The Chevrolet Colorado comes with a choice of three engines. The standard truck comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine making 200 horsepower, while an optional 3.6L V6 makes 308 horsepower. The Duramax turbodiesel is a 2.8L four that boasts 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.
All three engines achieve solid fuel economy numbers. The Colorado is rated at 26 mpg on the highway for 4-cylinder 2WD models, with the V6 truck coming in at 25 mpg highway in 2-wheel drive trim and an impressive 31 mpg from the diesel. Despite this, the truck is still able to tow up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped with the Duramax diesel engine and a tow package.
The Colorado is available in three basic body styles: extended cab long box, crew cab short box and crew cab long box. While the extended cab has rear hinged back doors and a small pair of rear seats, the crew cab features four doors and rear seats big enough to comfortably sit adults, even on long drives. 4-wheel-drive and 2-wheel-drive variants are available in any of the three body styles.
There are four trim levels for the Chevrolet Colorado: Base, WT (Work Truck), LT and Z71. Base models are only available on extended cab variants and while they obviously feature the fewest amenities, bells and whistles, they still have several notable features. Base models come standard with 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, a 6-speed manual transmission, a rearview camera, pickup box light and a chrome rear bumper.
WT trims are similar to the base model but can be ordered with the crew cab. The WT trim also adds heavy-duty suspension, an improved infotainment system and an automatic transmission.
The LT trim adds a little bit of luxury to the mid-sized pickup. A 4-way power adjustable driver's seat is standard, as are 17-inch wheels, a body-colored rear bumper, an 8-inch color screen, remote entry and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
For buyers who want a Colorado with improved off-road capabilities, there's the Z71 off-road package, including heavy-duty suspension, a locking rear differential, some underbody protection, a powered front passenger seat, automatic climate control and an automatic lift gate.
Safety features on the Colorado include Stabilitrak stability control, traction control and anti-lock brakes. There are six airbags in the Colorado including dual stage front airbags. A rearview camera is standard, as are 4-wheel disc brakes.
Small Truck Utility
Three Engine Choices, All Featuring Good Fuel Economy
Car-like Ride And Handling
Strong Technology Feature Set
Changes to the 2019 Chevy Colorado are limited in scope adding a new 7.0-inch touchscreen for the base trim and a new 8.0-inch system for LT trims and up. The 2019 Colorado also adds rear high speed USB ports, a 6-way power driver's seat, an HD backup camera on higher end trims, and an available heated steering wheel. Finally, a few visual touches and off-road extras like new wheel options and skid plates are available, as well as three new colors, Pacific Blue Metallic, Crush and Shadow Gray Metallic.
Chevrolet calls the Colorado a "mid-sized" pickup truck, but it's actually the smallest pickup truck built by GM, slotting below the Silverado and Silverado HD. That said, the Colorado is available in a couple of cab and bed styles, allowing it to stretch out and haul more cargo depending on the individual trim ordered with the vehicle. Starting under $21,000 the Chevrolet Colorado competes closely with the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier as a truck that can both haul cargo and drive around in the city without any serious concerns about parking or street size.
Engine, 2.5L I4, DI, DOHC, VVT (200 hp [149.0 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 191 lb-ft of torque [259 N-m] @ 4400 rpm) (Not included on Crew Cab models.)
Transmission, 6-speed automatic, HMD, 6L50 (Standard on Extended Cab models. Requires (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine or (LWN) 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine. Available on Crew Cab models.)
Rear axle, 4.10 ratio (Requires (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine. Not included on Crew Cab models.)
GVWR, 5600 lbs. (2540 kg) (Standard on Extended Cab models with (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine only.)
Transfer case, electric, 2-speed
Four wheel drive
Recovery hooks, front (Deleted when (PDZ) Chrome Appearance Package, LPO is ordered.)
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
Wheels, 16" x 7" (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) Ultra Silver Metallic steel
Tires, P265/70R16 all-season, blackwall
Tire, compact spare T175/80R18, blackwall (Requires (RTX) 18" x 4.5" (45.7 cm x 11.4 cm) Black cast aluminum, compact spare wheel.)
Wheel, compact spare, 18" x 4.5" (45.7 cm x 11.4 cm) Black cast aluminum (Standard with (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine only. Not included on Crew Cab models.)
Bumper, rear chrome
CornerStep, rear bumper
Moldings, Black beltline
Headlamps, halogen with automatic exterior lamp control
Cargo box light, back of cab
Mirrors, outside remote with manual-folding, Black
Glass, windshield shade band
Door handles, Black
Tailgate handle, Black (Not available with (SCZ) Chrome tailgate handle, LPO.)
Audio system, Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system 7" diagonal color touchscreen, AM/FM stereo. Additional features for compatible phones include: Bluetooth audio streaming for 2 active devices, voice command pass-through to phone, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
USB data ports, 2 includes auxiliary input jack, located on the front console
Seats, front bucket
Seat adjuster, driver 4-way power with manual recline
Seat adjuster, passenger 2-way manual fore/aft with manual recline
Seats, dual rear with underseat storage (Extended Cab models only.)
Console, floor, front compartment, custom
Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
Floor mats, carpeted front (Deleted when (B38) full-length Black vinyl floor covering is ordered. Requires (B30) color-keyed carpeting floor covering.)
Display, driver instrument information enhanced, one color
Windows, power with driver Express-Up and Down
Door locks, power
Theft-deterrent system, immobilization
Air conditioning, single-zone manual climate control
Handles, door release, front and rear, Jet Black
Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
Visors, driver and front passenger with passenger vanity mirror
Lighting, interior, center dome
StabiliTrak, stability control system
Traction control, electronic
Daytime Running Lamps
Airbags, Dual-stage frontal airbags for driver and front passenger; Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for driver and front outboard passenger; Head-curtain airbags for front and rear outboard seating positions; Includes front outboard Passenger Sensing System for frontal passenger airbag (Always use seat belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Rear Vision Camera
Teen Driver mode a configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report card gives you information on driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver
Tire Pressure Monitor System
Heavy-Duty Trailering Package
Preferred Equipment Group 4WT
WT Convenience Package
6-Speaker Audio System Feature
Premium audio system: Chevrolet Infotainment System