The 2014 Nissan Frontier and the 2014 Nissan Titan have been named among Edmunds.com’s “Top 9 Most Fuel Efficient Trucks for 2014.” The Frontier tied for second with 21 mpg combined highway/city fuel economy, while the Titan finished ninth with 15 mpg combined highway/city fuel economy.
Edmunds.com, which provides several “Top 10” lists each year, featured nine “Most Fuel Efficient Trucks” this year due to a smaller number of available models meeting the necessary criteria. This year’s list included fuel-efficient gas-only models, and each vehicle’s ranking was determined by its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) combined fuel economy rating.
“People have associated pickup trucks with low gas mileage for many years, but we’re defeating that stereotype,” says Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “We’ve worked hard to produce pickups that not only provide excellent towing capability and ample cargo space, but also impressive fuel efficiency. This recognition by Edmunds validates our efforts to make fuel efficiency a priority across all platforms, from sedans to pickups.”
The 2014 Nissan Frontier offers either a 261 horsepower 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine or a 152 horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder – which delivers 23 mpg highway (I4 King Cab 2WD M/T). The 2014 Frontier is offered in both King Cab and Crew Cab body styles and in 4×2 and 4×4 driveline configurations. Frontier is available in five trim grades: Frontier S, SV, PRO-4X, Desert Runner and SL (Crew Cab only).
The full-size 2014 Nissan Titan is offered in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles with a choice of 4×4 and 4×2 drive configurations, along with two wheelbases and three bed lengths.
Every Titan comes equipped with a 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance V8 rated at 317 horsepower and 385 foot-pounds of torque and a maximum towing capacity of up to 9,500 pounds (when properly equipped).
The Top 9 list was as follows:
1. Toyota Tacoma
T2. Ram 1500
T2. Nissan Frontier
T3. Chevy Silverado 1500
T3. GMC Sierra 1500
4. Ford F-150
5. Honda Ridgeline
6. Toyota Tundra
7. Nissan Titan
Editor’s Note: Jason Cannon is the Online Managing Editor for sister site Hard Working Trucks.