What Is The Most Eco-Friendly Truck?

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Most Americans have large gas guzzling pick-up trucks that put out large amounts of gases that add to the Green House Effect. Now, the pick-up trucks enquestioned are the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Toyota Tundra, and the Nissan Titan. Let’s start with the basics… Ford, Ram, and Chevy have several engines they put in their trucks. But, for truck sake I’m going to use the standard engine, as for Ford, I’ll be using the 5.0 liter engine and no EcoBoost. So, back to where I was, the Ford has a 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine, Ram has the 5.7 liter HEMI, Chevy has the 5.3 EcoTec engine, Toyota has the 5.7 i-FORCE liter engine and the Nissans 5.6 liter V8. Now, you still want the truck to do what a truck does. For example, tow heavy loads, have lots of room, great reliablity, and maybe some off road capacity. When an Eco-Friendly Truck comes into play it has to do all of the truck stuf but, also needs to have great gas mileage and low emissions.

Toyota Tundra: poor gas mileage 13/19 city/hwy

Toyota Tundra: poor gas mileage 13/19 city/hwy

 

As for Toyota they claim that their cars have the lowest emissions… Yes that is true, but they make Eco-Friendly cars. So, why couldn’t they make an Eco-Friendly Truck? And it’s quite an expensive truck for what you get and don’t get. Next, The Nissan Titan is a rather futuristic looking truck and quite ugly in my opinion. The Titan has a 26 Gallon tank with 15/21 mpg City/Hwy. And that’s not terribly bad for a truck but a rather small fuel tank. Emissions on the other hand are between good and bad but, that’s not bad. Once again like the Tundra it’s expensive but you get your money’s worth.

Nissan Titan: mpg 15/21 city/hwy

Nissan Titan: mpg 15/21 city/hwy

Next we have the Ford F-150 with the 5.0 liter V8 engine. Now the Ford, and I know what you’re thinking. Why could the “sissy” truck be the most fuel efficient? That’s because it is one of the most common truck on the road besides the Chevy and Ram. It’s also known for the small but extremely powerful 3.5 liter EcoBoost Engine. Now Ford has been working on their emmisions and fuel economy and the outcome is amazing… With a rated mpg up to 19/26 city/hwy. And emmisions scored extremely well and met all standards. It’s also has a rather astonishing look from it’s headlights to break break lights. It’s also quite cheap and you get alot for the money you spend… You could get a decent one for around $39,000.

 

Ford F-150: up to 19 City/ 26 Hwy

Ford F-150: up to 19 City/ 26 Hwy

 

The next runner up is the Chevrolet Silverado with the 5.3 liter EcoTec engine. Now we’re talking Chevy, you think reliablity and durability. But gas mileage on the other hand is up to 18 city/ 24 Hwy which again is awesome for a truck and emmisions are on the good side. And it looks like a box from fender to fender which is appealing to some. A decent truck is around the $35,000 to $42,000 range so, its a relatively cheap truck to buy and to enjoy.

Chevrolet Silverado: 18 City/ 24 Hwy

Chevrolet Silverado: 18 City/ 24 Hwy

 

Last but not least, the king of them all but most expensive, the Ram with the iconic 5.7 liter HEMI. Don’t get me wrong, The Dodge Ram is possibly one of the best trucks ever made and the most luxurious trucks. But, once you get to know the Economical side you might not change your mind. It’s has a rated gas mileage up to 21/29 City/Hwy. Dodge also offers an EcoDiesal engine which gets great gas mileage but seems gutless and less glorious than it looks. Emmisions are great putting out less than most trucks. They’re on the expensive side so good one will cost you about $43,000 New.

Dodge Ram: 21/29 City/Hwy. HEMI & EcoDiesel

Dodge Ram: 21/29 City/Hwy. HEMI & EcoDiesel

 

As an conclusion based on my findings, id say the Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram will be the most Eco-friendly American full-sized pick-ups.

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