10 2023 Pickup Trucks with the Best MPG

Haul some fuel savings with these efficient pickups.

Green 2023 Chevrolet Colorado LT parked outside wooden houseChevrolet


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Pickups are known for having big fuel bills, but today's models are thriftier than their predecessors. Thanks to fuel-saving turbo gas motors, efficient diesel engines, and advancements in hybrid powertrains, you can truck more and visit gas stations less often.

A few pickup trucks feature battery-electric powertrains, but we haven't included those trucks and variants on this list, which covers only internal-combustion engine (ICE) gasoline- or diesel-powered trucks and hybrid gasoline-electric trucks. We based our mpg figures on combined highway and city estimates reported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If there was a tie, the truck with the best highway rating won the higher position.

Blue 2023 Toyota Tundra Platinum parked on top of a buildingToyota

2023 Toyota Tundra Hybrid: 22 MPG

The new 2023 Toyota Tundra has joined the Japanese automaker's portfolio of hybrid vehicles. Two-wheel-drive (2WD) versions of the hybrid Tundra can make 20/24/22 mpg city/highway/combined, all while enjoying 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. Hybrid models can tow more than 11,000 pounds, making them pretty capable.

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2023 Chevrolet Colorado: 22 MPG

The redesigned Chevrolet Colorado includes a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder but offers it in multiple tunes with differing outputs. Depending on the trim, you can get 237 horsepower or 310 horsepower, along with 430 lb-ft of torque. Depending on trim level, the 2WD Colorado can net 20/25/22 mpg. It tows between 6,000 to 7,700 pounds.

2024 Ford Ranger Lariat parked on overlookFord

2023 Ford Ranger 2WD SuperCab: 23 MPG

The Colorado isn't the only small truck on this list, as its crosstown rival, the 2023 Ford Ranger, is worthy of mention here. Under the hood is a 2.3-liter turbo four, putting out 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. When matched with the 2WD drivetrain and the SuperCab setup, it's capable of 21/26/23 mpg. Other Ranger setups net between 19 and 22 mpg.

 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz parked at night time overlooking city lightsHyundai

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz: 23 MPG

Hyundai is a newcomer to the truck world with the Santa Cruz, which rides on the same platform as the compact Tucson crossover. The Santa Cruz SE, SEL, and Night models use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. Both front-wheel-drive (FWD) and AWD versions achieve 22/26/23 mpg, with FWD models towing up to 3,500 pounds while AWD models can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

2023 Jeep Gladiator FarOut edition with 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine driving through mudJeep

2023 Jeep Gladiator Diesel: 24 MPG

Off-road-oriented rides aren't known for being efficient, but the diesel-powered Jeep Gladiator will go farther between fill-ups than its gas-powered variants, earning 22/28/24 mpg, compared with 17/22/19 mpg for ICE versions. Unlike other options on this list, the Gladiator also comes with standard four-wheel drive. With 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, diesel models can tow between 6,000 and 6,500 pounds, depending on the trim.

Three Ram 1500 EcoDiesel trucks parked by the lakeRam

2023 Ram 1500 Diesel: 24 MPG

The Ram 1500 can be equipped with the same turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel six-cylinder engine as the Jeep Gladiator, allowing even 4WD models to eke out 21/29/24 mpg, compared with the 20/26/23 mpg of the 2WD gas mode. In the Ram, the diesel motor makes 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque and can tow between 7,700 and 12,500 pounds, depending on the trim level and configuration.

Red 2024 Ford F-150 Lariat parked in the woodsFord

2023 Ford F-150 Hybrid: 25 MPG

The F-Series are among the most popular trucks on the market, and Ford offers the F-150 in several configurations. The most efficient model uses a gas-electric hybrid setup producing 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque, capable of towing between 11,000 and 12,700 pounds when properly equipped.

 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country, ZR2 and LT parked in the mountainsChevrolet

2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel: 26 MPG

General Motors offers a diesel in the Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500. It delivers up to 6 mpg more than the most efficient gas model. Additionally, this diesel is more powerful than the one in the Ram 1500, with 305 horsepower and 495 lb-ft of torque. The Silverado is rated to tow between 9,000 and 13,300 pounds, depending on the cab, bed, and trim.

The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4X AEV Edition driving on a rocky hillsideGMC

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel: 26 MPG

The GMC Sierra 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are mechanical twins offering the same powertrain options, including the efficient 3.0-liter diesel engine. GMC, however, has an identity as a more luxurious brand than Chevrolet in the General Motors hierarchy. The diesel engine is available in all trim levels of the Sierra except the base Pro model.

2023 Ford Maverick Tremor off-roadingFord

2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid: 37 MPG

Smaller than compact trucks such as the Ford Ranger, the Maverick offers the best gasoline fuel economy in the U.S. pickup truck market. Entry-level FWD models use a 2.5-liter hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain making 191 horsepower and paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. The truck carries an EPA rating of 40/33/37 mpg, 12 more than the FWD turbocharged ICE version of the Maverick. While efficient, the hybrid Maverick tows just 2,000 pounds, trailing the other trucks on this list.

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Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad is an award-winning automotive journalist who has contributed to several automotive, electric vehicle, luxury lifestyle, and technology publications. His work isn't just limited to the written word, as he's also hosted YouTube videos and podcasts. Having grown up in the '90s, he has a strong sense of attachment to that era's style, though he also loves to geek out about the modern, futuristic tech and powertrains rolling out today.