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2018 Base 4x2 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB
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Price:   -  From $20,200
2018 WT 4x2 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $23,700
2018 WT 4x2 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $26,300
2018 LT 4x2 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $27,100
2018 WT 4x2 Crew Cab 6 ft. box 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $28,000
2018 WT 4x4 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $28,500
2018 LT 4x2 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $29,100
2018 Z71 4x2 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $29,700
2018 LT 4x2 Crew Cab 6 ft. box 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $30,700
2018 LT 4x4 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,000
2018 WT 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,500
2018 Z71 4x2 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,600
2018 WT 4x4 Crew Cab 6 ft. box 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,800
2018 Z71 4x2 Crew Cab 6 ft. box 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $33,000
2018 Z71 4x4 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $33,500
2018 LT 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $34,000
2018 LT 4x4 Crew Cab 6 ft. box 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $34,300
2018 Z71 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $36,200
2018 Z71 4x4 Crew Cab 6 ft. box 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $36,500
2018 ZR2 4x4 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $40,400
2018 ZR2 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $42,000
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Overview

Sitting below the Silverado, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is a mid-size pick-up truck that challenges the Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier, and Toyota Tacoma for a share of an increasingly popular part of the market.

What's New for 2018

A new high-performance ZR2 trim, dedicated to off-road pursuits, joins the Colorado range for 2018.

Chevrolet Colorado

Choosing Your Chevrolet Colorado

The Colorado range starts with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. Depending on the variant, you get a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic, with rear-wheel drive standard. The other gas-powered engine option is a 3.6-liter V6 churning out 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. It gets a six-speed automatic gearbox with rear-wheel drive or an eight-speed automatic with all-wheel drive.

Finally, there is the 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder that develops 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, allowing for a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. Like the V6, a six-speed automatic transmission comes standard with the rear-drive configuration and an eight-speed auto is standard with the all-wheel drive configuration.

Unsurprisingly, the diesel engine is the most fuel-efficient offering, providing 22 miles per gallon in city and 30 mpg highway. The 2.5-liter petrol engine returns 19 miles per gallon in city and 26 mpg highway, while the V6 offers 18/25 mpg. In other words, there's virtually no reason to buy the four-cylinder.

Chevy offers the Colorado in five trims and two body styles with two bed lengths. There's a Colorado Base and WT for budget buyers, a volume LT, a well-equipped Z71, and the high-performance ZR2. The most affordable body features an extended cab with two full-sized doors in front and a pair of half doors in back – it's only available with the longer 6.1-foot bed. A crew cab features four full-sized doors, and is available with either the 6.1-foot bed or a 5.1-footer.

With three engines, the choice of rear- or four-wheel drive, two body styles, two bed lengths, and five trims, there are a huge number of configurations available for the 2018 Colorado. In fact, there are more than we can list here. So instead, the prices we show will be for the most popular powertrain/body style combination for that trim, unless otherwise noted. As a general rule, if we're mentioning a price for a V6, four-wheel drive, or a Crew Cab body, it isn't likely the most affordable starting price.

Chevrolet Colorado

Base

The entry-level Colorado starts at $20,995 (including $995 destination charges) and is only available with the 2.5-liter engine, a six-speed manual gearbox, rear-drive, and the extended cab/long bed.

Standard features include 16-inch steel wheels, halogen headlights, four-way power-adjustable driver seat, rear-view camera and a 7.0-inch infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and six-speakers.

There is no optional package on this trim.

Unsurprisingly, the Colorado Base is designed mainly for fleet service and won't be too common on dealership lots.

Chevrolet Colorado

WT

The Colorado WT is the real-world base model, with prices starting at $29,245 for an extended-cab, four-cylinder model with four-wheel drive.

The WT trim adds two rear seats in the Extended Cab configuration and introduces numerous packages that can enhance Colorado's styling and comfort. For instance, the Custom Special Edition Package ($1,550) gives you five-year OnStar subscription, power-adjustable and body-color side-view mirrors, body-color door handles, body-color rear-bumper and 18-inch alloy wheels (16-inch wheels are standard). Meanwhile, the Convenience Package ($490) adds remote keyless entry, cruise control and an EZ Lift tailgate.

Standalone options include a $325 locking rear differential and plenty of stuff from Chevy's GearOn range of bed accessories.

Chevrolet Colorado

LT

A Colorado LT with the V6 engine and a Crew Cab/short bed body starts at $34,770 and represents a big step-up from the WT trim in terms of features. The LT is also the starting trim for the 2.8-liter diesel engine, which commands at least $36,495.

New components include 17-inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable side-view mirrors, remote keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, an eight-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, OnStar 4G LTE wifi, a USB charing port, and steering-wheel mounted controls.

Regarding the options, we suggest checking out the Luxury Package ($1,080) that adds heated driver and front passenger seats with lumbar support, single-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and a chrome rear bumper with chrome door handles. The Safety Package ($395) adds forward collision warning and lane departure warning, while the LT Convenience Package ($750) adds a sliding rear window with a defogger, fog lamps, and remote start.

Chevrolet Colorado

Z71

The Colorado Z71 in the Crew Cab/short bed body, V6 engine, and four-wheel drive starts at $36,935.

Features include those on the lower trims plus an off-road-focused suspension, automatic rear-locking differential, hill descent control, new 17-inch wheels, fog lamps, projector-beam headlights, automatic climate control, heated front seats, and remote engine start.

