The New Chevrolet Colorado will be regarded by many as being amongst the most capable mid-size Chevrolet truck ever manufactured! For off-roaders, the ZR2 is trail-ready but at the same time gives the impression of being at home on the city streets. This is just one example of its versatility. The Colorado provides all-over innovative technology, with emphasis given to the safety factor.
Versatile Power Options with the Colorado
The new Chevrolet Colorado is a mid-size pickup boasting a V6 four-cylinder engine for those who prefer gasoline or a 4-cylinder turbo-diesel for buyers who do not! GM has replaced its previous 3.6-litre V6 engine with a new 3.6-litre V6 originating from the second generation of dual-overhead-cam engine design.
This has provided the vehicle with 308-horsepower with a torque of 275 lb-ft, which effectively gives an increase of 3 hp and 6 lb-ft compared to the previous version. It is contributed to by improved variable valve timing and a direct-injection fuel system. Another option with the new Chevrolet Colorado is a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine rated at 200 hp and 191 lb-ft, demonstrating the dedication of the manufacturer to meet the specific needs of customers!
However, the Colorado not only offers power versatility but also an exceptional degree of efficiency, in the form of cylinder deactivation with the new 3.6-litre V6. This feature is designed to disable two cylinders during a light throttle application.
For the new Chevrolet Colorado, it's truly a model year of change, which is emphasized with an 8-speed automatic transmission, instead of the previous 6-speed auto. It is a development from GM, known as the "Hydra-Matic 8L45" and which utilizes aluminium and magnesium essentials to maintain a level in size and weight similar to the previous six-speed gearbox. With the additional two gear ratios, the new transmission form produces a higher first gear, giving improved acceleration from a stationary position. This is a particular advantage during the towing or hauling of heavy loads, and resulting in an increase in the range of the overall gear ratio.
Regarding the fuel efficiency, although EPA ratings for the new 2017 Chevrolet Colorado are not available, reportedly the 4-cylinder gasoline driven 2016 model when equipped with rear-wheel drive, and a six-speed automatic transmission, achieved 11.76 L/100 km (City), 8.71 L/100 km (Highway), and 10.69 L/100 km (Combined).
The Chevrolet Colorado Safety Priorities
The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado has been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has rated the 2017 Colorado with four out of a possible five stars in overall crashworthiness. It is a rating that is comprised of sub-category scores determined as four-stars related to a frontal crash; five-stars in respect of a side-impact, with 3-stars awarded for rollover safety. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado could be seen as an advancement in the general mid-size pickup market!