Fuel Efficient Pickup Trucks

This is a guest post from 51st State Autos, the largest importer of American pickup trucks in the U.K..

The 10 Most Fuel Efficient Pickup Trucks

Not everyone can realistically meet their transportation needs with cramped, fuel efficient or electric vehicles – but newly introduced fuel-efficient pickup trucks on the international market can meet hauling needs in a smart, environmentally-friendly way. Many new models of pickup trucks from a host of international manufacturer have been proven to be practical, reliable, and now increasing fuel efficient. On purchase of one, any business person need not worry about hiring a second vehicle to transport their personal belonging or work gear by some other transportation mean, or in a different vehicle.

A pickup truck owner, especially independent operators and entrepreneurs, can realize trip economy by comfortably driving to work with all the equipment comfortably loaded in their pickup; saving on all the normal cost of transportation aspects. Additionally, they will be pleased to learn of cost savings when it comes to fueling these pickup trucks – because the engines have been smartly re-engineered to be surprisingly fuel efficient. Despite having powerful engines that in the past were labeled as gas-guzzlers – new owners can proudly drive around attracting the positive attention of other drivers, and even competitors.

51st State Autos is well versed in the truck market and here are the ten most economical and fuel efficient trucks on the international market that they have been selling recently. Fuel economy for many of these pickup trucks hovers in the high 40mpg, a surprise to many of us!


The Most Fuel Efficient Pickup Trucks

Nissan Navara 2.3 dCi 160 2WD King Cab
Quite attractive from the outside; any person who cares about prestige and powerful vehicles ought to go for this model. Its diesel engines are quite refined as well, and it is easy to maneuver in any way. It’s a 2WD vehicle and the best of its kind. It has the king and double cab body models available. Its fuel economy is quite appealing as well, consuming 46.3mpg.

Mitsubishi L200 2.5 DI-D 4Life
This has greatly established itself over the years alongside other pick-up truck models. The model, however, has gained lots of love for its robust gear. It’s also quite a powerful vehicle, not forgetting its fuel economy with its intake rating at 42.8mpg.

Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCi
The Ford Range is the best option for people that carry a lot of loads. It saves on any cost you could incur using other means; in addition to having quite a low intake of fuel, that saves on the refueling cost as well. It’s quite powerful hence it will be able to withstand any load and long distance. It’s rated at 43.5mpg.


Toyota Hilux 2.4 D-4D
Given its brand, it is quite an easy sell. It’s also among the most common pick-up trucks and also among the latest pick-up trucks in town. It has a rating of 40.4mpg, which makes it most desirable to many given the amount of cash one is bound to save while using the pick-up truck.

Isuzu D-Max 2.54×2 Single Cab
On entering the market, the brand quickly gained a reputation; this made it quite attractive to buyers. As they appreciate its value for money. Other than that, it has a great economy for your fuel (38.7mpg); not forgetting to mention the economy that comes with its rear-wheel-drive 4×2 version.

SsangYong Musso 2.2 E-XDI
The model is quickly gaining popularity; it’s however quite a good looking vehicle with distinctive features and a very strong engine capacity. It comes with a 5-year warranty which is a key point of attraction to its buyers. Its rating is 39.8mpg.




Volkswagen Amarok 2.0 TDI 140 4Motion
The beauty of pickup trucks is that you can drive anywhere comfortably with one. The Volkswagen Amarok is among the few most comfortable and economic pickup trucks that can drive around. It has a rating of 36.2mpg.

Isuzu Rodeo 2.5
Then model offers lots of pickups for the money and very low running costs. It is among the cars that you need not count the much-running cost. It has quite low fuel consumption rating at 34.9mpg.

Great Wall Steed
The Chinese model entered the UK market with the Steed in 2012, the price was quite affordable, and it gained a market with time. It’s also quite easy to maintain as well as reasonably economical, rating at 32.8mpg.

Land Rover Defender 2.2 90
The defender was discontinued in 2016 after quite some years of service. However, in its years of service, the land rover was quite useful, more so among farmers and other people that carry a lot of loads. It, however, used less fuel and with a rating of 28.2mpg.



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