Used 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Pickup
Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Pickup
With a new look, new engines and more refinement, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is set to revitalize the compact/midsize truck segment.
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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.
You'll Like This Car If...
The new 2015 Chevy Colorado will appeal to people who want to tow a trailer or carry gear, but want an easier time parking and better fuel economy than a full-size truck offers. It is also more refined, more efficient and more capable than the other trucks in its segment.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you want to tow more than 7,000 pounds or need more interior space than a compact/midsize truck can offer, the new Colorado is not for you. It also doesn't have the same history in the segment as the stalwart best-selling Toyota Tacoma.
What's New for 2015
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.
The good-looking 2015 Chevy Colorado was fun to drive, with plenty of power coming from both the 3.6-liter V6 and the 2.5-liter inline-4, both of which are available with a 6-speed automatic transmission. (A 6-speed manual comes standard with the inline-4.) We had to work the 4-cylinder Colorado harder than the V6, but with the smaller engine, the truck felt more spry and agile. The brakes were responsive and the ride was compliant, but not mushy. Space is tight in the second row of the Extended Cab model, and getting in and out is challenging, so we expect most people to choose the Crew Cab. The new Colorado offers a very quiet interior filled with creature comforts like an 8-inch touch screen, standard back-up camera, and the ability to make the Colorado a Wi-Fi hotspot. End result: The interior is part comfy crossover, part tough pickup.
GearOn BED CARGO DIVIDER
The GearOn system includes an available platform for the new Colorado that's the length of the bed, which serves as a storage system. You can tie down bikes, work supplies or other gear on top and stow gear and tools underneath, out of view.
MyLink works with OnStar to give Colorado a safe way to stay connected. It'll allow hands-free control of the stereo and phone calls, can read texts to you as you drive, and with OnStar's 4G LTE, can make the Colorado a Wi-Fi hotspot.
One of the key aspects of the new Colorado that sets it apart from the competition is the truck's interior. The Colorado is designed to be durable and capable of handling the rough treatment that often comes with using a truck on the job, yet the materials and features like MyLink, an 8-inch color touch screen and seat heaters align it more with the interior you would find in a small crossover SUV. It also has the quietest cabin in its class.
The new 2015 Colorado has key features that make it easy to load and unload cargo. Two of the most important are the standard CornerStep rear bumper, which provides a convenient way to get to gear that's in the truck bed, and the available EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgate, which allows you to lift the tailgate with one hand. The most off-road-capable Colorado, the Z71, has its own look, thanks to its 17-inch aluminum wheels and tires, and an off-road suspension package.
Notable Standard Equipment
Every 2015 Chevy Colorado comes standard with a rearview camera and the CornerStep rear bumper. Other key standard features include a 4.2-inch screen for the 6-speaker stereo, cargo box lighting, power windows, and a locking tailgate. However, most people will buy the LT or Z71 trim levels as opposed to the Base and the Work Truck, and with those higher trim levels, things like three months of Sirius Satellite Radio, cruise control, OnStar, an 8-inch touch screen and navigation system, an overhead console, and a rear defroster are standard.
Notable Optional Equipment
The new Colorado is available with a spray-on bedliner, fog lights, cross rails for the cargo box storage system and a locking rear differential. Many safety features come standard, but Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning are now available as well, for the first time in any compact/midsize truck. Other niceties include seat heaters for the driver and front passenger, and if someone wants something bigger than the standard 16-inch steel wheels, there are different styles of 17- or 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Under the Hood
For 2015, the new Chevy Colorado is available with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder or a 3.6-liter V6, and most of those will come with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Those who want a manual gearbox can get a 6-speed behind the 2.5-liter. Both of these engines are expected to have best-in-class fuel economy (in 2-wheel-drive models), and EPA estimates agree. For 2016, a third engine will be introduced: a 2.8-liter diesel powerplant. While it will likely cost more than the 3.6-liter V6, the diesel engine also promises to offer plentiful torque and should produce excellent fuel economy.
200 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm
191 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26 mpg (manual), 20/27 mpg (automatic, 2WD), 19/25 mpg (4WD)
305 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm
269 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17-18/24-26 mpg (automatic)
The Base Colorado, a 2WD Extended Cab with the 4-cylinder engine and the 6-speed manual transmission, starts at $20,995, including destination. A 4-wheel-drive longbed Z71 Crew Cab Colorado with the V6 and the 6-speed automatic tops out at $44,430 with all the bells and whistles. While that top-of-the-line cost may sound pricey, it is right in between those of the Frontier and the Tacoma. To make sure you get the best deal on a new Colorado, be sure to check out the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price. And since the Colorado is an an all-new truck, it's still a little too early for us to predict its resale value.
Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Consumer Reviews
October 18, 2018
2018 Colorado Z71 4x4 Crew Cab. Awesome Truck!
I have owned many vehicles from a 88' 4Runner, a few S-10s, a Suburban, two Silverados, a Frontier, and a 1st gen Colorado that I sold @...
August 23, 2018
Awesome Urban road toy.
Hang - the thing warns you when you are too close to another vehicle. OnStar talks to you. Go anywhere, do anything machine. And all...
August 10, 2018
enjoy driving and its apperance
great vechicle with good miles per. gal.
June 05, 2018
traded my 2010 Colorado 2wd for this truck got the base with locking diff and V6 plenty of power and very comfortable 4wd. off road...
October 29, 2017
Perfect as a truck, & not a (monster) TRUCK...
I decided to trade in my baby, a 10 Camaro SS/RS, for a 17 V-6 Z71 Colorado 4X4, which also allowed for the sale of my 02 Tracker winter...
September 07, 2017
A Pleasure to Own
This is a review for the 2016 Z71 4x4 w/ V6. // I have now owned this car for a little over a year and about 14000 miles. I am very...
March 09, 2017
best truck yet
excellent in every respect.
February 03, 2017
Perfect truck for my needs
I bought my 2016 Colorado quad cab Z71 short bed in 11/16 equipped with the 2.8L Duramax turbo diesel. I currently have 7900 miles on it...
February 01, 2017
I have owned Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, and Ford small pickups. I traded my Nissan Frontier, which I liked, for this new 2017 Colorado. I...
January 20, 2017
have owned my Colorado 2 years. my second one. love it!!!!