News of a truck that gets the same fuel economy as a family sedan, and is capable of pulling 12,000 pounds of trailer, would change the game for American pickups.
Of course, we’ll never get the two of those things together. With trucks, fuel economy and towing capacity are an either/or proposition.
Trucks capable of close to 30 miles per gallon on the highway are now here, and we have trucks that can pull 12,000 pounds, but we will never have a truck that pulls 12,000 pounds while getting anything more than about 9 miles per gallon.
Ford’s new 2015 F-150 solves half the puzzle by getting an impressive 26 mpg on the highway.
With a catch, of course.