You don’t have to sacrifice fuel efficiency when you drive a pick-up, especially when you drive a Chevy. U.S. News & World Report has compiled a list of the trucks with the best gas mileage in 2021. The 2021 Chevy Colorado made the cut with a 23 combined MPG rating. So did the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Turbo. It has a 21 combined MPG rating. Check out what U.S. News has to say about each model, and what they both have to offer:
2021 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax
USN Overall Score: 7.7/10
U.S. News says this is a stout compact truck with many helpful features, like an integrated truck bed step and an intuitive infotainment system with smartphone integration. Its most fuel-efficient engine option is the 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder. It kicks out 181 horsepower and a super impressive 369 lb.-ft. pf torque.
When it’s properly equipped, it can tow a segment-leading 7,700 pounds. It nets up to 20 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway. The 2021 Colorado ranked third on USN’s list of the Best Compact Pickup Trucks for 2021. The Duramax Turbo-Diesel is available on Colorado LT, Z71, and ZR2 trims with certain cab and box sizes. The LT Duramax starts at $41,275.
The Colorado is loaded up with features that you can use for work or play. It has a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a Bose premium audio system, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless charing, and USB ports. It also comes with heated front seats, a rear folding bench seat, rear underseat storage, and an EZ lift and lower tailgate.
2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Turbo
USN Overall Score: 8.2/10
U.S. News says this truck’s 2.7-liter Turbo engine has proven its worth to skeptics. The site also says it’s preferable to the V6 base engine. The Turbo gets up to 20 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway when its paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. It also kicks out an incredible 310 horsepower and 348 lb.-ft. of torque.
And, the Turbo can tow between 9,200 and 9,600 pounds depending on the trim level. On top of all that, it has auto start/stop technology. That means it shuts off when the truck is stopped in one place for a while to help preserve your fuel economy. This engine is available on Silverado 1500 WT, Custom, LT and RST trims. It’s paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Silverado 1500 comes with a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration, a Bose premium audio system, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless charging and rear underseat storage, just like the Colorado. It also has a 40/20/40 split bench front seat with or without underseat storage, a 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, and a multi-flex tailgate. The 2021 Silverado 1500 also ranked third on USN’s list of the Best Full Size Pickup Trucks for 2021.
2021 Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado 1500 For Sale in Forest Lake, MN
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