If you need a van or just prefer to drive one, fuel-efficient models are available. However, since there are so few hybrid choices, in this section we’ll focus on the ones that yield the best mileage in each segment.
In the small truck segment, the Ford Maverick equipped with its standard hybrid powertrain gets 37 mpg in combined driving. Edmunds rates the Maverick lower than the only other small truck, the Hyundai Santa Cruz, but the Ford is significantly more efficient than the Hyundai, so it gets our recommendation on this list. Maybe a hybrid Hyundai Santa Cruz is in the cards for 2023.
If you’re looking for a midsize pickup that delivers excellent fuel economy, look no further than the Jeep Gladiator with the optional EcoDiesel engine. The Gladiator diesel returns 24 mpg in combined driving despite its standard four-wheel-drive system. This Jeep is also our #2 rated midsize pickup truck for 2022.
The same turbodiesel engine that makes General Motors’ full-size SUVs so fuel-efficient also makes the two-wheel-drive Chevrolet Silverado 1500 the full-size truck efficiency champion at 27 mpg in combined driving. However, our top-rated truck for 2022, the Ford F-150, isn’t far behind. The Ford offers 25 mpg when equipped with its available hybrid powertrain.
You don’t have to settle for driving something unattractive in your quest to lower your fuel bills. No matter what type of vehicle you’re looking for, there’s a fuel-efficient model, and one Edmunds recommends for reasons other than how many miles it can go on a gallon of gas.
So pick a car, SUV, or truck from this list, and whether gas prices rise or fall with the swells and tides, you can ride the economic waves knowing you’re driving an Edmunds recommended vehicle. which also gets good gas mileage.