For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet placed a Duramax diesel engine in the range of engines available for the brand’s Colorado truck. This option is advertised by the brand as being powerful, but preserving excellent fuel economy. Now that the Chevrolet Colorado diesel engine is on the market and therefore fair game, critics everywhere have been attesting to the truthfulness of Chevy’s words.
To look at the engine in closer detail, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado’s diesel option is a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbocharged Duramax. This engine offers truck drivers 369 lb-ft of torque, giving the Colorado a 100 lb-ft advantage over its best gasoline alternative and raising its towing capability to 7,700 lbs. In addition to this, critics are praising the Chevy Colorado for being powerful and durable, but still appealing to the eye, with a muscular and aggressive design that exudes dependability and toughness.
All of these features are great on their own, but when combined with the 30 mpg highway that the Duramax engine gets, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado gets even more impressive. Critics are referring to the Colorado as a great alternative to larger pickup segments, which deliver unnecessary amounts of power and are a chore to drive when not towing. The Chevrolet Colorado diesel engine allows drivers to replace those hulking machines with something much more visually pleasing and easy to handle, without sacrificing power.