The real-world fuel economy numbers from the 2016 Canadian Truck King Challenge are here.
Once again, we teamed up with ChrossChasm and Natural Resources Canada to record and document fuel economy numbers for each of the vehicles tested in 2016. Testing took place over the course of two days at the Iron Wood test facility in Kirkfield, On.
The beauty of our approach to testing is in the real-world aspect. Every truck is loaded with payload, hitched to a trailer and taken through the Canadian mud to determine which is the best. We treat these trucks exactly like owners will, so the fuel economy numbers we provide are what you can expect to see when dragging your 25-foot boat down the 401.
Once again, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel performed admirably, notching the lowest fuel economy of every truck evaluated. Following not too far behind is the GMC Canyon diesel, which had the best fuel economy of all the midsize trucks and was second best overall.
Our report uncovered something interesting from the two Fords that were entered. The F-150’s smaller 2.7-liter EcoBoost burned more fuel than the the larger 3.5-liter EcoBoost in every situation. Ford bills the small EcoBoost as the fuel economy option, but that doesn’t seem to be the case in the real world.
Download the full report by clicking on the link above.