Preliminary pricing information for the GM midsize pickup trucks has been released, and entry-level pricing for the Chevrolet Colorado extended cab (no regular cab offered) 4x2 with a 200-horsepower, 2.5-liter direct-injection inline four-cylinder and six-speed manual transmission will start at $20,995 (including destination).
Pricing for the equivalent GMC Canyon will be about $1,000 more. A similarly equipped Canyon (4x2 extended cab with a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder and six-speed manual) will offer standard LED lights, aluminum wheels, four-way power seats and GM's signature bumper step. Both the GMC and Chevy models will offer several unique features and interior details to allow customers to feel like the vehicles have more clearly differentiated personalities, even though they are built in the same plant on the same foundation and offer the same powertrains.
These early examples put both the Colorado and Canyon squarely in direct price competition with the segment-leading Toyota Tacoma, which is likely to offer the 2015 model near the same price (when similarly equipped). The Nissan Frontier (which also does not offer a regular cab model and is in desperate need of an update) will likely be the price leader in the segment when Nissan announces its 2015 pricing.
Although we don't have a full list of all the option or configuration pricing (or EPA fuel economy numbers), we do know this:
- Chevy Colorado WT Extended Cab 4x2 with a 6-foot box: $20,995
- Chevy Colorado LT Crew Cab 4x2 with a short box: $27,985
- Chevy Colorado Z71 Crew Cab 4x4 with a short box: $34,990
- GMC Canyon WT Extended Cab 4x2 with a 6-foot box: $21,880
- GMC Canyon SLE Extended Cab 4x2 with a 6-foot box: $27,520
- GMC Canyon SLT Crew Cab 4x4 with the short box: $37,875
(All prices include destination: Chevy, $875; GMC $925)
To download the 2015 Chevy Colorado pricing press release, click here.
To download the 2015 GMC Canyon pricing press release, click here.
Editor's note: This post was updated on Aug. 5 to correct prices.