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Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet Colorado side view

Pros and cons of the Chevrolet Colorado

  • Two strong engine choices including turbo diesel
  • Good towing ability
  • User-friendly infotainment system
  • Additional options can drive price up quickly
  • Limited electronic safety tech
  • Considerable road, wind and tire noise
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Chevrolet Colorado

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Chevrolet Colorado

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats2 - 5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption11.9 - 15 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.8 - 13 L/100km
  • Width1886 - 1948 mm
  • Length5395 - 5713 mm
  • Trunk space-
  • Cargo space-
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Chevrolet Colorado

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Chevrolet Colorado 2015 - present is available in 5 trims:

Base trim features and specs

Available with the Base trim:
  • Emergency wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the Base trim:
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Extended cab
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Base trim:
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Base trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Power door locks (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Base trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:11.9 - 12.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.1 - 9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:725 - 738 km

WT trim features and specs

Available with the WT trim:
  • Emergency wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the WT trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Extended cab
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the WT trim:
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the WT trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the WT trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:11.9 - 12.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 - 9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:693 - 757 km
3.6 L - Gas - 305 hp
City consumption:13 - 13.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 - 9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:672 - 704 km
3.6 L - Gas - 308 hp
City consumption:13.4 - 14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.6 - 9.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:648 - 679 km

ZR2 trim features and specs

Available with the ZR2 trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Spare wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the ZR2 trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Extended cab
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the ZR2 trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the ZR2 trim:
  • Android Auto (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the ZR2 trim:
3.6 L - Gas - 308 hp
City consumption:15 L/100km
Highway consumption:13 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:560 - 564 km

Z71 trim features and specs

Available with the Z71 trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the Z71 trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Extended cab
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Z71 trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Z71 trim:
  • Android Auto (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Hill start assist
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the Z71 trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:11.9 - 12.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 - 9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:693 - 757 km
3.6 L - Gas - 305 hp
City consumption:13 - 13.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 - 9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:672 - 704 km
3.6 L - Gas - 308 hp
City consumption:13.4 - 14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.6 - 9.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:648 - 679 km

LT trim features and specs

Available with the LT trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Emergency wheel
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the LT trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Extended cab
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the LT trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the LT trim:
  • Android Auto (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Hill start assist (optional)
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi
Available across all trims:
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the LT trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:11.9 - 12.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 - 9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:693 - 757 km
3.6 L - Gas - 305 hp
City consumption:13 - 13.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 - 9.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:672 - 704 km
3.6 L - Gas - 308 hp
City consumption:13.4 - 14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.6 - 9.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:648 - 679 km

Overview of the Chevrolet Colorado

Learn about the Chevrolet Colorado

Summary

The Cobalt is engineered to provide a smooth ride with few bumps. That means you can look forward to driving without the jolting and jumping you often get with compact, budget-friendly vehicles. On top of that, the quiet cabin space makes for a peaceful driving experience. If a sportier car is what you’re after, you can upgrade to the SS trim for top-tier performance on the road. Turbocharged and supercharged options let you experiment with an even more responsive, thrilling ride while still staying within the realm of good fuel economy cars.

Safety

The Chevrolet Colorado is built to withstand the rigours of a work site, making it a willing companion for everyday duties. Its high-strength steel construction, reinforced safety cage and six standard airbags keep drivers feeling secure. Its raised ride height provides a comforting and commanding view of the road ahead. While it has a strong number of physical safety features, the Colorado only has a small lineup of digital safety tech, which is a drawback for some drivers.

Interior

Whether you pick the two-door or crew cab, the Chevrolet Colorado comes with a hard-wearing interior. The design is functional and attractive, and newer models come with an easy-to-use infotainment system. Seating choices include vinyl, cloth and partial-leather options, with a leather-wrapped steering wheel available on select trims.

Technology

The Chevrolet Colorado can be tricked out with a variety of handy technology. Unfortunately, most of the best features are pricey options, quickly driving up the sticker price. Some of these include wireless charging, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and the biggest version of the in-dash infotainment screen. Standard tech on the current Colorado includes:

  • Rearview camera to facilitate backing up
  • 7-inch infotainment screen
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

Note that the first-generation Chevrolet Colorados come with less technology, as the model was introduced back in 2003.

Space

Even as a smaller truck, the Colorado offers up plenty of room for your family or your work crew. The four-door model offers more space in the second row, but even adults should find the two-door’s backseat acceptable while on short journeys. Order up the long bed, and your Colorado comes with 1,880 mm of storage out back.

Comfort

Thanks to its class-exclusive turbo engine, the Chevrolet Colorado is the towing champ of mid-size trucks. Properly equipped, it pulls up to 3,493 kg. As is the case with most trucks, be prepared for a substantial amount of wind, tire and road noise in the Colorado. This is doubly true in the off-road-ready ZR2 model, which uses trick suspension components from Canadian company Multimatic. Despite this, the ride itself is quite smooth.

The V6 engine in the current model is actually more powerful than the first-generation Colorado’s available V8 engine, despite also getting better fuel economy. That’s what we’d call progress!

Frequently asked questions about the Chevrolet Colorado

Yes, though they're rare. The first-generation Colorado had the option of a V8 model for the 2009–2012 model years.

Yes, the current Chevrolet Colorado can feature an optional 2.8 L Duramax turbo-diesel engine, offering plenty of low-down pulling power.

No, the Colorado is Chevrolet's mid-size truck offering. We recommend the brand's full-size Silverado for those seeking more space or towing capacity.

Despite its mid-range size, the Colorado can tow plenty. When properly equipped—including the diesel engine—it has a best-in-class 3,493 kg towing capacity.

The Chevrolet Colorado and its GMC Canyon sibling are both built at the award-winning Wentzville production plant in Missouri, USA.