The new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is the latest mid-size truck from Detroit’s car manufacturer. This multi-purpose vehicle is designed to be both practical and a bit elegant at the same time, with choice between 3 engines including diesel for better fuel economy.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Design and Exterior
On the frontal side of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado the grille is smaller and slimmer, followed by much slimmer lines than on bigger pickup trucks. Although is a multi purpose vehicle, somehow it managed to look elegant. Still, the Colorado preserved boxy fenders, to resemble ones installed on a full size SUVs and trucks. The cabin of new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is built in two-door or four-door versions, which is fitted on board of a fully boxed frame with a coil front suspension. For more passenger oriented drivers, a four-door version is offered with choice of 5 or 6 foot cargo bed. Other drivers, who are focused on towing and transportation can opt for two-seater with standard 6 foot or extended 8 foot pickup bed.
Exterior paint of the new 2016 Chevy Colorado is available in 9 colors: Summit White, Black, Silver Ice Metallic, Red Hot, Red Rock Metallic, Laser Blue, Cyber Gray Metallic, Inferno Orange Metallic and Brownstone Metallic. Wheels are available in three different sizes: starting from 16-inch steel and aluminum rims, up to 17 and 18-inch in aluminum, with 5 different rim-shapes.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Interior
Inside the cabin of the 2016 Chevy Colorado overall ruggedness and beefy steering wheel remind passengers that this is a pickup truck. Driver’s position is good, and dashboard is easy readable with small shield to protect LCD display from the direct sunlight.
Front seats and rear bench are sturdy and less comfortable than in some SUV, but still their configuration leaves enough leg room and neck support. Center console and doors host some space for lots of small storage slots, bins, and trays. Rugged cockpit has a centrally-mounted 8 inch touch screen, with buttons for regulating air-condition. Interior can be holstered in cloth, leather and vinyl.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado engine specs
When it comes to the engine of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, it has been upgraded with a four cylinder 2.8 Liters diesel engine, with a power of 181 hp at 3,400 rpm, 369 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. This engine is praised by Chevrolet for being the most efficient in its class with a fuel consumption of 22 MPG in city and 31 MPG. Interesting fact is that available towing capacity for this diesel engine is staggering 7,700 lbs.
Two more engines are available for 2016 Chevrolet Colorado: a 2.5 Liter with four cylinders and 3.6L V6 engine. With a 200 hp, 191 lb/ft and fuel economy of 20 MPG in city or 27 MPG on highway, modest 2.5L engine is among best in its class. The bigger V6 engine produces 305 hp with a torque of 269 lb/ft. Fuel consumption is 18 MPG in city and 26 MPG on a highway. Towing capacity for the 2.5L and for the 3.6L engines are 3,500 lbs and 7,000 lbs respectively.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Price and Release date
Since May, 2016 Chevy Colorado is available in show rooms of resellers and official distributors. This pickup truck is available in three forms: as a extended cabin with long cargo box, and as a crew cabin with both short and long boxes. Depending on a trim level, price ranges from $20,100 for the base model, up to $31,510 for Z71 edition.