Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Wins 2016 AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Truck of the Year Award

Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Wins 2016 AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Truck of the Year Award

The Chevrolet Colorado Diesel was just named the 2016 AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Truck of the Year.

As the only diesel-powered option in the mid-sized trucks category right now, the 2016 Colorado was lauded for its pulling power. Powered by a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel, the engine cranks out 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque and is rated to tow 7,700 pounds, a full 700 more than the V6-powered truck.

“Power from this diesel engine is fantastic,” says Stephen Elmer, AutoGuide.com‘s truck expert. “With all of the torque coming on at just 2,000 rpm, this little engine pulls with confidence and strength.”

ALSO SEE: 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Review

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel beat out the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Titan, Ram Promaster City, Mercedes Metris and Ram Rebel for the top spot.

With seven different vehicle categories voted for in this year’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards, Ford took home two wins: The Shelby GT350 took home Car of the Year, and its Edge was awarded Utility Vehicle of the Year. Chevrolet also took home two Reader’s Choice wins for the Chevrolet Colorado Diesel as the Truck of the Year, and the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 as Sports Car of the Year. Tesla’s Model X took home two wins for the Luxury Utility Vehicle of the Year and the Green Car of the Year. The Jaguar XF rounds out the 2016 Reader’s Choice awards as the Luxury Car of the Year.