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Which Midsize Pickup Truck Should You Buy?

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel

2016 Midsize Chevrolet Colorado Diesel

Fuel Efficiency King: Chevrolet Colorado Diesel

The Chevrolet Colorado is a fine truck. It’s better with the 2.8L diesel engine. The 369 lb-ft of torque helps with towing. But the diesel also helps the fuel economy number.

During a week with the truck last year, I averaged over 30 miles-per-gallon in mixed driving. For a vehicle of this size, that’s a great number.

Diesel engines don’t lose as much fuel economy when towing. If you are hauling an ATV or other toy, you’ll appreciate the extra grunt of the diesel.

Since midsize trucks usually aren’t towing, the extra fuel economy makes this truck a winner. If you’re looking for the most fuel-efficient midsize truck, the Chevrolet Colorado with the diesel is the winner.

Chad Kirchner
the authorChad Kirchner
In addition to Chad Kirchner's work here, he's a freelance automotive journalist for outlets around the world.

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