One of the features we don’t typically associate with pickup trucks is fuel economy, but that has begun to change in recent years—and even more so now with the launch of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax and 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rated both trucks at 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined with two-wheel drive; and 20 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined with four-wheel drive. Those numbers make the Colorado Duramax and Canyon Diesel the two most efficient pickup trucks money can buy.
In addition, the EPA certified the trucks’ 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine as conforming to emissions standards, so Aransas Autoplex customers shouldn’t fear a backfire like the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. In fact, the two trucks were the very first to undergo the EPA’s ramped-up, stricter testing methodology.
“GMC Canyon is designed for those who want a smart-sized premium pickup that is quiet, capable and efficient and the new Duramax diesel engine gives customers another choice for handling heavier work and recreational needs – while doing it efficiently,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing.