Facts about Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck. The Chevrolet Colorado is a mid-sized pickup truck made by Chevrolet.
History of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup
The Chevrolet Colorado pickup first came out in 2004 as a replacement for the Chevrolet S-10. The first generation ran from 2004 until 2012. The second generation came out in 2012.
Design of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup
The cheapest body style of the Chevrolet Colorado is the two door cab cab; in 2015; that version was around $21,000. A short box crew cab and low box crew cab, both giving it four doors, add to the price of the vehicle. The Chevrolet Colorado is available with five and six foot truck beds.
The ZR2 package makes the Chevrolet Colorado suitable for off-roading. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado has an eight inch infotainment screen and rear vision camera.
Adding features like a Bose audio system, lane departure alerts and trailering equipment add several hundred dollars each.
The Chevrolet Colorado is a twin of the GMC Canyon truck; The GMC Canyon replaced the GMC Sonoma truck.. The Isuzu i-Series truck was based on the Chevy Colorado model. That line was ended in 2008 due to poor sales. The Chevrolet Colorado is sold under the Isuzu D-Max label in 2015. For first generation, there were several trim lines. The basic version is the DX line. The LX adds cruise control, power mirrors and several other features. LT adds fog lamps. The LTZ trim level adds side steps, optional leather seats, LED tail lamps and projector headlamps.
In the second generation of the Chevy Colorado, the base trim level has no extras. The WT is the slightly improved trim level, LT comes with more features and is the most commonly sold version, while the Z71 is the top line.
Performance of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup
The baseline Chevrolet Colorado gets around 26 miles per gallon. This is actually very good gas mileage for a truck. With the more powerful engine and truck beds, miles per gallon drop to 17 mpg.
The original version of the Chevrolet Colorado is a platform used for the Hummer H3. The baseline engine is a 200 horsepower, 2.5 liter four cylinder engine. You can upgrade to a 300 horsepower 3.6 liter V6 engine strong enough to tow loads up to 7,000 pounds. The four cylinder engine can pull 3,500 pounds. There is an optional Flexpower engine that can run on ethanol or gasoline, and the Duraxax engine that is turbo-diesel.
The Chevrolet Colorado is available with two wheel and four wheel drive. The basic transmission is a six speed automatic.
Rivals of the Chevrolet Colorado pickup
The major rivals for the Chevrolet Colorado is the Toyota Tacoma truck, Ford F-150, GMC Canyon, Ram 1500, Honda Ridgeline and Nissan Frontier. The Chevrolet Colorado used to compete with the Dodge Dakota and Ford Ranger; both of those vehicles dropped out of production shortly after the Colorado started production.
Trivia about the Chevrolet Colorado pickup
In 2015, Motor Trend named the Chevy Colorado the truck of the year.
There was a May 2015 recall for the 2015 model year Chevy Colorado for seat frames that may have been improperly attached to the frame.
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