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5 Fast Facts: 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

5 Fast Facts: 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

By Joseph Dobrian, May 02, 2016

A midsize pickup, the latest generation of the Chevrolet Colorado was introduced for the 2015 model year, joining Chevy’s stable of large trucks.


Here are five fast facts about the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado:

1) For 2016, the Colorado offers Chevy MyLink with an available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, lane-departure warning, and forward-collision alert. New phone-integration technology on Colorado’s MyLink system displays content from Apple iPhone 5 or later models on the multi-color screen through the Apple CarPlay feature.
2) Chevrolet offers in the 2016 Colorado an all-new, 2.8-liter, Duramax turbo-diesel engine that gives the truck a maximum trailering rating of 7,700 lbs. The motor generates 181 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. The standard engine remains a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder unit, rated at up to 27 mpg on the highway by the EPA. Also available is a 3.6-liter V-6 motor that can handle up to 1,590 lbs. of payload and up to 7,000 lbs. of trailer.
3) The Chevy Colorado is available in 4-door extended- or crew-cab configurations. Trim levels include Work Truck (WT), LT, and Z71. The off-road-inspired Z71 features a gunmetal grille surround, projector headlamps, and 17-in. aluminum wheels with all-terrain tires, automatic-locking rear differential, and standard transfer case skid plate. Beds of 62 in. or 74 in. are available.
4) The Colorado features triple-sealed doors inlaid in the body sides, like its stablemate, the full-size Silverado, for improved aerodynamic performance and a quieter interior, according to Chevy. The Colorado also offers the segment’s first active aero grille shutters, designed to enhance aerodynamics when closed.
5) Hauling and access solutions include a standard CornerStep rear bumper design; EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgate that uses an internal torsion bar to make raising the tailgate easier with one hand (standard on Z71 and available on WT and LT models; standard two-tier loading that allows a platform to effectively split the bed into upper and lower sections; and 13 standard tie-down locations throughout the pickup bed.

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