One of the popular discussions on Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon forum boards has many owners of this mid-size pickup at odds over which engine to choose: the “best-in-class” 3.6L V6 or the four-cylinder Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel. There are solid arguments on both sides of the debate and choosing one engine over the other is not an easy choice. If you’re towing a trailer and want torque with better highway fuel economy you might be considering the turbo-diesel. For everything else including daily driving, hauling, cost, passing power and all-around spirited performance driving, the V6 is the hands-down favorite choice. Still, neither one of these engines offers anything close to V8 performance, something that Colorado and Canyon fans miss.
As it has since the beginning of hot rodding, the performance aftermarket has come up with the best solution for the V6-versus-turbo-four quandary as well as mid-size pickup owners who just want better performance. Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon owners can get the best of both worlds by adding an Edelbrock Supercharger to the 3.6L HFV6 engine. The Edelbrock V6 Supercharger is the best horsepower-per-dollar upgrade that boosts performance over stock by 24%, is emissions-legal in all 50 states, and includes a free 3-year/36,000-mile powertrain warranty.
“On the road, the supercharger kit turns the Colorado into something it always should have been: a capable, comfortable, and effortlessly powerful midsize truck.“ — Truck Trend Magazine
Truck Trend magazine spent a weekend with our 3.6L V6-powered 2017 Colorado outfitted with an out-of-the-box Edelbrock Supercharger (kit #1518) with the supplied 50-state emissions-legal calibration. Click on the image above to read the Truck Trend Daily Driven review, and look for the feature of the Edelbrock Colorado in the final print edition of Truck Truck on your newsstand.