Honda announced an aggressive electrification strategy at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. This includes an American-made dedicated hybrid vehicle that will launch in 2018. Also, more than half of Honda vehicles launching over the next two years will be electrified.
How does it relate to trucks? Honda said that its two-motor
Honda worked hard to make the 2017 Ridgeline a fuel efficient vehicle. The front-wheel-drive version of this midsize pickup truck is rated at 19 MPG city and 26 MPG on the highway. The fully loaded Ridgeline AWD Black Edition you see here is rated at 25 MPG on the highway.
EPA published the MPG fuel efficiency numbers for the 2017 Chevy Colorado and the 2017 GMC Canyon on their website. The numbers are surprising, because GM spent the effort to upgrade the V6 engine and the transmission. The city and highway rating remain the same across the 2WD and 4WD
Have you wondered what efficiency improvement the second generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6 and the 10-speed automatic transmission deliver to the 2017 F-150 lineup? We have wondered the same thing. We did an unscientific real-world comparison test and got a noticeable improvement (see video below).
The Gen2 turbo V6 makes 375 hp and
Turbo-diesel pickup trucks have traditionally been the kings of highway towing fuel efficiency. Is this still the case, and how big is their economy advantage? This is a unique opportunity to compare two 2016 Nissan Titan XDs on our 100-mile highway mpg loop. One is powered by the 5.0L Cummins