Meet the Chevy Colorado Duramax Diesel
Meet the most fuel efficient pickup truck in America, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel! The Colorado will offer an EPA Estimated 31 MPG (Highway). The EPA awarded the Colorado the Certificate of Conformity to the Colorado after extensive testing and evaluation of the emission control system.
The Colorado has a 21 gallon fuel tank, meaning that 2WD models offer an estimated highway range of 651 miles! In addition to taking the title of most fuel efficient pickup in America, the Colorado has a large complement of additional accolades, including segment leading trailering capabilities.
The Colorado, when properly equipped is capable of trailering up to 7,700 pounds on 2WD models and 7,600 pounds on 4WD models.
The new engine of the 2016 Colorado Diesel is a 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine, which generates 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a Hydra-Matric 6L50 six-speed transmission that uses a unique Centrifugal Pendulum Vibration Absorber to reduce powertrain noise and vibration. The Colorado Diesel’s variable-geometry turbocharger helps optimize power and efficiency across the RPM band to contribute to smoothness.
As an added bonus, Chevrolet added two new features for control and confidence to the Colorado Diesel. Smart Diesel Exhaust Braking enhances your control of the truck and reduces the brake wear by reducing the need to brake on downgrades. Chevy also added an integrated trailer brake controller that works with the antilock brake system and provides immediate and measured brake force and eliminates the need for you to purchase an aftermarket trailer brake controller.
The 2016 Colorado Diesel will be on sale this fall at our dealership and is available in LT and Z71 trims. Contact us at [email protected] for more details.