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Chevrolet Colorado

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2 Generations

Colorado - 2 Generations


The popularity of smaller pickup trucks goes in waves, and the Chevrolet Colorado continues to ride the current one. Now in its second generation, the Colorado is the smallest pickup in Chevrolet’s lineup, slotting below the Silverado and Silverado HD trucks. Mechanically similar to the GMC Canyon, Colorado buyers can choose between one of two bed lengths, as well as a gas four-cylinder, a gas V-6 or a turbo-diesel four-cylinder. Z71 Colorados appeal to those looking to go off-road, and for an even more intense experience, the ZR2 model is Chevy's own little Baja runner, with advanced off-road technology. 

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Off Road Shoppers

Off-Road vehicles include four-wheel-drive SUVs and pickup trucks with the extra feature of a dual-range transfer case or dedicated crawl mode for extreme off-road driving. May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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Towing

Towing vehicles can tow a minimum of 2,000 pounds (see specifications for maximum). May require specific trim level and/or optional features.

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2015–2019 Colorado

Redesigned in 2015


The Colorado took a short hiatus before returning for 2015, just as the number of small pickups on sale began to dwindle. A full redesign brought a fresh, modern appearance and new powertrains. Bigger than its predecessor, the second-generation Colorado is more of a mid-size pickup as opposed to a compact one. It's available with a 6-foot, 2-inch or 5-foot, 2-inch bed with rear corner steps in the bumper, and in extended or crew cab form. Interior quality is much better than the previous generation. The 2016 model year saw the debut of a turbo-diesel 2.8-liter four-cylinder engine. For 2017, the off-road-oriented ZR2 arrived with a modified body, knobby tires and special shock absorbers for intense off-roading.

2015–2019 Colorado Generation, 2019 Chevrolet Colorado model shown Showing the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado
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MSRP Range $21,300–$42,900
Consumer Rating
(4.4) 55 reviews
Combined MPG 17-22
Body Styles Crew Cab, Extended Cab
Notable Features in 2019
  • Three engines, including a turbo-diesel
  • Extended or crew cabs
  • 5-foot-2-inch or 6-foot-2-inch beds
  • New ZR2 Bison off-road variant
  • Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi available
  • Maximum 7,700-pound towing capacity
  • MSRP Range $20,010–$46,687
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 201 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-22
  • Body Styles Crew Cab, Extended Cab
Read About the 2018 Model 2018 Colorado Articles
  • MSRP Range $20,109–$38,269
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 175 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-22
  • Body Styles Crew Cab, Extended Cab
Notable Features in 2017
  • Three engines, including a four-cylinder diesel
  • Extended or crew cabs
  • 5-foot-2 or 6-foot-2 beds
  • New ZR2 off-road variant
  • Available in-car Wi-Fi, four USB ports
  • Towing capacity up to 7,700 pounds
  • Current List Price $18,501–$34,501
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 124 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-22
  • Body Styles Crew Cab, Extended Cab
Read About the 2016 Model 2016 Colorado Articles
  • Current List Price $13,898–$34,390
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 69 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-22
  • Body Styles Crew Cab, Extended Cab
Read About the 2015 Model 2015 Colorado Articles

2013–2014 Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado was not produced from 2013–2014

2004–2012 Colorado

Redesigned in 2004


The Colorado debuted for 2004 as a replacement for the S-10 pickup truck. Power came from a standard 175-horsepower, 2.8-liter four-cylinder engine or an available 220-hp, 3.5-liter five-cylinder. The engines were slightly enlarged for 2007, resulting in higher outputs for both. A new, optional 300-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 arrived in 2009. Side curtain airbags became standard in 2010. 

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  • Current List Price $5,835–$21,151
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 38 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-21
  • Body Styles Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab
Read About the 2012 Model 2012 Colorado Articles
  • Current List Price $5,519–$21,739
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 10 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-21
  • Body Styles Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab
Notable Features in 2011
  • OnStar version 9.0 available with improved voice recognition
  • Available Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • Aqua Blue Metallic exterior color replaces Inferno Orange
  • New front-seat head restraint design
  • 5.3-liter V-8 available
  • Side curtain airbags standard on all models
  • Current List Price $5,237–$18,901
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 18 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-21
  • Body Styles Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab
Notable Features in 2010
  • 5.3-liter V-8 adds variable valve timing
  • Side curtain airbags standard on all models
  • Current List Price $4,815–$17,355
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 12 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-21
  • Body Styles Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab
Read About the 2009 Model 2009 Colorado Articles
  • Current List Price $3,811–$15,247
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.0) 39 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-21
  • Body Styles Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab
Notable Features in 2008
  • 185- and 242-hp engines
  • Three cab configurations
  • Three suspension choices
  • Xtreme sport edition available
  • Optional side curtain airbags
  • Current List Price $4,344–$13,700
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.0) 25 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-23
  • Body Styles Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab
Read About the 2007 Model 2007 Colorado Articles
  • Current List Price $3,357–$12,657
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 43 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-23
  • Body Styles Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab
Notable Features in 2006
  • 175- or 220-hp engine
  • Three cab configurations
  • Three suspension choices
  • Available Z71 and ZQ8 packages
  • Xtreme edition available
  • Optional roof-rail side-curtain airbags
Notable Features in 2005
  • 175- or 220-hp engine
  • Three cab configurations
  • Three suspension choices
  • Available ZQ8 and Z71 packages
  • Optional roof-rail side-curtain airbags
  • Current List Price $2,408–$11,336
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.9) 42 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-23
  • Body Styles Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab
Read About the 2004 Model 2004 Colorado Articles

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