Photo by Chris Wolski.

Photo by Chris Wolski.

Motor Trend has selected the Chevrolet Colorado as its 2015 Truck of the Year.

Motor Trend's Truck of the Year program is only open to all-new or significantly updated trucks and vans for the upcoming model year. For 2015, seven contenders were invited to compete; three competitors were asked to bring a powertrain and/or body style variant for a total of 10 vehicles overall:

  • Chevrolet Colorado WT and Colorado Z71
  • Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD
  • Ford F150 2.7L EcoBoost and 3.5L EcoBoost
  • Ford F-450
  • Ford Transit 350 HR and Transit 150 MR
  • GMC Canyon SLT
  • GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD.

The 2015 Colorado emerged as Motor Trend's 2015 Truck of the Year by a rare unanimous vote, according to the company. The editors were particularly impressed with Colorado’s handsome, clean-sheet design, “right-sized” package, excellent handling, and overall capability. Colorado’s potent yet efficient powertrains also returned best-in-class fuel economy according to Real MPG and EPA testing.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet