8 Best Diesel Trucks of 2017

Chevy Colorado
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2017 Chevrolet Colorado

For customers who need excellent towing capacity and fuel efficiency in a truck that still fits in most garages, look to the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado diesel in one of just a couple of options available. It earns EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 22 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway.

Under the hood is a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel that produces 181-horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. It can tow up to 7,700 pounds, which is a 700-pound increase over the Colorado's highest-powered gasoline engine offering. That's enough to pull a sizeable camping trailer or water ski boat.

The diesel engine option is only available on crew cab models, and it will add about $4,000 to the truck’s price tag. The Colorado holds a spot near the top of our rankings of compact pickups.

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