What Is the Gas Mileage of a U-Haul Truck?

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U-Haul trucks get poor gas mileage when you compare their fuel efficiency to your personal vehicle. However, the gas mileage is fairly good considering the dimensions and weight of U-Haul trucks. Also consider that the weight of a fully loaded U-Haul truck can be up to 170 percent of the weight of the truck when empty. All U-Haul trucks feature automatic transmissions and do not require special licenses to drive. The gas mileage of a U-Haul truck depends on the category of truck rented.

Size

The largest U-Haul truck is the 26-foot Super Mover. It carries the equivalent of a four-bedroom home, plus a little more. Fully loaded, the Super Mover has a gross vehicle weight of 20,000 lbs. The gas tank holds 60 gallons of unleaded fuel, which will move the U-Haul truck about 420 miles. The Super Mover gets 6 to 8 miles per gallon.

Size

The second-largest U-Haul truck is the 24-foot Household Mover. It is carries the equivalent of a three- to four-bedroom home. Fully loaded, the Household Mover has a gross vehicle weight of 18,000 lbs. The gas tank holds 60 gallons of unleaded fuel, which will move the U-Haul truck about 420 miles. The Household Mover gets about 7 miles per gallon. This is about the same fuel efficiency as the larger U-Haul truck. This is because the larger trucks are newer and have more fuel-efficient engines.

Size

The 17-foot Easy Loading Mover holds the equivalent of a two- to three-bedroom home. Fully loaded, the Easy Loading Mover has a gross vehicle weight of 14,050 lbs. The gas tank holds 40 gallons. All one-way U-Haul trucks this size use unleaded fuel. Some trucks rented locally use diesel. A full tank moves the U-Haul truck about 400 miles. The 17-foot long Easy Loading Mover gets about 10 miles per gallon.

Size

The 14-foot Thrifty Mover carries the equivalent of a one- to two-bedroom home. Fully loaded, the Thrifty Mover has a gross vehicle weight of 11,000 lbs. The gas tank holds 30 gallons. All one-way U-Haul trucks this size use unleaded fuel. Some trucks rented locally use diesel. A full tank moves the U-Haul truck about 300 miles. The Thrifty Mover gets about 10 miles per gallon. This is about the same fuel efficiency as the 17-foot Easy Loading Mover. This is because the larger truck is newer and has a more fuel-efficient engine.

Size

The 10-foot Mini Mover holds the contents of a small apartment. It carries a maximum of 2,770 lbs. Fully loaded, the Mini Mover has a gross vehicle weight of 8,600 lbs. The gas tank holds 35 gallons of unleaded fuel that moves the U-Haul truck about 420 miles. This truck gets about 12 miles per gallon.

Size

The U-Haul Cargo Van has a volume of 236 cubic feet. It holds a maximum of 3,673 lbs., which is more than the 10-foot Mini Mover. Fully loaded, the U-Haul Cargo Van has a gross vehicle weight of 8,900 lbs. The gas tank holds 35 gallons of unleaded fuel that moves the U-Haul Cargo Van about 525 miles. It gets about 15 miles per gallon.

Size

The U-Haul Pickup Truck has a volume of 75 cubic feet in its open-air cargo space. Fully loaded, the U-Haul Cargo Van has a gross vehicle weight of 6,400 lbs. The gas tank holds 34 gallons of unleaded fuel that moves the U-Haul truck about 510 miles. It gets about 15 miles per gallon, which is the same as the U-Haul Cargo Van.

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