The Most Fuel-Efficient New Pickup Trucks According to U.S. News

Chances are, when picturing the most fuel-efficient new cars, you envision electric vehicles (EV). And why not? After all, EVs these days are among the most fuel-efficient new cars on the market. As it turns out, though, pickups can be relatively fuel-efficient too. In fact, the following new trucks are some of the most fuel-efficient new pickups on the road today.

Pick the 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel for an off-road pickup that’s fuel-efficient

A red 2021 Jeep Gladiator, with a diesel engine, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is one of the most fuel-efficient new pickups
2021 Jeep Gladiator | Stellantis

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel isn’t like other new pickups. Sure, it comes outfitted with all of the features that a new pickup truck should. But, it also features removable doors, a removable and retractable roof, and even a fold-down windshield. That’s not all this new diesel pickup truck has going for it either. In fact, according to U.S. News & World Report, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel is one of the most fuel-efficient new pickups of the year.

Equipped with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that delivers up to 260-hp and a best-in-class torque rating of up to 442 pound-feet, this year’s Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel is one of the most fuel-efficient new pickup trucks. Boasting an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, there’s no denying this pickup has what it takes to make the most out of every gallon that you put into it.

The 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid is a new hybrid truck with good gas mileage

A black 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid driving
2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid | Ford

Now, the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid is fairly new to the scene. Sure, it’s a Ford F-150. But that hybrid powertrain? Well, it was introduced last year and, this year, earned the Ford F-150  a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the most fuel-efficient new pickups of 2021. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, though. After all, the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid delivers an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. 

While the Ford F-150 is one of the most fuel-efficient new pickups of 2021, that’s not the only reason to consider it. In fact, this new hybrid pickup comes outfitted with some impressive features. Perhaps the most impressive feature is the F-150 Hybrid’s standard mobile generator. With ProPower OnBoard, this fuel-efficient new pickup can power anything from job sites to campsites. 

Choose the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 Duramax for a fuel-sipping truck

A 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 parked in a field
2021 GMC Sierra | GMC

According to U.S. News & World Report, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 can be had with a slew of different engines under the hood. But if it’s a fuel-efficient new pickup that you’re after? You’re going to want a GMC Sierra 1500 with a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel inline-six. Boasting an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, this diesel engine is available in SLE, Elevation, SLT, and Denali trims.

Much like the Ford F-150 Hybrid, the GMC Sierra 1500 is available with a long list of features. Treat yourself to the Denali trim, which starts at $55,800, and you’ll be surrounded by premium amenities like brushed aluminum trim, forge perforated leather seating surfaces, and a 15-inch diagonal multicolor head-up display.

The 2021 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is a new fuel-efficient diesel pickup 

A 2021 Ram 1500 Limited EcoDiesel towing a boat, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is one of the most fuel-efficient new diesel pickups
2021 Ram 1500 Limited EcoDiesel | Stellantis

U.S. News & World Report also included the 2021 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel as one of the most fuel-efficient new pickups. Driven by a 3.0-liter diesel V6 engine and standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission, this new diesel pickup truck achieves an EPA estimated 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. 

Naturally, a fuel-sipping engine isn’t the only reason to put this new diesel truck on your list. It can also tow up to 12,560 pounds when properly equipped. That means the Ram 1500 diesel will have you towing more than diesel pickups like the Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado, and the GMC Sierra 1500. It also boasts higher torque ratings than its competitors.  

The 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Duramax is the most fuel-efficient new pickup 

2021 Chevrolet Silverado driving
2021 Chevrolet Silverado | Chevy

As for the most fuel-efficient new pickup truck on U.S. News & World Reports’ list? Well, that honor goes to the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Duramax. This new pickup comes equipped with a fuel-sipping diesel engine that delivers an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

Treat yourself to the LT model, and you’ll also find yourself enjoying interior features like an 8-inch touch screen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, both heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, and dual-zone automatic climate control. 

Choosing the best new pickup for you is going to take a test drive

You’ve got plenty of options to choose from if you’re shopping for a fuel-efficient new pickup. In fact, these five pickups only just scratch the surface. U.S. News & World Report included plenty of other trucks in its list, including the 2021 Honda Ridgeline, the 2021 Ford Ranger, and the 2021 Toyota Tacoma. 

As for choosing which new pickup truck is the best for you? Well, that’s going to take some effort on your part. To determine which new truck is the best fit for satisfying all of your daily driving needs, we recommend taking each of these fuel-efficient new trucks out for a test drive. 
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