Anyone wanting a 2019 2.8L Colorado Duramax, word is on the net there is a loss of 2 MPG City on the 2019 GM, 2 wheel drive 2.8 Duramax truck. 2018 4×2 diesel carried a rating of 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined, the EPA rates the 2019 model at 20 mpg/30 mpg/23 mpg. No one can explain why, no gear ratio changes or engine tuning differences. Supposedly GM said that they would look into it??????
That's not ideal. The truck was already at that "line" of ok, this is good MPG for a truck, but it's a smaller truck. With the 3.0L 1500 coming soon, I wonder how this motor fits in in the future.
If the 1500 3.0L even touches close to 30MPG, I would see no advantage of the Colorado unless you just like a smaller truck and/or don't have the room for a full size.
Right there with you on that kind of thinking.
Why not have more room and protection in a half ton truck if it can get within one to three miles per gallon of the Colorado?
The biggest collision I fear is a head on collision on a 2 lane road, some Jack Ass, is texting and comes across the line and gets me. . . . As we already know generally someone runs a red light, stop sign or pulls out in front of someone and gets T-Boned, yelp that's not going to end well.
As far as my two trucks, I do feel way safer in my 2006 Chevy, 2500HD, crew cab versus my little 2002 S-10 extended cab. My extended cab S-10 has the suicide door arrangement as I consider it, no post there, just the little half back door closing on the front door on the drivers side. Passenger side is solid, its considered to be a third door truck I guess.