1. 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado is the top compact truck on the market right now. Its diesel version is the most capable model in the lineup. Chevrolet offers the Colorado in a crew cab only, so there’s no single cab diesel model. Under the hood is a relatively small but potent 2.8-liter Duramax diesel four cylinder with 181 HP and 360 lb-ft of torque.

That may not sound like much; however, the Colorado is capable of towing 7,700 pounds, which is great for a compact truck. With this towing capacity, the Colorado is perfect for a car trailer, camper or boat.

The best thing about diesel Chevrolet Colorado trucks is the fuel economy. It has an EPA-estimated rating of 22 miles per gallon in city driving and 30 miles per gallon highway, which are good fuel numbers for a pickup truck.

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