Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab

Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab

About Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab

Mid-size pickup trucks make a lot of sense, especially if you use your vehicle for work and play rather than shuttling to the office and running weekend errands. But, with budgets tight and fuel expensive a full-size pickup is probably overkill for most needs, which is why the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado is the right-size pickup for today's light-duty chores. Although its aging platform isn't as fresh as the Toyota Tacoma or Nissan Frontier, the Colorado still has a rugged charm about it. And its price point certainly can't be argued with, offering one of the most affordable entry-level trucks on the market. With the temporary demise of the Ford Ranger for 2012 (an all-new model is set to debut in 2013) and Ram not offering a Regular Cab Dakota, the Colorado has the domestic market all to itself. With a broad range of models, cab and bed configurations and engine choices, not to mention rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive, the Colorado is an attractive prospect for budget-conscious working folk and truck junkies in general.

2012 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab
What's new for 2012?
2012 Chevrolet Colorado Regular 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 Regular Cab
What's new for 2011?
2011 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab

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

2010 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab
What's new for 2010?
2010 Chevrolet Colorado Regular 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 Regular Cab
What's new for 2009?
2009 Chevrolet Colorado Regular 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 Regular Cab
What's new for 2008?
2008 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab

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

2007 Chevrolet Colorado Regular Cab
What's new for 2007?
2007 Chevrolet Colorado Regular 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.

Consumer Reviews

Best truck I've ever owned

By on Friday, August 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 76,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Power to weight ratio (V8 power), great handling"

Cons: "Air conditioning"

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

"My Colorado has been a great truck in the 2 1/2 years that I've owned it. "Expert" reviews have never been good for this truck, but I beg to differ. The 5.3L V8 tows up to 6,000 lbs and easily tows our ATV's, snowmobiles and pretty much anything else that we want to haul. My truck has heated power leather seats which is great in the winter time, plus it came with the rear locking differential and 4-wheel drive. It works like a full-size, but it's sporty and fun to drive. The only issues have been 2 broken wires in the rear ext cab doors and an H-VAC air conditioning switch. I'm not thrilled with the a/c, since the compressor cycles on and off to conserve fuel--a GM "feature". Other than that, it's been the best truck I've ever owned. I plan on driving it for years to come."

22 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Great Truck

By on Monday, October 5, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 147,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "cheap to maintain, good mpg, reliable, looks good"

Cons: "paint is kind of cheap, CD player broke"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"ive had this truck for 4.5 years and the mileage has gone from 59K to 147K since ive had it. The only thing Ive needed done outside the routine maintenance is a new throttle body and a thermostat. It isnt particularly fun to drive and doesnt have a ton of power, but thats not something you can expect to get in a 2wd 5 cyl pickup truck. What it lacks in performance it makes up for in reliability and mpg. I also use it to tow an 18' aluminum boat and it does the job just fine, never had an issues pulling the boat up the ramp. I bought this truck because i needed something cheap to run but that could still do everything i needed it to as a pickup and it has been better than i could have hoped. Im currently looking to upgrade to a full size pickup but feel confident that my colorado could go for another 100k miles."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

V8 worth every penny!

By on Monday, November 5, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Right size, great V8 power! (18 mpg avg)"

Cons: "Price is steep, but worth it for me."

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

2012 Chevy Colorado V8- Aqua Blue Metallic

"I traded in an S10 ZR2 and knew I wanted a V8. Colorado just the right size for my garage. Full size features in midsize package. Interior a little cheap and "plastic". Very happy with power, handling, and towing. Comfortable back seat for people under 6'."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

2012 Chevy Colorado V8- Aqua Blue Metallic

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