We had the chance to sample the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax, and its diesel-powered Trailboss variant. The 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel prompted oodles of torque when requested, and returned some pretty respectable fuel economy numbers.
We’re not the only ones who felt the 2016 Colorado Duramax was something special within the green truck realm, which continues to see more attention as fuel economy standards continue to climb. Green Car Journal and the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show have announced finalists for the 2016 Green Truck of the Year, and the 2016 Colorado Duramax has made the shortlist.
Last year, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel took the prize, but FCA’s diesel sipper faces some formidable competition from the Colorado Duramax, which returned 31.4 mpg highway in controlled testing. But, don’t forget about Ford’s all-aluminum F-150 that will make its case along with its EcoBoost powerplants.
The Green Truck awards will be announced in San Antonio during the show, which runs from November 19-22.