2017 AT 4x4 LWN CCLB Dark Slate Metallic
Imagine if they stuffed the LM2 diesel in the 3rd gen to replace the LWN?? 277hp, 460lb-ft, and even better fuel economy...Again, not fighting against the diesel. I'd love to still see an updated diesel as an option, even though I feel the 2.7 will do a great job as a replacement for the majority of people. But lets not forget the roughly 4 thousand dollar upcharge. If it was a $900 upcharge like in the Silverado from the 5.3, then we'd be talking. 4 grand is a lot to chew on for anyone but those guys that absolutely "need" a diesel truck.
Hopefully you'd get a lot more back down the road in reselling or trade.
Considering the limited availability of the LWN now and the latest pricing of other options, $4K is really negligible. It used to be much lower, like around $2K...but like everything else hit by inflation, the base MSRP has gone up over the past few years too. So not really more than you'd need to pay for sales tax and some dealer installed accessories.
A 2022 CCLB diesel Canyon equipped as closely as possible to my 2017 is like $49K, and the sticker on my 2017 CCLB diesel was around $35K...
And considering that most sub 50K diesel Colorados and Canyons (including mine) are worth the same as or more than they were new, I'd say depreciation is also negligible.