Does Lifting a Truck Affect Gas Mileage?

It’s a common question for drivers — does lifting a truck affect gas mileage? The answer is yes, and it has to do with the physical weight of the truck. When a truck is raised, it’s easier for the engine to move the vehicle forward, which requires less fuel.

But of course, other factors also affect the gas mileage of a lifted diesel truck. Knowing these can help you get the most efficient use of your truck’s fuel while still enjoying the benefits of lifting it. Here’s what you need to know.

What factors affect gas mileage?

Many factors affect a truck’s gas mileage, including its weight, aerodynamics, and the way it is driven. Here’s a closer look at each of these factors:


The heavier a truck is, the more fuel it will consume. Meanwhile, lighter vehicles put less stress on the engine and burn less fuel, which improves fuel efficiency. That’s why it’s crucial [...]

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