Only 1 Full-Size Pickup Truck Got a Decent Fuel Economy Score From Consumer Reports

Full-size pickup trucks don’t normally have stellar gas mileage. Half-ton trucks naturally have worse fuel efficiency than lighter, less powerful vehicles. Only one full-size pickup truck got a decent fuel economy score from Consumer Reports. It’s no surprise that this Ford pickup truck is a cut above the rest.

How much gas mileage does an F-150 get?

The 2022 Ford F-150 gets up to 25 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. The F-150’s fuel economy isn’t extraordinary, but it’s still better than some of its competitors’ mileage estimates.

A gray 2022 Ford F-150 Platinum full-size pickup truck is driving on the road with snow-covered mountains in the background.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Platinum | Ford

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Fuel economy is an important factor in a vehicle’s cost of ownership. It also plays a role in a vehicle’s carbon emission production as well. The automotive industry is leaning away from gas guzzlers toward an electric future. Poor gas mileage is frowned upon by many consumers.

What qualifies as poor gas mileage in the full-size pickup truck vehicle segment? Recent Toyota Tundra models have had some of the worst gas mileage estimates in their segment. The 2021 Toyota Tundra only gets 13 miles per gallon in the city and 17 miles per gallon on the highway.

The Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 lead their segment. Both models get 25 miles per gallon combined and above, so 25 miles per gallon combined can be seen as the segment’s gold standard. The Ford F-150 is the only graded full-size pickup truck that got a 2/5 for fuel economy from Consumer Reports. Every other model in the segment has a 1/5 fuel economy score.

How many gallons of gas does an F-150 hold?

The 2022 Ford F-150 has a 26.0-gallon gas tank with a 36.0-gallon option on some trim levels. The real question is, how much does it cost to fill up an F-150 today? AAA.com states that the national average gas price in America as of 4/29/2022 is $4.159 a gallon. It costs $108.13 to fill up a 2022 Ford F-150 on average. See why fuel economy is so important?

A red 2022 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck is in a grassy field.
The 2022 Ford F-150 | Ford

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The F-150 isn’t a gas guzzler, but it can cost a pretty penny to refuel, thanks to today’s high gas prices. Ford recently launched the F-150 Lightning as an electric alternative to America’s favorite pickup truck. High gas prices will lead to an electric truck purchase for many Americans in the future.

How can you make your F-150 more fuel-efficient?

Though there’s no way to drastically improve a vehicle’s fuel economy (apart from swapping its powertrain), a little maintenance and TLC never hurt a pickup. Routine maintenance can keep your F-150 running optimally. Ultimately, the F-150’s fuel economy isn’t poor enough to keep consumers away. More drivers realize the full potential of hybrid and electric pickup trucks.

A blue 2022 Ford F0-150 full-size pickup truck is parked on the grass near a lake where a person is fishing in the background.
The 2022 Ford F-150 | Ford


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If you want a fuel-efficient full-size pickup truck, the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 are your best non-hybrid or non-electric options. The F-150 is a popular American workhorse. The Ram 1500 is known for its smooth ride quality and comfortable interior. In the video below, popular automotive YouTuber Scotty Kilmer gives his take on how to get the best gas mileage out of a vehicle.

Check out the article below to learn how an electric Ford F-150 pickup truck could be the key to an electric future for America.

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