2017 Chevrolet ColoradoBase 4x2 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB

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[The Chevrolet Colorado] is long overdue, but should attract many buyers because it has everything from handsome styling to two new engines.
- MSN Autos
It has the size, the features and the looks necessary to become the dominant truck in the compact class -- just don't mistake it for a midsize.
- Edmunds.com
The Chevy Colorado is designed for the owner who wants the utility of a pickup at hand, but doesn't regularly tow or haul heavy loads.
- New Car Test Drive
The new inline engines deliver smooth, refined power, but their off-the-line punch is a little disappointing.
- Edmunds.com


When the Chevrolet Colorado was redesigned for 2015, it became a contender for the midsize pickup crown, an impressive new challenger to the Toyota Tacoma.We've found the Colorado outclasses the Tacoma in ride, handling, packaging, fit and finish, interior space and materials, connectivity, driving position, and bed features.

The 2017 Chevy Colorado introduces a new V6 engine that's the same 3.6 liters as before, but it has direct fuel injection and makes a bit more horsepower, 308 hp, and can run on four cylinders when there's no need for power.The new 3.6-liter V6 is mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission.

The base engine is an eminently usable 2.5-liter four cylinder making 200 horsepower with a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.

Also available is a 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder that makes 369 pound-feet of torque (and 181 horsepower).It's the best choice for towing, rated to pull up to 7700 pounds.The diesel is rated by the EPA at 30 miles per gallon highway with two-wheel drive.But it's not cheap, so if it's lower fuel expense you're after, do a lot of number-crunching.You'll be looking at years and years before it pays off, unless the price of diesel drops relative to regular gas.

The Colorado makes the most of a standard boxed frame with coil front suspension and leaf springs at the rear.The electric power steering is weighted well.Its ride and handling is far better than the Nissan Frontier, as well as the Tacoma.Four-wheel disc brakes with long-life rotors are standard.(Much of what can be said of the Chevrolet Colorado holds for the similar GMC Canyon.)

Buyers can choose from different cab and bed configurations, including the standard extended cab with a two small rear doors, a very small bench seat, and six-foot bed; or the four-door crew cab with either a five- or six-foot bed (or no bed at all, for commercial sales).There's no regular cab Colorado, any more.

A crew cab Colorado works well as a second family car.

Four-wheel drive is available.On Colorado LT and Z71 models four-wheel drive can be activated manually.Autotrac activates the front wheels electronically, like all-wheel drive, for better grip and control on the road.Four-wheel-drive drops fuel economy by about two miles per gallon compared with rear-wheel drive.On the base WT model, the part-time four-wheel-drive system is simpler, intended more for mud, sand or snow.

Fuel economy for the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission is an EPA-rated 20/26 mpg City/Highway, or 22 mpg Combined.The turbodiesel is rated 22/30 mpg City/Highway, or 25 mpg Combined.Colorado 4WD 3.6-liter V6 is rated 17/24 mpg City/Highway, 19 mpg Combined on Regular gasoline.

Colorado gets four stars overall from the NHTSA in crash testing, with five stars for side impact.Colorado earned the top Good rating for the demanding small overlap front test from the IIHS, a score that few vehicles achieve, let alone pickup trucks.


The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado comes in WT, LT, and Z71 models in many configurations.

They range in cost from $23,080 for the two-wheel drive WT with four-cylinder engine and manual transmission, to $35,630 for the 4WD Z71.However there's a very stripped down base model for $20,055, intended as a hard-core work truck.(All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

Standard equipment on all models except the base includes six airbags, stability control, trailer sway control, hill start assist, rearview camera, easy-lowering tailgate, touchscreen audio, and USB port.

The Z71 is the offroad version, so it gets hill descent control.

Options include forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning, Bluetooth, navigation, OnStar, 4G LTE data connectivity, and a larger touchscreen with Apple CarPlay.


The Chevy Colorado doesn't have the relentlessly rectilinear lines of the full-size Chevy Silverado.Its rising shoulder line softens the usual pickup silhouette.And it has a smaller and slimmer grille.Its fenders are boxy.The Chevy Colorado looks much more like a truck than does the 2017 Honda Ridgeline.


In the cabin, the Colorado is more like the Silverado.It's both rugged and upscale, with a fit and finish that's better than the Toyota Tacoma or Nissan Frontier.

The beefy steering wheel has lots of controls, with the shift lever mounted on a wide and tall console that can store an iPad, while holding two big cupholders and up to four USB ports, along with many small storage slots, bins, and trays.It feels plenty truck-like inside, but there's an element of sedan in the well-finished dashboard, the seat bolstering, and aluminum-look door and dash trim.

There's excellent headroom and legroom in the somewhat skinny front seats, which offer a big view out the windshield.The have a more natural driving position than other trucks in the class, with a higher hip point and a more ergonomic relationship to the steering wheel, unlike the splayed-legs stance you have to take in the Tacoma.The Colorado is far more relaxing to drive for trips longer than an hour.

The rear of the extended cab is a pair of jump seats best suited for packages or child seats, or maybe kids.The crew cab only offers cramped accommodations for adults, with bolt-upright seatbacks and a marked lack of kneeroom.Keep that in mind when you're thinking of making it a second family car.

The bed is a big selling point.The payload is 1410 to 1590 pounds, while there's an available bed extender that stretches the six-foot bed to eight feet, as big as a full-size truck, by using the tailgate.The step on the bumper makes it easy to climb into, and the slow-dropping tailgate will be appreciated every day.There are some 17 points for tie-downs, either a spray-in bedliner or a drop-in one, and available cargo dividers, a system of racks and carriers, cargo nets and tonneau covers, and a drop-in toolbox.

