While many of its competitors may surpass the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado in terms of the off-road capability, its feature-laden cabin, refined driving character, and the new diesel engine might be all it needs to get to the top. Some of its strengths include a fuel-efficient and powerful engines, a comfortable and serene ride, maneuverable size, plenty of standard features, and new optional safety features. Its release date should be expected during the latter half of next year.
Many fans were thrilled to see the previous model debut two years ago. Relative to its competitors, the new “kid” had plenty to show off including a well-trimmed interior, nice driving demeanor, and fuel-thrifty. Well, for 2017, it seems as though Chevrolet had everything planned out to Colorado’s advantage. And although it’s a pricey add-on, the diesel engine which is set to return for the new model is nothing short of excellence. For starters, a diesel engine is the perfect definition of fuel economy and performance.
Sadly though, it may not seem that impressive at first but the bottom line lies with its specs. After all, the powerplant is just a four-cylinder engine good for cranking out 181 horsepower. But who guessed it’d come with a whopping 369 lbs. of torque! Well, that’s the news folks. Just imagine what you could do with all that torque.
Moving on, other notable improvements on the Colorado include the upgraded 8” MyLink infotainment system, smartphone app integration, Apple CarPlay connectivity, and tons of other latest techs. Overall, the new 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is constructed with the sole idea of pleasing a vast majority of people in its class. But it’s only natural if you take a look at other offerings in its segment.
The most notable and one of our favorites is the Toyota Tacoma for 2017, this reigning champ comes with a superior approach angle, higher ground clearance, and a more powerful engine. The Nissan Frontier despite its age is still a good pick but is becoming stale very quickly. Lastly, if diesel is you in-thing, the new RAM for 2016 should be atop your priority list.
Available Trims – Chevrolet Colorado
The redesigned 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is offered in four trims: Base, Work Truck, LT, and the well-equipped Z71 trim. The available body styles are crew cab and extended cab.
Interior Review & Exterior Configurations – 2017 Chevrolet Colorado
Standard features available on the entry-level model includes front bucket seats, air-conditioning. An auxiliary audio input, a tilt-only steering wheel, automatic headlights, 16” steel wheels, rear seat delete, a 4.2” color display. Power windows, floor covering and vinyl upholstery, daytime running lights, a rearview camera, power windows, a USB port, AM/FM audio system, and manually reclining four-way power driver seat.
Stepping to the Work Truck gets you cloth upholstery, floor and carpeting mats and rear-jump fold-up seats. This model comes in both crew cab and extended cab body styles. options available for this model includes remote keyless entry, an EZ-Lift tailgate, a driver-side “Spotter” mirror, theft-deterrent system, keyless entry, and keyless ignition. The Optional Appearance package bundles Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, additional body-color exterior trim, a 4.2” infotainment display, automatic locking rear differential, OnStar telematics, chrome beltline trim, an upgraded audio system.
Opting for the LT will provide you with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Apple CarPlay smartphone app integration, an 8” touchscreen interface, cruise control, 17” alloy wheels, four USB ports, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, satellite and HD radio, an overhead console, steering wheel control, and an upgraded MyLink interface.
The range-topping Z71 trim comes standard with 17” alloy wheels, model-specific trim pieces, an off-road oriented suspension system, unique leatherette upholstery, distinctive Led daytime running lights, hill descent control, 17” dark tinted alloy wheels, and all-terrain tires.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is a variety of three engine options. The base model comes equipped with a four-cylinder 2.5L engine able to generate 200 hp and 191 lbs. of torque. It returns 27/20/22 mpg on the highway/city/combined.
Next up is the upgraded 3.6L V6 engine good for 305 horsepower and 269 lbs. of torque. Here, the power is transmitted to the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.
Finally, buyers can opt for the four-cylinder Z71 diesel engine able to crank out 181 hp and 369 lbs. of torque.
Wheelbase: 128.3-140.5 in
Length: 212.7-224.9 in
Width: 74.3 in
Passenger volume: 107 cu ft
Cargo volume: 74.00 in
Curb weight: 4550-4880 lb
Top Speed: 99 mph
0-60: 10.2 sec
MPG: 20/27 (city/highway) mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Cyber Gray Metallic, Laser Blue, Red Rock Metallic, Red Hot, Rainforest Green Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs
2017 Chevrolet Colorado Date Of Release & Price
An MSRP starting from $24,630 is all that will separate you from the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab, and $20,100 from the Extended Cab. Its release date should be expected during the latter half of next year.