Chevrolet announced a few weeks ago that the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado diesel option has received a fuel rating from the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA. EPA estimates claim that the Colorado, when equipped with the Duramax diesel engine, gets 31 mpg on the highway, making it to most fuel efficient truck in the United States.
The Chevy Colorado comes with a 21 gallon tank, which means that, according to these estimates, the truck is capable of driving 651 miles without needing to be refueled at a gas station. Meanwhile, the truck gets about 22 mpg in the city. EPA ratings drop if you opt for a four-wheel drive as opposed to a two-wheel drive option, however, though not by much – 29 mpg highway and 20 mpg city.
The Chevrolet Colorado diesel is capable of achieving this range with the 2.8-liter Duramax engine, which delivers drivers with 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. The previous most efficient truck was the Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which had a range of 29 mpg highway with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, but the Colorado has now seized the throne.