Well, its official, we have run out of summer. Thankfully with fall upon us gas prices have decided to fall as well, making plenty of new cars for sale more attractive. Especially with rebates making many new trucks under 15000 and 20000.
Now we've already detailed several of the current incentive programs such as Ram Power Days and current Chevy truck incentives in the past few days, so rehashing the exact dollar amount of every rebate is pointless. Instead today we will talk about which pickup trucks you should consider if you're interested in the best MPG truck. Gas prices won't be running low forever, so considering fuel economy is still a smart move when selecting your truck.
For best mpg truck in a full size vehicle you really are down to two manufactures. The Chevy Silverado and Ford F150 are both within the same ballpark and top of the heap for a full-size truck. Chevy has the best inventive to buy their truck if you're looking for a V8 engine, but give the nod to a new Ford truck if you're looking for a V6 engine.
The numbers? Be a little careful here, there are several engines here with some being better for fuel economy, hauling, or towing depending on your needs. But for peak highest MPG, then a new Ford truck is your man with the F-150 V-6 getting 17 and 23 for city/hwy MPG. If you have to have a V-8 then the Chevy Silverado is your man with 15 city and 21 highway although you can bump that to 22 highway if you get the XFE package.
And while you will get a free upgrade on a HEMI engine with the Ram Power Days, you won't get quite the fuel economy that you would with a Ford or Chevy pickup. Ditto with buying a Nissan or Toyota, which while having better light trucks don't carry the torch for full size trucks as other new cars for sale. Tomorrow we'll break down who has the cheapest trucks, including new trucks under $15000 and $20000.