These Are the Most Fuel Efficient Full-Size Trucks Today

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Last updated Feb 8, 2024

In 2024, it’s possible to own a full-size 4×4 truck AND get good fuel economy without switching to diesel. From the Toyota Tundra to the Ford F-150, and even the Ram 1500, hybrid powertrains have made their way into America’s favorite trucks. And no, we’re not talking about electric trucks. Here’s a look at what makes these trucks the top picks for truck fans looking to spend less on gas.

2024 Ford F-150 Hybrid

Combined MPG: 25 miles per gallon

F-150 Hybrid: fuel efficient trucks

Highway MPG: 25 miles per gallon

City MPG: 25 miles per gallon

Estimated annual fuel cost ($3.25/gallon, 15,000 miles): $1,950

Starting price: $57,480+

The 2024 Ford F-150 Hybrid is a notable contender in the full-size hybrid truck market, continuing Ford’s innovative legacy. The F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid stands out as a leader in the segment. Last year, Ford sold over 50,000 copies.

The F-150 Hybrid combines a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine with a 35-kW electric motor integrated into the transmission, delivering 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque—nearly 50 hp more than the non-hybrid V-6. Additionally, it offers the highest fuel efficiency among all hybrid full-size trucks on sale in 2024.

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2024 Ram 1500 eTorque

Combined MPG: 23 miles per gallon

Ram 1500 hybrid: eTorque option

Highway MPG: 26 miles per gallon

City MPG: 20 miles per gallon

Estimated annual fuel cost ($3.25/gallon, 15,000 miles): $2,120

Starting price: $40,960+

The 2024 Ram 1500 employs a unique approach to hybrid technology with its eTorque system, available in both V-8 and V-6 variants. This system enhances the traditional alternator to supply additional power to a compact battery, offering more torque and other features, albeit without continuous power drive. 

Although it’s not a complete hybrid system like you’ll find in the F-150 and Tundra, the Ram 1500 eTorque’s mild hybrid design provides slight improvements in urban driving efficiency. Its advantage over the standard gas-powered Ram model is limited to just 1 mile per gallon.

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2024 Toyota Tundra Hybrid

Combined MPG: 22 miles per gallon

2024 Toyota Tundra hybrid

Highway MPG: 24 miles per gallon

City MPG: 20 miles per gallon

Estimated annual fuel cost ($3.25/gallon, 15,000 miles): $2,216

Starting price: $58,810

The 2024 Toyota Tundra Hybrid distinguishes itself in the full-size hybrid truck segment with its innovative i-Force system, which primarily boosts horsepower, while also offering improved fuel efficiency as a secondary benefit. Standard across all new Tundra models is a 3.4-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, with the hybrid variant adding an extra nearly 50 horsepower and over 100 lb-ft of torque. The rear-drive i-Force Tundra is the most fuel-efficient option within the lineup, but a 4×4 option is available. 

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Is There a Hybrid 4×4 Truck?

There are a few excellent 4×4 hybrid trucks available in 2024. The Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150 both offer models that feature four-wheel drive paired with comprehensive hybrid systems. The Ram 1500 also offers a 4×4 option with its mild hybrid system, though it doesn’t match the full hybrid capabilities of the Tundra and F-150.

As you can see, there’s plenty to choose from in the realm of fuel efficient full-size trucks in 2024.

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