This is the first I've heard of this. I assume they're doing it for mileage? If so they'll probably use the same engine but with more boost or a larger turbo. At least if they had brains. But GM isn't really known for brains.
There is a significant power gain between the cruze and these trucks... well in the torque at least. the horse power is 151 in the cruze verus 181 in the trucks. 2.0L vs 2.7L.This is the first I've heard of this. I assume they're doing it for mileage? If so they'll probably use the same engine but with more boost or a larger turbo. At least if they had brains. But GM isn't really known for brains.
mainly filters. The CTD has been on the market over 2 years and you cant get a simple filter from you auto parts store. If the truck took the same filter the demand would grow. My Harley takes same oil filter no matter what size engine you have.i am going to say that no parts are shared. You have the 2.0L for the cruze and the colorado/ canyon is a 2.7L. Both are turbocharger engines. but with capacity being different they have different demands for oil and fuel. I imagine that no part will be the same between these two.
--what parts would you think would be the same or interchangeable?
or did you mean between the two trucks themselves and excluding the cruze.
I'll give the diesel Colorado a pass, but otherwise, I agree.I wouldn't buy a truck if it wasn't reasonably quick. It's part of the bonus of having a truck.
That's 100lb-ft+ more than any engine offered in the competition(mid-size truck), and more respectable numbers for a truck than the 269lb-ft at 4000RPM offered in the colorado 3.6L v6 gas (car)engine. The 3.6L gas needs to be revved to the moon to have any power, the [email protected] means at the diesels [email protected] will match the 3.6L at the same RPM when you look at a dyno chart and have more usable low RPM torque to boot. The 3.6L will still be faster but will be out preformed when towing or driving in hills.The 2.8 has 369 @ 2 grand which still isn't that much.
Acceleration, yes. Towing, towing MPG and solo MPG will be the 2.8L strong suit. Seems most solo test drives have been averaging 27mpg with the 2.8L duramax, most 5.3L test drives are only averaging 16mpg.However, quickness will not be it's strong suit. A 5.3L Ecotec V8 Silverado will run circles around it.