2015 Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet brings back its midsize Colorado for 2015.
A 2.5L I-4 is standard, and a 3.6L V-6 is available. Each engine is tuned, tested and validated for truck use, and feature direct injection and variable valve timing to make the most of power and efficiency. Each is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the 2.5L is available with a six-speed manual transmission on extended cab 2WD Work Truck models.
When properly equipped, the 2015 Colorado offers a trailering capacity of more than 6,700 pounds. The Colorado will also offer a diesel engine—a proven Duramax 2.8L I-4 turbodiesel. The 2015 Colorado’s configurations are an extended cab model with a 6-foot bed, a crew cab with a 5-foot bed and a crew cab with a 6-foot bed. With the tailgate down, the 6-foot bed allows hauling of 8-foot-long items.
Colorado comes in WT, LT and Z71 trims, all in 2WD or 4WD. The off-road-inspired Z71 is the brawniest of the bunch. It also features a gunmetal grille surround—a change from the chrome standard on the other models—projector headlamps and unique 17-inch aluminum wheels.
To help keep overall mass down and improve the front-to-rear weight balance, the 2015 Colorado features a segment-first aluminum hood. It also features active aero grille shutters, which close at certain highway speeds to enhance aerodynamics. Colorado cabin designers paid attention to detail and premium appointments, including a sculpted headliner that enhances headroom, halo lighting on key controls for easier view and an open area at the front of the center console for easier phone charging. Base model estimated miles per gallon: TBD. Estimated starting price: $20,995.
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Compiled by Motor Matters