Pickup Trucks, New Technologies, and Savings at the Pump

Fact Sheet


Pickup truck fuel economy is on the rise. EPA’s latest Fuel Economy Trends report shows that average fuel economy for new pickups increased from 16.9 mpg in 2010 to 19.0 mpg in 2016.1 That will save the average driver about $200 in fuel expenditures per year, even at current low gasoline prices. How are manufacturers accomplishing these gains—and doing it without sacrificing power? Through steady, incremental advances in vehicle technology.