Duramax Powered GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado

Best-in-class Fuel Economy, Class Exclusive Diesel

The Duramax equipped GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado pickups don't just hold the title for Best-in-class fuel economy; they carry the title of most fuel efficient for any pickup available in any class. With an EPA rated 31 mpg on the highway for two wheel drive models and 29 mpg highway mileage for four wheel drive trucks, GM's midsize twins are on the clear path to victory. GM's primary competition is the segment's leader in sales, the Toyota Tacoma.

However, the Colorado/Canyon platform just may attract buyers eying Ram's cherished 29 mpg EcoDiesel. After all, not everyone needs a fullsize pickup, and the Canyon/Colorado's 7,700 lbs max tow rating, 1,500 lbs payload capacity is more than enough for a multitude of potential truck buyers. Then again, the EcoDiesel equipped Ram 1500 is holding its own in the 1/2 ton segment; but Toyota may be getting nervous over GM's latest development.

GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado 2.8L Duramax Specs


2.8L Duramax LWN


170 cid, 2.8 liters


Inline 4 cylinder DOHC


6 speed automatic

Bore x Stroke:

3.70" x 3.94"

Compression Ratio:

16.5 : 1


High pressure common rail


Turbocharged, intercooled


181 hp @ 3,400 rpm


369 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm

Fuel Economy:

4x2 Models:

22 city, 31 highway mpg

4x4 Models:

20 city, 29 highway mpg


6,200 lbs


12,700 lbs

Max Payload:

1,508 lbs

Max Trailer Tow:

7,700 lbs

Powertrain Warranty:

5 year/100,000 mile

Curb Weight*:

4x2 Models:

4,462 - 4,485 lbs

4x4 Models:

4,698 - 4,748 lbs

*Curb weight range for Crew Cab, short and long bed models with 2.8L Duramax engine.

Sources: www.chevrolet.com, www.gmc.com, www.ramtrucks.com
Disclaimer: All listed specifications published by vehicle's respective manufacturer for 2016 model year.