Over time, it is not uncommon for the carpet inside your pickup to get rack up stains, which can really detract from how your Chevy truck looks. How does your inner cabin stack up with the rest of your Chevrolet Colorado? A locking rear differential, which may aid traction in some situations, is also optional, and three different axle ratios are available with the V-8 to suit possible uses like hauling or off-roading. All models now have a body-color front fascia, body-color moldings have been reconfigured and the Z71 Off-Road model gets a new grille design. Though some reviewers complain about materials quality, others say the Colorado's interior is adequate. Edmunds splits the difference, saying buyers will appreciate the Colorado's balance between outright performance and fuel efficiency. The Good While a basic Colorado comes with a choice of a 2. However, it also warns digital readouts can be washed out by direct sunlight.
Three very different engines are offered on the Colorado: a 185-horsepower, 2. Appearance-wise, wheel designs have been completely revamped, while Z85 models get what was previously optional as a Sport Appearance Package. Thanks to mechanical improvements this year, the Colorado's highway rating goes up to 25 mpg. Most four-cylinder models have a standard five-speed manual transmission, and a four-speed automatic is optional with the four-cylinder but standard with the other two engines. Model overview: The Colorado is offered in a bewildering number of combinations, to suit uses ranging from industrial and construction to farm use to luxury commuting and occasional boat-towing or off-roading.
The Colorado is offered in a bewildering number of combinations, to suit uses ranging from industrial and construction to farm use to luxury commuting and occasional boat-towing or off-roading. We know that isn't a completely fair comparison, as they aren't identically equipped, but you still get the basic idea that there has been a significant improvement. The specially tuned suspension also improved things in the Motor Trend figure eight, where the Colorado's numbers went from 30. Cargo-bed-carrying capacity is limited, as the six-foot bed won't hold a 4x8 sheet of plywood, and the four-door Colorados have it even worse with only a 5-foot, 1-inch bed. While competitors are offering more car-like cabins, the Colorado keeps its interior pure truck. When it comes to overall seat comfort, most reviewers say the front seats are more comfortable than the back seats, regardless of cab style. What are you waiting for? Getting to speed isn't just quick -- it's fun.
The Colorado has a new V-8 option on extended and crew cab models, standard Stabilitrak stability control, improved braking, better fuel economy, and a number of new features for 2009. The best way to protect the seats is to invest in seat covers for both the front and rear. We do not require a core charge or a return of the old part or engine. Replacements: It is company policy that we receive the original auto part back before sending you a replacement auto part. Disclaimer: -Some of our units used engine, transmission, axle, etc. If you crave carlike speed but only need to carry small loads around, the Colorado V-8 may be just what you're looking for.
All of our engines and transmissions carry a 1-year warranty with optional extensions up to 2 additional years. The sub-seven-second 0-60 mph engine is, in fact, the same Vortec V-8 found inside the Hummer H3 Alpha. According to most reviewers, the new engine is worth getting not just for its power but for its smoothness, although from a purely fiscal standpoint the V-8 doesn't add much towing capability. This truck really is a street rod, and there aren't many of those in the compact-pickup world right now. The quicker steering is nicely tightened up over that of the loosey-goosey normal Colorado, but it still lacks feel. All 2009 Colorado models receive StabiliTrak electronic stability control, as well as a new braking system that features better braking feel and improved stopping power.
Appearance-wise, wheel designs have been completely revamped, while Z85 models get what was. Base model Colorado's are sparsely equipped, but features are plentiful at higher and pricier trim levels. No returns without prior authorization from the Supplier see Contact Us page. The options list includes assist steps, a rear sliding window, leather seats and a sunroof. This includes three cab styles--regular, crew, and extended--and two bed lengths. ConsumerGuide digs a little deeper, noting climate and audio controls are simple to use and clearly marked before remarking on the Colorado's easy-to-read gauges. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
With the V-8, the Colorado is quite enjoyable to drive, though across the line, the steering is vague and requires frequent corrections. The Colorado also excelled when stopping from 60. Ride height is closer to that of a sedan than of a half-ton pickup, as is the low 16. She'll also attend the 24 Hours of Daytona and take part in an endurance race in a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette. With so many different configurations, it's easy to find one that suits you best, and the longer six-foot bed is among the longest available in its class.
While four-door models can seat six, the rearseat back rests stand uncomfortably upright, and realistically can only seat two adults comfortably. Here's the biggest problem: the price. The layout of controls and gauges gets high marks, however, for a simple and straightforward design. The new 300-horsepower V-8 boasts features such as polymer-coated pistons, roller-tipped rocker arms, full-floating wrist pins, and six-bolt main bearings. The two continuing engines are the 2. On the road, the lowered Colorado feels much like a car. Kelley Blue Book declared the base Colorado is a great alternative for recreational truck users, noting its alloy wheels and pronounced fender flares bring some visual excitement to its tall slab sides.