2015 GMC Canyon, 2015 Chevy Colorado Fuel Economy Announced
Today, General Motors released figures for both the 2015 GMC Canyon and the 2015 Chevy Colorado fuel economy. Both models will boast segment-leading efficiency numbers, confirmed by the EPA. To be exact, the pickups will carry highway fuel economies that range from 3 to 5 mpg better than direct competitors.
The V6 engine, which generates 305 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed automatic, is offered with two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. Two-wheel-drive models boast 26 mpg on the highway, 18 mpg in the city, and 21 mpg combined. Four-wheel-drive models yield 24 mpg on the highway, 17 mpg in the city, and 20 mpg combined.
Estimates for the four-cylinder engines have not yet been finalized. A 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel will be available in 2016.
“Colorado offers some of the best EPA fuel economy estimates of any pickup in a fun-to-drive, easy-to-own package,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “Colorado proves you don’t have to buy a lot of expensive technology to save money at the pump.”
Of the Canyon, Kenn Bakowski, Canyon marketing manager, stated, “The all-new 2015 GMC Canyon adds segment-leading fuel economy to its winning resume. 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.”