I have not found one better than the Subaru Baja.
You won’t find a current 4x4 crew-cab pickup that comes close to matching the EPA ratings of the Subaru Baja, which had estimates of 21 to 23 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway.
The pickup that comes nearest is the full-size, V-8-powered Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid and its kissing cousin, the GMC Sierra Hybrid. Both are rated for 20/23/21 mpg city/highway/combined.
Crew-cab versions of the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma are next on the fuel economy list at 16/21/18 mpg. They’re followed by the Chevrolet Avalanche and Honda Ridgeline at 15/21/17 mpg.
The Baja, last produced for the 2006 model year, has an unfair advantage in fuel economy comparisons with pickups because although it had an open cargo box, it was based on a unibody platform (as is the Ridgeline) and was much more car than truck.
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