The Chevy Colorado gets a new turbo-diesel engine option for 2016. The 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder provides 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. However, the diesel power plant is about 136 pounds heavier than the 3.6-liter gasoline V6. It has the torque to handle sticky off-road situation, but how does the additional weight affect its performance in the dirt?
Turns out GM retuned the suspension specifically for the Duramax powered truck to accommodate the extra pounds and make best ride compromise. It still uses the same 4×4 system and transfer case as in the other trucks. The 6-speed automatic transmission does the shifting.
The truck does have the hill descend control system and the crawling speed can be adjusted via the gas/brake pedals, or the cruise control buttons on the steering wheel.
Get all the details about the new 2.8-liter Duramax engine and watch how the 2016 Colorado Z71 does in an off-road situation.