BUYER’S GUIDE: 2018 Chevrolet Colorado

Wilbert Tan

Few pickups strike the right balance between size, utility, and drivability as the Chevrolet Colorado. For its heft, this Chevy truck has been consistently quick and nimble, which is arguably the truck’s most defining character. Even more impressive is the fact that the truck’s latest version, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado, packs a lot of punch that would certainly give it a fighting chance among the heavyweights in its class. Check out the details below and see why the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado merits your visit to a Chevy dealer near you.

Specifications

The Colorado 4×4 now comes with a Duramax 2.8-liter VGT paired with either a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. Equipped with turbo, this four-cylinder diesel engine produces a best-in-class 200 hp and 500 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the mid-level 4×2 trim comes with a 2.5-liter engine that delivers 163 hp and 380 Nm of torque. Overall dimensions stand at 5361mm long x 2132mm wide x 1798mm high. A 3096mm wheelbase ensures your people and cargo-carrying needs are met.

Exterior

Now sportier than ever, the 2018 Colorado features strong proportions that proudly showcases its masculine character and off-road capabilities. A redesigned front end features a new grille, hood, and new automatic on-off headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights. Other upgrades include LED tail lights, LED third brake light, auto wipers, reverse camera, and a black ‘B’ pillar. Standard exterior features include fog lamps, roof rails, multiple cargo hooks, and a high impact bedliner.

Interior

Trucks are not known for their quietness, but the latest Colorado is as quiet as these vehicles can get, thanks to the use of insulating soft-touch materials inside. Generous space characterizes the front and rear cabs, and prestige elements abound.

A refreshed center console offers improved ergonomics and intuitiveness, further enhanced by the latest Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system and smartphone compatible eight-inch touchscreen. Other new features include express up/down anti-pinch windows, easy closing effort doors, and tire pressure monitoring system, among others.

Safety

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2018 Colorado a 4-out-of-5 overall star rating. Meanwhile, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) handed the latest Colorado a ‘Good’ rating for most of its tests. Standard safety features for the pickup includes 4-wheel ABS, electronic stability control (ESC), daytime running lights (DRL), traction control, and multiple airbag, plus immobilizer, remote engine start, dashboard camera, park assist monitor, and reversing camera.

Our Verdict

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is an instant winner in terms of safety, comfort and security. Add its utility and serviceability to the equation, and you get a truck that offers plenty of bang for the buck. Drop by one of the Golden Bow Tie’s official car dealerships in the country, and experience for yourself the power that sitting behind the wheel of one of these road beasts can impart.

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