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 |  Jun 17 2014, 11:40 AM

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71

Anticipation for the new midsize Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon is running high, and now a leaked dealer order guide is offering fresh details.

The base 2.5-liter inline four cylinder engine is good for 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque, or seven hp and seven lb-ft of torque more than the initial specifications that GM released. This small engine will be paired to a 4.10 rear axle ratio.

Moving up, the larger 3.6-liter V6 is rated to pump out 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque, sent through a 3.42 rear-axle ratio. Both engines are hooked up to a six-speed automatic, although a six-speed manual will be available on a base model 4×2 truck with the four-cylinder engine.

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Tow ratings are also included in the order guides. Looking at the V6 truck equipped with the trailering package, the Colorado and Canyon are rated to pull 7,000 lbs, which is 500 more than the Toyota Tacoma can pull. A max tow rating of 3,500 lbs is assigned to the four-cylinder truck.

Numbers on the 2.8-liter diesel engine are still unconfirmed, although we expect power to sit around 200 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to towing, this truck may come close to hitting the 7,700 lb rating that it holds in worldwide markets.

Some other packaging options revealed by the order guide include a standard backup camera and power windows on all models, along with a standard four-way power driver’s seat.

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  • smartacus

    Kill off GM. GM causes deaths and still gets so many second chances meanwhile a divorced father who loses his job and becomes homeless gets hauled away to jail if he fails to upkeep his child support.

  • smartacus

    as a matter of fact; my mother knew a man who was paralyzed for life in his 30′s after a rear wheel and hub decided to just fall off his new Chevy pickup. Perhaps it was all that abuse the truck endured on suburban roads.