2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Deliver 27 MPG on the Highway | Edmunds

2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Deliver 27 MPG on the Highway


Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon pickup trucks will deliver segment-leading highway fuel efficiency at 27 mpg, GM said on Sunday.
  • The rating applies to 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine versions of the trucks with two-wheel drive and an optional six-speed automatic transmission.
  • This version of the trucks will deliver 20 mpg in city driving, GM said.

DETROIT — The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon pickup trucks will deliver segment-leading highway fuel efficiency at 27 mpg, GM said on Sunday.

The rating applies to 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine versions of the trucks with two-wheel drive and an optional six-speed automatic transmission.

This version of the trucks will deliver 20 mpg in city driving, GM said. The 2015 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with a four-cylinder engine beats the GM trucks in terms of city driving by 1 mpg.

The GM trucks outfitted with four-wheel drive and the four-cylinder engine will deliver 19 mpg in city driving and 25 mpg on the highway, GM said.

The redesigned GM trucks began shipping to dealers last week.

"Offering segment-leading four-cylinder fuel economy is yet another item to add to the Chevrolet Colorado's long list of segment leads," said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager, in a statement. "It shows once again how the midsize segment can benefit from a fresh competitor offering the latest technologies."

In comparison, the 2015 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission returns 21 mpg in city driving and 25 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

The 2015 Nissan Frontier pickup with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission returns 19 mpg in city driving and 23 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Gasoline prices are dropping, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report. The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in the U.S. on Monday stood at $3.33 versus $3.47 a year ago.

Edmunds says: Another important bit of information for truck shoppers considering the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and wondering how they stack up against the competition.

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