With its new 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine being the only one offered in the 2023 Colorado pickups

And this is especially true given that one of its engineers explains why the diesel option was eliminated

Since most truck aficionados assume that a diesel engine is capable of heavy lifting, its absence

Nick Katcherian is the Colorado's chief engineer. He recently denounced the old diesel engine

arguing that the 2.7-liter turbocharged engine in Muscle Cars & Trucks is superior

It surpasses the previous diesel engine in every category based on the data it gathers.

Three versions of the 2.7 are offered. These are the base 237 hp engine with 259 lb-ft of torque

However, a win is a win. Also, the Hyundai Santa Cruz is ahead of the Gladiator with an 8.2 rating