With global warming on the rise many individuals the world over are concerned and constantly keep looking for ways in which they can combat this phenomenon and stop the temperature from getting even higher. The major culprits that pollute our environment and help global warming take its toll are considered by many to be vehicles specially the cars we drive. Keeping this in mind many car manufacturing companies of the world have come up with eco-friendly cars that are very that are very efficient when it comes to consumption of fuel. Eco-friendly Haulers launch an annual list of the most fuel efficient pickup trucks. Pickup trucks mostly known as pickups are light in weight and have an open rear end instead of rear seats. The cargo area is open and is utilized for carrying heavy items and taking them to other locations. A pickup truck is most efficient for this purpose. Its bed which is situated on the rear end is sturdy and can cope up with quite heavy weights. In fact a pickup truck makes it somewhat comfortable for the driver to carry around objects that are heavy and that have to be taken to some other place.
2013’s Most Efficient Pickups
Like every year this year too Eco Friendly Haulers shared their list of the 10 most fuel efficient pickups. To know who made the cut and became Eco-Friendly Haulers: Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Pickups of 2013 see the list below:
- 2013 Toyota Tacoma I-4 2WD Manual-this pickup is number one on the list which isn’t even surprising, given it is a midsize truck yet an extremely powerful one. This Tacoma is a four cylinder truck with a five speed excellent manual transmission, this does look pretty impressive so far but there is more, the interior is strictly no-frills and this pickup is a workhouse with all the needed power. It has a 180 lb-ft torque and comes with a 159 hp. You can enjoy a nice comfortable ride where you can drive and chill out all at the same time.
- 2013 Nissan Frontier I-4 2WD Manual-this is a four cylinder pickup. With a torque of 171 lb-ft torque and hp of 152 it claims its righteous place on the list.
- 2013 Ram 1500 HFE-this pickup offers auto stop start, it also boasts grille shutters. This is a midsize pickup.
- 2013 Toyota Tacoma I-4 2WD Automatic- this Tacoma is a four speed automatic and a four cylinder pickup.
- 2013 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra Hybrid- it comes with an attractive V-8 power. Although this pickup is worth $42,000 Chevrolet has a $4000 cash back offer going out to clear this model before it is upgraded in 2014, but the upgrade will be missing the hybrid power train.
- 2013 Ram 1500 V-6- this Ram unlike its HFE version doesn’t have automatic start/stop or grille shutters. Though it does promise power and more importantly economy.
- 2013 Ford F- 150 V-6 2WD – this pickup has an impressive 278 lb-ft torque and a 302 hp. It delivers great power.
- 2013 Nissan Frontier I-4 2WD Automatic- this pickup isn’t very different from its manual version although the hp is 109 and it has a torque of 110 lb-ft.
- 2013 Nissan Frontier V-6 2WD- this pickup is recommended by the eco friendly haulers. It is capable of carrying midsized loads pretty well. It has hp of 261 which is pretty robust and 281 lb-ft of torque.
- 2013 Ford F-150 Eco Boost 2WD- it comes with 420 lb-ft of torque and 365 hp and makes the cut to be in the top 10 list.
Pickups aren’t vehicles that people feel are fuel efficient but this list definitely proves them wrong. It might even inspire a few too actually but these eco friendly cars.