Small Trucks with Lots of Power

General Motors confirms horsepower and towing for ’15 Colorado and Canyon

2012 Chevy Colorado

Late in 2013, Chevrolet and GMC announced that the Colorado and Canyon would be making their comeback after a 3 year absence. Both of the mid-sized trucks’ productions were put to a halt after 2011, which was a major upset to a lot of consumers who didn’t want a bigger, 1/2-ton truck like the Silverado 1500. But now it’s coming back! And it’s going to be awesome.

Click here to view our previous post about the 2015 Colorado.

Horsepower & Towing

GM announced that the midsized pickups will top the segment in power. Both the Colorado and Canyon will come standard with a 4-cylinder, 2.5L engine that will produce 200 HP and 191 lb-ft. of torque. Upgraded models will have a 3.6L V6 that will get 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque! There will be a 2.8L diesel as well, but that won’t be available until later in 2015.

When properly equipped, the Colorado and Canyon is rated 7,000 pounds of towing capacity.

Both trucks engines will have a 6-speed automatic transmission, while select 2WD models will be offered with a 6-speed manual option.

How it Compares To The Competition

2012-Tacoma-vs-Frontier3The Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma also fit in the midsize pickup segment. The Nissan Frontier also has a 2.5L 4-cylinder but only gets 152 HP and 171 lb-ft of torque. Its available 4L V6 gets 261 HP and 281 lb-ft of torque. The Tacoma gets 159 HP and 180 lb-ft from its 4-cylinder and 236 HP/266 lb-ft from its V6. As far as towing, the Frontier is rated at 6,300 lbs while the Tacoma is rated at 6,500.

Production for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado will begin this fall (2014). Subscribe to keep up with the latest information on pre-ordering or its expected arrival at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet!


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