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2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Fuel Economy for May - Lifetime MPG Inches Up

June 11, 2015

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Although we just passed the 10,000-mile mark in our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, it had a pretty easy month of May. We racked up just 928 miles with no major tows or adventures. That might explain how the Colorado's average lifetime MPG jumped up two points to 17.7 mpg, with the last four fill-ups averaging 18.15 MPG.

The Colorado was slightly more active in March and April, when Mark used it to tow his motorcycle to an ill-fated track day about 100 miles away. Brent also spent some testing out the truck's demeanor in the California agricultural badlands, and Josh formed some stronger opinions about the Colorado's towing ability.

We only managed about 2,700 miles during this two-month spell and we're off our annual pace by about 2,000 miles. With summer weather ahead, we'll reduce that deficit in no time. We averaged 18.0 MPG during March and April combined, and also recorded our best-fill of 20.0 MPG. We also managed 359.4 miles on a single tank, which is the closest we've come to our best range set back in December (384.3 miles).

Worst Fill MPG: 13.8 mpg
Best Fill MPG: 20.0 mpg
Average Lifetime MPG: 17.7 mpg
EPA MPG Rating: 20 Combined (17 City/24 Highway)
Best Range: 384.3
Current Odometer: 10,441 miles

John Adolph, Senior Production Manager @ 10,441 miles


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