The Colorado's greatest improvement over the old S10 can be found in its chassis and powertrains. The new body-on-frame chassis is much more rigid than the old
... You can feel it in the way the Colorado handles, off-road and in the corners. Even over washboard roads, our Colorado exhibited none of the dash-rattling or squeaks we've come to expect from the S10. Chevrolet has also created a number of performance and off-road packages that enhance the Colorado's rugged image. Surprisingly, for such a small truck the Colorado possesses a rather wide turning circle. The standard in-line four-cylinder is fairly potent for such a small engine. When ordered with the manual transmission, it also offers exceptionally good fuel economy.