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Best MPF for SUVs and TrucksJust because you want your ride to haul stuff around doesn’t mean you have to settle for poor fuel mileage; modern trucks and SUVs can sustain shockingly high miles per gallon (MPG), even if you stick with a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) or a hybrid vehicle versus an electric vehicle (EV).

As such, if you need to carry and tow, but don’t want to burn gas at the rate of a NASCAR stocker, here’s what you should look for:

Small Pickup Truck: Ford Maverick Hybrid (37 MPG)

The Ford Maverick is selling remarkably well, and for good reason! In its front-wheel drive (FWD) hybrid configuration, it gets a combined EPA rating of 37 MPG, is capable of towing up to 2,000 pounds, and features a 33.3 cubic-foot bed that can handle 1,500 pounds on its own.

Regular-Sized EV Pickup Truck: Chevrolet Silverado EV (67 MPGe)

Another mainstream entry is the Chevrolet Silverado EV, which comes with an impressive 450-mile range and an EPA-rated combined 67 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe). It provides up to 12,500 pounds of towing capacity and is available in several trim levels, with the top model featuring 754 horsepower and the base trim featuring a still-impressive 510.

Standard-Sized ICE Pickup Truck: Chevrolet Silverado 2WD (26 MPG)

Proving that ICE-powered vehicles still have a place in the increasingly electric world, the Duramax 3.0-liter diesel rear-wheel drive Chevrolet Silverado can tow up to 13,300 pounds and has an astounding total range of 624 miles, all while getting an EPA-rated combined 26 MPG.

Crossover SUV: Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid (46 MPG/105 MPGe)

Kia has struck gold with the Telluride, continues to win enthusiasts with the bombastic EV6 GT, and is seeing sales for its Niro crossover beginning to rise quickly. Where the Niro Plug-in Hybrid lacks driving excitement compared to crossovers such as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio or even the EV6 GT itself, it makes up for that with incredible efficiency.

Owners get the reliability and excellent support of Kia, 54.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded, 46 MPG on gas and 105 MPGe in electric mode, and 560 miles of range.

Standard-Sized SUV: Toyota Highlander Hybrid (36 MPG)

Few vehicles can carry seven passengers, hold up to 84.3 cubic feet of cargo, tow 3,500 pounds, and get an EPA combined rating of 36 MPG to boot, but with a Highlander Hybrid, you can travel up to 619 miles on one tank of gas. There’s even a bench seat option that brings passenger capacity up to eight!

With so many hybrid and EV options available, the age of electric pickup trucks is undoubtedly upon us. Nevertheless, whether electric- or gas-powered, today’s trucks and SUVs are more than capable of getting even your toughest jobs done.

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