General Motors' Fleet Order Guide system is often the canary in the coal mine for interesting changes on new models. The recent guide for the 2015 Corvette unveiled all sorts of changes that weren't yet known about the sports car. Now, it's time for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon to take their bow in the spotlight, and they look worth the wait. The new midsize trucks are getting a touch more power than first thought, as well as some very nice features.

Extended Cab models of both trucks come standard with a 2.5-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder rated at 200 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 191 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm. That's a bit more than the 193 hp and 184 lb-ft originally reported for the duo. The standard transmission for the extended trucks is a six-speed manual, but the Work Truck trim is also available with an optional six-speed automatic. Towing for the four-cylinder is rated at 3,500 pounds.

Crew Cab models come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 with 305 hp at 6,800 rpm and 269 lb-ft of torque at 4,300 rpm, with a six-speed automatic. That's also somewhat different than the originally reported rating of 302 hp and 270 lb-ft. Towing for the V6 is rated at 7,000 pounds.

Both trucks come standard with convenient features like a rearview camera, four-way power adjustable driver's seat and 4.2-inch infotainment system on all models. An eight-inch system is standard on higher trim levels of both pickups. Options are extremely plentiful, as expected, and where the trucks differentiate themselves slightly. For example, the Canyon is available with an All-Terrain Package on the SLE trim that adds single-zone automatic climate control, an off-road suspension, locking rear differential, hill descent control and some styling enhancements.

We've gallerized both order guides for your perusal. You can see them both below or go there directly for the 2015 Canyon and 2015 Colorado. Also, feel free to check out the guides for yourself here and here, respectively. Unfortunately, neither guide currently lists any specs for the 2.8-liter four-cylinder Duramax diesel due to be added to the trucks for 2016.


