We take Chevy's new midsize diesel pickup for a spin in this week's Why Buy?

It’s not hyperbole to say that, when Chevrolet and GMC relaunched their Colorado and Canyon midsize pickup trucks, they completely out classed everything else in the segment. Even today, with a heavily refreshed Toyota Tacoma on sale, the GM twins are the most modern feeling and competent small trucks in America (though Honda will soon be heard from with an all-new Ridgeline…) 

One of the most fascinating features of the Colorado is the availability of 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine. Thus equipped, the midsize truck offers compelling fuel economy to complement impressive torque output. 

In this week’s Why Buy? video we put the Chevy to the test in and around town to vet overall driveability, comfort, and torque-based fun. And as is our want,we capture all the other functionality and feature set of the well-equipped vehicle, for your illumination. 




ENGINE 2.8T I4 Diesel
OUTPUT 181 Horsepower / 369 Pound-Feet
TRANSMISSION 6-Speed Automatic
EPA FUEL ECONOMY 20 City / 29 Highway / 23 Combined


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