Affordable Trucks: Chevrolet Colorado

Pickup trucks can be anywhere from affordable to expensive depending on the model, size, trim, and, of course, the year. Even if you want a new truck, the Chevrolet Colorado can deliver affordability coupled with capability and features. The new 2018 Colorado starts at just $20,000, meaning that a used version will be even more affordable. Of course, if you start adding features, upgrading the engine, and making other enhancements, the price can creep up quickly. Even in its base configuration, however, the Colorado will be more than enough for the average person.

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Taking Advantage of the Truck Bed

With the Chevrolet Colorado, you will find all the features you truly need in a truck bed. Not only are there Cargo Tie-Down Rings available as affordable accessories, but the truck bed is always accessible. This is thanks to the CornerStep rear bumper that gives you a leg up and the corner hand grips to help you pull yourself up.

Useful Interior with Plenty of Comfort

The cabin of the Colorado can be as luxurious as you want. However, even those who opt for entry-level versions will get heated front seats and the choice of cloth or leather seating. The center console is truly spacious, providing secure storage for a tablet, purse, camera, or other valuables. You will also appreciate the quiet cabin, which comes courtesy of the triple-sealed and inlaid doors, liquid-applied sound deadener, and thick glass on the sides and windshield.

3 Capable Engines

The standard powertrain (and, therefore, the most affordable) on the Colorado is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that should be enough for most. It has 3,500 pounds of towing capability, which is more than any other competitive 4-cylinder powertrain. This engine delivers 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet, another figure that is better than the competition.

If you want to spend a bit more, you can go with the 3.6-liter V6 with its best-in-class 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet. That V6 tows 7,000 pounds, once again more than any other competitive V6. For those who are willing to splurge on an engine while keeping other features at their more basic levels, the Colorado offers a GM-exclusive Duramax turbodiesel that is 2.8 liters. It has the best-in-class 7,700-pound towing capacity, the best-in-class 369 pound-feet of torque, and the best-in-class efficiency of 22 city and 30 highway mpg.

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Staying Connected

With the Chevrolet Colorado, the low price doesn’t require you to sacrifice features. This midsize pickup gives you access to the latest technologies, such as the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with at least a 7-inch touchscreen display in color. Connect your smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. If it is worth it for you, you can also get 4G LTE Wi-Fi or take advantage of the myChevrolet Mobile App.

Standard Safety

Not only is the Colorado highly affordable, but it comes standard with Teen Driver technology. This system is designed to keep teen drivers safe and give parents peace of mind. It can do things like automatically turn on available safety technologies and mute the audio until those in the front seat have buckled. It even will give you a report card on how your teen drove. A rear-vision camera is also standard across the lineup.