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Diesel Chevrolet Colorado Exceeds 30 MPG Highway

November 09, 2015

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Colorado diesel courtesy of GM.
Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Colorado diesel courtesy of GM.

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon rear-wheel-drive pickups powered by the 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel have achieved fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg on the highway, making them the most fuel efficient pickups on the market.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also rated the rear-wheel trucks at 22 mpg in city driving and 25 mpg in combined driving cycles. The trucks can reach a maximum highway range of 651 miles with a 21-gallon tank.

The ratings would exceed the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE, which has been rated to achieve 29 mpg highway, 21 mpg city, and 24 mpg combined.

The four-wheel Colorado and Canyon models should achieve 20 mpg on the highway, 20 mpg in the city, and 23 mpg combined.

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  1. 1. Richard Gaskill [ November 10, 2015 @ 11:28AM ]

    When you add the higher initial cost for the diesel option, the additional cost of regularly adding DEF, the higher cost of diesel fuel over gasoline, plus other expenses exclusive to a diesel you made find the actual cost per mile of operating a diesel Colorado is higher than operating the gasoline version.

  2. 2. Richard Gaskill [ November 10, 2015 @ 11:29AM ]

    When you add the higher initial cost for the diesel option, the additional cost of regularly adding DEF, the higher cost of diesel fuel over gasoline, plus other expenses exclusive to a diesel you made find the actual cost per mile of operating a diesel Colorado is higher than operating the gasoline version.

  3. 3. ClaraClara [ November 12, 2015 @ 02:18AM ]

    Maybe this new fuel effective Chevrolet will change the situation with the diesel cars on the market... I can say that I prefer this kind of cars to any other type, and while car shopping on repokar com I always pay attention first to big diesel cars.

  4. 4. Ranger [ November 12, 2015 @ 05:07AM ]

    Rich Gaskill comment above is right on. Also his comment is relevant a wide range of diesels in class 1-6 vehicles. We used to purchase diesels exclusively, but now have moved to gas. VW scandal and RIch's comments show what emission regulations are excessive and hurt fuel economy, engine reliability, overall performance etc. The breakdowns and extra fluids, maintenance items requirements all have a negative effect on environment too. All the natural resources for repair parts, bring parts to market, creating and distributing Diesel exhaust to market, burning more fuel to make emission cleaner, etc.,. I guess what I am saying is what comes out of the tail pipe is not the only thing EPA should consider. Imagine where we would be with fuel mileage if we could back off on tailpipe emissions.

 

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