Fuel Economy Update for June ? Another 2,000 Miles, Lifetime Average Holds Steady - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Fuel Economy Update for June - Another 2,000 Miles, Lifetime Average Holds Steady

July 16, 2015

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Our long-term 2015 Chevrolet Colorado picked up another 1,969 miles in June. Most of those miles came on local Southern California highways, including a weekend trip to Angel Stadium.

Road Test Editor Jonathan Elfalan also used our midsize truck to haul his sport bike to a track day. Having a bike in the bed didn't affect fuel efficiency, as the Colorado returned 17.5 mpg and 18.7 mpg on Jonathan's two tanks.

We averaged 17.9 mpg for the entire month, and the Chevy's lifetime average held steady at 17.7. Of course that's still well shy of this four-wheel-drive truck's 20 mpg combined EPA fuel economy rating.

If you're keeping score at home, you might remember that our two-wheel-drive 2014 Chevrolet Silverado (which had a 5.3-liter V8) averaged 17 mpg even over 24,825 miles. That's hardly an apples-to-apples comparison given the drivetrain differences between the trucks, but even allowing for those, it's hard to make a case for buying Chevy's smaller pickup on the basis of fuel economy.

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: 12,413 miles

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor

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