The Ultimate Fuel Economy Improvement Guide - Chapter 5 - Most Economical Trucks and SUV's

We began this series with  Chapter 1 of The Ultimate Fuel Economy Improvement Guide, where discussed why fuel economy is so important.  Following this, in Chapter 2  we suggested 8 ways that improve your fuel economy by changing your driving habits. In Chapter 3 we pointed out 6 ways to further enhance your gas mileage by improving your vehicle maintenance. Of course, the most effective way of improving your fuel economy is by purchasing a more fuel-efficient vehicle. We discussed the most fuel efficient cars in Chapter 4. We understand, however, that depending on your lifestyle or maybe even your job, a smaller vehicle would not be feasible. Therefore, if you require something larger but still fuel-efficient for its class, in this chapter we will direct you to some of the most fuel-efficient trucks and SUVs currently on the market. One thing you can be sure about, at Hansma Automotive we're not just concerned about repairing your vehicle, we are also concerned about helping our customers save money by conserving fuel. For more information on how you can improve the fuel economy of your current vehicle, contact us at Hansma Automotive today. 


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For some people, a truck best suits their lifestyle or job, but they still are concerned about saving on fuel. We have chosen two of the most economical trucks available to purchase to highlight: Nissan Frontier and Ford FSeries. As with all new vehicles, these trucks come with a 4-year warranty so that you won't need to worry about any major repairs for a number of years.

Nissan Frontier

The Nissan Frontier is an attractive small truck that gets the job done and delivers excellent fuel economy. Inside you will find an appealingly laid out interior with a wide variety of tech choices. The vehicle is available in both King Cab and Crew Cab formats and offers both a 4 cylinder and V6 option. 

The Nissan Frontier V6 has a fuel efficiency rating per 100km of 15.1 city/11.5 highway

Ford F150

Ford FSeries

The rugged and dependable Ford F150 has been around for decades and has gone through many transformations during that time. It still holds the crown as the number 1 top selling truck in Canada, and it is easy to see why. With a wide variety of engines ranging from the 2.7 litre Eco-Boost to the 5.0 V8 and seating for up to 6 depending on the cab configuration, there is a truck for every need.

The Ford F150 2.7Litre Eco-Boost has a fuel efficiency rating per 100km of 12.2 city/9.3 highway.


If you have a family or you have an active lifestyle, you may require the extra room and versatility of an SUV; a small compact vehicle may not be an option. If you need a larger vehicle but still want to have one as economical as possible here are three of the most fule-efficient SUVs available: Honda HRV, Toyota RAV 4, and KIA Sorento. As with all new vehicles, these SUVs come with a 4-year warranty so that you won't need to worry about any major repairs for a number of years.

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Honda HRV

The Honda HRV is a small SUV that is based on the hugely successful Honda Fit platform. The vehicle is therefore considerably smaller than the popular Honda CRV but has a lot packed into its smaller frame. The vehicle is powered by a 1.8 litre engine delivering 141 hp. 

The Honda HRV has a fuel efficiency rating per 100km of 8.9 city/7.5 highway.

Toyota Rav4

If you are looking for a well-known and respected brand with a mid sized SUV that has been a winner for many years, look no further than the Toyota Rav4. This vehicle has stunning good looks, contemporary styling, and delivers fantastic fuel economy.  The 2.5 litre engine is mated to a smooth six speed automatic transmission for a comfortable ride.

The Rav4 Hybrid XLE has a fuel efficiency rating per 100km of 6.9 city/7.8 highway.

Kia Sorento

The Kia Sorento is a large, appealing SUV capable of seating 7. The vehicle delivers a lot compared to more expensive luxury brands and offers V6 and 4 cylinder motors. The V6 option is probably the better choice for this size of vehicle and performs well in the fuel economy category.

The Kia Sorento has a fuel efficiency rating per 100km of 11.2 city/8.3 highway.

We haven't chosen a winner because buying a new vehicle is subjective to your specific needs. However, we feel each of these vehicles is a strong contender in it class.

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If your current vehicle is not performing as you expect it to, arrange to see us at  Hansma Automotive and have one of our top notch mechanics take a look at it. Hansma Automotive has spent decades building a professional  reputation for reliability and expertise in the automotive repair market in the Kitchener area. We are located at 88 Shoemaker Street. You can trust your vehicle to the professionals at Hansma.

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Posted on April 9, 2017 .