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      car-a-holic
      • 6 Months Ago
      I'll bet this is a runaway hit.......
      Avinash Machado
      • 6 Months Ago
      Time for Toyota to launch a new Tacoma or get left behind.
      cruzer
      • 6 Months Ago
      Love these trucks! Can't decide if I like the Canyon or Colorado more. I have a Cruze and I'm thinking of trading it for one of these. I think I'm leaning more toward the Colorado. Used to have an S10 and I love these smaller trucks.
        The Friendly Grizzly
        • 6 Months Ago
        @cruzer
        I have a Dodge Charger I like a lot. But, I am getting old and creaky and need something easier to get in and out of. If the new Canyorado is easy to get in and out of, I will give one serious consideration.
      jonnybimmer
      • 6 Months Ago
      This duo should be a hit, if for nothing else, at least being the only 4 cylinder diesel trucks in the US market since I think the DATSUN 720 (yes, it has been that long). That's 30 years of us drooling over diesel Hilux's and Rangers. I still can't believe Toyota or Nissan haven't yet introduced a diesel powertrain (though I know Nissan is supposed to be in the works for their next Titan), but these should be easy sales for GM. Plus, unlike the full-sizes trucks, BOTH brands look good!
        SpikedLemon
        • 6 Months Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        What diesel? Looks like it didn't make the cut for the 2015 model.
          jtav2002
          • 6 Months Ago
          @SpikedLemon
          They've always said it would be available for the second model year in 2016. It was never going to be available at launch.
        DelYanks
        • 6 Months Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        I called GMC and they only expect 10% of their sales to be diesels. My guess would be the price and only making it available in the upper models.
      budwsr25
      • 6 Months Ago
      There was a few of these on display at the Detroit GP. One was done up as a lifeguard truck. They are really nice looking trucks in person. The downside is the people hired by GM to promote the truck knew NOTHING about it. Actully no one knew anything about any of the cars on display that weekend. One of the trucks had a Zr2 sticker on it and person didn't even know what that was about. If GM is going to hire people to be at promotions with brand new cars they need to give them info on the cars.
      Joey Franklin
      • 6 Months Ago
      Interesting that the engines are the same as the base and top level Cadillac ATS. The 2.5 really isnt that bad and makes as much power as the old 4.3 V6 did but i'm sure these weigh a lot more than a S10. I still wonder why they are using the 3.6 instead of the revamped 4.3 in the half ton trucks too.
        wilkegm
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Joey Franklin
        I'm sure the 4.3 is much cheaper- it's a push-rod engine. that means 3 less cams, half the valves, etc. The 3.6 V6 was already integrated into the Colorado for the Middle Eastern market, while the 4.3 was potentially too tall. I doubt it was too wide, since OHV Heads are so much smaller than the DOHC heads on the smaller V6. But to make all that power at truck-friendly RPM, it has a huge intake on top- that would have needed engineering time and money. Ultimately, the smaller V6 should work great.
        chris
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Joey Franklin
        "i'm sure these weigh a lot more than a S10" Herein lies the problem, for me at least. I'd like to time travel back to when compact trucks were actually compact. You can spec a Silverado Crew Cab 4wd with the 4.3 v6 that has less HP, although more torque, than the Colorado 3.6 V6 which is the base engine on a comparably equipped truck. The fact that you cant spec a crew cab 4wd Colorado with the available 4-cyl means at least partial failure by GM at creating a small, moderately priced, efficient truck. I suppose I should wait to hear the MPG ratings of the 3.6 to say that, but undoubtedly the 4cyl would beat the 3.6 in MPG and initial cost. Not everyone needs 300 hp and 7000 pounds towing capacity and some of us would trade some of that for a few extra MPGs. Surely, this will sell and there are probably many recent Silverado buyers who would have bought this, which is great. However, I'm hoping there are better options out there in the next couple years for efficient compact trucks.
      Priapism
      • 6 Months Ago
      C'mon, diesel.
      vt8919
      • 6 Months Ago
      Can't wait to hear what they recall on these.
        Alfonso T. Alvarez
        • 6 Months Ago
        @vt8919
        Mr. vt98919 - your comment is being recalled due to a flagrant display of insufficient intelligence ... that is all
          wilkegm
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Alfonso T. Alvarez
          Well, fingers crossed that they get their s#it together for this launch. While most of the stuff on the Sierra/Silverado has been small easy fixes, it was a horribly botched roll-out and a perfect example of what happens when you try to move the schedule up too much.
      freakmojo
      • 6 Months Ago
      These look like very attractive full size alternatives, but that GM recall list has me staying very far away from any first year run.
      zoom_zoom_zoom
      • 6 Months Ago
      Another truck with a plastic front bumper. arrrrggggg. Anyway, this looks to be THE NEW standard for mid-size trucks. Toyota and Nissan will be forced to update. With Ford and Ram lagging, GM could grab a lot of sales with this new truck.
        WLM86
        • 6 Months Ago
        @zoom_zoom_zoom
        The Tacoma has had a plastic front bumper since the second gen truck debuted in 2005..
        carguy1701
        • 6 Months Ago
        @zoom_zoom_zoom
        Aaronm_mt praising a GM product? You really do have multiple personality disorder.
        Jesus!
        • 6 Months Ago
        @zoom_zoom_zoom
        I wish they had real bumpers too but lets face it. Even most full size truck bumpers these days are more plastic it seems than anything. Minus the Ram. Now that's a nice big, STEEL front bumper!
      Timothy Carey
      • 6 Months Ago
      So tired of the exclusively ext/crew bodystyle. These are supposed to be trucks. If they sold a regular cab, manual transmission, 4x4 they would have my money
        wilkegm
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Timothy Carey
        " they would have my money" Your's, and three other guys. But in the end, it was the EPA that killed the Reg cab short box.
        Alfonso T. Alvarez
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Timothy Carey
        YEAH!! Because who needs lots of legroom, room to recline the seat a bit and room to put stuff behind the seat out of sight? I had a Chevy S10 and a Ford Ranger - got extended cabs on both as the regular cab is just too small; not enough legroom, harder to push the clutch with the weird angle on my leg to fit in it and the seatback had no room to recline at all. Regular cabs were almost ALL purchased by companies for fleet use due to that being the least expensive configuration. With the extended cab being standard on these, it costs less due to there only being two cab configurations (less tooling).
      • 6 Months Ago
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