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Posted: Saturday, November 4, 2006 12:00 am | Updated: 4:27 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Five Star Ford of Scottsdale, Cardinale Way Mazda at Superstition Springs in Mesa, and Big Two Toyota in Mesa offer the top three compact pickup trucks in fuel mileage. With end-of-the-year prices, now is the time to find the one that's right for you.

Oh, you waited; through the mild Spring weather of last March to the midsummer heat of a July Arizona monsoon. You waited and watched till the cool weather of fall returned for just the right time to buy your new compact pickup truck. Now it’s finally the end of the year last quarter and your wait is over!

Yes, it’s absolutely true, the last quarter of the year is “the” best time to buy a new vehicle. It’s no secret car dealers would like to end the year on a sales upswing and selling you that new car or truck will definitely add to their bottom line. Even better, On The Road has found the top three compact pickup trucks for 2007 rated in highest miles per gallon in the city.

Coming in first place in fuel efficient pickup trucks for 2007 is the mighty Ford Ranger pickup 2WD with 24 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. The ’07 Ford Ranger boasts a 4 cylinder engine or a choice of 2 6-cylinder models, either with automatic or manual transmissions. Rangers come in three sizes with a choice of two cabs and bed lengths. This compact pickup truck holds 2 to 3 adults comfortably depending on a choice of 60/40 split bench seat or bucket seats. The Supercab 4x2 model will hold 2 other occupants or gear on the rear seating area.

Look for your Ford Ranger at Five Star Ford of Scottsdale (480) 946-3900. Located at 7100 E. McDowell Road in Scottsdale, Five Star Ford has long been a standard of the East Valley. Larry Benveniste, new car sales professional at Five Star says, “Come see me! I’ll personally walk you through a very professional and money saving truck or new car deal!”

Coming in number two in fuel efficient pickups is the 2007 Mazda B2300 2WD. This 4 cylinder, 2.3 liter manual 5 speed or regular transmission is rated at 24 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. Mazda B2300 has close ties to the Ford Motor. With a roomy cab, standard 3-place front bench seat occupants also get a center seat armrest. Anti-lock brakes are standard and a key operated switch can deactivate the passenger airbag. Also standard for 2007 is a tire pressure monitoring system. Something else to think about when purchasing your new pickup truck is resale value. And the resale value of the 2007 Mazda B2300 is considered high.

Cardinale Way Mazda at Superstition Springs in Mesa has a great selection of B2300’s. Since coming to Arizona, Cardinale Way Mazda has been nothing short of a success story. Customer satisfaction exceeds every one of the manufacturer’s expectations. The folks at Cardinale Way Mazda work hard to give you a deal you’ll be happy driving away with. Stop by or call (480) 355-4444.

At number three in fuel efficient compact trucks is the 2007 Toyota Tacoma 2WD. At 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway this 4 cylinder, 2.7 liter automatic pickup rates well in the fuel efficiency ratings. The Tacoma has been rated a solid, reliable, extremely smooth ride. The double cab has a rear flat folding 60/40 split seat with heating and cooling ducts in the rear seating area.

Big Two Toyota, 1301 W. Broadway Rd. in Mesa, has a great selection of 2 door and double cab 2007 Tacoma’s.Big Two prides itself on commitment to the community. Long a standard in the East Valley, Big Two Toyota has long list of contributions to local charities, and sponsorship of local events. Coupled with Big Two’s rigorous standards of sales and service it’s easy to see why the professionals at Big Two Toyota would work hard to earn your business. Stop by or call Big Two at (480) 898-6000!

There’s your top three compact pickups in fuel mileage. Now go have fun picking out a great end-of-the-year deal just right for you!

HAVE AN INTERESTING STORY IDEA? Send Mike Chwastek an email at: tribunecarfinder@yahoo.com

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