The latest wave of midsize pickups certainly has some advantages. Fuel economy, however, isn’t necessarily one of them. It may surprise you, but the small trucks with the best mpg actually have lower EPA ratings than the most efficient full-sizer - the Ford F-150. The F-150 can achieve fuel-efficiency grades of 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway/25 mpg combined with its available 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine. No smaller truck can top 23 mpg in combined driving.
So, what exactly are the benefits of a small truck then? Easier-to-manage dimensions, noticeably smaller starting prices, and a wide range of modern goodies such as mobile Wi-Fi, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Most small trucks even come equipped with the latest advanced safety features and luxuries like a heated steering wheel. Read on for our list of small trucks with the fuel economy.