There are many considerations that go into selecting a pickup truck. You need to think about how much space there is in the bed, how much it can tow, what sort of entertainment and safety features it has, and how much power the engine can produce. Another important consideration when you’re buying a truck is the fuel efficiency rating. You need to know how good a truck is on gas, as gas will be one of your largest expenses while owning a truck. Luckily, Chevrolet offers some very fuel-efficient trucks that you may like.
The 2022 Chevy Colorado
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The first Chevy truck to explore is the 2022 Chevy Colorado. This truck comes with several different drivetrain configurations, which impact its fuel efficiency. If you’re looking for the version with the best possible fuel efficiency, then you’ll want the 2WD 2022 Chevy Colorado with a 2.8L diesel engine. This model produces 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, for a combined rating of 23 mpg.
At the lower end of the spectrum is the Chevy Colorado ZR2 with 4WD and a 3.6L engine that uses regular gas. This model produces 16/18 mpg for the city/highway, for a combined rating of 17 mpg. This is a significant difference if one of your primary concerns is fuel efficiency.
Of course, there are other features of the 2022 Chevy Colorado to consider. For example, if you go with the diesel engine, you’ll get an engine that produces 369 lb-ft of torque, which is ideal for towing and hauling heavy loads. There’s also the interior comfort to consider. Inside is a spacious cabin with comfortable seating for all. The Chevy Colorado comes packed with all the latest features as well, such as a WiFi hotspot, a touchscreen infotainment system, and the ability to connect to both Apple and Android devices.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500
The other Chevy pickup truck with great gas mileage is the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500. To get the absolute best gas mileage from this truck, you’ll want to opt for the 2WD version with the diesel engine. With this setup, you can expect to get around 31 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in the city, for a combined rating of 26 mpg.
If you choose a different model, such as the 5.3-liter V-8 engine and all-wheel-drive, you’ll get around 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway instead. This is a significant difference, so you’ll want to carefully consider if the diesel engine model is the right choice for you. Consider how much towing capacity you need and your required torque to help you make the decision.
As with the 2022 Chevy Colorado, there’s also plenty to like about the Silverado 1500 besides the fuel efficiency. For example, with the Silverado 1500, you can tow up to 13,300 pounds, which beats out the Ram 1500’s max tow rating by more than 500 pounds. In addition, there are plenty of options for the interior, which gives you more control over how comfortable you want it versus how much you want to spend. As for entertainment, you’ll find an intuitive infotainment system that’s easy to connect to your mobile device.
How These Trucks Compare to Other Models
To best understand how fuel-efficient the Chevrolet pickup trucks are, it’s helpful to compare them against similar trucks from other manufacturers. For starters, there’s the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz. This is a compact pickup truck, which is a combination between an SUV and a pickup truck. However, despite being one of the smallest trucks you can buy, it only delivers a fuel efficiency rating of around 23 mpg (highway and city combined).
Another option to consider is the 2022 Jeep Gladiator. Similar to how the Santa Cruz is a combination of an SUV and a pickup, the Jeep Gladiator is a combination of your classic Jeep with a pickup. This truck provides around 24 mpg combined, which is only slightly better than the Chevy Colorado and below the Chevy Silverado 1500. At the same time, to get this fuel efficiency rating from the Jeep Gladiator, you need to opt for the EcoDiesel version, which is its most expensive option.
Finally, there’s the 2022 Ford F-150. This is perhaps one of the more popular trucks on the market. To get the most fuel-efficient version of this truck, you need to get the Ford F-150 2WD Hybrid model. This version provides a combined 25 mpg, which is still lower than the Chevy Silverado’s. However, unlike the Silverado, the F-150 gets around the same mpg for both highway and city driving. So, if you plan on doing more city driving, it may make more sense to get the F-150. Otherwise, the Chevy Silverado is much more fuel-efficient on the highway.
As you can see, all of these trucks have similar fuel efficiency ratings. If the mpg rating is very important to you, then Chevrolet offers two great options that beat out some of its competitors. However, if there are other factors that are more important to you, you should carefully explore the benefits of each truck before deciding which option to go with.
Getting Your Next Chevy Truck at Huffines Chevrolet in Lewisville
If you think that a Chevrolet pickup truck might be right for you, then Huffines Chevrolet in Lewisville is here to help. We can not only explain the differences in fuel efficiency for each model but highlight the other features that you might enjoy. With our help, you can find a pickup truck that perfectly suits your needs and get it for an affordable price.
To get started, please browse through our current inventory online to see what we have in stock. Also, be sure to check out our latest deals for even more ways to save. Then, when you’re ready, please contact us to schedule an appointment at our dealership. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you find your next pickup truck.