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Old 12-06-2015, 11:02 AM   #1
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The EPA confirmed the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon 2 wheel drive turbo diesel get 31 mpg on the highway, best fuel economy of any pickup truck. These can tow up to 7,700 pounds.

I doubt these trucks would even feel my 17B under tow.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:12 PM   #2
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I wonder what the Ram eco diesel gets? Does anyone know what the GM diesel s will go for$
I've seen a Ram tradesman Quad cab with a eco diesel for 37k at a dealer in Kellog Idaho DAVE SMITH 800-635-8000
I wish I could talk my wife into a truck she like the SUV
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:26 PM   #3
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The Chevy/GMC is the one I am most anxious to see. Will be needing a TV within a year or so. From what I've read the cheapest version with the diesel will probably be around 35k.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:26 PM   #4
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I've been watching truck ads on TV and I now an fully informed.
Dodge Ram, Ford trucks and Chevy / GMC are all best in class in towing, hauling and fuel economy and any other criteria you'd like to apply.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:47 PM   #5
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So true Glenn, so true.


Jenny, the 2016 RAM egodiesel gets 35 mpg on the highway.... imperial. With the HFE package. They must have got caught with their hands in the cookie jar, as I (and PGDriver at least) remember 4-0 in the introduction ads a couple years ago.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:48 PM   #6
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I've been watching truck ads on TV and I now an fully informed.
Dodge Ram, Ford trucks and Chevy / GMC are all best in class in towing, hauling and fuel economy and any other criteria you'd like to apply.
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The EPA confirmed the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon 2 wheel drive turbo diesel get 31 mpg on the highway
Doesn't fill me with confidence.
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Old 12-06-2015, 03:17 PM   #8
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The additional purchase cost and the cost of operation of a tow vehicle with a diesel engine could easily offset the mpg savings.
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Old 12-06-2015, 03:26 PM   #9
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There are only two positions in automotive comparisons:
  • Number One
  • Didn't choose the comparison "class" and work the numbers correctly to establish the Number One claim.

Any suitably sized vehicle barely notices a lightweight travel trailer at constant speed on a level road. The towing rating indicates how much load can be safely and reliably towed, but says little about performance. Hook just one and a half tons of trailer to a two-ton truck with only 181 horsepower and the drag on performance (acceleration and grade-climbing) will be quite noticeable.

If the Colorado just meets the SAE J2807 standard at 7700 pounds of trailer plus passengers plus cargo, then when loaded to that limit it will be incapable of more than 40 mph up the Davis Dam grade or of reaching 60 mph in less than 30 seconds... huge differences from the speed an unloaded truck could manage up this long steep climb or the time it would take to accelerate on the level.
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In the case of towing the torque is what you should be looking at. The Chevy Colorado has 369 ft-lbs of torque at just 2000 rpm. To put it perspective the 5.3L Chevy V-8 has only slightly more torque (383 ft-lb).
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