A pickup truck has been a new trend in the US market for a long time. The refreshed 2017 Chevy Colorado continues to be quite a popular model. Chevrolet has reintroduced new Colorado drivetrain to the US consumers. It will be a perfect time to do some. A compact pickup will be a hit in the US market and it will come to dealerships. Basically, its design is unchanged. They will give some alterations under the hood of the new Chevy Colorado 2017 with new engine technology and improved transmission. This newest model of Colorado will be on the market in the last quarter of 2016. Some experts believe it to be a real challenge against the other pickups. Below are some specifications about this car.
2017 Chevy Colorado review
An exterior part is an imperative aspect for 2017 Chevy Colorado. The overall appearance of the car will remain similar to the previous concept. Just like 2016-year model, this car comes with LED fog lamps, bumpers with active aero grille shutters, and triple-sealed doors for better aerodynamics and quieter interior. There are also aluminum hood, LED lights and gripper tires. Yet, the body will be much lightweight in this version. With this kind of alteration, the car will be more economical with a better drivability. There is same palette of color choices for buyers. It is going to available in Black, Brownstone Metallic, Cyber Gray Metallic, Rainforest Green Metallic, Red Hot, Red Rock Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic and Summit White.
Dimensions|Extended Cab (6’2″ box)|Crew Cab (5’2″ box))|Crew Cab (6’2″ box)
Length|212.7 in. (5403 mm)|212.7 in. (5403 mm)|224.9 in. (5713 mm)
Width|74.3 in. (1886 mm) [attr colspan=”3″]
Height range|70.3 in. (1785 mm) – 70.7 in. (1795 mm) [attr colspan=”3″]
Wheelbase|128.3 in. (3258 mm)|128.3 in. (3258 mm)|140.5 in. (3569 mm)
Ground clearance|8.4 in. (213 mm) – 2WD~~8.3 in. (212 mm) – 4WD|8.3 in. (210 mm) – 2WD~~8.2 in. (208 mm) – 4WD|8.1 in. (206 mm) – 2WD~~8.1 in. (206 mm) – 4WD
Chevy Colorado 2017 interior
The new Chevy Colorado 2017 comes with same interior aspect as before. There are 6 trim levels available just like the previous model type. That means that it also includes manual climate control for base model and automatic single-zone for Z71 models. Standard 6-speaker audio system comes with 4” color display while LT and Z71 come with Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 8” touchscreen color display with integrated SiriusXM Satellite Radio, 2 USB charging ports and OnStar satellite navigation. All models come equipped with rear vision camera and it also includes dynamic guide lines for better maneuvering. There will be nothing than comfort inside the car. Higher trim levels (LT and Z71) have leather upholstery as standard while lower models come with cloth interior.
2017 Chevy Colorado engine changes
There is no doubt about the engine performance. The 2017 Chevy Colorado will use same engine lineup as before. Only news is that they implemented advanced technology into the same 3.6-liter V6. With this improvement, it delivers 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, which means 3 HP, and 6 lb-ft more than its predecessor. This new car includes a GM engine with 2.5-liter capacity. It provides 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. There is also the third option – diesel engine with better torque and fuel economy. This 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel delivers 181 horsepower with 369 pound-feet of torque. All these engines come mated to new 8-speed automatic transmission while 6-speed manual is available as option with extended cab models. In the terms of towing, properly equipped 2017 Chevy Colorado is able to tow around 7,000 pounds.
There’s no official information yet about the 2017 Chevy Colorado price but release date is set for last quarter of 2016. The trims will determine the price. It starts from $20,000 for base model and goes to around $30,000 for better equipped models which is around value of its competition – Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. There is $45,000 value 4WD long-bed Colorado Z71 with Duramax diesel engine. In summary, the new Chevy Colorado 2017 is a good choice as a compact truck for different purposes. It has both the efficiency and flexibility.