2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Win Horsepower Crown, GM Says | Edmunds

2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Win Horsepower Crown, GM Says


Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks will have the most horsepower in the segment when they arrive at dealerships this fall, GM said.
  • The Colorado and Canyon's base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is rated at 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque.
  • The optional 3.6-liter V6 engine is rated at 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.

DETROIT The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickup trucks will have the most horsepower in the segment when they arrive at dealerships this fall, GM said on Wednesday.

The Colorado and Canyon's base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is rated at 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque.

The optional 3.6-liter V6 engine is rated at 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque.

Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. A six-speed manual is available on certain extended-cab two-wheel-drive models.

Pricing on the trucks has not been announced.

The chief rival of the Colorado and Canyon is the Toyota Tacoma. The 2014 Tacoma model line offers two engines: a 2.7-liter four-cylinder rated at 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque and an optional 4.0-liter V6 engine rated at 236 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.

The 2014 Nissan Frontier, another competitor, offers a 4.0-liter V6 engine rated at 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque or a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 152 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder engine is available on the Frontier 4x2 King Cab model only.

The 2014 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 250 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque.

GM also noted that the Colorado and Canyon will offer "class-leading maximum trailering capabilities, with the capacity to tow up to 7,000 pounds when properly equipped." Details on which versions of the trucks have the high tow rating were not spelled out.

Edmunds says: GM dangles a tantalizing tidbit about horsepower in front of truck shoppers who like smaller pickups and want more choices when it comes to horsepower and torque.

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