Pickup trucks aren’t known for their exceptional fuel economy, and pickup truck owners are not known for their interest in mileage figures… but is that a misconception?
At Wiesner of Huntsville, we’ve found that just because a customer wants a brawny vehicle that can haul all their gear doesn’t mean they care any less about efficiency. And that’s one area where the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon both excel.
Both are midsize trucks. They might not get super-duty jobs done quite all that well, but they’ll do everything else without breaking a sweat while offering highway fuel economy up to 5 mpg better than competitors.
This is possible thanks to the 3.6-liter V6 engine that both share, which uses direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing to produce 305 horsepower while returning 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined.
“Colorado offers some of the best EPA fuel economy estimates of any pickup in a fun-to-drive, easy-to-own package,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “Colorado proves you don’t have to buy a lot of expensive technology to save money at the pump.”