2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Rated at 26 MPG Highway with V6

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Taking one step closer to launching the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon, General Motors announced today the fuel economy estimates that customers can expect from these mid-size trucks when equipped with the optional 3.6-liter V-6 engine. Not surprisingly, this modern truck duo dominates the mid-size truck market with fuel economy estimates of up to 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
These estimates are for the two-wheel drive model, and opting for four-wheel drive will drop the fuel mileage by 1 mpg city and 2 mpg highway. The good news – for GM – is that this fuel economy stacks up quite well against the V-6-powered, 2WD Toyota Tacoma (17 mpg city and 21 mpg highway) and Nissan Frontier (16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway).

Looking across the rest of the truck market, a Ford F-150 EcoBoost will return up to 22 mpg highway and the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will get a segment-leading 28 mpg. The thing is, both of these trucks are pricey with the base F-150 EcoBoost starting at more than $30,000 and the starting price for a diesel-powered Ram 1500 topping $33,000. For comparison, the starting price of a 2015 Colorado equipped with the 305-hp 3.6-liter V-6 will be $27,280 for a Colorado LT extended cab.

Colorado offers some of the best EPA fuel economy estimates of any pickup in a fun-to-drive, easy-to-own package. Colorado proves you don’t have to buy a lot of expensive technology to save money at the pump,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager.

Even better news for the Colorado and Canyon is the fact that the V-6 will likely be the least efficient engine option for both trucks. GM has still yet to finalize numbers for the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which could tack on a few extra mpgs on both ends, while the 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel debuting in the trucks next year could potentially eclipse the 30-mpg mark.
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