Soon after putting ten trucks by way of its most comprehensive truck-evaluation program to date, MOTOR TREND has named the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado “Truck of the Year.” Soon after numerous days of rigorous testing and hundreds of road miles, for MOTOR TREND’s most rigorous truck-testing program in history, the magazine editors ultimately chose the 2015 Chevy Colorado as the Truck of the Year.
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado outclassed all of its competition in design and style, efficiency, engineering and security, as nicely as many other categories. Only all-new or “considerably updated” trucks for the new model year have been eligible for consideration.
The 10 automobiles evaluated by MOTOR TREND had been:
Chevrolet Colorado WT
Chevrolet Colorado Z71
Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD
GMC Canyon SLT
GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD
Ford F150 2.7L EcoBoost
Ford F150 3.5L EcoBoost
Ford Transit 150 MR
Ford Transit 350 HR
By unanimous vote, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado won MOTOR TREND’s Truck of the Year award for 2015, the editors getting specifically impressed with the Colorado’s new “clean-sheet” style, outstanding handling and all round common driving capability. The 2015 Colorado’s efficient, but brawny, powertrain also earned ideal-in-class fuel-economy ratings from both the EPA and Actual MPG testing.
MOTOR TREND’s editor-in-chief Edward Loh stated the 2015 Chevy Colorado is ideally sized and suited for many of today’s truck purchasers. Loh went on to say the Colorado is both smart and capable, and is an unusually “sincere” truck that makes a sturdy statement for each worth and general efficiency.
In years past the Colorado had a reputation for poor handling and becoming underpowered even so, Chevy went to function, entirely redesigning the 2015 model. Chevy Trucks’ director of marketing and advertising, Sandor Piszar, said the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado delivers truck purchasers the adaptability of a pickup truck in a refined and effective, fuel-effective midsize platform that is capable of delivering up to 27 mpg EPA on the highway. Piszar also pointed out that for the 2015 Colorado to come out on best of MOTOR TREND’s thorough assessment and win the 2015 Truck of the Year award shows how the Colorado has changed the game by offering pickup-truck purchasers fresh alternatives.
MOTOR TREND’s assessment team subjected every single of the truck contenders to several actual-globe driving tests. MOTOR TREND’s initial series of trials incorporated a 1/four-mile -60 mph acceleration and 60- mph braking with out payload test. An identical payload was then added to each and every automobile and the autos had been driven over 250 miles to the Arizona-Nevada border in an effort to evaluate both loaded fuel economy and ride high quality. The cars were then driven along the renowned Davis Dam in Bullhead City, Arizona for additional evaluation these assessments included an instrument-monitored test made to mimic passing scenarios when carrying a load.
The MOTOR TREND team then took the cars out on a planet-class automotive proving ground for further instrument acceleration tests with nominally weight trailers. The trucks with the trailer were also driven along a brief-handling course to evaluate maneuverability, outward visibility, acceleration and braking. The last testing stage took the autos along a 21-mile loop via Arizona’s Hualapai Mountains.
Following MOTOR TREND’s exhaustive over-the-road evaluation, all of the trucks had been shipped to MOTOR TREND headquarters in El Segundo, California to go through proprietary fuel-economy testing. Utilizing the most sophisticated flow-rate and exhaust-gas analyzers, Actual MPG measured the tailpipe emissions throughout an 88-mile 3-hour lengthy drive about Los Angeles to document actual-planet fuel economy.
Soon after all testing was completed MOTOR TREND editors assembled to figure out which automobile would be coroneted as Truck of the Year. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado was not chosen as winner from a direct comparison against its competitors, but alternatively as a result of how each and every one of its competitors performed throughout testing and against the Truck of The Year Award’s six criteria of Design and style Advancement, Fuel Efficiency, Engineering Excellence, Functionality, Safety and Worth.