Review: 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Review

When Richmond drivers tell us they need a pickup for professional or heavy-duty purposes that can still be used day-to-day, the first – and usually the last – model we show them is the Colorado, a high-performing beauty of a pickup that was practically built for Virginia hills.

With ample trim levels to choose from, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado can be customized to suit your needs. Check out our full review to see why it’s a favorite among Chester area drivers:

Performance

The 2017 Colorado has three engine options. The base is a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine, with a 6-speed manual transmission, making 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. Next up is a 3.6-liter V6 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission, which churns out 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a diesel option – a 2.8-liter turbodiesel inline-4 with 6-speed automatic transmission, making 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.

All models are available with all-wheel drive and, as you may have guessed, the diesel model gets the best fuel economy at up to 30 MPG. The 2017 Chevy pickup has a maximum trailering capacity of 7,700 pounds and a max payload of 1,574 pounds. Upper trims come available with a trailering package, which includes a heavy-duty trailer hitch and 7-pin connector.

Features

The 2017 Colorado comes in five trims: base, WT, LT, Z71, and ZR2. The base model is bare-bones, for those who need space and performance without all the extras. It comes with an AM/FM stereo with 4.2-inch display, Teen Driver technology, and theft-deterrent system.

For those who want a professional vehicle with all the bells and whistles, the Colorado comes available with an OnStar Guidance Plan, premium 7-speaker Bose audio, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 8-inch touchscreen, navigation system, Sirius XM Radio, and Bluetooth Streaming Audio. Also, it has the option for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi. Additionally, the WT and LT models come available with Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.

Interior and Cargo

The base Colorado seats two passengers, while the WT, LT, and Z71 Extended Cab models seat four and Crew Cab models accommodate up to five passengers. Extended Cab models have a Short Box bed, which is 57.8 inches wide, 61.7 inches long, and has 41.3 cubic feet of space. Crew Cabs have the option between the Short Box or Long Box, which adds over a foot in length and 8.6 cubic feet of volume.

Drivers can enjoy a simple cabin with 4-way power driver's seat and 2-way power passenger's seat, plus they can opt for heated front seats, power lumbar control, automatic climate control, and auto-dimming mirrors.

Pricing

Starting at $20,000 MSRP

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