2015 Chevrolet Colorado extended cab

Pros: Refined road manners for a pickup truck; good selection of modern comfort, safety, and technology features

Cons: Rear seat space is tight, especially in extended-cab models; prices rise quickly as options are added; Colorado doesn’t offer the more-sophisticated full-time 4-wheel drive system that is available on the GMC Canyon

CG Says: After a two-year hiatus, Chevrolet’s compact pickup truck returns as an all-new model. Both the Chevrolet Colorado and its upscale cousin, the GMC Canyon, are really more midsize than compact. However, they are notably smaller than the typical full-size pickup, which makes them a bit easier to manage in tight quarters. Both 4-cylinder and V6 power is available, as are extended-cab and crew-cab body styles. A standard cab is not offered. The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are a shot in the arm to the dwindling compact-pickup segment. They outclass their long-in-the-tooth competitors (namely the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma) by offering up-to-date technology features and better all-around refinement. Though pricing on top-line Colorados reaches into the realm of some lesser-equipped full-size pickups, the smaller, more-tractable dimensions should make Colorado a practical alternative for many big-truck intenders.

The Facts
Class Compact Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) extended-cab, crew-cab
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices (Only select models listed)
Base Ext. Cab: $20,120
WT Crew Cab, 5-ft. box: $24,330
LT 4×4 Ext Cab: $29,220
Z71 4×4 Crew Cab, 6-ft. box: $34,415

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
200
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual (ext. cab only)
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-27

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
305
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-26

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab