Pickup Truck MPG on the Rise

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After decades of stagnation, Pickup Truck MPGs are on the rise. 2011 marked the turning point with the introduction of Ford’s V6 EcoBoost F-150 and Ford’s cranking up the dial again with the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. Chrysler is first to the punch with a turbodiesel in the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. The 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra can be outfitted with powerfully efficient V6 engines, but the best is yet to come from GM with the redesigned Colorado and Canyon – which are due for fuel-efficient diesels engines, after they launch this fall. Nissan has a Cummins diesel engine for the Titan in the wings and has shown a Frontier Cummins prototype. Despite the success of the Prius Hybrid, Toyota lags in pickup MPG, due to a reluctance to offer diesel powerplants in the Tundra and Tacoma. While the 2015 F-150 is rumored to be rated as high as 30 MPG, once upon a time, there was an American-made 45 MPG pickup truck

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