Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Best-in-Class Fuel Economy and Payload
There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the return of two trucks that haven’t been a part of the General Motors lineups for a couple of years. The Chevy Silverado and GMC Canyon were removed from their respective lines a couple of years ago, but the announcement that they would be returning for the 2015 model year has sparked more excitement than the manufacturers could have even presumed. But we just got word of something that will generate even more, as it’s been confirmed that the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon will have best-in-class fuel economy and payload.
Both mid-size trucks will be powered by available 2.5L four-cylinder engines, which will have the best fuel economy in the small truck segment. On the city streets, the 2WD option will get 11.8 l/100km while the 4WD option gets 12.4 l/100km, and on the highway the trucks will get 8.7 l/100km and 9.4 l/100km respectively. These numbers mean the four-cylinder engines in either truck will lead the segment in highway fuel efficiency.
As for payload, the Colorado can hold a maximum of 1590 lbs while the Canyon, with its lighter alloy wheels, can hold 1620 lbs. Meaning that the 2015 GMC Canyon leads the mid-size truck segment in payload capabilities. On top of that, no other truck aside from the Canyon can hold more than the Colorado either, so they are both two of the most powerful trucks in the mid-size market.
We’re extremely excited for the arrival of these two trucks, and can’t wait to try them out ourselves. The Colorado and Canyon shipped recently, so we’re crossing our fingers that they’ll arrive any day now and we’ll let you know as soon as we have them. Give us a call if you have any further questions about either of these exciting new models.