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Hello,

I am new to this forum. Right now I have a 2011 ext cab Silverado but have been exploring other options for a future truck, probably a couple years down the road. The new Silverados are nice but big and expensive and I still don't know if I am that crazy about them. I have looked at pictures and videos of these new Colorados and Canyons and I am starting to really like them, especially the Colorado crew cab. I just had a few questions I was hoping someone could answer.

1. I know the new half tons are getting bigger and bigger - would the size of these Colorado crew cab be comparable to the 2004-2007 crew cab Silverado?

2. Anybody know the approx. price and gas mileage for 4wd crew cab?

3. In your opinion, is the Duramax Diesel going to be the best engine option?

4. What size of bed lengths in the crew cab are they going to offer?

5. Are these trucks supposed to be able to do a lot of what the Silverados can do? I don't do a lot of towing but I would like a truck that can still pull a trailer when needed, etc, nothing too extreme...

Any other information you can provide me with about these trucks would be great. I like the front end of the Colorados because it is different and the interiors look nice. I am also a fan of the darker stock rims I have seen in pictures on both the Colorado and Canyon. Just trying to learn a little more about these trucks and if people think they will be a success and stick around for awhile. Thanks!
 

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I have had both.

All comes down to personal preference and price.

I advise you to get the GM MasterCard - that has points.

This month - my points are doubled. $3,000.00. In addition to any other incentives.
Customer Loyalty is another $1,000.00 and there are rebates.

But back to the two trucks. Get whatever you like and feel comfortable.

Only time will tell if the 2015 Colorado/Canyon is a winner or loser. And even then all comes down to personal preference and price.

I have always had a full size truck but downsized to a 2010 Colorado in 2010. I don't haul the plywood and sheetrock anymore so I don't need an 8' bed. But still want a truck.

And at the time GM was the only truck company that sold a small pickup that had both 4 cylinder and 4x4 in the Extended Cab. Not Toyota. Not Nissan. Not Ford.

The 4 cylinder operates perfectly fine. Drove across country with it and it drove fine. I also have a small utility trailer and all works fine.
 

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Hello,

I am new to this forum. Right now I have a 2011 ext cab Silverado but have been exploring other options for a future truck, probably a couple years down the road. The new Silverados are nice but big and expensive and I still don't know if I am that crazy about them. I have looked at pictures and videos of these new Colorados and Canyons and I am starting to really like them, especially the Colorado crew cab. I just had a few questions I was hoping someone could answer.

1. I know the new half tons are getting bigger and bigger - would the size of these Colorado crew cab be comparable to the 2004-2007 crew cab Silverado?

2. Anybody know the approx. price and gas mileage for 4wd crew cab?

3. In your opinion, is the Duramax Diesel going to be the best engine option?

4. What size of bed lengths in the crew cab are they going to offer?

5. Are these trucks supposed to be able to do a lot of what the Silverados can do? I don't do a lot of towing but I would like a truck that can still pull a trailer when needed, etc, nothing too extreme...

Any other information you can provide me with about these trucks would be great. I like the front end of the Colorados because it is different and the interiors look nice. I am also a fan of the darker stock rims I have seen in pictures on both the Colorado and Canyon. Just trying to learn a little more about these trucks and if people think they will be a success and stick around for awhile. Thanks!
1. They are smaller than the GMT-800 platform. They really aren't a lot bigger than the old Colorado/Canyon unless you get the new crew cab long bed option. The main difference between the old Colorado/Canyon and these new ones is the width - about 6" wider. All other dimensions are only 1-2" bigger.

2. No one really knows on pricing. GM makes a smaller margin on these trucks than it does on the big ones, but at the same time they need to price them in relation to the competition. I'd look at the Tacoma as a good indicator on pricing, but add about 1-2K to them. Gas mileage is also unknown. Many are speculating that the crew cab could approach 30 highway MPG with the diesel, but that is pure speculation. Given the new Silverado can hit 23 highway in V8 trim, I'd expect the V6 Colorado to be in the 24-25 highway MPG range.

