GM has just announced their pricing for the 2015 Chevy Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon and it’s priced to knock the Tacoma right off it’s lonely spot at the top of the mid-sized truck market.
Chevy has just announced their manufacturer suggested retail prices for the 2015 Chevy Colorado extended-cab pickup and it’s slated to dethrone the competition with an MSRP that starts at $20,995, including an $895 dealer freight charge.
So what do you get a for that price, quite a lot honestly. Standard features include a 200 hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing for more power across the midrange torque band. Backing up all that power is a 6-speed manual transmission so it’s a pretty safe bet that this truck is aimed at a younger audience that might be looking for their first truck purchase. Other standard features include power windows, a rear-vision camera and even a locking tailgate.
For those who want a little more power in their 2015 Chevy Colorado, Chevy is offering an available 305 hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine with direct fuel injection and variable valve timing that is backed by a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Interior options for the 2015 Chevy Colorado include 4G LTE with built-in WiFi hotspot, Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning and the GearOn accessory system which allows you to organize and carry bikes, paddle boards and outdoor other equipment.
The 2015 Chevy Colorado is available in extended-cab and crew cab configurations. Crew-cab models will offer a choice of 5-foot or 6-foot boxes while extended-cab models will have the 6-foot box.
While the 2015 Chevy Colorado does have an MSRP starting at $20,995, the Colorado LT Crew Cab two-wheel-drive model with the 5-foot box has a starting price, including dealer freight, of $27,985. By comparison the 2015 Chevy Colorado Z71 crew-cab 4x4 with the 5-foot box has a MSRP that starts at $34,990.
On the other end of the GM world, GMC has just announced pricing for the 2015 GMC Canyon which has an MSRP that starts at $21,880, including a $925 dealer freight charge.
Like the Chevy Colorado, the 2015 GMC Canyon comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder direct injected engine that is rated at 200 hp. The 2015 GMC Canyon does however come with signature LED headlamps, four-way power driver’s seat, cornerStep rear bumper and 16-inch aluminum wheels. Just like the Chevy Colorado, the 2015 GMC Canyon is also available with the 305 hp 3.6-liter V-6 and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 2015 GMC Canyon will be available in SLE trim level with prices stating at $27,520 for the two-wheel-drive extended-cab models. The SLE trim level features aluminum interior trim, soft-touch instrument panel and door pads, EZ-lift and lower tailgate, 8-inch diagonal color-touch radio with Intellilink, and OnStar 4G LTE WiFi hotspot.
The 2015 GMC Canyon will also be available in four-wheel-drive as a Canyon SLT crew-cab short box model with an MSRP that starts at $37,875, and includes leather appointed seating, automatic climate control, 18-inch polished cast-aluminum wheels, remote start and even an automatic locking rear differential to take you to places far off the beaten path. Other optional features include a Bose premium seven-speaker audio system as well as the GearOn accessory system to organize and secure outdoor gear.
The 2015 GMC Canyon will have multiple cab and bed configurations to choose from, including extended cab models with a 6-foot 2-inch box, or crew cab models with either the 6-foot 2-inch or a 5-foot 2-inch box. If you’re looking for a wheeling rig that can comfortably carry four adults while being able to navigate an off-road trail without much hassle, the crew cab Canyon with the shorter box is probably the better choice for you.
Every 2015 GMC Canyon comes with a Pro Grade Protection, which in addition to a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, includes two years or 24,000 miles - whichever comes first - of standard scheduled maintenance.
The 2015 Chevy Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon will be available at dealerships nationwide in the fall of 2014 and while we don’t yet have detailed pricing or EPA fuel economy estimates, you can be sure that the mid-sized truck segment has a few new cool kids on the playground that are sure to shake things up.