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Chevrolet Colorado

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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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3 Generations

Colorado - 3 Generations

2015–2019 Colorado

Redesigned in 2015
2015–2019 Colorado Generation, 2019 Chevrolet Colorado model shown Showing the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

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.

  • MSRP Range $20,500–$42,500
  • Consumer Rating Not yet rated
  • Combined MPG 17-22
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab

  • MSRP Range $20,200–$42,000
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 119 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-22
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab

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  • MSRP Range $20,000–$41,625
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 166 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 $20,687–$36,559
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 106 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-22
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab

Notable Features in 2016
  • Turbo-diesel 2.8-liter four-cylinder (late availability)
  • MyLink multimedia system with Apple CarPlay integration available
  • Four-door crew- and extended-cab models
  • Two cargo box lengths
  • Forward collision alert, lane departure warning available
  • Current List Price $19,290–$33,882
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 57 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-22
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab

Notable Features in 2015
  • Redesigned after three-year hiatus
  • Four-door crew- and extended-cab models
  • Two all-new engines
  • Redesigned interior and exterior
  • Crash avoidance and lane departure available

2013–2014 Colorado

The Chevrolet Colorado was not produced from 2013–2014

2004–2012 Colorado

Redesigned in 2004
Showing the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

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. 

  • Current List Price $6,343–$22,919
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 29 reviews
  • Combined MPG 17-21
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2012
  • Choice of three cabs
  • Four-cylinder, five-cylinder or V-8 engine
  • Manual or automatic
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Current List Price $6,108–$22,800
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 9 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 $6,176–$20,396
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 17 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 $3,461–$20,209
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 11 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-21
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2009
  • 5.3-liter V-8 newly available on extended and crew cab models
  • Upgraded brake system
  • Fuel-management computer tweaked for extra mileage
  • New ZQ8 sport suspension
  • Stability control now standard on all models
  • Current List Price $4,554–$16,290
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.9) 38 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 $4,188–$15,128
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.0) 23 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-23
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2007
  • More-powerful 185- and 242-hp engines
  • Three cab configurations
  • Three suspension choices
  • Xtreme sport edition available
  • Optional side curtain airbags
  • Current List Price $3,769–$13,673
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 39 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
  • Current List Price $3,933–$12,293
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 39 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-24
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

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 $2,900–$11,516
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.9) 36 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-23
  • Body Styles:

    Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Notable Features in 2004
  • 175- or 220-hp engine
  • Three cab configurations
  • Three suspension choices
  • Optional roof-rail side airbags
  • Available ZR2 and Z71 packages

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