2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Fuel Economy for February
March 5, 2015
We're nearing 7,000 miles on our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado after adding it to the fleet in mid-November and the news isn't getting better. Since January we've put about 3,000 miles on the odometer. In February, we saw our lifetime MPG drop to 17.5 (it was 17.7 at the end of December).
The average wasn't helped by recording our worst fill of the test this month at 13.8 mpg. We also did some rally-car towing that averaged 15.7 mpg over two fills and hurt our combined average a bit (but still not bad for moving approximately 6,500 pounds more than 400 miles).
That said, the Colorado has recorded 18/19 mpg six times over the last 12 tank fills. Perhaps it's simply a matter of more miles to find the true average, but it's a little disappointing that we're off the combined rating by more than two miles during four months of the test.
Worst Fill MPG: 13.8 mpg
Best Fill MPG: 19.2 mpg
Average Lifetime MPG: 17.5 mpg
EPA MPG Rating: 20 Combined (17 City/24 Highway)
Best Range: 375.3
Current Odometer: 6,969 miles
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor @ 6,969 miles