2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon
Blog Post by Madison D’Angelo
October 15th, 2014
Why a Smaller Truck will make your life that much Greater:
Three years ago General Motors made an executive decision to eliminate our smaller trucks and focus on the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, around the same time that Ford and Chrysler discontinued their Ranger and Dakota, respectively.
Smaller trucks peaked in sales in the late 1980’s, but approaching the 2000’s, frequent upgrades to half-tons and about a dozen competitors on the market eventually lead to the abandonment. But now we are happy to announce the return and complete reinvention of not one but TWO mid-size trucks… The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon! The reasons why you’ll love these trucks are as simple as ABC…
A is for Advanced:
The technology and safety advancements make the Canyon and Colorado more comfortable and convenient. Some features include: Remote start (GREAT for winter!!), standard rear camera, the EZ Lift and Lower tailgate, up to 4 USB ports, optional 4G LTE hotspot, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, 8 inch touchscreen with GM’s MyLink / Intellilink system, and OnStar to name a few! The cabin is also exceptionally quiet thanks to triple-sealed doors and under-floor insulation.
B is for Brand:
Like GM says, these trucks are everything you’d expect from a Chevy and GMC, and everything you wouldn’t expect from any mid-size before it. General Motors has definitely set a new benchmark. In terms of mid-size trucks, there really is no comparison.
C is for Capable:
With a towing capability of 7000 pounds and a max payload rating of 1590, the Colorado and Canyon are in the lead in every measurement for the mid-sized trucks. And with General Motors’ patented GearOn accessories system, you can nearly double your cargo capacity. Big things do come in small packages.
D is for Diesel:
Yes, that’s right. Come 2015, these babies will come with an optional Duramax diesel engine. Oh yeah.
E is for Efficient:
With an impressive 200 HP on the base (2.5L) engine and 305 HP on the upgraded 3.6L, it would be hard to believe that these trucks can beat the competition in horsepower and torque while matching in overall fuel efficiency. Hard to believe, but it’s true. The base engine has a city/highway/mixed rating of 20/27/22 mpg in 2WD and 19/25/21 mpg in 4WD, while the bigger V6 engine still pulls off a rating of 18/26/21.
F is for Fit:
That’s what a mid-size is for. For the one who wants a truck with the rugged character and capability of a full-size truck, but the manoeuverability and convenience that the full-size lacks. A practical vehicle for urban and suburban areas. Fit the stuff you need, fit the passengers you want, fit through urban streets, fit in your garage. Fit your lifestyle.