get great gas mileage at 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, but you will also enjoy the capabilities of 325 horsepower. If that’s not enough, the turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 boasts 375 horsepower while only slightly lowering the mpg to 18 in the city. The 2018 F-150 is a pickup that doesn’t compromise.
2018 Ram 1500
The 2018 Ram 1500 stands out for its fuel-efficient turbo diesel engine. With the EcoDiesel V6 engine, you can expect great fuel economy of 20 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway while using 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. To this day, the Ram 1500 is the only full-size light-duty truck to offer a diesel engine.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado
The 2018 Colorado offers one of the best fuel economy ratings among pickups when equipped with the turbo diesel engine. Featuring 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, this engine sets the bar high for fuel economy. For a cheaper option, the base four-cylinder engine offers 20 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway, which is comparable to other trucks in its class.
Which 2018 Used Truck is Right for You?
When it comes to fuel economy and power, you shouldn’t have to compromise when there are fuel efficient trucks that can handle your everyday needs. You can save money now and in the long run by buying a used truck with the best mpg ratings.
At Patterson Truck Stop, we have a variety of used trucks that will make driving a truck more affordable. Come check out how fuel efficient your next truck can be.
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