Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Chevy Colorado Dead Last In C&D Comparo
The problem I see with all of these trucks is that they carry sticker prices north of $29K and get 16-17 MPG (the Dakota averaged 13 MPG in C&D's hands). Those are numbers like what I'd expect of full-size trucks. Additionally, they're just not that small on the outside anymore, which I kinda thought was supposedly to be the appealing part of a compact truck - you know, being compact and what-not.
The same money spent on a used GM 3/4-ton with a Duramax/Allison combo will result in the same (or better) fuel mileage, and far superior performance in any measureable aspect of truckness.