2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Fuel Economy Update for December
January 9, 2015
Now that we've had a little more time to stretch its legs, our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is posting slightly better mileage. And I say slightly because it's still well off its combined rating of 20 mpg.
In December alone, however, its overall average jumped from 16.8 mpg to 17.7 mpg. That's a big improvement in a short time, so we'll see how it goes in January.
Most of our long-term cars improve initially and then level off after the first few months. A few long road trips might push the number higher again, so it still has a chance of getting closer to its advertised rating. It doesn't happen often, but our Volkswagen Passat recently hit its advertised combined rating after a year so it's not impossible.
Worst Fill MPG: 14.0
Best Fill MPG: 19.2
Average Lifetime MPG: 17.7
EPA MPG Rating: 20 Combined (17 City/24 Highway)
Best Range: 375.3
Current Odometer: 3,853 miles
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 3,853 miles