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GM 2015 Colorado and Canyon V6 mid-size pickups offer segment-leading fuel economy

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon (earlier post) will offer segment-leading fuel economy for V-6 midsize pickups, based on current EPA fuel economy estimates. Equipped with a 305 hp (227 kW) 3.6L V-6 with direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing and a six-speed automatic, the trucks offer 2WD fuel economy of 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined.

For V-6 pickups with automatic transmissions, which make up the majority of midsize truck sales, Colorado and Canyon offer highway fuel economy 3 to 5 mpg better than competitors, GM says.

EPA fuel economy (mpg US) for 2015 6-cylinder pickups with automatic transmission
  Canyon/Colorado Toyota Tacoma Nissan Frontier (MY2014)
Engine 3.6L 4.0L 4.0L
Transmission 6-speed 5-speed 5-speed
City 18 17 16
Highway 26 21 22
Combined 21 19 18

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.


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