5 Fuel-Efficient Pickup Trucks You Should Know About if You Have Auto Mechanic Training
When we think of fuel-efficient vehicles, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a smaller car. At the very least, it’s probably a car that’s smaller than a pickup truck. It may be surprising, but even full-sized pickup trucks are boasting more fuel-efficient ratings these days.
Drivers love pickup trucks because of their versatility, and these particular fuel-efficient models are definitely equipped for any adventure, whether it’s highway driving, off-roading, or just commuting to and from work. In Canada, pickup trucks are an especially popular choice for buyers. Let’s take a look at which pickup models on the market today will save drivers some gas money, whatever their destination may be.
Have Auto Mechanic Training? You’ll Be Impressed By the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500’s Fuel Consumption
Canadians love their pickup trucks, and the Silverado is Chevrolet’s highest-selling model in Canada. Chevrolet puts smart engineering and technology to use to make this Chevy lighter and less fuel-hungry. In 2020, the Silverado became available with a turbocharged 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder diesel engine, which achieves 277 horsepower and can tow up to 4,200 kilograms.
The Silverado is estimated to have a combined highway and city fuel economy of 9.4 litres per 100 kilometres. Anyone in an auto career will know that these fuel specs are pretty spectacular for a full-sized pickup truck with those power capabilities.
Drivers Can’t Go Wrong with Either the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado or the 2020 GMC Canyon
Ok, so there might be six cars on this list instead of five. But that’s because the Chevy Colorado shares its powertrain with the GMC Canyon, making both of these pickups solid fuel-efficient options. Both have 2.8-litre diesel engine options, which deliver 10.69 L/100 km in the city and 7.84 L/100 km on the highway, getting 9.4 L/100 km combined. The diesel option might be more expensive than the usual four-cylinder, but for buyers who prioritize savings in fuel economy down the line, these models are great options.
The Ford F-150 Is Still a Favourite, Even When it Comes to Fuel Economy
The Ford F-150 is the most popular vehicle, not just pickup truck, in Canada, as those with auto mechanic training probably already know. Well-loved for years, the 2020 F-150 is making waves with pioneering powertrain options. What earns it a spot on the list is its 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder Power Stroke turbodiesel engine. Getting 250 horsepower and towing up to 5,125 kilograms, this version of the F-150 gets 11.76 L/100 km in the city 9 L/100 km on the highway for a combined 10.0L/100kms.
The 2020 Ram 1500
The turbodiesel version of the full-size Ram pickup is new in 2020, and brings with it some pretty impressive fuel economy specs. The 3.0-litre turbodiesel engine gets 10.69 L/100 km in the city and 7.35 L/100 km on the highway. Even with this efficiency, this engine can tow up to just under 5,700 kg, and is equipped with a roomy and comfortable cabin.
The 2020 GMC Sierra 1500: Last, But Not Least
Sure, the Sierra is last on this list, but it’s still a whole lot better than the gas-guzzling pickup trucks that didn’t make the cut. The Sierra is equipped with the 3.0-litre Duramax diesel engine, and this turbocharged 6-cylinder can tow 4,999 kgs but still manages to achieve a combined fuel economy of 9.9 L/100 kms.
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