Driving Impression

By pickup truck standards, the Chevrolet Colorado offers a smooth ride that handles bumps well, making it a compelling alternative to a car.We could be perfectly happy commuting daily over rough roads in heavy traffic in a Chevy Colorado.We cannot say that about the Toyota Tacoma or Nissan Frontier.There are motions that make their way into the Colorado cabin, but big tire sidewalls help tame them.

More competitive is the Honda Ridgeline.While the Honda Ridgeline employs unibody construction, the Chevy Colorado is a body-on-frame design.Body on frame is considered superior for towing and hauling and for durability.

The new 3.6-liter V6 makes 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.The 8-speed automatic transmission is also new.

The 2.8-liter turbodiesel was new for 2016.It makes 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque at just 2000 rpm, so it pulls like a V8 across the rev range, even at high elevations and up steep grades, with few downshifts.The optional exhaust brake helps control downhill speeds with a full load.

If you don't carry or tow big loads, the base 2.5-liter engine, with its 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque, will probably work for you.It's acceptable for medium-speed urban duty.You can get it with a manual transmission, but in this case the 6-speed automatic works well with the four-cylinder engine.

The Toyota and Nissan four-cylinder trucks get better fuel mileage and Tacoma dominates in durability and rugged-terrain capability, but the Colorado a far better choice for the kind of driving and infrequent hauling that a lot of truck buyers do.


The Chevrolet Colorado is a good choice for an everyday vehicle that needs to act like a car most of the time but have the ability to haul when needed.Its smooth ride and convenient cab make it a compelling choice.The affordable four-cylinder works as a second family car in the crew cab configuration, and with four-wheel drive it could be the winter vehicle; the rear seats are squeezed but can handle two kids.The turbodiesel tows great but is expensive.The V6 and 8-speed automatic are both new.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

ABS Brakes
Air Conditioning
Front air conditioningManual
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeIntegrated roof
Digital Audio InputYes
Memory Card SlotYes
RadioAM/FM stereo
Radio Data SystemYes
Total Number of Speakers6
Front brakesVentilated disc
Fabric TypeVinyl
Fabric Type 2Vinyl
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Shift knob trimUrethane
Steering wheel trimUrethane
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet2
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver, passenger and rear
Power steeringSpeed-proportional electric power steering
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Steering wheelTilt-adjustable
Bed Length Measurement1,880 mm
Front Head Room1,052 mm
Front Hip Room1,397 mm
Front Leg Room1,143 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,461 mm
Front track1,585 mm
Overall height1,788 mm
Overall Length5,403 mm
Overall Width1,887 mm
Rear track1,585 mm
Wheelbase3,259 mm
left rear passenger door typeReverse opening
Rear door typeTailgate
right rear passenger door typeReverse opening
Driver Seat
Height AdjustablePower
Manual Adjustments6
Power Adjustments4
Axle ratio4.10
Driven WheelsRear-wheel
Block HeaterRegular duty
Compression Ratio11.30 : 1
Displacement150 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power200 hp
Max RPM6,300 RPM
Max Torque RPM4,400 RPM
Size2.5 L
Torque259 Nm
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsLEV II
Exterior Features
Fuel Consumption
City12.2 L/100 km
Combined10.9L/100 km
Highway9.2 L/100 km
Bed Length1,880 mm
Driven WheelsRear-wheel
Engine Size2.5 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Mfr Bed TypeRegular
Number of CylindersI-4
Trans Speeds - VA6
Trans Type - VAManual
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual adjustable
ClockIn-radio display
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear View CameraYes
Trip computerTrip computer
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Headlights auto delayAuto delay off
Headlights dusk sensorDusk sensing
Power door locksPower door locks
Driver mirror adjustmentManual
Passenger mirror adjustmentManual
Vanity mirrorsPassenger vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
Manual Adjustments4
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity2
Total Seating Capacity2
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationUnderbody w/crankdown
Spare Wheel
Rim typeAluminum
Stability and Traction
Stability controlStability control with anti-roll
Traction controlABS and driveline
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeShort and long arm
Rear Spring TypeLeaf
Rear Suspension ClassificationRigid axle
Rear Suspension TypeLeaf
stabilizer barFront
Speed RatingS
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemTire specific
Width265 mm
Towing and Hauling
Trailer Sway ControlTrailer sway control
Manual / automaticManual
Number of speeds6
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Pickup Bed TypeRegular
Vinyl floor coveringVinyl floor covering
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size4.2"
Video Monitor LocationFront
basic distance60,000 km
basic months36 months
drivetrain distance160,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distance160,000 km
roadside months60 months
rust distance160,000 km
rust months72 months
Weights and Capacities
Curb weight1,808 kg
Fuel Capacity80 L
Gross vehicle weight2,449 kg
Ground clearance213 mm
Payload627 kg
Towing Capacity1,588 kg
Turning radius6 m
Rim TypeSilver steel
Wheel CoversHub
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
One-touch windows1
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassLight
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Rear step bumper
Trailer sway control
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
1-touch up
Air conditioning
Driver door bin
Front beverage holders
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Rear door bins
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
AM/FM radio
Radio data system
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Delay-off headlights
Exterior parking camera rear
Fully automatic headlights
Low tire pressure warning
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
Block heater
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Front centre armrest
Power driver seat
Front anti-roll bar
Front wheel independent suspension
Power steering
Speed-sensing steering

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Base 4x2 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB, Slave Lake, Alberta

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