Keep on Truckin’
- trucks with the best gas mileage
By Sam Butterworth
Gas mileage is
important these days as people are becoming ever more concerned with
the environment, plus the fact that oil supplies are getting shorter
and prices are therefore only going one way.
Thankfully there are
some vehicles with great gas mileage so you can feel safe in the
knowledge that you are doing your bit to save money and the
environment. Even trucks now offer decent economy and the following
are some of the best for gas mileage right now:
Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup
This classic machine
has a V8 engine but still offers great fuel economy for the size of
Honda is a reliable
name and one that is evidently concerned with conserving fuel. This
good sized truck has a comfortable ride and great looks, plus a
fantastic gas mileage.
Dodge Dakota Pickup
This is an average
vehicle truck-wise, but when it comes to fuel economy it really
stands out from most large road vehicles. The standard V6 or more
tempting V8 give you a great drive but one that won’t cost you
the earth to run.
Toyota is known for its
Prius hybrid car which shows the manufacturer’s concern for the
environment. The Tundra truck also does its bit by offering very good
fuel economy as well as a functional vehicle that works well for
business or leisure.
On the highway this
truck offers 25 mpg and 18 mpg in the city. These numbers aren’t
huge but they are impressive for a huge vehicle like this.
This truck is great on
rough terrain and roads and it offers a fair economy when it comes to
fuel consumption too. It also comes with a 7 year, 100,000 mile
warranty, which is pretty impressive.
At 23 miles per gallon
this truck is built in Tennessee and it’s certainly a solid
vehicle, whether you want to drive on the highway or across deserts
The flashily named
Chevrolet Silverado is an actual hybrid truck, a rare vehicle but a
great development in automotive engineering. It is also a fantastic
truck with a V8 engine so superb performance.
Sam Butterworth writes for Vanlocator and you can find quality vans at