Pre-owned truck models that offer good fuel economy ratings
Choosing a truck that offers workhorse capabilities usually comes with a sacrifice in the fuel economy department. But we all know how much of a pain each trip to the pump can be. Truck owners looking to save some money on the job will be searching for pre-owned truck models that offer good fuel economy ratings.
Ford EcoBoost Truck Models
The Ford lineup of EcoBoost engines help maximize fuel economy ratings by turbocharging smaller engines. This allows the trucks to still deliver impressive performance while offering improved efficiency numbers. EcoBoost engines are available on just about every model in the Ford lineup, including the F-150 and Super Duty.
Popular models like the F-150 can be hard to find, but if you get your hands on one equipped with an EcoBoost engine, the truck will be worth the investment. The high torque ratings that come with a turbocharged engine allow these models to offer impressive towing and hauling ratings.
Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
One of the best ways to know for sure you are getting a truck with competitive fuel economy ratings is to find a model equipped with a diesel engine. These engines deliver ample performance paired with improved fuel economy ratings over gasoline engines. The Ram EcoDiesel engine is one of the best in this category.
Smaller Truck Models
The best way to ensure you are getting the best fuel economy ratings is to choose a smaller and lighter vehicle. Many smaller truck models offer competitive fuel economy ratings and still produce respectable performance numbers. Chevrolet and GMC recently brought the Colorado and Canyon back, and models are beginning to filter their way into the pre-owned market. Everyone’s favorite, the Ford Ranger is also still available in many pre-owned inventories.
Workhorse truck performance does not have to come with a sacrifice in the fuel economy department. Many vehicles are able to excel in both categories. If you would like to find a quality pre-own truck, car or crossover, stop by Third Coast Auto. Take a look at our selection to learn more.