The powerful, versatile Chevy Colorado has long been known since its debut in 2004 as a reliable light-duty truck with a wealth of options for any driver. Through the years, the Colorado has featured unique configurations with sought-after features, like sport-tuned suspension, stylish body kits, and special edition styling. Any driver can find the right fit, with a choice among several different powertrains, front or all-wheel drive, and regular, extended, or crew cabs. Once you give it a try, you’ll probably agree with the Colorado’s many fans—you’ll get a fun drive with all of the utility and efficiency you need.
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The 2016 Chevy Colorado makes a serious impression right off the bat. Choose from four feature-packed trim levels—the base, WT, LT, and Z71– that offer a variety of different configurations and looks to appease any driver. From there, choose from either a 2.5L I-4 DOHC VVT engine that produces 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque or a 3.6L DOHC V6 engine that pumps out 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5L option boasts serious fuel efficiency, as much as 27 mpg on the highway. The 3.6L engine delivers incredible capacity, up to 12,700 lbs GCWR.
The interior styling and safety features are just as exciting. Stay totally connected and comfortable with features like available roomy leather seating, an ultra-quiet ride, USB charging ports, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi built in. You’ll feel safe and secure with the bevy of high-tech passive and active safety features, like rearview cameras and optional lane departure warning and forward collision alert.
The critics are clearly just as excited as we are about the current Chevy Colorado! Take a look at some of the industry’s most respected reviewers’ favorite features on the new Colorado:
- Cars.com: “I can’t deny it; the Colorado is a very attractive truck. Chunky and butch, but still featuring some of the sleekness of Chevrolet’s corporate grille and headlight treatment, the Colorado is a distinctive, fresh face in the midsize truck segment.”
- Autotrader.com: “And the new diesel engine is only the latest of Colorado’s impressive benefits. Although the midsize-truck segment has been largely sedentary for years, the all-new Colorado changes that with a fresh, modern look, a new interior, a surprisingly cushy driving experience and a lot of equipment — more than chief rivals.”
- The Car Connection: “The Colorado leapfrogs other mid-size trucks with features like in-car Wi-Fi, touchscreen audio, and a rearview camera… it’s a real rival for full-size truck buyers in its top versions, punching far above its class with full-size towing and hauling capacity, not to mention horsepower.”
Though it’s early, there is some buzz about what to expect for the 2017 Colorado model. Most of the features and powertrains will carry over to the new model, but with a few small tweaks that might be a serious boon for truck buyers. Expect an available 2.8L turbo diesel 4-cylinder engine option that packs intense towing capacity with outstanding fuel economy. You can also choose between a short of long box configuration, as well as 16, 17, or 18-inch wheels.
Image is of 2016 Model