Do you like the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon? We do. Value priced, smaller size packages that can return decent fuel economy, offer useable payload capacity, and do what trucks do best.

Starting this fall you can find out whether the diesel is even better. If you happen to find yourself in possession of an extra $31,700. Today General Motors announced pricing for both the diesel Canyon and Colorado.

The Colorado starts at the aforementioned price, while the more luxurious GMC Canyon starts at $33,200. Both of those prices are for 4×2 crew cab models. The diesel is $3,730 more than a comparable gasoline V6 model.

GM went with the 2.8-liter Duramax diesel inline four for the Colorado and Canyon, which produces 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Equipped with a six-speed automatic, the only gearbox choice, they have a maximum towing rating of 7,700 pounds for the 2WD trucks and 7,600 pounds for the 4WD trucks.

Since most buyers will be buying the diesel to tow their shit, they come standard with the tow package featuring a hitch receiver and seven-pin connector, an automatic locking rear differential and a 3.42 rear axle ratio.

No official word on fuel economy yet but with the big Ram getting upwards of 28MPG expect these smaller trucks to get slightly better.

Is the diesel the way to go on the Colorado and Canyon? I know we are always in favor of diesel power.

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