General Motors says the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will offer what it calls segment-leading fuel economy for V-6 midsize pickup trucks, based on EPA fuel economy estimates.
For V-6 pickups with automatic transmissions, which make up the majority of midsize truck sales, GM says the Colorado and Canyon offer highway fuel economy 3 to 5 mpg better than competitors.
“Colorado offers some of the best EPA fuel economy estimates of any pickup in a fun-to-drive, easy-to-own package,” says Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “Colorado proves you don’t have to buy a lot of expensive technology to save money at the pump.”
Colorado and Canyon Fuel Economy
|Engine||Transmission||Drive||EPA Fuel Economy Estimates|
|305-hp 3.6L V-6 with direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing||6-speed automatic||2wd||18||21||26|
“The all-new 2015 GMC Canyon adds segment-leading fuel economy to its winning resume,” says Kenn Bakowski, Canyon marketing manager. “Innovations such as available active grille shutters combine with an aerodynamic design in a smaller, more maneuverable package to set a new standard for fuel economy in midsize trucks.”
For the 2016 model year, Colorado and Canyon will add a 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel to the engine lineup. Technical details and EPA fuel economy estimates will be available closer to launch.
Colorado and Canyon will be available in dealerships nationwide in the fall of 2014. EPA fuel economy estimates for four-cylinder Colorado and Canyon will be finalized in the near future.
With the introduction of Colorado and Canyon, Chevrolet and GMC will offer customers more pickup choices than any other brand, including midsize, full-size light duty and heavy-duty pickups.