February 11, 2014

Green Thinking

2014 most fuel-efficient trucks

Fuel-efficient cars by body style

Choosing a new car? Weigh the impact of your choice on your wallet and on the planet. The following cars are ranked by city miles per gallon (MPG), followed by highway MPG based on the Environmental Protection Agency's Fuel Economy Guide for the 2014 model year. (For details of the testing, see the notes below.)


Rank Model MPG:
overall
MPG: city/hwy Annual fuel cost* Additional info
1 Toyota Tacoma 2WD Toyota Tacoma 2WD 23 21/25 $2,150 2.7 liter, 4 cylinder; manual transmission
2 (tie) Ram 1500 HFE 2WD Ram 1500 HFE 2WD 21 18/25 $2,350 3.6 liter, 6 cylinder; automatic transmission
2 (tie) Nissan Frontier 2WD Nissan Frontier 2WD 21 19/23 $2,350 2.5 liter, 4 cylinder; manual transmission
4 (tie) Chevrolet Silverado C15 2WD Chevrolet Silverado C15 2WD 20 18/24 $2,500 4.3 liter, 6 cylinder; automatic transmission
4 (tie) GMC Sierra 2WD GMC Sierra 2WD 20 18/24 $2,500 4.3 liter, 6 cylinder; automatic
4 (tie) Ram 1500 2WD Ram 1500 2WD 20 17/25 $2,500 3.6 liter, 6 cylinder; automatic transmission
7 (tie) Ford F-150 Pickup 2WD Ford F-150 Pickup 2WD 19 17/23 $2,600 3.7 liter, 6 cylinder; automatic transmission
7 (tie) Chevrolet Silverado 4WD Chevrolet Silverado 4WD 19 17/22 $2,600 4.3 liter, 6 cylinder; automatic transmission
7 (tie) GMC Sierra 4WD GMC Sierra 4WD 19 17/22 $2,600 4.3 liter, 6 cylinder; automatic transmission
7 (tie) Ram 1500 4WD Ram 1500 4WD 19 16/23 $2,600 3.6 liter, 6 cylinder; automatic transmission

Notes:

*Annual fuel cost estimates are based on the assumptions that you travel 15,000 miles per year (55 percent in the city and 45 percent on the highway). Fuel cost estimates listed here assume fuel costs $3.30 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, $3.66 per gallon for premium gasoline, $3.87 for diesel and $.12/kWh for electricity. Visit www.fueleconomy.gov to calculate fuel costs based on current fuel prices and your driving habits.

Each model is allowed to appear on the list only once regardless of variations in its trim, options and/or specs. Lists are limited to 10 vehicles, with highway mileage as the tie-breaker.

Note that the models featured on the research pages linked here may have slight variations to the models specified in this list.

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