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Chevrolet Colorado

It's hard to mention American-made cars and trucks to an SUV enthusiast and not think of Chevrolet.Chevrolet is one of the forerunners of the American automotive industry and was started in 1911 by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant in answer to Henry Ford's company.At the time, Ford was the unchallenged leader in automotive design, sales, and engineering.It only stood to reason that competition was on its way.

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About the Chevrolet Colorado

Like many Chevrolet products, the Colorado is known for its appearance and diverse package options. This truck was first introduced to the public in 2004 and was created to replace the Chevy S-10 compact truck line.The new version of the Colorado is characterized as a midsize pickup truck.

With its various models and available styles, this truck is known for its use as a family vehicle, industry truck, such as in the construction field as well as farming, and is even used by some law enforcement agencies.It is incredibly popular for its attractive appearance and features.

There are detractors of the Colorado, however.Many car experts believe Chevrolet has not made the necessary attempts to update the Colorado to match other midsize trucks of its caliber.The complaints mainly consist of comments to the Colorado's outdated instrument panel and limited new features.

Chevrolet Colorado Features

Much like the Colorado series in its past, the 2012 edition has only a few changes to the design and options.In this year, there are three options to choose from in the series including the regular cab, extended cab, and crew cab styles.

With the crew cab Colorado, drivers can expect options in the LT series or work truck choices.The crew cab features fourfull-size doors and five-foot cargo boxes as opposed to the six-foot ones in other models. The LT style offers a variety of trim

options to suit the consumer's specific needs. It's important to note that all versions of the regular cab except the L3 are offered with four-wheel drive as an option.

The extended cab Chevrolet Colorado has many features to look forward to as well.This truck offers two full-size doors in addition to smaller, rear access doors.It is available with different engine sizes including 2.9-liter four-cylinder and 3.7-liter five-cylinder.The biggest of them all, however, is a V-8 with a 300 horsepower capability, which didn't become an option until 2009.

The new Colorado series is also known for its comfortable standard extras such as privacy glass, air conditioning, and OnStar and Bluetooth capabilities, as well as AM/FM stereo.Certain models also feature automatic locks and electronic windows.

Chevrolet Colorado Evolution

The Chevrolet Colorado was in production since 2004 and is currently in its first generation.In the past, this truck offered both manual and automatic transmission systems.It also is available in rear or four-wheel drive.These trucks fall in the midsize pickup truck category and can be found in every model year in the traditional two-door styles as well as extended cab and crew cab designs.

Certain feature packages have received a great deal of positive attention.The ZQ8 package was among the most popular options, which included a lower suspension to give the truck a sportier feel when driving.The wheel base was modified to provide additional support to the truck's unique suspension system. The bumper and grill are painted to match the rest of the body, and it features 17-inch wheels and tires.

In 2007, Chevrolet decided to make drastic changes to the Colorado and began manufacturing the trucks with new engine options.The 2.9-liter LLV 14engine as well as the 3.7-liter LLR 15 engine became the new options for the Colorado. Exterior paint changes were also implemented allowing consumers to add Imperial and Pace Blue, as well as Deep Ruby to the color choices offered.

Select a Chevrolet Colorado Year

2011 Chevrolet Colorado

Truck, Utility/Offroad


Colorado’s Changes are sparse for 2011. There’s a new front headrest design, Aqua Blue Metallic replaces Inferno Orange and OnStar is upgraded to Generation Nine. Until mid-’09, Hummer built its H3 off the same platform in the Colorado’s Louisiana assembly plant. The plant will be shut down. By 2013, Chevy will either launch a new Colorado or discontinue the truck.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $12,303

MPG
15-25
Seats
3-6

2010 Chevrolet Colorado
ESTIMATED RESALE: $10,710

MPG
16-25
Seats
3-6

2009 Chevrolet Colorado

Truck, Utility/Offroad


The 2009 Chevrolet Colorado is a stylishly compact, light-duty pickup truck that offers a wide variety of configurations.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $9,158

MPG
16-24
Seats
3-6

2008 Chevrolet Colorado

Truck, Utility/Offroad


The Chevrolet Colorado is a midsize truck that was first introduced in 2004.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $7,275

MPG
15-24
Seats
3-6

2007 Chevrolet Colorado
ESTIMATED RESALE: $6,377

MPG
16-26
Seats
3-6

2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Truck, Utility/Offroad


If you are seeking out updates, the 2006 Chevrolet Colorado may disappoint although there are plenty of trim and package levels.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $5,729

MPG
16-27
Seats
3-6

2005 Chevrolet Colorado

Truck, Utility/Offroad


The Chevrolet Colorado was introduced in 2004 as the replacement of the S10.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $5,886

MPG
18-27
Seats
3-6

2004 Chevrolet Colorado

Truck, Utility/Offroad


The 2004 Chevrolet Colorado provides Chevy's answer to decreasing small truck sales in recent years.

ESTIMATED RESALE: $5,627

MPG
19-24
Seats
3-6

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