General Motors has just announced pricing for its new midsize pickup trucks, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Chevy's truck starts at $20,100, *not including $895 for destination, and the GMC starts at $20,995, **not including $925 for destination. These prices are for the base, extended cab models with the 200-horsepower, 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine.

Comparatively, these prices fit nicely with the $18,125 starting MSRP of the Toyota Tacoma and the $21,510 of the Nissan Frontier. Compared to the Colorado, the Canyon's extra $895 gets you niceties like LED running lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a four-way power driver's seat.

Both trucks come standard with the 2.5-liter engine, and a more powerful, 305-hp 3.6-liter V6 will also be available. Pricing has not been announced for the upcoming diesel model, which is expected to launch for the 2016 model year.

Chevrolet has confirmed that the Colorado LT Crew Cab 2WD with a five-foot box will start at $27,090, and the more upscale Colorado Z70 Crew Cab 4x4 with a five-foot box comes in at $34,095. On the GMC front, the Canyon SLE Extended Cab 2WD will start at $$26,595, and the SLT Crew Cab 4x4 arrives at $36,950, including the aforementioned V6.

Optional features on the trucks include GM's new 4G LTE connectivity with a built-in wifi hotspot, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and the GearOn accessory system. Specific option pricing has not been released as of this writing.

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado Starts at $20,995

Includes extended cab, 200-horsepower 2.5L engine, 6-speed manual transmission


DETROIT – Suggested retail prices for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado extended-cab pickup will start at $20,995, including an $895 dealer freight charge, Chevrolet announced today.

Standard features will include a 200-horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing for strong midrange torque; a 6-speed manual transmission; power windows with express up for the driver; a rear-vision camera with dynamic guide lines; and a locking tailgate.

"Colorado is an all-new midsize pickup that offers truck customers great versatility and great value," said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. "It will also have strong appeal for people who know they want a truck, but want one that is easier to maneuver in traffic and easier to park at work or at home."

Available options will include a 305-horsepower 3.6L V-6, also with direct fuel injection and variable valve timing; a 6-speed automatic transmission; 4G LTE with a built-in WiFi hotspot; Forward Collision Alert and Land Departure Warning; and the GearOn™ accessory system, a comprehensive solution for organizing and carrying bikes, paddle boards and other equipment.

Colorado customers can chose from two cab configurations, extended-cab and crew-cab. Crew-cab Colorados will offer a choice of 5- or 6-foot boxes; extended-cab models come with the 6-foot box.

Other Colorado models also will offer great value. For example, the Colorado LT crew cab with 2WD and the 5-foot box has a starting price, including dealer freight, of $27,985. The Colorado Z71 crew cab 4x4 with the 5-foot box starts at $34,990.

Colorado will be available in Chevrolet dealerships nationwide in the fall of 2014. Detailed pricing and EPA fuel economy estimates will be available closer to launch.

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2015 GMC Canyon Pricing Starts at $21,880

Signature LED lighting, rear vision camera among standard equipment


DETROIT – Pricing for the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup will start at $21,880, including a $925 dealer freight charge, GMC announced today.

"The all-new Canyon provides a one-two punch that customers tell us they've been waiting for," said Canyon Marketing Manager Kenn Bakowski. "Now they can get a premium vehicle in terms of styling, features and technology, with all the inherent capabilities and maneuverability of a mid-size pickup."

Standard equipment on the Canyon includes the 2.5L I-4 Direct Injected engine, rated at 200 horsepower, signature light-emitting diode, or LED, lighting, four-way power driver's seat, CornerStep rear bumper, and 16-inch aluminum wheels.

Additional models will bring additional value – beginning with the SLE trim level, with prices starting at $27,520 (2WD extended cab), Canyon customers get aluminum interior trim, soft-touch instrument panel and door pads, EZ-lift and lower tailgate, eight-inch diagonal color-touch radio with Intellilink, and OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with a three-month or three-GB trial (whichever comes first). A 4WD Canyon SLT crew cab short box model starts at $37,875, and includes the 3.6L V-6 engine with 305 horsepower, leather-appointed seating, automatic climate control, 18-inch polished cast-aluminum wheels, remote start and an automatic locking rear differential.

Available options include the 3.6L V-6 engine with direct injection and variable valve timing, a six-speed automatic transmission, Bose premium seven-speaker audio system, and the GearOn™ accessory system, a comprehensive solution for organizing and carrying bikes, kayaks and other equipment.

Canyon customers will have multiple cab and bed configurations to choose from, including extended cab models with a 6-foot 2-inch box, or crew cab models with either the 6-foot 2-inch or a 5-foot 2-inch box.

Additionally, every 2015 Canyon comes with Pro Grade Protection, which, in addition to a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, includes two years or 24,000 miles – whichever comes first – of standard scheduled maintenance.

The new Canyon will be in dealerships this fall. Detailed pricing information and EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings will be announced closer to vehicle availability.


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      Dean Hammond
      • 4 Months Ago
      $....loaded mid-size or well equipped Full size..whos right?...will this prompt ford to bring its global Ranger here?..time will tell
        Dean Hammond
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Dean Hammond
        good GOD Autoblog...edit button PLEASE..and fix all the glitches while you are at it...
          Timothy Tibbetts
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          Their working on it brother, patience. It's only been 3 years. ;)
          Scott McCaffrey
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Dean Hammond
          Better 'integration' of photo galleries would be on that list. Seems so sluggish.
        Carpinions
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Dean Hammond
        Well, these GM twins optioned up will be smaller and lighter than the V6 F-150 with some options, and they will only tow/payload about 500lbs less. So, if you need maximum work capacity, I guess full-size is the answer. But if you want the whole shebang in a smaller package then maybe these are the way to go. If you wanted to do any off-roading, personally I'd rather do it in a smaller 4x4 pickup than a bigger one.
          kmac1036
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Carpinions
          this colorado is roughly the same size as the f-150 from the mid 90s & is only a couple hundred pounds lighter (2wd crew cabs) than the 2015 f150 so I'm not seeing the advantage.
        jtav2002
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Dean Hammond
        Why would it prompt them? If anything this makes it counter productive to choose the smaller truck. Before it wasn't as easy of a choice because even a fully loaded midsize still only gets you generally a barebones truck. Now with this loaded out probably going over 40, 40 buys you still a lot of truck in the full size arena.
          Robert
          • 4 Months Ago
          @jtav2002

          typical weight of 1/2t is over 5300#

      Nick B
      • 4 Months Ago
      $36K for a Canyon? Im a big GM guy but come on now. I can get a decently optioned Ram 1500 with 4wd, extended cab and the Hemi V8 for about the same price.
      johnb
      • 4 Months Ago
      hmm, I actually really like this, and my next vehicle will be a truck. Sooo,... GM is now on my potential list, possibly for the first time ever.
      mbukukanyau
      • 4 Months Ago
      Nissan is showing its colors today too http://worldcarupdates.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=238&d=1407268957
        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 4 Months Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        2 months late. That's a picture circulating for some time. An article link would be better. Also, it's Toyota\Isuzu ugly. Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3LpP7SAAnE
          Timothy Tibbetts
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Timothy Tibbetts
          Can't reply to you MZR. I am looking at GMC, I don't like the Chevy look much. Why do I get downrated 4x for stating the facts. He posted a picture that's circulated for months.
          MZR2.3
          • 4 Months Ago
          @Timothy Tibbetts
          The Nissan is ugly but the Chevy isn't you're saying? They look similar enough to be badge engineered siblings. The grill is the biggest difference and the Nissan doesn't have that bad rep bowtie.
      Turbo_S60
      • 4 Months Ago
      I'm kinda curious if GMC will do a Denali version?
      Scott Satellite
      • 4 Months Ago
      This is a lot better looking than the model it replaces but I wish someone would make or import an actual compact truck again. Some of us need to haul crap once in a great while but just can't muster the pretentiousness it takes to be an SUV driver and are too practical to want a gargantuan truck.
        Robert
        • 4 Months Ago
        @Scott Satellite

        that's why they make utility trailers

      FX2fowheel
      • 4 Months Ago
      Good looking truck with lots more tech than Toyota and Nissan, let's see how quality holds up.
      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 4 Months Ago
      Been waiting for this as they should arrive in a month. I'm going to check them out and see if the GMC is all I want. I bought the first Colorado, ordered it custom and frankly it was junk but I am open to them having done it right this time right when it fits what I need perfectly. Question is, will they get discounted like the big trucks? I might have to wait a few months and see.
      mcwald20
      • 4 Months Ago
      Had a Canyon in the early 2000s. It was a company vehicle, but I was the only user. I found it to be a superior truck. From deep snow to flood waters of a Hurricane, it was great. I just hope the new ones are constructed as well as the old one that I had.
        SCOTTM
        • 4 Months Ago
        @mcwald20

        That's the first I've heard of a Canyon being a "good" truck. Even the most staunch GM fans admit this.

      ScottM
      • 4 Months Ago
      I really think there is a market for these...I don't think it'll take from full sized trucks (maybe 5-10%) - more likely mid sized SUV's. People who buy these don't want the functionality of a truck - they want the image. Also - GM SHOULD have launched w/ the diesel. THAT would have been a huge competitive advantage for them - and would have earned them some serious positive PR / headlines.
      MechE
      • 4 Months Ago
      Midsized pickup trucks are coming back into existence, various manufacturers have RWD cars, several huge SUVs have gone by the wayside and there's a plethora of sports cars currently available on the market. The universe is starting to feel a bit more normal again. All we need now is more MTX options and everything will be perfect.
      v6sonoma
      • 4 Months Ago

      That seems a bit too steep. With the war that will continue to be waged between the full size trucks and the incentives that usually follow I feel like you could get a full size for the same price but with better capacity. Unless fuel is a huge issue this great looking trucks might be a bit harder to sell. Time will tell I guess. I hope they do well. The S-10/Sonoma was and is a great little truck. 

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