2015 Chevrolet Colorado: 2,000 Thirsty Miles and Our Worst Tank Yet
by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on October 14, 2015
We drove our long-term 2015 Chevrolet Colorado about 2,000 miles in September. That's above average for our fleet, but for a truck — some of the most popular vehicles around here — it was business as usual. We enlisted the Colorado's services to haul tires to a rally, explore some local dirt trails and it even towed a lemon to-and-from the racetrack.
All that heavy-duty work, combined with some city mileage took a small toll on its fuel economy numbers, reducing the lifetime average to 18.4 mpg to 18.3 mpg. September also included our worst single-fill yet.
The single-fill in question was a 2.5-gallon top-off after some city driving that resulted in 12.7 mpg. What can we blame that on? Probably L.A. traffic. Our best fill and best range remained the same.
Worst Fill MPG: 12.7 mpg
Best Fill MPG: 24.7 mpg
Average Lifetime MPG: 18.3 mpg
EPA MPG Rating: 20 combined (17 city/24 highway)
Best Range: 455.9 mpg
Current Odometer: 19,956 (at time of writing)
Travis Langness, Social Media Editor