3. I personally think the new diesel will be the best engine option, but that's because I hate the 3.6 V6. If they had offered the 4.3 instead, I think it would be a much closer comparison. The diesel will do the most good though, being tops in MPGs, towing, towing MPGs, and resale value (as all diesels are). It will only fall short in acceleration tests to the higher horsepower 3.6 V6. It all depends on what you want out of the truck. For me, the diesel gives me what I want from this truck.

4. I'd again look at the Tacoma for bed/body configurations. Bed lengths on the crew cab will be the same as the Tacoma.

5. GM has stated that this little truck can do about 80% (or was it 90%) of what the full-size can do. That said, I think it will be pretty hard for a Colorado/Canyon in any configuration to measure up to a 6.2L V8 Silverado/Sierra in any category. But if all that power and capability is beyond excessive for your needs and the smaller truck will do what you need, why not save a few grand and opt for the smaller one? For me (like your point above), the Silverado has just gotten to be too large to be practical as my day-to-day vehicle in the big city. Some people can manage the size just fine, I personally don't want to. A crew cab diesel Canyon checks off a lot of items on my vehicle wish list, so I'll be going with it.

Beyond what you can learn here and on GMC.com/Chevrolet.com, not much else is known at this point. HP/TQ ratings are estimated, tow ratings are estimated, pricing hasn't even been estimated yet, and fuel economy hasn't been estimated yet. We do know production starts in 3rd Quarter of this year, so I'd look for these things to be hitting lots in the fall. Diesel powered units are another year away. Hope that helps, and welcome!
 

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Bed lengths will be 6'2" on the ext. cab and 5'2" or 6'2" on the crew cab. And I suspect the Duramax will get around 30mpg hwy, the V6 probably around 26. Also, GM has already stated towing capacity of 6700lbs, and it will be higher with the Duramax (probably +200lb or so). It's hard to say what the "best engine" for you will be, it really depends on how you use your truck. If you drive a lot, tow and haul, and want to keep the truck for a while, then the diesel is definitely the best option. If you don't tow/haul a lot and are just looking for a little more pep, get the V6. If you want the cheapest and most economical, get the 2.5. Should a a very capable truck any way you configure it.
 

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Thanks for the help. I actually did just get a GM Card finally to use on whatever new vehicle I decide to purchase in the future. I will just have to wait until these trucks come out and go see them in person and test drive one. And if I do like them as much as I think I will, I will probably wait until the following year and get the diesel version, along with many others I am sure. By then I will have more of my current truck loan paid off and also have some points built up on that GM Card.
 

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Duck farmer, you are wrong on the bed lengths. The extended cab has the 6' long box, not the 5' shorty.


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hey anything said it will have a diesel exhaust brake ?
No mention of it, and I doubt it will have one. The Colorado has an integrated trailer brake though, which is really nice. Haven't heard it as an option on the Canyon though...
 

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if you wont pull big trailers, the colorado / canyon will surprise you on how versatile and how hard they work. I´ve been using medium sized trucks for almost a decade and the only thing I haven´t be able to do is towing trailers with vehicles on them. aside that my trucks has pulled, towed, hauled, going off road, traveled, and served as a daily driver with excellent results on convenience, comfort, mileage and overall maintenance cost.
 

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On a semi unrelated topic does anyone know if the extended cab windows will pop open or roll down at all? Its kinda nice having the circulating air when heading up the mountain or up to the lake.
 

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if you wont pull big trailers, the colorado / canyon will surprise you on how versatile and how hard they work. I´ve been using medium sized trucks for almost a decade and the only thing I haven´t be able to do is towing trailers with vehicles on them. aside that my trucks has pulled, towed, hauled, going off road, traveled, and served as a daily driver with excellent results on convenience, comfort, mileage and overall maintenance cost.
They will do that too...

Tyler
 
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