I believe that someone who spends a great deal of time driving on the highway with the diesel Canyon in a similarly flat setting would have no problem getting better than 30mpg. Incredible Fuel Economy According to FuelEconomy. Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. But this V6 engine is short on low-end torque and requires prodding the gas pedal to move smartly. Pure highway it easily gets 33-34 mpg now. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
The engine features an aluminum oil pan, nylon 6-6 air intake, and stainless steel exhaust manifolds unique for the Heavy Duty market. I agree about them flubbing the numbers. The company says that the Duramax is the cleanest truck diesel that it has every released. These are the engines you want for towing and hauling work, and they're noticeably stronger than the base engine. It also comes with chrome side steps, power seats, steering wheel controls, and heated and air conditioned seats. On the safety front, forward-collision warning is available and unique to the class, but this desirable feature comes only on highly optioned models.
The Tacoma, long a darling of off-road adventurers, has a hard-earned reputation for toughness and longevity—despite some years where frame corrosion was a major concern. Power lumbar adjustment or any adjustment at all would be nice, but that comes only with the Luxury package and leather seats on the top trims. I thump an iron block in the diesel range for miles on secondary roads, and the fuel is comparable. By the numbers, max towing with the diesel rises only slightly, from a maximum of 7,000 pounds up to 7,700 pounds. My point is, assuming the mfg's are making money off of the diesel option lines they offer. Chevy Colorado below to learn more about their similarities and differences. It's one of the best compact pickup trucks for towing and hauling, and it handles well and rides smoothly.
Both engines offer excellent combinations of power and economy. With the tailgate down, the longer bed allows hauling of eight-foot-long items. I'm interested in this car, and Then again,. A machine with a slightly different mission, the Ridgeline is better all around than either of these traditional trucks. My point is, assuming the mfg's are making money off of the diesel option lines they offer.
The problem is you have to add the extra cost of the Engine into this in my option. I think this transmission will be far more durable than people need it to be. Before committing, take a serious test drive in each contender, then do a reality check with the Ridgeline. The system is simple to operate, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible and it offers onboard Wi-Fi. After a very brief bit of turbo lag, the engine accelerates with strong determination.
I picked a location roughly 20 miles away, with 3 miles of driving here in town, 16 miles driven on the highway and another mile or two of city driving before reaching my destination. The engine lends a constant thrum of competent power It all results in a truck that is rewarding to both drive and ride in. While some automakers have worked to disguise their diesel engines — particularly in the area of engine noise — the new 2. We noted the massive valves, which Mike said are common with Gen 5 architecture for valve layout and their pushrod technology. This is one of the least harsh diesel engines I've ever tested, with low levels of vibration. If anyone spots a math error please let me know and it will be corrected. Like so-so, meh-to-middling, I-can-live-with-it fine.
Generally, the Canyon has to be considered very price-competitive with the Tacoma and Frontier. No matter how you equip either the Colorado or Tacoma, their rides are still stiff and choppy compared with full-sized trucks and the Ridgeline—which are also quieter. Curious, is this common in diesels? Not available with some other offers. Both trucks rank high when it comes to crash testing. For the Heavy Duty segment we General Motors have durability requirements—Global Engine Durability—that are unique and very long and stringent requirements. Technology Even if you're looking for a bare-bones work truck, you'll enjoy the updated tech offered in both the 2018 Canyon and Sierra.
We know customers need 401 horsepower and 464 lb. Peak torque is at 4,000 rpm, 400 rpm lower than the 6. I set my speed control at 75 - 80mph on I-16 for about 2 hours and average in the low 20's mpg. And, like the Tacoma, that peak price comes very close to the cost of often discounted full-sized trucks. On the 2500 with the 6.