Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

About Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

Last year it was a new diesel. This year, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado gets a new V6 engine mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission. The combination adds a bit of horsepower and torque, but thanks to the new transmission, there's no fuel-economy penalty. Also new this year is the Colorado ZR2, a specialized model featuring off-road gear that the most die-hard Baja 1000 watcher will love. It all combines with the Chevy Colorado's existing strengths: an available diesel engine that gets up to 30 mpg; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; a comfortable and quiet interior, and much more. The changes all help ensure that the 2017 Colorado gives no ground against its biggest rival: the segment-leading Toyota Tacoma.

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2017 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab
What's new for 2017?
2017 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

A new V6 engine features cylinder deactivation at highway speeds to help improve fuel economy, while the 8-speed automatic it comes with aids acceleration and towing and hauling. The ZR2 is for off-road enthusiasts who want the highest-tech equipment they can get from the factory.

  • Expert Rating: 8.5
  • Consumers Rating: 8.5
  • MPG 19|26
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab
What's new for 2016?
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

All-new last year, the 2016 Chevy Colorado adds a new 4-cylinder Duramax diesel engine, plus cool technology like Apple CarPlay.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab
What's new for 2015?
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

For 2015, everything starting with the frame – designed to be tough like the frame of its big brother Chevy Silverado – is new, including the body, engines and interior.

2012 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab
What's new for 2012?
2012 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

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.

2011 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab
What's new for 2011?
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

For 2011, the Colorado receives newly designed front seat head restraints and the upgraded OnStar version 9.0.

2010 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab
What's new for 2010?
2010 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

For 2010, the Colorado's available V8 engine receives variable valve timing, while head curtain side airbags are made standard on all models.

2009 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab
What's new for 2009?
2009 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

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.

2008 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab
What's new for 2008?
2008 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

OnStar with the Safe and Sound package is standard on 1LT and Z71 trim levels.

2007 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab
What's new for 2007?
2007 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

Quick to answer complaints of poor power, Chevrolet adds two new engines to the Colorado lineup: A 2.9-liter four-cylinder and 3.7-liter five-cylinder. Also new for 2007 is a tire pressure monitoring system and a revised automatic transmission.

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Consumer Reviews

Best Mid-Size Truck

By on Sunday, December 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 400

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great Looks, perfect size ( fits in garage)"

Cons: "Narrow front seats, no sunroof or CD player option"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Just purchased ( Nov2015) the 2016 Chevy Colorado LT with 4x4, and all the options, fully loaded. I test drove all the competitors, including the 2016 Tacoma. Colorado wins on most fronts, the biggest negative on Tacoma was the seats do not raise or lower and you cannot get power seats. The Colorado seats do all of this. One negative, Colorado seats are narrow, more support is needed. Big guys will have a problem. Looks, power, gas mileage, and features, are all tops in the class. Some reviews on the 2015 said GPS Nav, Heated Seats, Ride Quality were issues, my 2016 has no issues, works great."

41 people out of 44 found this review helpful

Love it so far

By on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Good power, very quiet and looks good"

Cons: "Light and 4 wheel drive switch"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"2015 Z71 crew cab long bed, 2000 miles. Averageing 20 MPG combined right now. Recent trip I got a high of 28 but averaged 24 for the whole trip, 90% highway, 10% city streets. Comfortable for my 6'4" 230lb frame. Only issues I have are with the headlight and 4 wheel drive switch placment, knocked them several times getting out, wish they were a pull to turn, found a paint blemish that I will address with the dealer and one of the back seat covers is not secured. I do think on the Z71 they should have added a few things like cooled seats, heated mirors, 2 front 12 volt outlets and back up sensors. Radio speakers should have be better but for me its a truck. Overall I am very happy with the truck, plenty of power, feels smooth with good road feedback."

31 people out of 37 found this review helpful

Nice Driving Right Size Everyday Truck

By on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,700

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Fun to Drive, Decent MPG, Good Looking"

Cons: "Poor Seats, Useless NAV, A Bit Pricey"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I traded a full size 2013 Extended Cab Silverado on my Colorado. The mid-size truck drives very well,with good reflexes, sure tracking and easily judged wheel position. The back-up camera is excellent. Brakes are very good too. The 3.6L V6 makes a good deal of power, however it responds better to a more spirited driving style- your putt-putt types may find it lugging as the 6 speed auto tries to keep the highest gear forever. The transmission also gets confused on part throttle downshifts, dropping two or three gears, going up two gears then settling on a one gear drop, a shame because this hiccup ruins an otherwise superb transmission. Gas mileage has been good, averaging 22.4 MPG in my normal mixed daily drive, around 24 MPG fast highway and about 18 MPG City. Much better than the 16.5 MPG the Silverado attained on average. Controls and dash layout are very good to excellent. Blue tooth and infotainment system work well except for NAV and voice control. The OnStar based NAV is just about useless (I hate OnStar). As for voice control, even the best diction confuses the system- it can't differentiate between "Call*** Mobile" and "XM Margarita-ville?" My single biggest gripe, the seats are terrible! Short, unsupportive lower cushion with no independent angle adjustment. If you raise the seat, it tilts forward too. The exterior styling is fresh and I like the fact it does not look like a 3/4ths scale Silverado. 4x4 works well too. All in all a very good, though not great, new truck."

37 people out of 46 found this review helpful

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