After many years of maintaining old fashion way of producing mid-sized pickup trucks, 2015 Chevrolet Colorado came as refreshment. This vehicle will have two cabin options- a crew-cab with a five-foot bed or a six-foot bed, and an extended-cab with a six-foot bed. There will be three trim levels to choose. Base model will be a WT work trucks, higher level will be LT and at the top of the class will be Z71. Inside of the cabin is spacious enough for two adults in the front and two-three children or adults in the back, depending on a cabin type. All of them will come with 17-inch wheels. Colorado’s payload capacity ranges between 1,410 and 1,590 pounds, while towing capacity goes from 3,500 pounds to7,000 pounds. It means that this truck can be used both as a working and a family vehicle.
Exterior and Interior
Exterior of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado will be refreshed and rejuvenated. There were some changes in headlamps, bumper and tail lights, but Chevy maintained its recognizable look.
Interior of the 2015 Colorado’s cabin is upholstered with premium materials. There is enough leg space for all passengers to accommodate while long distance and off road driving. As of technology features, there are power doors and windows, a power height-adjustable driver’s seat bottom and air conditioning. Of infotainment there are Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system, a 4.2 inches touch screen (or 8 inches touch screen in LT and Z71), USB ports, Bluetooth, GM’s OnStar service and LTE 4G, audio system and so on.
Colorado will also have a standard safety features, such as six airbags, stability control with trailer-sway control, hill start assist, and a rearview camera and more options at higher trim levels.
When it comes to an engine of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, you might want to have 2.5 liter four-cylinder in-line (I-4) which will be incorporated in base models. This engine is powerful to deliver 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. It can be mated either to a manual or automatic six-speed transmission. Both RWD and AWD are available. As of EPA figures, I-4 have excellent recommendations, since fuel economy is quite impressive-20/27 mpg city/highway with automatic transmission and a RWD, 19/26 mpg with manual transmission, and 19/25 mpg with AWD, respectively.
Other engine option will be a 3.6 liter V6. That one can pump out 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. The other important characteristic of this engine is fantastic towing capacity, since there is enough horsepower to complete such task. V-6 will be paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. V-6 EPA ratings are 18/26 mpg for RWD and 17/24 mpg for AWD. There is a word that there might be possibility for a third engine option-even more powerful 2.8-liter I-4 turbodiesel. You can expect this in 2016.
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Release Date and Price
2015 Colorado was released earlier this year and its price ranges from $20,000-$34,000.