auto

Fuel-efficient pickups for frugal families

5 fuel-efficient family pickups
5 fuel-efficient family pickups © Ford Motor Company

Think you can't save money on gas and drive a pickup truck? You might be surprised. Thanks to the new federal fuel-efficiency standards, pickups get better gas mileage than ever and, for frugal families, that means spending less at the gas pump. What's more, the pickup truck segment has changed in the last few years. Supersmall pickups without much passenger space are being replaced by larger, family-friendly, fuel-efficient pickups that don't compromise on performance.

These five pickups get good gas mileage, according to FuelEconomy.gov. Their mpg figures are in line with many older, midsize passenger cars. So, if you've been worried you can't get the flexibility of a pickup without taking a hit to your wallet, fear no more.

All mpg figures cited are estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency for two-wheel-drive models. Individual fuel economy will vary depending on driving style and will decline when the truck is used to haul or tow heavy items.

advertisement

Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us
advertisement
 

A little research could save you BIG on interest.

Don't have time? Our rate-tracker tool saves you time and money. Delivered Thursdays.
 
advertisement
Partner Center
advertisement

Blog

Tara Baukus Mello

Flat-rate car towing as needed

Goodyear has introduced a roadside assistance program where you pay a flat rate whenever you need a tow with no annual fee.  ... Read more


Connect with us