There are all sorts of cool things about pickup trucks. They’re tough. They’re both practical and versatile. And, our dogs look damn fine standing in their beds.

However, for all the good things we can say about pickup trucks, truth be told, they just ain’t all that kind to the ol’ money clip at the pump. Oh no, at the pump, they can be downright mean. But, that’s not all pickups. There are some trucks that take to gasoline like a teen bride does to housework: infrequently and without much interest. This is a good thing. Her magic comes in other ways. It comes in her fuel-efficient manners.

This year, there are a number of relatively fuel-efficient pickup trucks to consider. Well, at least there are according to the Environmental Protection Agency and we all know how they butter their cornbread, in commie red and enviro-geek green.

But anyways, according to the EPA, the most fuel-efficient pickup trucks of 2012 are:

  • Toyota Tacoma with mpg ratings of 21/25/22 city/highway/combined
  • Chevrolet Colorado — 18/25/21
  • GMC Canyon — 18/25/21
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid — 20/23/21
  • GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid — 20/23/21
  • Nissan Frontier — 19/23/21
  • Suzuki Equator — 19/23/21
  • Ford F-150 — 17/23/19
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500 — 15/22/18
  • GMC Sierra 1500 — 15/22/18
  • Toyota Tundra — 16/20/18

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