The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Combines Performance and Fuel Efficiency

By Sunrise Chevrolet | December 17th, 2015

The new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado provides unheard of fuel efficiency for a midsize pickup, boasting up to an impressive 31 mpg highway. With three different engine choices, you can expect high performance and ride quality no matter which one you choose. New this year, the turbo-diesel engine brings even more horsepower and torque to the road. Get a closer look at this model, and then take it for a spin at Sunrise Chevrolet.

Performance Built to Last

All three of the new Colorado’s engines are built with performance and fuel economy in mind. All three engines are packed with power, with the 2.5L four-cylinder base engine producing 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. The 3.6L V6 brings even more power to the table, putting out an impressive 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The turbo-diesel 2.8L DURAMAX inline-four diesel engine puts out 181 hp and an impressive 369 lb-ft of torque. Additional performance features for each engine include:

  • 2.5L Four-Cylinder: This base engine comes standard with Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing. Don’t break a sweat with up to a 3500 pound towing capacity.
  • 3.6L V6: This engine provides best in class horsepower, as well as features such as Spark Ignition Direct Injection and deceleration fuel cutoff. The engine has double the towing capacity at up to 7000 pounds.
  • 2.8L Turbodiesel: The first diesel truck in in its class, this engine combines power and best-in-class fuel economy, as well as an impressive towing capacity of up to 7700 pounds.

Efficiency and Performance Go Hand in Hand

In the 2016 Colorado’s base engine, drivers can expect an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway and 20 mpg city with two-wheel drive, or 25 mpg highway and 19 mpg city with four-wheel drive. The V6 engine increases power without compromising fuel economy very much, with an EPA-estimated 26 mpg highway and 18 mpg city with two-wheel rive, and 24 mpg highway and 17 mpg city with four-wheel drive. The new turbo-diesel engine provides up to a best-in-class EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway.

Get Behind the Wheel of a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

Check out our large selection of 2016 Chevrolet Colorado models and let our finance department help you drive away in your dream truck. We’re conveniently located at 414 North Avenue in Glendale Heights, IL.

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