The 2017 Chevy Colorado is arriving but what changes are there to the 2016 version of the vehicle? One thing that stands out is the fact that the EPA rated mileage has dropped.
GM upgraded the V6 engine along with transmission and the numbers do surprise you. The highway and city ratings are the same on the two wheel drive and four-wheel drive versions, however the combined estimates comes in a one mile per gallon less.
The new powertrain is the upgraded V6 3.6 litre that comes with 8 speed automatic and GM has been the first car maker to make use of the 8 speed automatic within the midsize pickup truck segment, with the others using 6 or 5 speed transmissions.
The 2017 V7 engine offers up more power than the previous one. It offers up 308 horses at 6,800rom and 275 lb-ft at 4,000rpm. It comes with improved variable valve timing on the intake and exhaust, active fuel management and improved direct injection.
The 2017 Chevrolet Caolorado offers the 3.6 litre 6 cylinder 8 speed automatic giving 20mpg combined, while the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado comes with the 3.6 with 6 speed offering 21mpg combined.