Better technology in modern trucks means less money spent filling up; iStock photo
There was a time, not so long ago, when owning a large vehicle like a truck meant paying through the nose when it came time to fill up at the pump. In today's era of going green, there is a plethora of fuel-efficient trucks to choose from meaning you can have the practicality of owning a pickup and still keep a few dollars in your wallet at the same time. Below is a list of just some of the gas-thrifty examples you can find at a dealership near you.
Fuel economy rating: 11.2 L/100 km city, 9.4/100 km highway
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Classified as a mid-size pickup, the Tacoma comes standard with a 2.7-litre four-cylinder engine that makes 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. A 4.0-litre V6 is also available, but the base configuration with the five-speed manual is what you want if saving money is more important than towing large loads.