High-gas-mileage trucks: 2012 Ford F-150

The best gas-saving trucks
Ford F-150
  • Pickup: 2012 Ford F-150

  • Starting price: $23,500
  • Gas mileage: 17 city/23 highway mpg

While full-size pickups certainly don't offer the fuel economy of small cars, driving a pickup doesn't have to be particularly painful at the pump.

There are four engines available:

  • A 302-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 that gets 17 city/23 hwy mpg (four-wheel-drive version: 16 city/21 highway mpg).
  • A 365-horsepower, 3.5-liter, EcoBoost V-6 that gets 16 city and 22 highway mpg (four-wheel-drive version: 15 city and 21 highway mpg).
  • A 360-horsepower, 5-liter V-8 that gets 15 city and 21 highway mpg (four-wheel-drive version: 14 city and 19 highway mpg).
  • A 411-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 that gets 13 city and 18 highway mpg (four-wheel-drive version: 12 city/16 highway mpg).

F-150 offers variety. It comes in 10 versions, each with a choice of a two-wheel or four-wheel drivetrain. There are three cab sizes and three cargo-bed sizes to suit a variety of needs.

When you need a full-size pickup with towing capability, the 2012 Ford F-150 is a good choice. The F-150 can tow up to 11,300 pounds when properly equipped.

There's substantial storage inside the cab. Options include a navigation system with continuously updated traffic information, a rear-view camera, a tailgate step and a stowable tailgate bed extender.



Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us


Tara Baukus Mello

543K more Toyota cars recalled for air bags

The auto giant has announced another air bag recall in order to meet safety standards.  ... Read more

Connect with us