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2017 Chevrolet Colorado V-6 8-Speed Automatic 4x4 Crew Cab Test ? Review ? Car and Driver
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Wow. 6.1 second 0-60 is a heck of an improvement. I figured the new 8-speed would make the V-6 a little faster, but this is now a pretty quick truck.
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Thanks for giving Honda the incentive to put their new 10-speed in the Ridgeline sooner rather than later. If Honda's 10 speed does for the Ridgeline what the 9 speed does for the Pilot, the Ridgeline will be quicker than this Colorado. That said, I'm in the market for neither - just thought I'd make the point given the author seemed to want to compare with the current Ridgeline.
When I read that, the only thing that came to mind was 'but it will still be a Ridgeline"
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I'm currently waiting 'til April/Mayish to buy a new pickup. Glad to see the new tranny is making the '17's sound much better after I missed out on all the '16 going away prices. Anyone know if there's another time of year besides Nov/Dec when Chevy discounts the Colorados more?
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I'm currently waiting 'til April/Mayish to buy a new pickup. Glad to see the new tranny is making the '17's sound much better after I missed out on all the '16 going away prices. Anyone know if there's another time of year besides Nov/Dec when Chevy discounts the Colorados more?
Well, rebates and incentives usually fall in NOV/DEC and around other big Holidays like July 4th. You can still get a good deal if you go to the right dealer, especially if you do not mind driving or flying one way to another state and do not have to deal with a trade in. Laura GMC ioutside St. Louis in Southern Illinois has good prices all the time because they sell a TON of trucks and always have a ton of inventory. You can expect $5000-$6000 off MSRP from them anytime.

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Did I read the right? 2016 were rated for 20mpg combined and 2017 is 19mpg.

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Did I read the right? 2016 were rated for 20mpg combined and 2017 is 19mpg.

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Yeah, it's due to the new EPA testing. Real world, everyone is saying it's the same/slightly better from what I've read.
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Yep, they measure it another way now. Real World? I can tell you that I use my truck mostly to run around town as I work out of my house. My trips are short in length and average around 35 mph. I am getting around 19-20 doing this. Have not gone on an extended highway trip using cruise control, so cannot give you those numbers. I fully expect it will be between 24-26 doing that.

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Well, rebates and incentives usually fall in NOV/DEC and around other big Holidays like July 4th. You can still get a good deal if you go to the right dealer, especially if you do not mind driving or flying one way to another state and do not have to deal with a trade in. Laura GMC ioutside St. Louis in Southern Illinois has good prices all the time because they sell a TON of trucks and always have a ton of inventory. You can expect $5000-$6000 off MSRP from them anytime.

I agree. . . those are prime times to buy and Laura has very good pricing. However, finding one for myself with ONLY the options I want and not having to "buy" extras proves daunting and not cost effective for myself and many other buyers. Nevertheless, it pays to shop prices for a particular configuration no matter what time of the year.

What amazes me regarding buying a mid size Canyon or Colorado is the folks who continue to claim that you can buy a *COMPARABLE * equipped Full Size GMC or Chevy Truck for about the same price with rebates. That may be close on a base priced WT or similar, but even at Laura with a similar equipped full size SLE and $11,000 off sticker it still would be about $4,000 more than a comparably equipped Canyon SLE.
And, reviewers and Full Size advocates fail to include the higher cost of insurance and the space a full size uses in the average garage. Not to mention that real world MPG has always been better in my last two Colorados than even my brother hyper miling in his 2015 Ford F-150 3.5L V6 Econoboost. On the same trips of 330 miles on the same day, I best his MPG by +2 to +4 MPG . . . . and I do not "hyper mile", but drive with the flow of traffic and pass whenever I come upon slower moving vehicles.
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