With gas prices touching five dollars a gallon recently, every segment of the automotive market is once again fuel economy aware. Even trucks. Given the fact more people than ever are choosing a truck as their primary means of transportation, auto manufacturers are striving to make their trucks more like cars in terms of comfort, ride quality and yes, fuel economy.
Today we routinely have trucks averaging 20 miles per gallon overall. In fact, the vast majority of the trucks on our list of the Best MPG 2012 trucks exceeds that 20 miles per gallon figure. When we consider highway MPG, every truck on the list betters 20 miles per gallon, while the best of the best achieves 25 miles per gallon. Thanks to hybrid technology, we even have trucks returning better than 20 miles per gallon in the city. In fact, the highest MPG truck on this list exceeds 20 miles per gallon in all three categories.
Times have changed considerably from the days when all anybody wanted to know about truck was how much it would tow. While that is still a significant question, it’s good to know people who like trucks can be more economically responsible while still enjoying the utility afforded by their preferred mode of transportation.
What follows is our list of the best MPG 2012 trucks.
Mileage figures are quoted in each model’s header as follows: city/highway/combined.