2018 Chevrolet Colorado A Mid Sized Pickup Perfect For Statesville Chevrolet Drivers
If you need the utility of a pickup but you don’t require a full-size truck, a midsize truck might be just what you’ve been looking for. A midsize pickup like the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is more maneuverable and more fuel-efficient than a full-size truck. The area Statesville Chevrolet dealers Team Auto told us that buyers like the fact they can get the Colorado in so many different configurations. There are three engine choices, two cab styles (extended cab and crew cab) and two bed sizes (6-foot-2-inch and 5-foot-2-inch).
Chevrolet Colorado extended cabs are offered in styles that can seat two or four, while the crew cabs seat five. Buyers can choose from five different trim levels, listed as Base, Work Truck (WT), LT, Z71 and ZR2. Off-roaders will love the Z71 and ZR2 trim levels, the latter which includes off-road features such as independently lockable front and rear differentials, hill descent control, Multimatic shocks and additional skidplates under important parts.
The standard engine for the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder powerplant that generates 200 horsepower and 191 lb.-ft. of torque, connected to a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic. An available 3.6-liter V-6 block is good for 308 hp and 275 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic. Crew Cabs can get a 2.8-liter turbodiesel Duramax four-cylinder engine that puts out 186 hp and an amazing 369 lb.-ft. of torque, matched with a six-speed automatic transmission. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the diesel engine is rated up to 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway, the best in its class.*
The Colorado gets standard rear-wheel drive, and optional four-wheel drive. It provides a smooth ride, even when driving over bumpy roads. Handling is excellent, whether taking curvy roads or maneuvering around tight spaces in city driving.
Autotrader praised the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado, writing: “The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado has proven to be a sales success for GM, filling a major demand for a midsize truck with good fuel economy and a reasonable price that's still capable of accomplishing big chores. ... none of the Colorado's rivals can match its 7,600-lb max tow rating or optional diesel engine, and stylistically the Colorado is pretty much on the cutting edge of pickup truck design. In fact, now that the Colorado and its GMC Canyon twin are plentiful on dealer lots, it's hard to see why you'd buy another midsize truck.”
Standard features for the Base trim include a power driver's seat, air conditioning, power windows, a backup camera, anti-lock brakes, a 4.2-inch touch-screen audio system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth and USB ports. The Teen Driver system is also standard. Step up to the LT and you’ll get different wheels and interior trim, cruise control, an 8-inch touchscreen display, an improved color information display, a three-month subscription to Sirius satellite radio and OnStar.
Optional features include cross rails for the cargo-box, fog lights, a spray-on bedliner and a locking rear differential. The Z71 model can get an exclusive differential, suspension and underbody shields that increase the Colorado’s off-roading capability.
* 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.