2016 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: The availability of a turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine is the biggest change to the Chevrolet Colorado after last year’s redesign. Also new is an infortainment system that can display Apple CarPlay. 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. Gasoline 4-cylinder and V6 engines, and a diesel engine are 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 offer up-to-date technology features and 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: $20,100
WT Crew Cab, 5-ft. box: $24,830
LT 4×4 Ext Cab: $29,670
Z71 4×4 Crew Cab, 6-ft. box: $34,640

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

Optional Engine
2.8-liter turbodiesel 4-cylinder
Horsepower
181
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-31

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab