2015 to 2016 GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado K&N Intake Kit Boosts Horsepower

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Top view of K&N 63-3089 intake system for GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado

Utilizing technology that K&N has been perfecting since 1969, the 63-3089 intake system features an oversized, washable and reusable filter, an aluminum heat shield, HDPE intake tube, and silicone couplers for a simple install that is guaranteed to boost HP.

The Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Colorado were ranked eighth and ninth as the top selling pickup trucks of 2015. As many as 19,126 Colorados and 7,152 Canyons were sold.

Three engines are available to power the 2016 Colorado – a 2.5-liter I-4 V6, a 3.6-liter I-4 V6, and a Duramax® 2.8-liter turbo diesel. It includes a Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with an 8-inch diagonal touchscreen that integrates with the Apple CarPlay to allow easy interaction with your iPhone features. The MyLink also includes Pandora, the streaming Internet radio station. The system responds to voice commands or control buttons mounted to the steering wheel. In addition, the MyLink includes a navigation system that offers turn-by-turn directions and a three-month trial of Sirius XM Travel Link.

The interior also exhibits an all-new multicolor driver information center that is standard on the LT and Z71 models. There are also four USB charging docks to make certain that your personal consumer electronics products are powered up.

Chevrolet includes its OnStar RemoteLink key fob with RemoteLink app, which is standard for five years and permits the owner/driver of the vehicle to remotely start the vehicle, lock and unlock the doors from anywhere, and activate the vehicle's horn and lights so that you can find it in a crowded parking lot. The car also includes a plethora of safety features including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and a rear-vision camera.

K&N 63-3089 intake system installed in engine bay of GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado

The K&N 63-3089 air intake kit is designed to replace the entire factory air intake system.

A 2.8-liter I-4 turbo diesel engine powers the Colorado and generates 181-horsepower at 3400 rpm and 369 lb-ft of torque at 2000 rpm. Segment-first exhaust brakes use the engine compression to slow the truck down, which reduces the amount of conventional braking needed while driving downhill. The engine can feed off of B20 biodiesel and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Two gasoline engines are available. A 3.6-liter V6 has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 18 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway on the two-wheel drive models and 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway on the four-wheel drive. A 2.5-liter 4-cylinder delivers 200-horsepower and has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 20 mpg in the city and 27mpg for the two-wheel drive models and 10 mpg city and 26 mpg on the highway for four-wheel drive models with an automatic transmission.

Standard features include a CornerStep rear bumper, Duralife™ brake rotors, and projector-beam headlamps with LED signature lighting. Optional equipment includes lane departure warning and forward collision alert, EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate, and IntelliLink with an 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen. The truck features the largest cargo box by volume on a midsized pickup. Upper tie downs are available and can be placed in 13 locations to help manage cargo of different shapes and sizes.

K&N offers the 63-3089 air intake kit for the Colorado and Canyon. The system boosts horsepower, improves throttle response and engine sound and is designed to significantly reduce air intake restriction that is inherit in the factory air intake system and smooth and straighten airflow. As a result, the engine will take in much more air than the factory air filter assembly allowed.

The K&N air intake system features a chrome topped K&N high-flow air filter and heat shield and installs into the original air box space. An aerodynamic, HDPE intake tube channels the air into the engine's throttle body for a power gain that can be guaranteed. The tube holds the factory mass air sensor and crank case vent hose. Installation is easy because the intake kit is designed to use the factory holes and mounting points and takes about 90 minutes. It works with OEM computer systems and will not void the vehicle warranty.

Back view of intake tube for K&N 63-3089 intake system for GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado

The intake tube has all the provisions needed to be a direct bolt on, including a slot for the mass airflow sensor and crankcase vent tube.

The air filter is washable and reusable, and lasts up to 100,000 miles before service is required, depending on driving conditions. The air filter performs so well because of the way it is constructed. It includes four layers of cotton gauze that has been treated with a special grade of filter oil that makes the strands of the cotton media very sticky. This permits it to capture and hold dirt particles. When it comes time to clean the filter, K&N offers air filter cleaning kits that can be used to clean the filter. Once cleaned, the filter can be re-oiled and put back into the vehicle.

K&N is so sure of the quality of its air filters, it backs them with a Million Mile Limited Warranty®.

The air intake includes a heat shield that protects the air filter from high engine temperature and actually reduces the temperature of the air entering the engine, which helps to boost horsepower. The tube is rotationally molded of interlaced high density polyethylene. This allows the precise shaping of the tube to reduce turbulence and accelerate airflow into the engine.

The K&N 63-3089 air intake kit is designed to fit the following vehicles:

2016 GMC CANYON 2.5L L4
2015 GMC CANYON 2.5L L4

You can view all the air intakes that K&N makes for these vehicles at the Air Intake Systems for the GMC Canyon and Air Intake Systems for the Chevrolet Colorado pages. You can view all the K&N performance products for any vehicle by using the Search by Vehicle tool and you can find a local K&N retailer by plugging your location into the K&N Dealer Search as well.


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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 50 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit