Four-Cylinder 2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Boast With Segment-Leading Fuel Economy

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Not only that, but the General Motors-developed trucks are also heralded by the manufacturer as having the best payload capacities in the mid-size segment for V6-powered models. Additionally, an efficient 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel engine will be added to the lineup with the 2016 model year.
Both the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon can be kitted with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that benefits from continuously variable valve timing and direct fuel injection. With 200 horsepower on tap, the powerhouse can be coupled to either a six-speed stick shift or a six-speed automatic. Furthermore, the engine can be fitted to either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive models.

The all-new mid-size trucks from Chevy and GMC in 2.5L/2WD/six-speed automatic transmission combo have an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, for a combined 22 mpg rating overall. If you need the extra capability of 4WD, the economy figures drop to 19 city mpg and 25 mpg highway for a combined 21 mpg, giving the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon best-in-class highway fuel efficiency and segment-leading power for four-cylinder mid-size trucks fitted with an automatic transmission.

“Offering segment-leading four-cylinder fuel economy is yet another item to add to the Chevrolet Colorado’s long list of segment leads,” said Tony Johnson, Chevrolet Colorado marketing manager. “It shows once again how the mid-size segment can benefit from a fresh competitor offering the latest technologies.”

A super neat first we need to highlight is the 2015 GMC Canyon's available active grille shutter technology. Grilles mounted at the front automatically close to get the most out of every gallon of fuel and open when more air is needed, like when transporting heavy loads or when it's very hot outside.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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