GM's small pickups, the Colorado and its GMC Canyon twin, are more maneuverable than full-sized trucks and are better equipped than their Nissan and Toyota competitors.
We tested the V6 engine, which returned 18 mpg overall, and the four-cylinder diesel, which got 24 mpg overall.
The ride is rather choppy, but handling is responsive.
Rear- and four-wheel-drive versions, along with extended-cab and crew-cab body styles, are available.
An optional locking tailgate is new.
Inside are the latest electronics, including the easy-to-use infotainment system.
The only available active safety features are FCW and lane departure warning.