Chevrolet Colorado

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Base MSRP price range:
$20,120 - $34,415
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Ratings Category: Compact pickup trucks
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CR Model Summary
GM's small pickups, the Colorado and its GMC Canyon twin, are more maneuverable than full-size trucks and better equipped than their Nissan and Toyota competitors. Buyers can choose a 200-hp four-cylinder or a 305-hp V6, both backed by a standard six-speed automatic. V6 versions feature a tow-haul mode. A four-cylinder diesel is expected this fall. The ride is rather choppy, but handling is responsive. Rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are available. Inside are the latest electronics, including the MyLink Bluetooth audio system. These are the first small trucks to offer forward-collision and lane-departure warnings, and a backup camera is standard.
General Model Specs
Body styles
extended cab, crew cab
Drive wheels
Rear or part-time 4WD
2 front, 3 rear
Engines available
2.5-liter 4 (200 hp)
3.6-liter V6 (305 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed automatic
6-speed manual
Basic: 3/36
Powertrain: 5 year/ 100,000 mile
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First Drive - Chevrolet Colorado
Having a pickup is handy when you need to make a run to the hardware store to pick up big appliances, lumber, or yard supplies--until it comes time to park the large truck at the local home center or refill its huge fuel tank.

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Reliability History - Chevrolet Colorado
Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/no
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/no
Side curtain air bags Standard
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Standard
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap Good
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash NA
IIHS rear crash NA
IIHS roof crush NA
NHTSA overall crash score NA
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score NA
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger NA / NA
NHTSA overall side-crash score NA
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger NA / NA
NHTSA side pole-crash NA
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD NA / NA
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