The Colorado is Chevrolet’s mid segment vehicle which stands somewhere between a full-size truck and a crossover. The midsize truck is being worked upon with a revised V6 engine and freshly designed transmission, better performance capability and special suspension hardware for the ZR2 model which significantly improves its off – road capability. With a starting price of $20,000, this mid size truck has a lot to offer.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado Engine
There are three available engine options. A 2.5 liter inline four cylinder engine producing 200 hp and 191 pound feet of torque, comes paired with a six speed manual transmission. This configuration is available as standard in the base model. The automatic transmission will be available in WT or higher trims. The optional engines are a new 3.6 liter V6 engine producing 308 hp and 275 pound feet of torque, available for the first time in Colorado. This comes paired with eight speed automatic transmission. The other optional engine is a 2.8 liter turbocharged four cylinder diesel engine producing 181 hp and 369 pound feet of torque. This is paired with a six speed automatic transmission. The 2017 Colorado can tow up to 7700 pounds with its optional diesel engine which is exclusive in this class. The fuel efficiency strategies are also clever which gives it a class apart recognition.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado Exteriors
The exteriors of the Colorado haven’t witnessed much transformation from its predecessor. The higher trims run over 17 inch alloy wheels. The 2017 Colorado will be available in two- and four- seat extended cab and five-seat crew-cab body styles. There are five trim levels: Base, Work Truck (WT), LT, Z71 and ZR2. The impressive part comes out to be the bed length that the vehicle offers.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado Interiors
The interiors are neither luxurious not padded, but they are comfortable and best in class for what a truck may hold. There are vinyl upholstery and plastic designing, air-conditioning, a four way power driver seat with manual recline, a rearview camera and a six speaker sound system with a 4.2 inch display screen which are available as standard features in the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Base model. The cabin is mostly spacious apart from the rear legroom which is slightly tight. The optional features available in higher trims include Unique Cloth and Leather Upholstery, Remote Keyless Entry, Heated Front Seats, Cruise Control, Automatic Climate Control, Chevrolet’s MyLink System with Bluetooth connectivity, a 7 to 8 inch display, Voice Controls, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, USB ports, a Navigation System and WiFi Hotspot connectivity. The cabin is mostly peaceful as the noise from road and wind is assertively absent.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado Safety Features
How many airbags in 2017 Chevrolet Colorado?
The 2017 Colorado is built up of high strength steel frame and reinforced safety cage for a muscular body. The Airbag System includes Dual – stage Frontal airbags, Head – Curtain Airbags and Front Seat – Mounted Side – Impact Airbags. They ensue all round safety during an impact from a collision.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado Other Safety Features :
The Chevrolet’s OnStar Automatic Crash Response is yet another crucial safety feature which provides the information of any collision to the on – road emergency responders in a jiffy. There is a standard Rear Vision Camera in 2017 Colorado. The higher trims have the luxury of many driver assistive features like Forward Collision Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System and Hill Descent Control.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crash Test Rating – Safety Score?
The NHTSA has awarded an Overall rating of 4 star with a 4 star in Overall Front Crash Test, 5 star in Overall Side Crash Test and a disappointing 3 star in Overall Rollover Test.