Chevrolet’s new 2015 Colorado made quite a buzz and dealers already ordered more than 40,000 units but today we expect this number to increase as the new pickup truck shows promises to return class-leading fuel economy figures.
According to GM, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder which delivers 200 hp and 191 pound-feet of torque, equipped with rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission will offer an EPA rating of 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg combined.
When using the six-speed automatic transmission as well as the two-wheel drive configuration, the numbers increase to 20 mpg city, 27 mph highway and 22 mpg combined.
This means that the 2015 Colorado is more efficient that the 2WD Tacoma, which is powered by a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine developing 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, that returns 21 mpg city, 25 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.
Moreover, the Colorado is better than the Nissan Frontier that uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder producing 152 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque, that returns 19 mpg city, 23 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined. The 2015 Colorado equipped with 4WD is rated by EPA at 19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined. The 2015 GMC Canyon shows the same fuel economy figures as it uses the same engines as the 2015 Colorado.