Texas Truck Showdown 2016: Maximum MPG


For the second part of our half-ton Texas Truck Showdown 2016, we focused on fuel economy and the options pickup truck makers have at their disposal to squeeze out the most mpgs for their dollar-stretching buyers.


We asked each of the major truckmakers to send us their best fuel-economy-stretching half-ton pickups. The pickups we received were quite diverse.


The Tests

Even though our Texas Truck Showdown 2016: Maximum MPG contest focused on fuel economy, we also put the contenders through our standard battery of tests.

Acceleration | Braking | Fuel Economy



By the end of this competition it was clear to the judges which half-ton pickup was the mpg champ.

What the Judges Said