For 2012, Chevrolet makes a number of equipment changes to the Colorado line. The Power Convenience Package is added to 1LT trims, while 2LT trims gain standard front bucket seats. LT models no longer offer a manual transmission, and the 5.3-liter V8 engine is no longer offered on the 1LT. A locking rear differential is made standard on 2LT, 3LT and 1LT 4x4 models.
Enhanced safety features include standard StabiliTrak stability control and a new braking system with improved stopping distance. A host of new equipment includes revised wheels, more standard equipment on LT trims and an improved Z71 package. A 5.3-liter V8 can now be ordered on both Extended and Crew Cab models.
The all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado can carry a hefty payload and tow a 7,000-pound trailer, yet it's small enough to park in a garage. It's available as an Extended Cab or Crew Cab, rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive, and with a 5- or 6-foot bed. Its attractive styling, interior refinement and efficient-yet-powerful engines set it apart from its Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier competitors. The new Colorado has best-in-class towing, is expected to offer best-in-class fuel economy, and is first in its class to offer features like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning and a standard back-up camera. All that, plus refinement and cool tech features should also attract owners of crossover SUVs who may have left the midsize truck market when it became stagnant.