The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and 2016 GMC Canyon have won bragging rights to a coveted crown in the automotive industry. Today, General Motors announced the 2.8-liter Durmax diesel engine has officially been rated by the EPA at 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, for a combined rating of 25 mpg.
For those choosing four-wheel drive models, fuel economy dips slightly to 20 city and 29 highway, for a combined rating of 23 mpg.
The truck can also go further than many of its rivals with a certified highway driving range of 651 miles, thanks to both trucks’ 21-gallon fuel tanks.
Even greater news for Chevrolet and GMC was the presentation of a “Certificate of Conformity”, certifying both trucks, and their diesel engines, were in complete compliance of U.S. emission tests. The 2016 Colorado and 2016 Canyon both underwent extra scrutiny following the diesel-emissions scandal at Volkswagen.
We’d say the ratings are spot on, though, we were able to achieve close to 32 mpg during our first drive of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado on the highway. We wouldn’t be surprised if owners saw similar scenarios, either.