Anyone else ever hear someone complaining about the gas mileage in trucks, especially full sizes? Well one thing that has always made me shake my head when I hear comments like that is this: Trucks are designed for towing and hauling various load capacities depending on its build (1500, 2500, 3500, etc.). They are not Honda Civics!

So of course the gas mileage won't be that great. The shapes aren't always aerodynamic due to the fact the design has to allow for a trucks functionality. It needs to be off the ground if it's four wheel drive! Maybe I'm over thinking this... However, due to recent technological improvements, trucks are getting better fuel economy. Thanks to things like more gears in transmissions, displacement on demand, downsizing engines and equipping them with turbochargers.

What do you guys and gals think? Justified complaints from others or do you see my point? Or maybe both sides?