Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Trucks

Charles Murray

June 11, 2014

4 Min Read
Top 10 Most Fuel-Efficient Trucks

For all the media talk of little cars with high fuel efficiency numbers, trucks typically outsell cars in the US. This year, light-duty truck sales hit 3.43 million units in the first five months, compared to 3.3 million car sales, according to figures from The Wall Street Journal Data Center.

For that reason, automakers that sell in the US must be equally cognizant, if not more so, of truck efficiency. We've collected photos of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the light-duty truck market. From pickups and minivans to sport utility vehicles, we offer a look at a few of the best, according to numbers published by the US Department of Energy.

Click the two-wheel-drive Toyota Tacoma below to start the slideshow and see what else made the grade.


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About the Author(s)

Charles Murray

Charles Murray is a former Design News editor and author of the book, Long Hard Road: The Lithium-Ion Battery and the Electric Car, published by Purdue University Press. He previously served as a DN editor from 1987 to 2000, then returned to the magazine as a senior editor in 2005. A former editor with Semiconductor International and later with EE Times, he has followed the auto industry’s adoption of electric vehicle technology since 1988 and has written extensively about embedded processing and medical electronics. He was a winner of the Jesse H. Neal Award for his story, “The Making of a Medical Miracle,” about implantable defibrillators. He is also the author of the book, The Supermen: The Story of Seymour Cray and the Technical Wizards Behind the Supercomputer, published by John Wiley & Sons in 1997. Murray’s electronics coverage has frequently appeared in the Chicago Tribune and in Popular Science. He holds a BS in engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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