2017 Chevrolet Colorado
A few years ago, the mid-sized truck market was going down the drain. Many companies had stopped manufacturing mid-sized trucks except Toyota and Nesson. And that is when the new Colorado stepped in. It sparked a new fortune for these trucks. The first-ever generation of Chevrolet Colorado and its counterpart, GMC Canyon, were mutually formulated and marketed by American automaker General Motors, which started manufacturing worldwide in the year 2002. These are a series of epigrammatic and later mid-sized pick-up trucks. This SUV truck is named after the American State “Colorado”. The 2017 Colorado truck is both comfortable and assiduous, with class-leading tow ratings.
The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado and its Value:
The Chevrolet Colorado is ranked number four on basis of the score in the 2017 Compact Pickup Trucks category. It also won the 2017 Best Compact Truck Money Award. The inside of the truck is very comfortable and quiet. Its ride is very smooth, which you would never expect from a truck. Side by side Colorado is also stalwart as compared to its size. 7,700 pounds is its maximum tow rating which is only matched by its cousin, GMC Canyon. Chevrolet comes with three different engine types which makes it feasible as per your liking.
|2.5L I-4 (LCV)||2.8L Turbo-Diesel (LWN)||3.6L V-6 (LGZ)|
|Mi/imp.gal (city / hwy / combined)||2WD: auto.: 24 / 31 / 26 man.: 23 / 31 / 26 4WD: auto.: 22 / 29 / 25||Diesel 2WD: 26 / 36 / 30 4WD: 23 / 34 / 27 4WD ZR2: 23 / 26 / 24||2WD: 21 / 29 / 24 4WD: 20 / 29 / 23 4WD ZR2: 19 / 22 / 20 Chassis-Cab: 18 / 18 / 18|
|L/100km (city / hwy / combined)||2WD: auto.: 12.0 / 9.2 / 10.7 man.: 12.2 / 9.2 / 10.9 4WD: auto.: 12.7 / 9.6 / 11.3||Diesel 2WD: 10.8 / 7.9 / 9.5 4WD: 12.1 / 8.4 / 10.4 4WD ZR2: 12.5 / 10.7 / 11.7||2WD: 13.4 / 9.6 / 11.7 4WD: 14.0 / 9.9 / 12.2 4WD ZR2: 15.0 / 13.0 / 14.1 Chassis-Cab: 15.5 / 15.5 / 15.5|
Fuel Tank Capacity:
|21 gal. Engines: Type: 2.5L DOHC I-4 with Direct Injection (LCV) Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 200 / 149 @ 6300 (SAE certified) Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm): 191 / 259 @ 4400 (SAE certified) Type: 3.6L DOHC V-6 with Direct Injection Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 308 / 230 @ 6800 (SAE certified) Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm): 275 / 373 @ 4000 (SAE certified) Type: 2.8L I-4 Turbo-Diesel Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 181 / 135 @ 3400 (SAE certified) Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm): 369 / 500 @ 2000 (SAE certified)|
Transmission & Axle:
|Type:||Eaton N8D 6-speed manual (2.5L) Hydra-Matic 6L50 six-speed automatic (2.5L and 2.8L) Hydra-Matic 8L45 eight-speed automatic (3.6L)|
|Final Drive Ratio:||3.42 (2.8L and 3.6L) 4.10 (2.5L)|
Chassis / Suspension:
|Front Suspension:||2WD and 4WD: independent coil-over-shock; twin-tube shocks|
|Rear Suspension:||Solid axle with semi-elliptic two-state multi-leaf springs; twin-tube shocks; G80 automatic-locking axle std. on Z71, avail. on WT and LT|
|Steering Type:||Electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion|
|Brake Type:||Power-assisted four-wheel discs with Duralife long-life brake rotors; standard ABS; hill descent control available|
|Wheel Size:||16 x 7-in. steel (std. on Base, WT) 16 x 7.5-in. aluminum (avail. on WT) 17 x 8-in. aluminum (std. on LT and Z71) 18 x 8.5-in. aluminum (avail. on LT)|
|Tire Size:||P265/70R16 P255/65R17 P265/60R18|
Curb Weight & Capacities & Trailering:
|Extended Cab 6’2″ box||Crew Cab 5’2″ box||Crew Cab 6’2″ box|
|Base curb weight (kg / lb):||2WD: 1808 / 3985 4WD: 1890 / 4167||2WD: 1827 / 4028 4WD: 2004 / 4419||2WD: 1929 / 4252 4WD: 2030 / 4476|
|Max GVWR (kg / lb):||2WD: 2676 / 5900 4WD: 2767 / 6100||2WD: 2722 / 6000 4WD: 2812 / 6200||2WD: 2722 / 6000 4WD: 2812 / 6200|
|Max payload (kg / lb):||2WD: 710 / 1566 4WD: 695 / 1532||2WD: 714 / 1574 4WD: 702 / 1548||2WD: 688 / 1516 4WD: 677 / 1492|
|Max trailering – 2WD (kg / lb):||2.5L: 1588 / 3500 3.6L: 3175 / 7000||2.5L: 1588 / 3500 3.6L: 3175 / 7000 2.8L: 3493 / 7700||2.5L: 1588 / 3500 3.6L: 3175 / 7000 2.8L: 3493 / 7700|
|Max trailering – 4WD (kg / lb):||2.5L: 1588 / 3500 3.6L: 3175 / 7000||2.5L: 1588 / 3500 3.6L: 3175 / 7000 2.8L: 3447 / 7600||2.5L: 1588 / 3500 3.6L: 3175 / 7000 2.8L: 3447 / 7600|
The price for 2017 Chevrolet Colorado can range between $23,000 and $39,900, based on the listings of used car sites. The average price covers around $23,000. The price range can vary according to the level of amends that need to be done to a used car as per your preferences, and the type of insurance you use. In five years, you can expect an expenditure of $26,600 on the truck for fuel, maintenance, and repair of the 2017 Chevy Colorado. Your age, gender, credit score, and your driving record can also impact the type of insurance you choose which can affect the pricing of the truck.
Models and their Prices:
The Chevrolet Colorado is exteriorly unchanged but the upgraded V-6 engine adds an extra 3 horsepower and 6 lb-ft of torque. The V-6 has been updated with a new eight-speed auto transmission and an optional trailer brake controller. On top of this, it is now available in new paint colors which are Graphite Metallic and Cajun Red Metallic, optional front heated seats, and an AutoTrac transfer case on all-wheel-drive LT and Z71 models. A specially customized edition is also available for the WT models.
Pros and Cons:
First coming towards the good aspects of this Chevy pick-up truck are mentioned below:
- Commendable off-road performance of ZR2
- It is strong and muscular plus has balanced power.
- The crab crew has adult-friendly seats.
- Has a very irresistible price tag.
- In addition, it has connectivity and multimedia also available for entertainment purposes.
- Also has front-seat headroom.
Lastly heading towards the cons of the truck are:
- It has a stagnant acceleration of gasoline four-cylinder.
- The petite-sized backseat in an extended cabin.
- There is no automatic braking available.
- The material used for the cabin is cheap.