4 Best Economy Trucks for Driving in San Antonio

Whether you’re driving down to the San Antonio River Walk for an evening of dinner and shopping with your spouse or driving your child to The Alamo to help them experience some of the region’s distinctive history, driving is always more fun when you can get to your destination without having to spend a lot of money on gas. Keep reading to discover details about some of the most fuel-efficient trucks on the market, plus learn reasons why you may want to make one of these models your own.

The Toyota Tacoma


Able to get up to 24 miles per gallon on the highway, the Toyota Tacoma is a great choice if you love heading out of the area for lengthy road trips every weekend, or at least as often as possible. Keep yourself and your passengers comfortable with the available front dual-zone automatic climate control feature. No matter the weather, this truck keeps you comfortable. Also, bring the outdoors closer by getting your Tacoma with an available power moonroof.

The Ford F-150


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Capable of towing up to 12,200 pounds when equipped with an available 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, the Ford F-150 gets an estimated 24 miles to the gallon during highway journeys. You can also get this powerful truck with an available 10-speed automatic transmission that offers better performance and reduced drag compared to six-speed transmissions. There are also three overdrive gears that further boost fuel efficiency.

The Chevrolet Colorado


Boasting up to 305 horsepower and 31 miles to the gallon on the highway, the Chevrolet Colorado can tow up to 7,700 pounds of cargo. Clearly, this truck proves that power and fuel efficiency go hand in hand. Also, this truck is great for your tech-savvy lifestyle. It’s available with 4G LTE Wi-Fi that allows you to connect up to seven devices, and the signal is stronger than what’s available on most smartphones. The truck also comes with active safety features, including technology that warns you of possible front-end collisions. There’s also technology that alerts you when the vehicle moves from its lane and you haven’t activated the turn signal. Although driver-assistance perks aren’t substitutes for safe driving, they could give you welcome peace of mind as you take trips around San Antonio and beyond.

The GMC Canyon


The GMC is a mid-sized pickup truck that’ll give you up to 31 miles per gallon during highway excursions. A power driver’s seat comes standard, so it’s easy to adjust it into your preferred position. Also, the truck has 13 tie-down locations, making it simpler to secure cargo of various shapes and sizes. Depend on the hill descent feature to skillfully go down steep hills without having to use the brake pedal, and appreciate the trailer sway control feature, which helps keep towed cargo steadier. You can also get the GMC Canyon with available traction control technology that can apply the brakes and control the engine’s throttle response to help the truck securely grip slippery surfaces. These small but powerful trucks are some of the most fuel-efficient trucks available. Consider taking some of them for test drives soon.