## GM Updates Power Figures for 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon

*By Kelsey Mays, Cars.com*

Claiming the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon will have the "most horsepower in the midsized truck segment," GM issued revised power ratings for its redesigned pickup truck siblings.

A standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder with direct injection will make 200 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 191 pounds-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm, while a 3.6-liter V-6 with direct injection makes 305 hp at 6,800 rpm and 269 pounds-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. In earlier, preliminary specifications, GM estimated the four-cylinder would make 193 hp and 184 pounds-feet of torque, while the V-6 would make 302 hp and 270 pounds-feet of torque.

That means the V-6 Colorado and Canyon will outpower the Toyota Tacoma (236 hp, 266 pounds-feet) and have more horsepower but not as much torque as the Nissan Frontier (261 hp, 281 pounds-feet). Naturally, engine output is just one factor in the acceleration equation, and we'll have to test these trucks head-to-head before we crown a capability champ.

But based on horsepower alone, GM's trucks stand to make the most power with their optional engines. The Honda Ridgeline has a standard V-6, whose 250 hp and 247 pounds-feet of torque beat GM's base engines. But the Ridgeline is rumored to skip the 2015 model year ahead of a 2016 redesign, so the Colorado and Canyon may technically own the title of most base and optional horsepower when they go on sale this fall. The four-cylinder Tacoma makes 159 hp and 180 pounds-feet of torque, while the four-cylinder Frontier makes 152 hp and 171 pounds-feet of torque.

We digress, but all we have are the power ratings right now. Stay tuned for our driving impressions closer to the end of this year.

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