Comparison #3: Fuel Economy
The EPA estimates fuel mileage for a two-wheel-drive Nissan Titan to be 13 mpg in the city, 18 mpg on the highway and 15 mpg in combined driving. Adding four-wheel-drive to the truck drops those numbers to 12 mpg city, 17 mpg highway and 14 mpg combined.
Fuel economy for the Ram 1500 depends on the engine choice. With the V6 it comes in at 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined. The fuel economy estimates for both V8 engines come in at 14 mpg city, 20 mpg highway and 16 mph combined.
With the V6 engine, a Tundra achieves an estimated 16 mpg in the city, 20 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg combined. Upgrading to the 4.6-liter engine changes those estimates to 14 mpg city, 19 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined. With the 5.7-liter engine those figures drop even further t 13 mpg city, 17 mpg highway and 15 mpg combined.
EPA fuel estimates for the Silverado 1500 range from 15 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg combined for a V6 model to just 12 mpg city, 19 mpg highway and 14 mpg combined for trucks outfitted with the 5.7-liter V8.
The Ford F-150’s fuel economy ranges from 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined with the 3.7-liter V6 all the way to 13 mpg in the city, 18 mpg highway and 15 mpg combined with the 6.2-liter V8 engine.
The Ram 1500 comes in with the best fuel mileage with its V6 engine, an important point for anyone concerned with fuel costs.