The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Is What Statesville Chevrolet Shoppers Are Looking For
Full-size pickups are great for those who need them (or for those who just like driving a large truck). But not everyone needs the size and weight of a full-size truck. According to the Statesville Chevrolet dealer, Chevrolet created the midsize Colorado for drivers who’d rather own a capable truck for occasional work that’s maneuverable and is more fuel-efficent than its full-size brethren.
One of the reasons the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is so popular is because buyers can get it in so many configurations. There are two different cab styles, two bed sizes and a trio of engines to choose from. Whether you plan on buying a pickup for occasional jobs, for cruising around town or for weekend off-roading, you’ll find a Colorado to fit your needs and your lifestyle.
Car and Driver gave the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado high marks, writing: “Call it the Swiss Army Truck. The Colorado can do everything from off-road exploring and hefty towing to running school carpools. Chevrolet’s mid-size pickup is highly configurable and aptly skilled, with a trim for every occasion as well as the rugged-and-ready ZR2.”
There are five trim levels on offer, listed as Base (2SA), Work Truck, LT, Z71 and ZR2 (4ZR). The Work Truck, LT and Z71 trims are each divided into two subtrims. The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that makes an inspiring 200 horsepower and 191 lb.-ft. of torque, paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available six-speed automatic. The optional 3.6-liter V6 powerplant develops 308 hp and 275 lb.-ft. of torque, matched to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Crew Cab models can get the available 2.8-liter turbodiesel Duramax four-cylinder that’s good for a satisfying 186 hp and 369 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The V6 and the Duramax diesel come with GM’s Active Tow system, which helps the driver align the Colorado when driving in reverse to hook up a trailer.
There’s plenty of room inside the Colorado., which has the most spacious driver’s seat in its class. The driver and front-seat passenger can stretch their legs and stay comfortable, thanks to the Colorado’s ample legroom. In fact, the 2018 Chevy Colorado has just .3 inch less legroom than the full-size Silverado. The functional interior features easy-to-read controls and user-friendly rubberized knobs The front seats are comfortable and supportive, making the Colorado a great commuting vehicle.
Maximum towing capacity for the base inline-four is 3,500 pounds, while the V6 can pull up to 7,000 pounds. The turbodiesel Duramax four-cylinder powerplant with rear-wheel drive maxes out at 7,700 pounds.
Safety is an important consideration when buying a new truck. That’s why Chevrolet provides many essential safety features as standard equipment, including a full set of airbags, trailer sway control, stability control, traction control, a rearview camera and antilock disc brakes. Also standard is Chevy’s Teen Driver system, which lets parents monitor the vehicle’s speed and location and mute the volume of the audio system until all passengers have their seatbelts safely buckled. LT models get forward collision alert and lane departure warning as options.