Lexington Chevrolet Owners Have A Choice In Mid-Sized Trucks
Nothing beats a full-size truck when you have big jobs, but they’re not for everyone. If you’re looking for a pickup, but you don’t need a supersize work truck, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado may be your next purchase. With three different available engines, multiple cab and bed choices and the power to pull up to 7,700 pounds, it’s no surprise this midsize truck is so popular. The folks at the Chevrolet dealership in Lexington, NC explained that the Colorado is great for city driving. It’s nimble enough to maneuver through city streets and park in tight parking spaces.
The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is available in extended-cab and crew-cab body styles, and with two bed lengths. The Colorado is offered in five different models, listed as Base, Work Truck (WT), LT, Z71 and ZR2.
There are three engines on offer. All trims other than the ZR2 are powered by a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 200 horsepower and 191 lb.-ft of torque. WT and higher trims can take advantage of one of two available engines. The Colorado’s 3.6-liter V6 develops an incredible 308 hp and 276 lb.-ft. of torque, while the 2.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine is good for 181 hp and an amazing 369 lb.-ft. of torque.
KBB Reinforces What Lexington Chevy Drivers Love So Much
Kelley Blue Book wrote: "Bringing a smaller-than-full-size and larger-than-compact platform makes the Colorado a popular choice. With engine choices of gasoline inline-4 and V6 and 4-cylinder turbodiesel, plus a maximum tow capacity of 7,700 pounds, the Colorado attracts a wide selection of drivers. The Colorado ZR2 continues to offer plenty of off-road gear that die-hard adventurers will love."
If it’s off-roading you’re after, you’ll love the 2018 Colorado ZR2. This trim is specially designed for serious off-roaders. It features Multimatic shocks, extra skidplates beneath valuable components, and independently lockable front and rear differentials.
Fuel economy for the RWD Colorado with the standard four-cylinder engine is 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway.* The V6 checks in with 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway, while the turbodiesel engine gets a rating of 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway.
As you might expect, Chevy equipped the 2018 Colorado with brawny towing capacity. The base four-cylinder engine can pull up to 3,500 pounds. The V6 is capable of towing a maximum of 7,000 pounds. Finally, the Colorado’s diesel engine can tow up to 7,700 pounds, which is outstanding for a midsize pickup.
Safety features that come standard on the 2018 Chevy Colorado include antilock disc brakes, front seat side-impact airbags, trailer sway control, side curtain airbags, a rearview camera, and stability and traction control. Also standard is the Chevrolet Teen Driver system. Teen Driver allows parents to limit the speed and the volume of the audio system when younger drivers are using the vehicle. Optional active safety features include lane departure warning and forward collision alert.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.