Trucks are known to guzzle down gallons of gas like nobody's business, but some are worse than others. 2019 has seen the release of over twenty different trucks and some of these will cost you more in gas then they are worth. They may be rated at the top of their class, but you might find yourself visiting the pump more often then you like.
We have compiled a list of different trucks with the worst fuel economy, as listed by FuelEconomy.gov, and we have chosen to focus on the four-wheel-drive versions when available. Keep reading to learn the rankings of ten trucks from 2019 with the worst fuel economy!
10 Ford F-150 4WD (20 City/25 Hwy) (22)
This truck may be able to tow the most in its class, but that doesn't justify the dismal combined 22 mpg fuel economy. People love the power and sheer force this American-made truck provides. It may not be as luxurious as some of its competitors, but for many, that isn't a huge factor in their decision to go through with their purchase. This truck starts at $28,000, but the price you will pay for gas might make you think twice before pulling the trigger on an F-150.
9 Honda Ridgeline FWD (19 City/26 Hwy)
This was actually rated first in best compact trucks according to U.S. News & World Report, but not for its fuel economy. It has a combined fuel economy of 22, which may not be the worst, but it's not that great either, especially for a smaller truck. The ride might be smooth and the interior may be nicer than most, but you should plan on leaving room in your budget for the extra gas.
It is perfect for someone who enjoys the feel of a truck and doesn't need the utility of a full-size truck, as it does not tow as much as its competitors, but its fuel economy is something potential customers should think about before signing their name on the dotted line.
8 RAM 1500 4WD (17 City/22 Hwy)
This is a full-blown pickup truck that was made to haul the largest of loads, but a major downside is the combined 19 mpg fuel economy. It is rated as the best full-size pickup truck of 2019 according to U.S. News & World Report, even though its V8 engine is not as fuel-efficient as its competitors. However, it is the epitome of luxury and a super hauler all its own, complete with an attractive new design. You won't be sorry you went through with this purchase, until you realize how much you are spending on gas each month.
7 Toyota Tacoma 4WD (17 City/21 Hwy)
This truck was made to be taken on off-roading adventures, but it might be smart to take a few extra gas cans if you plan to go too far off the beaten path. This truck is extremely reliable and people love it despite its low towing capacity and less-than-luxurious interior. It is considered a compact pick-up truck and provides 9.4 inches of ground clearance. Customers are left shaking their heads at the meager combined 18 mpg, but with a starting price of $25,700, it can be hard to say no.
6 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4WD (16 City/22 Hwy)
This Chevrolet truck has a combined 18 mpg fuel economy, but that hasn't stopped customers from raving about it. Everything about this truck is big, from the seats to the V8 engine, but the guzzling gas tank is not always appreciated. It was made to suit the needs of everyone with plenty of technology and comfort to go around. This truck handles the roadways with ease, but it is up to the consumer to decide if they want to dish out extra gas money in order to drive this vehicle.
5 Nissan Titan (15 City/21 Hwy)
This is one of the safest trucks on the market, but the combined 18 mpg tends to turn customers away. It is comfortable and quiet in the cab, although its entertainment system can be frustrating. The fuel economy really puts a damper on its sales as it already lags behind the competition and this is just the final straw that has potential customers looking elsewhere. The basic model is only $30,700, but you will definitely be paying a couple grand in order to keep it full of gas throughout the year.
4 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 4WD (16 City/18 Hwy)
This truck can tow an outstanding amount of weight for its midsize class, which is why it is so surprising that it has such a smooth ride. Consumers are also shocked by its low combined 17 mpg, which might steer some customers in another direction. This compact pickup truck may be customizable to your needs, but how much you will pay in gas is something to consider.
It might seem like stars and roses on paper, but the moment you drive it off the lot you will soon realize your costly mistake. Chevrolet does make up for it with a low starting cost of $20,500, but it is up to the customer to decide how much money they want to be left in their wallet.
3 GMC Sierra 1500 4WD (15 City/21 Hwy)
GMC has produced a beautiful truck with a ride that is as smooth as melted butter. The downside is that they only gave it a combine 17 mpg fuel economy. This truck is relatively average in design and features, but they made sure to leave enough space so everyone can be comfortable. They wanted to create a user-friendly experience that was more basic in design and they achieved their goal.
However, they should have put more thought into how much gas their engines would drink because it doesn't come cheap. The starting price is average for a truck of this magnitude at $29,600, but you should do the math on your yearly gas price before going through with this purchase.
2 Nissan Frontier 4WD (15 City/21 Hwy) (17)
The Nissan Frontier scrapes the bottom of the barrel with its combined 17 mpg fuel economy, and its features aren't all that hot either. The transmission might be smooth, but they didn't put enough effort into upgrading it to make it worthwhile to customers. The interior is subpar and even for a compact truck, it tows next to nothing.
This truck doesn't understand passenger comfort as it created a cramped rear seat, but it does come with the lowest starting price of $19,000. It may be within your budget to purchase this vehicle, but the fact that it will guzzle gas like it's a full-time job makes it undesirable to many consumers.
1 Toyota Tundra 4WD (13 City/17 Hwy) (14)
The fuel economy of the Toyota Tundra is absolutely horrendous as it bottoms out our list at a mere combined 14 mpg. The V8 engine might be powerful and it might come with extra safety features, but we will be performing CPR on our wallets after the first few trips to the gas station. You would think it would be able to tow more or even have the highest safety rating based on its features, but you would be wrong on both accounts.
Combined with a higher-than-average base price of $31,670, the Tundra is becoming more of an enthusiast's truck every year. We might stay away from the Tundra this year, but we hope Toyota has learned their lesson and steps it up next year in the fuel economy game.