Monday, October 26, 2015


All newer 2016 Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup received a new diesel engine for this model year. And that's hot on the heels of the truck making its debut as an all-new generation for the previous model year. Along with its GMC twin, the Canyon, this new Colorado has been lauded as one of the absolute best in its class.

It's also worth noting that anyone looking for a midsize truck with the kind of torque and pulling power only diesel can provide is limited to this Chevy/GMC option. No other manufacturer can currently oblige. But buyers won't be complaining. Just as the Colorado is a shinnystar of its segment, the diesel version is a highlight of the range. The engine is available in Crew Cab LT and Z71 versions with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.
Its proper name is Duramax and it ousts 2.8 liters, which is an impressive sum for a 4-chamber unit. The piece is strong metal; the head is aluminum. Yield is a so-so 181 draw at 3400 rpm, however as is constantly the case with turbocharged diesel engines, it's about the torque: 369 lb-ft made at just 2000 rpm. That is an extensive measure of low-end punch and perfect for towing commitments. In back drive shapes, most compelling trailering point of confinement is a best-in-class 7,700 pounds. Going for all-wheel drive just means a pulling power drop of 100 pounds.

There are no numbers from the Environmental Protection Agency yet, however amid our test drive, the best normal in the outing PC's presentation was 27.9 miles for every gallon, and that is representing town and nation driving, in addition to several interstate extends. The truck gets up to road speeds with least strain and least commotion. It's a smooth and calm ride, helped to a limited extent by the motor's balancer shafts and other refinement measures, for example, pressure driven motor mounts.

A 6-speed automatic is the only transmission available, but that's no problem at all: It shifts quickly and quietly.

In light of the recent emissions issues, Chevrolet is confident enough to state that this is the cleanest diesel engine it has produced, and it's built to comply with even tougher emissions regulations anticipated by the company. It employs an exhaust treatment to reduce nitrogen oxide, and exhaust pressure is also used in engine braking -- a function sometimes referred to as a "Jake Brake" -- to reduce wear on the actual brakes during long downhill stretches.

In Crew Cab form, passenger space is more than adequate. Even the rear quarters have a decent amount of headroom and legroom, while the seats themselves are well-cushioned and comfortable.

The dash is fashioned from plastics that look fairly classy and the driver's instrument cluster houses a 3.5-inch display with resolution that's appropriate for this era of technology. This model year brings compatibility with Apple CarPlay, which is a major plus for anyone who has tried getting a handle on a vehicle's infotainment system and wondered why it couldn't just work like an iPhone. This feature brings Apple's ubiquitous smartphone into the vehicle's screen and voice command functions.

Bed lengths are 5 feet, 2 inches or 6 feet, 2 inches, while the maximum payload is 1,547 pounds with the longer bed and all-wheel drive. A factory-installed spray-in lining is available. The one-step access at each corner of the rear bumper is a smart little innovation, and the tailgate has hydraulic assistance (optional in the LT) so it doesn't slam down during opening and is also easier to close.                                                                                                                                                                                                         Several safety features on offer are normally found in premium cars, like forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning. A rearview camera is standard, though, along with six airbags.

Average size is a decent size. It's anything but difficult to gage the truck's limits when arranging parking garages or tight streets. Perceivability is fabulous, and the truck feels certain and stable at any (lawful) speed. It has leaf springs as a feature of its back suspension, a setup that is basically been around since the times of the secured wagon, however this is really a 21st-century pickup. The ride is refined, not harsh; exact, not primitive. Bigger trucks frequently require some weight in them to feel right, yet the Colorado is remarkably easy to understand. 

All new Chevrolet 2016 Colorado diesel begins at $32,175 (counting $890 destination) for the mid-level LT variant. This speaks to a climb of $3,725 over a gas controlled proportional, yet thinking of it as offers helpful efficiency with fabulous towing capacities, this may at present be a superior decision than going as far as possible up to a full-size truck.

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