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10 Most Fuel-efficient New Full-size Pickup Trucks for 2022

With fuel prices on the rise, these full-size pickups will save you the most at the gas pumps.


Full-size pickup trucks are some of the most popular new vehicles in Canada. Unfortunately, the recent rise in gas prices means driving these vehicles is more expensive. But for some buyers, a full-size truck is the only option, either to meet their needs on the job or the weekend.
To help you make your purchasing decision easier, we’ve compiled a list of the most fuel-efficient new 2022 model-year light-duty full-size trucks. The fuel economy estimates come from Natural Resources Canada’s latest Fuel Consumption Guide. Note that we’ve left out any forthcoming battery-electric trucks, like the Ford F-150 Lightning or General Motors’s GMC Hummer EV Truck, as they are not rated yet.
Ranked from the least to the most frugal based on combined city and highway estimates, here are the 10 most fuel-efficient full-size trucks for 2022.


9th-place (tie): 2022 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost - 11.7 L/100 km 

The F-150 is Canada’s best-selling new vehicle for good reasons. With a wide range of trims, engines, and configurations available, there’s an F-150 for anyone in the market for a big pickup. Our favourite engine option is the 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine available on the King Ranch. The V-6 delivers responsive acceleration and confident pulling power while returning good fuel economy: 11.7 L/100 km with rear-wheel drive and 12.1 with optional four-wheel drive.


9th-place (tie): 2022 Toyota Tundra i-Force Max Hybrid 4WD - 11.7 L/100 km 

The new Tundra does not offer a V-8 gas engine. Instead, you’ll find a new i-Force 3.5L 6-cylinder and am I-Force Max Hybrid using the same engine. With the hybrid, the twin-turbo V-6 adds a 48-hp motor-generator between the engine and transmission. Powered by a 1.87-kWh battery, this motor, which also produces 184 lb-ft of torque, helps give the Tundra hybrid a combined 437 hp and an astounding 583 lb-ft. Only available with 4WD, the Tundra Hybrid scores an impressive 11.7 L/100 km combined estimate.


8th-place (tie): 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500/2022 GMC Sierra 1500 2.7L Turbo High-Output - 11.6 L/100 km 

Despite what parent-automaker General Motors’ marketing efforts want you to believe, the Silverado is essentially the same as the GMC Sierra, despite different exterior styling and trim level names. A 2022 update changes the GM light-duty trucks’ exterior styling and introduces a new modern interior ported over from GM’s full-size SUVs, which were all-new for 2021. Available on the base Silverado 1500 WT and Sierra 1500 Elevation, the 2.7L 4-cylinder with 310 hp gets a stronger block and a boost in torque from 348 to 430 (more torque than the 5.3L V-8) and scores 11.6 L/100 km in 2WD and 13.1 with available 4WD.


7th-place: 2022 Ford F-150 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 - 11.1 L/100 km 

The base XL trim of the F-150 is pretty sparsely equipped, which isn’t a bad thing if you’re looking for a no-nonsense work truck. Standard features include air conditioning, vinyl floors, cloth seats, and a SYNC 4 infotainment system with an 8-inch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Its naturally aspirated 6-cylinder gas engine makes 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque and is rated at 11.1 L/100 km in 2WD form and 11.8 with optional 4WD.


6th-place: 2022 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost - 10.9 L/100 km


Variety under the hood is one of our favourite things about the 2022 Ford F-150. Ford offers a turbocharged 2.7L engine like its GM rivals, starting with the XLT trim. But the F-150’s mill gets two more cylinders. Rated at 325 hp and 400 lb-ft, the twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 is the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid engine for the F-150, and it delivers an impressive 10.9 L/100 km if you opt for the rear-drive version or 11.7 if you want traction at all four wheels.


5th-place: 2022 Ram 1500 eTorque V6 - 10.8 L/100 km

The Ram 1500 pickup enters 2022 with some revised trim levels and packaging differences but no significant mechanical changes. There are four powertrain choices: a mild-hybrid eTorque V-6, a turbodiesel, a V-8 (with or without eTorque), and a supercharged V-8 in the TRX. The most fuel-efficient non-diesel Ram is the 3.6L eTorque, available on the base Tradesman trim. Augmented by a 48-volt electric-assist system, the 305 hp and 269 lb-ft (with up to 90 lb-ft of additional torque at launch) engine scores 10.8 L/100 km in 2WD and 11.1 in 4WD form.


4th-place: 2022 Ford F-150 3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid V6 - 9.7 L/100 km 

Unlike the Ram and GM trucks, there’s no diesel engine option for the F-150. Instead, the most fuel-efficient powerplant is the electrified twin-turbo 6-cylinder gas hybrid, available on the Platinum trim. The PowerBoost Hybrid V-6 is another impressive engine with more robust acceleration and capabilities than you might expect from a hybrid. You’ll hardly notice when it switches between the gas and electric power, plus it’s hushed. With 430 hp and 570 lb-ft, it scores an impressive 9.7 L/100 km with 2WD and 10.2 with optional 4WD.


3rd-place: 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel - 9.1 L/100 km 

Like the Silverado, the light-duty version of the Sierra offers four engines: A high-output turbo-4, a pair of 5.3L and 6.2L V-8s, and a turbo-diesel—the most fuel-efficient powerplant. Standard on the Sierra 1500 AT4 and available on Denali Ultimate, Denali, SLT, Elevation and SLE trims, the powerful and efficient 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel provides 277 hp and 460 lb.-ft. While the Sierra is rated at 9.9 L/100 km in 2WD, if you need 4WD, the GMC ekes out 9.9—0.2 L/100 km better than its Chevy diesel counterpart.


2nd-place: 2022 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel - 9.0 L/100 km

While the 3.0L turbodiesel 6-cylinder in the Ram 1500’s EcoDiesel pumps out 260 hp, it’s much more noteworthy for its 480 lb-ft and superb 9.0 L/100 km city and highway combined fuel economy with 2WD versions and 9.7 with 4WD. The diesel is available starting on the 1500 Rebel trim. As before, the Ram 1500 profits from an independent rear suspension and available air suspension. This makes the Ram feel less like a big truck in everyday driving while improving smoothness and fuel economy.


1st-place: 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 3.0L Duramax Turbo-Diesel - 8.9 L/100 km 

The Silverado 1500 has long been the Chevrolet brand’s best-selling vehicle in Canada. Stellar fuel economy is one good reason why. With an 8.9 L/100 km estimate when ordered with 2WD, the Silverado 1500’s diesel engine (shared with the Sierra 1500) is the most fuel-efficient new full-size pickup truck you can buy in Canada for 2022 available starting on the LT trim. Although the Ram and GMC score better, the Chevy diesel’s 10.1 L/100 km estimate in 4WD (beginning on the Custom Trail Boss trim) is still pretty miserly.


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