Chevrolet Colorado Models and Colorado History

This great midsize truck from Chevy has taken the midsize truck division by storm. Integrating great efficiency, power and a low price tag has earned it a top position in both our Top Fuel Efficiency in Trucks list as well as our Lowest Cost of Ownership list for the 2015 model year. Replacing the S-10 compact pick-up truck, the Chevrolet Colorado was sizably larger than its predecessor promoting it from a compact to medium-sized truck. Introduced during the 2004 model year, the Colorado received styling similar to the Chevrolet’s Silverado full-sized truck and was built on a platform co-developed with Isuzu. Offered as a regular, extended and crew cab configuration, the 2004 Colorado was available in two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

 

Engine choices for 2004 consisted of a 175-horsepower, 2.8-liter four-cylinder or a 220-horsepower, 3.5-liter five-cylinder powerplant. With the five-cylinder engine, the 2004 Colorado can tow a maximum of 4,000 pounds. For 2005, an Xtreme package provided the Colorado pickup truck a racier appearance with 18-inch alloy wheels, a lowered suspension and unique body elements. Both available engines on the Chevrolet Colorado were revamped for 2007 growing in displacement as well as power. Standard power for the 2007 truck was derived from a 2.9-liter generating 185 horsepower and 190 pound-foot of torque.

 

 

Output with the five-cylinder powerplant was increased to 242 horsepower when the engine displacement grew to 3.7 liters. A new alternator and improved shifting was also added to the 2007 Chevrolet Colorado. The Colorado’s next significant upgrade occurred in 2009. The 2009 model year introduced V-8 power to the Chevrolet Colorado extended and crew cab models with a 5.3-liter engine generating 300 horsepower.

 

 

Improved fuel economy for the four-cylinder model, standard StabiliTrak electronic stability control and the enhanced braking was among several new items included on the truck. Due to the aging platform and slumping sales, the Chevrolet Colorado was discontinued after the 2012 model year. After a three-year hiatus from the North American marketplace, the mid-sized Colorado pickup truck has been reinstated for 2015.

 

New and Used Colorado Prices, Chevrolet Colorado Model Years and History

One of the longest running trucks on the road, the Colorado has carved out its own niche.
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The Chevrolet Colorado brings serious toughness to the midsize pickup category, and is available with plenty of options to customize it as you see fit.
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The mid-sized Colorado by Chevrolet gives you everything you need to haul and tow with an entry-level price that can’t be overlooked.
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 4.0
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 4.5
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 4.0
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 4.0
Dependability
 4.5
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 4.5
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 4.0
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 4.5

A full-sized truck with a compact and sleek design, the Chevrolet Colorado is one capable and rugged beast.
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 4.8
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 4.5
Interior Comfort
 4.0
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 4.5
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 4.8
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.2

Offered in regular, extended and crew cab versions, the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado is expected to cease production for the North American market at the end of this year.
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0

A tough truck which happens to be a compact pickup, four-wheel drive, 5.3 liter V-8 engine and a variety of body styles are provided with the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado.
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 4.5
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 3.5
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 4.0
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 4.5
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 4.5
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 5.0
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 4.5
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 4.5

The 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is a compact pickup truck that features an optional V8 engine which is the only V8 available in the compact pickup segment.
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An attractive light-duty pickup, the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado has something for just about everybody, including affordability, good gas mileage and a variety of configurations.
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 4.4
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 3.6
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 4.0
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 4.4
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 4.2
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 4.4
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 4.2
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 4.2

The 2008 Chevrolet Colorado is a pickup truck that has two and four-door cab body styles and is available with 2WD or 4WD.
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A mid-size pickup truck, the 2007 Chevrolet Colorado is available in an array of cab styles, bed lengths, 2WD or 4WD, and with two engines to choose from.
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The 2006 Chevrolet Colorado is a mid-size pickup truck available with 2WD or 4WD and in regular, crew, or extended cab body-styles.
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 3.6
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 3.2
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 3.6
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 3.8
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 4.4
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 3.6
Ride Quality
 3.8
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 4.0

A pickup truck available with a Regular, Crew, or Extended Cab, the 2005 Chevrolet Colorado may be smaller than the Silverado but it’s a useful multi-purpose vehicle offered with RWD or 4WD.
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 3.7
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 3.3
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 2.3
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 3.7
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 4.3
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 3.3
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 3.0
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 3.7

The 2004 Chevrolet Colorado is a brand-new pickup truck that has replaced the S-10 in the lineup and is slightly larger inside and out.
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 4.0
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 4.0
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 3.0
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 3.0
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 4.0
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 3.0
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 3.0
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 4.0