Twenty-two miles per gallon in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. That’s how good your fuel economy will be if you opt for the new diesel 2016 Chevrolet Colorado or GMC Canyon. Considering we’re talking about two very capable trucks, those are very impressive numbers.

That combined 25 MPG is for the the two-wheel drive version; opt for four-wheel drive, and fuel economy drops ever so slightly to 20 city and 29 highway, 23 MPG combined. Again, seriously not bad.

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These numbers reportedly make the Canyorado diesel twins the most efficient trucks on the road, stealing that crown from the admittedly larger diesel Ram 1500.

A big win for the 2.8 liter four-cylinder Duramax diesel engine that’s finally coming to America. Seriously, if you’re buying a Canyon or Colorado, why wouldn’t you buy this one?


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