2015 Chevrolet Colorado Will Lead Midsize Pickup Segment in Four-Cylinder Fuel Economy and Payload

2015 Colorado

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado available at Crotty Chevrolet Buick, will offer segment-leading highway fuel efficiency for four-cylinder midsize pickup trucks, according to EPA fuel economy estimates. No competitor in the segment offers more payload capacity than the Colorado.

The all-new midsize truck, powered by the 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 2WD and available 6-speed automatic transmission, will have an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, for a combined 22 mpg rating overall.

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is outfitted with 4WD will have EPA-estimated 19 city mpg and 25 mpg highway for a combined 21 mpg, giving Colorado segment-leading highway fuel efficiency and segment-leading power for a four-cylinder models with automatic transmissions. With the 3.6L V-6 engine, payload rating for the Colorado is 1,590 pounds.

“Offering segment-leading four-cylinder fuel economy is yet another item to add to the Chevrolet Colorado’s long list of segment leads,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “It shows once again how the midsize segment can benefit from a fresh competitor offering the latest technologies.”

2015 Chevrolet Colorado fuel economy 

Engine Transmission Drive EPA Fuel Economy Estimates
City Combined Highway
200-hp 2.5L I-4 with direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing 6-speed automatic 2wd 20 22 27
4×4 19 21 25
6-speed manual 2wd 19 22 26

 “The fuel economy is just one of the many features that make the Colorado desirable by Corry, Warren and Titusville-area drivers,” said Robert Crotty of Crotty Chevrolet Buick. “The 2015 Colorado gives capability, strength and confidence that come with owning one of the larger models.”

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado began shipping to dealers last week. For the 2016 model year, Colorado will add a 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel to the engine lineup. Technical details and EPA fuel economy estimates will be available closer to launch.

With the introduction of Colorado, Chevrolet will offer customers more pickup choices than any other brand, including midsize, full-size light duty and heavy-duty pickups.

 

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All-New 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Redefines Midsize Trucks

  • Midsize truck with the DNA of Chevy’s full-size trucks
  • Expected to deliver class-leading horsepower, payload and trailering
  • Rounds out the industry’s only three-truck portfolio to give customers more choices

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71

Chevrolet today unveiled the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, which will redefine the midsize truck and offer real truck capability and versatility to customers who don’t require a full-size truck.

The new Colorado is built with the DNA of a true Chevy truck, expected to deliver class-leading power, payload and trailering ratings. Colorado goes on sale at Crotty Chevrolet Buick in fall 2014 as a 2015 model.

“Our strategy is simple: meet the needs of the broadest possible customer base, and let them choose precisely the right truck to meet their needs,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors executive vice president and president of GM North America. “The all-new Colorado benefits from the solid foundation established by the Silverado, and it reinvents the midsize truck while reinvigorating the segment at the same time.”

The new Colorado was developed for the North American truck customer, with distinctive design, comfort and connectivity features, including segment firsts such as available forward collision alert and lane departure warning.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71

Chevrolet expects Colorado to be the most powerful truck in the segment, allowing owners to haul and tow more. A 2.5L I-4 is standard, and a 3.6L V-6 is available. Each engine is tuned, tested and validated for truck use, and each features direct injection and variable valve timing to make the most of power and efficiency. Each is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission.

When properly equipped, the Colorado is expected to offer class leading payload capacity and trailering capacity of more than 6,700 pounds (3,039 kg). That is more than enough capability to throw a weekend’s worth of camping gear in the bed and tow a boat to a favorite lake.

Colorado will also offer the segment’s only diesel engine in its second year – a proven Duramax 2.8L I-4 turbodiesel already offered in global markets. The diesel engine will expand Colorado’s powertrain lineup to cover the broadest range of needs

“We designed the Colorado to be the most versatile and most capable in its segment, bar none,” said Jeff Luke, executive engineer, GM Trucks. “Not everyone needs full-size capability, but they still deserve the strength and true-truck attributes that come in larger models. The Colorado delivers capability with confidence – and a fun-to-drive spirit that complements active lifestyles.”  [Read more…]