The Z71 is available in a special Midnight Edition trim that requires black paint but adds black wheels on knobbly Goodyear Duratrac tires, a spray-on bedliner, a body color grille, and black bowtie badges. It costs $2,995 and is the Z71's most notable extra.

Chevrolet Colorado

ZR2

The range-topping Colorado ZR2 is a $41,155 with the V6 engine and an extended cab body. It's also available with the diesel engine or the Crew Cab/short bed body, but four-wheel drive is standard no matter the configuration.

It gets driver-selectable front- and rear locking differentials, an off-road styling kit with increased ground clearance (you'll note the much taller front fascia, a highly advanced Multimatic DSSV damping system, all-terrain tires, leather upholstery, and wireless charging. There's also underbody armor to protect the delicate bits from rough terrain, spray-in bedliner, a trailer hitch with integrated brake control.

Aside from Chevy's GearOn accessories, the ZR2 is largely free of factory-installed options.

CarsDirect Tip

The ideal Colorado depends on your budget and requirement. For daily drivers, though, we'd recommend the LT trim with the V6 engine at the very least – if your commute includes long, uninterrupted freeway stretches, grab the LT with the diesel engine. As for body styles, the Crew Cab with the long bed is the most versatile, although the short bed has more attractive proportions and a lower starting price.

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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The Silverado’s smaller counterpart is the Chevrolet Colorado, one of several models comprising the rejuvenated mid-size pickup truck market. The Colorado offers strong engine choices, a comfortable cabin, and a wide range of options along with two cabin sizes.

Best Value

Chevrolet offers the Colorado in extended and crew cab body styles. We think the latter is the most sensible choice for anyone who wants to carry more than two passengers. The Z71, available as a four-wheel drive model, is our “best value” choice, as it offers a robust package of amenities along with off-road capabilities.

The Colorado Z71 with the long box starts at $33,970 (including a $995 destination charge). Standard features include a V6 engine, off-road suspension, an automatic locking rear differential, transfer case shield, and unique wheels set within all-terrain tires.

  • Model: 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Long Bed
  • Engine: 3.6-liter V6
  • Output: 308 hp/275 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: Four-wheel drive
  • MPG: 17 city/24 highway
  • Options: The Colorado Z71 comes well equipped, so we looked at individual options that make sense for most owners. The soft-folding tonneau cover ($595) and the Trailering Package ($250, trailer hitch and seven-pin connector) are two choices we think are most important.
  • Base Price: $33,970 (including the $995 destination charge)
  • Best Value Price: $34,815

Performance

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 produces 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque from its 3.6-liter V6 engine. An eight-speed automatic transmission works alongside this engine.

The V6 is strong, delivering ample off-the-mark acceleration and passing power. Pulling power is 7,000 pounds and that’ll cover the needs of most pickup truck shoppers. Some customers may opt for the available 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine has an output of 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Two benefits of the diesel engine are its 7,700-pound towing capacity and 30 mpg highway rating (28 mpg with four-wheel drive). On the flip side, you’ll pay $3,469 to make the upgrade and that’s the reason why it isn’t included as our best value model.

The Colorado with a V6 engine makes an EPA-estimated 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. That’s not too far off the mark from the diesel and nearly matches the standard engine’s 19/24 mpg city/highway rating.

Interior and Exterior

The Chevrolet Colorado looks very much like its larger sibling, and that’s a design pleaser for pickup truck buyers. An upright grille, square hood, and slab sides contribute to its rugged look. A CornerStep rear bumper supplies ease of access to the truck bed. The Z71 looks beefier than models below it, although it doesn’t peg the macho meter to the same degree as the ZR2.

Inside, the Colorado features a symmetrical dashboard with high-mounted controls, including helpful toggle switches. Cloth seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Chevrolet MyLink with an 8.0-inch color touch-screen, and a six-speaker audio system are among the standard features.

The Best and Worst Things

The Chevy Colorado in four-wheel drive guise is an off-road warrior. The Z71 package provides the body protection needed for serious off-pavement pounding. At the same time, your cost can rapidly increase, pushing toward $45,000 with every package option taken. Cheaper versions are available, but at some cost to interior trim and capability.

Right For...

The truck buyer who wants a pickup truck without the big footprint of a model such as the Chevrolet Silverado. The V6 does for the Colorado what a V8 supplies for the Silverado.

Wrong For...

Individuals whose payload and towing needs are above 1,500 and 7,700 pounds, respectively. Chances are, though, most people will find the Colorado meets their needs.

The Bottom Line

The current-generation Chevrolet Colorado is a strong improvement over the previous model and is a big reason why this truck and its GMC Canyon counterpart are helping spark new life into the segment.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 200 HP / 191 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd man w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
20 / 26 / 23 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
2
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 200 HP / 191 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
20 / 26 / 23 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Leaf
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Aluminum
Fuel Tank
21.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$80
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
212.7 "
Exterior Width
74.3 "
Exterior Height
70.4 "
Front Headroom
41.4 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
45.0 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
57.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,986 Lbs.
Wheel Base
128 "
Turning Radius
20.6 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Silver Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual
Bumpers
Front Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
2
Seat Trim
Vinyl
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way (4-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way (4-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Chevrolet Mylink Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Passenger
Remote Keyless Entry
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Pass-key Iii+
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 24,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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