The Chevrolet Colorado is a midsize pickup truck first introduced in 2004. This light-duty truck is available with a 2-door Regular Cab, 4-door Extended Cab or
4-door Crew Cab. Plus, you can get it with rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. The Colorado is a versatile truck that's perfect for adventure off-road or on. Its bold aesthetics will turn heads wherever you go. Plus, its durable, fully boxed frame along with its wide array of purposeful features lets you work smarter as well as play harder. It also has all the infotainment, communication and safety technology you need.
The Colorado has a black and chrome front grill, black and chrome front bumper,
rectangular LED headlights, LED fog lights, rounded muscular shoulders, aerodynamic body lines, body-color side mirror and door handles, high strength steel frame, 5.2 feet or 6.2 feet bed, up to 17 tie-downs, black cornerstep rear bumper, black chrome tailpipe and 16 or 17-inch rims. The Chevy Colorado also has skid plates protecting the undercarriage that enables it to safely make bold moves over rocks, streams and any other type of rugged off-road terrain for work or play.
Standard equipment on the interior of the Chevrolet Colorado includes power windows, power door locks, a 7-inch touchscreen, AM/FM stereo, a six-speaker audio system, auxiliary audio input, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, wireless stereo audio streaming, Bluetooth hands-free calling, USB audio inputs and a rearview backup camera. Options include the Chevrolet MyLink system, Navigation, Satellite radio, SiriusXM, OnStar featuring 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, remote start, keyless entry and carpeted flooring. Plus, it has either vinyl or cloth seating surfaces.
The Chevrolet Colorado has three different engines available. The standard is a 2.5 liter, 200 horsepower, 4-cylinder engine. It produces 191 pound-feet of torque. Next is an available 3.6 liter, 308 horsepower, DOHC V6 engine. It delivers 275 pound-feet of torque. It's powerful 4-cylinder DURAMAX® 2.8 liter, 181 horsepower turbo diesel engine puts out 369 pound-feet of torque. The first-generation Chevrolet Colorado, from 2004 to 2012, offered a five-speed manual transmission as an option. A six-speed manual transmission was an option in the second generation until 2019. On newer models, the 2.5-liter gas engine and 2.8 liter diesel engine work with a six-speed automatic transmission. The 3.6 liter V6 is mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The safety features on the Chevrolet Colorado have earned the truck’s good overall scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. With a frame made from high-strength steel, having multiple airbags, as well as an array of available advanced safety and driver assistance features, the Chevy Colorado is able to keep occupants safe whether exploring off-road or on. It also has a host of safety and driver-assistance features. They include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assistance, rear cross-traffic alert, following distance indicator and parking assistance.
The latest version of the Chevrolet Colorado comes in five unique trims. They are the Base, LT, Work Truck, Z71 and the ZR2.
Initially, the Base trim had power door and window locks, vinyl seating covers, six-speaker audio system, AM/FM stereo, auxiliary audio input, a 2.5 liter Ecotec gasoline engine, a six-speed manual transmission, chrome front grille and 16-inch steel wheels. Starting in the model year 2017, the Base model Colorado received a seven-inch Chevy MyLink touchscreen infotainment system as standard. It has Bluetooth, hands-free calling as well as wireless stereo audio streaming, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, AM-FM radio, auxiliary and USB audio inputs. Plus, it has a six-speaker audio system and most models have a rear backup camera. Options also include OnStar featuring 4G LTE Wi-Fi capabilities. In mid-2019 a 6-speed automatic transmission was introduced as standard equipment. The Base trim only comes with an Extended Cab.
This rear wheel drive vehicle is powered by a 200 horsepower, 2.5 liter 4-cylinder or a 308 horsepower, 3.6 liter V6 gasoline engine or a 181 horsepower, 2.8 liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine, working with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The LT trim is available with an Extended Cab or a Crew Cab, seating for 2 to 5 passengers and a short or long cargo box. Plus, it's available in 6 different exterior colors. The LT adds this equipment to the base Colorado level. Keyless entry, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, automatic transmission, an eight-inch color touchscreen, MyLink radio, Satellite radio, SiriusXM, OnStar, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity on recent models only and cloth seating surfaces. Some of its optional equipment is a 2.8 liter Duramax turbodiesel engine, remote start, GPS navigational radio, rear-view backup camera system, a Bose premium seven-speaker audio system and chrome exterior accessories.
This rear-wheel drive vehicle can be had with the same engines and cabs as the LT trim. Plus, it can be equipped with a long or short cargo bed. It has a 6-speed automatic transmission and is available in 6 different exterior colors and can seat between 2 and 5 people. The Work Truck has the LT's same standard equipment. But it has options like keyless entry, a seven-inch color touchscreen featuring MyLink radio, color-keyed door mirrors, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a 3.6 liter V6 gasoline engine and an automatic transmission.
Powered by a 308 horsepower, V6, 3.6-liter gasoline engine, the rear wheel drive Z71 trim comes with a Extended or Crew Cab, seats up to 5 people and has a long or short box cargo bed. It has a transmission overdrive switch and is available in 7 different exterior colors. It has all the features of the LT trim and adds a black front grille, aluminum-alloy wheels and seats with surfaces that combine vinyl and cloth.
The ZR2 comes with three engine choices, a 128 inch Extended Cab or 128 inch Crew Cab and either a short box or long box cargo-bed length. It has a six-speed automatic transmission, seats up to 5 people and is available in 7 different exterior colors. The ZR2 is designed for off-road use and is available with two-wheel or four-wheel drive.
The Chevrolet Colorado has outstanding towing capacity no matter which one of their engines is powering the pickup truck. The 2.5 liter, 200 horsepower 4-cylinder engine has a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds. The Colorado's 3.6 liter, DOHC V6, 308 horsepower engine has a maximum towing capacity of as much as 7,000 pounds. When the Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck is powered by its 2.8 liter, 181 horsepower Duramax turbo-diesel engine, its towing capacity increases to an outstanding 7,700 pounds. It gives you the ability to tow just about anything you need for work or play.
Hauling is another reason people buy pickup trucks. If you regularly pack the bed of your pickup truck with heavy loads you need to move to a work site, haul to the dump or move from one location to another, buying a Chevrolet Colorado is a good choice. While the 2011 version of the Colorado could only haul a maximum of just over 1,200 pounds, by 2015 the Chevrolet Colorado had a maximum hauling capacity of 1,600 pounds. So if you regularly have to haul heavy loads in your pickup truck, the Colorado is a great choice. Almost anything you can load into the bed of your Colorado you can haul it.
The Chevy Colorado performs well whether you are using it for work, to run errands or to have some fun. For a truck, it has impressive handling, a comfortable ride and it feels balanced as it moves around turns. People love its ride quality whether the bed is empty or it's full. The suspension does a good job soaking up road imperfections. Rear-wheel drive comes standard and four-wheel drive is available. When equipped with a V6 engine it has a very quick start and the turbodiesel engine makes towing heavy loads a breeze. It's also versatile enough to handle your daily commute. Cruising along in the Colorado the truck is smooth, quiet and refined. It has all the power you need and for a pickup truck it gets good fuel economy. The Colorado feels stable and composed when riding on winding roads. There's negligible body roll around turns. And its available four-wheel drive makes off-roading a lot more fun.
The Chevy Colorado has off-roading features that can improve your off-road adventures. They include a heavy-duty suspension system, locking differentials and hill descent control. Both the ZR2 and Z71 trims are both capable of running back-country trails over and through rocks and gutted washes without a problem. They make off-roading much safer and more fun. Driving this pickup truck is a pleasure. And it's great towing capacity is tied for tops in its class.
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