Chevrolet Colorado 4X4 Crew Cab Review | The Truth About Cars

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Chevrolet Colorado

4X4 Crew Cab

For once, the brochures are right: in their right mind a small truck for motoring A small pickup is a way to get to and from activities, like kayaking, climbing, schlepping a DLP TV, fencing in the forty, running a few bales of across the Mexican border course, professional driver),

While full-size pickups their drivers in the hopes of owners who don’t actually them, their smaller have stayed true to the hair-shirt-on-leaf-springs roots. But even at the low there is a hierarchy#8230;.

Aside the imminently breakable, fake plastic decoration across the (begging for aftermarket machismo) and the insectoid bisected headlights, the is a decent looking truck. no deference to the wind tunnels, and trying to Dodge pickup with a sheetmetal ode to eighteen-wheelers. The squared-off, almost military are kinda cool, in an old school store sort of way.

The interior is exactly what expect: basic, functional, Our test truck was a four-wheel-drive cab (four door). If you called too late, this is the version you

While most small rear seats are best to small boxes of inanimate the Colorado crew cab’s chairs are spacious enough for two humans.

The Colorado’s double-walled bed is as as the obelisk in 2001. Tie downs? We need no stinkin’ tie downs! of course, you do.) In any case, our cab provided a 5’1” bed.

If hauling is your thing, the Colorado#39;s bed extends a foot delivering deeper storage and overall payload than its Both beds offer cargo loading and tailgates are both lockable and removable#8211; but not at the time.

The base Colorado a 185-horse 2.9-liter DOHC engine hooked-up to a five manual (yay!). Our 4WD Crew Cab with a 242-horse, 3.7-liter five-cylinder mill mated to a Hydra-Matic slushbox (boo!). The odd-cylindered powertrain stumps-up of stump-pulling power, but those 242 of twist arrive with all the of Santa Claus to a two-year-old.

It’s the damnedest thing. You put the in drive, mash the gas and go nowhere. the engine revs up and truck put.

The delay lasts better part of] a second, but enough time to wonder you’ve done something placed the transmission between N and D or a hidden switch that the Colorado from four to no

When the drivetrain finally out of the station it performs adequately, in of moving the truck. But the Colorado’s efficiency is like my fantasy game: sub par. The Crew Cab EPA-rated at 15/20 mpg.

The Silverado’s 315hp, 5.3-liter V8 clocks in at 16/20 mpg. the Colorado#39;s fuel efficiency is average, and you can always opt for the more four, you#39;d kinda for better. Or a V6.

Chevrolet Colorado

Anyway, in normal driving, is more-than-merely adequate. BUT in passing the transmission steps down, steps down again, in an disconcerting way. There is a big ole gap in the understanding of your desire to get that New Beetle and the amount of available for the job.

The Colorado’s is surprisingly good, especially in Z71 (Insta-Trac on-the-fly 4X4 command front underbody shielding, monotube shocks, jagged and stickers). The wee beastie corners without drama. And the Colorado’s front suspension and front bars deliver a ride ain’t half bad#8211; for a

It appeared off-road worthy, we didn’t get a chance to play for purchase.

The Colorado is what I a Gap truck. The pickup’s seats ample space between bottom and the floor. The gaps in the leave room for meatier and plenty of turning radius. remarkably easy to twist the through a gap in between Prii at

And then there’s that gap between its price and the sticker on its full-sized brethren.

But then there is that gap; the one between the Colorado and its While the small[er] Chevy has brakes, tire pressure and air bags aplenty, other trucks are similarly appointed AND respond better all the way around. center consoles click you close them.

Their selectors need only the distance to effect a change. And go when you want them to.

At the price you could ignore the Crew Cab’s thirst and laziness. But anyone who does so incompetence, and pays the price at the

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