2015 Chevrolet Colorado, 2015 GMC Canyon: 200 Standard Horsepower, 305 V6 Horsepower12
For those looking for a bit more details on GM’s new North American midsize trucks, today is your day. Because according to an official order guide, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon will produce a tame 200 horsepower from their base 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 191 foot-pounds of torque with a 4.10 axle ratio. Meanwhile, the optional V6 will churn out a more significant 305 hp and 269 lb-ft with a 3.42 axle ratio. Both ratings beat previous estimates.
The 2.8L Duramax set for the 2016 model year has yet to be officially rated. The 2.5L in Base and Work Truck form will feature a six-speed manual transmission, while V6 and all other trim levels will be graced with the automatic. And as far as capabilities go, the 2.5L-equipped models with an automatic transmission are given a 3,500-pound tow rating, while the V-6 models get a class-leading 7,000-pound tow rating. We still have to wait another year for the diesel, and we’re also not sure if these ratings follow the SAE J2807 towing standard.
Stay tuned for full RPO code breakdowns on both midsize trucks.
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Nice ratings! Excited for more info. Waiting game between GM and ford on fuel economy ratings..
4 will not meet my towing needs (4000#). Hopefully,and most likely, the diesel will AND not be too expensive.
Tic Toc, Come on, give me something (new). Yes I looked at the order guides (briefly).
MPG ratings, price, new pic’s, something I can sink my teeth into!
Hey, you’re visiting the number one site in the world for General Motors news and content. You should know fair well that when we have more details, we’ll let you all know 🙂
Okay, so it’s been another two and a half months. When will dealers start receiving stock?
Production is underway. They should start showing up on dealer lots by early October.
The MPG is going to be interesting. This will be a key point to these trucks and it has to be more than just one or two MPG better.
I really want to know if they will bring back the ZQ8 suspensions.
Funny how I had the largest 4.3 in my Sonoma and it was something like 190-195 HP. LOL! It got 19 city and 24-25 highway with a 3:42 gear. It would be interesting to see if they could beat both of these numbers.
It will beat those numbers handily.
I hate that so much chrome is forced on the Canyon in the higher trim levels. Any ways, can’t wait to put my order in.
I still think GM should have used the new 4.3L engine since torque is what is needed in trucks. I am eagerly waiting to see the diesel option prices.
Manolis writes about interesting vehicles. I read, and reread, his pieces on the Cruze diesel, and bought one last month. It’s an unbelievable auto. When often driving 60 miles to Grand Rapids, and doing 78 mph, and the mpg display is reading 53 to 45 mpg, in hilly west Michigan… Its stunning. The acceleration is faster than most cars on the road. I fill up after getting more than twice the mpg, than a gas model car, averaging well over 600 miles of driving… and the engine isn’t even broken in. The cabin is quiet, and the suspension is great.
If the diesel model is fairly priced, and performs, like the diesel Cruze, then it will be worth waiting for.
High torque, low rpms… It’s a winning combo for mid to high towing, and hauling. .
Another interesting vehicle Manolis wrote about is the upcoming Elio. I’ve been following it closely, and it’s going to shake up transportation as we know it.
I am having a hard time imagining a 2.8L duramax 4 cyl diesel towing over 7000 lbs with 190 to 200 or so horsepower. How fast will it go up a decent hill like the drive from Sacramento to Tahoe?