2015 Chevrolet Colorado Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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What's New for 2015:

  • Redesigned midsize pickup truck
  • Extended cab and crew cab body styles
  • 4-cylinder or V-6 engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Optional 4WD
  • Base, WT, LT, and Z71 trim levels

Introduction
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is a delayed replacement for the company's previous small truck, which went out of production after the 2012 model year. The new Colorado is bigger, now a midsize pickup, and offered in extended cab and crew cab styles with rear-wheel (2WD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD).

Models and Features
The new Colorado is offered in Base, WT, LT, and Z71 trim levels. Standard equipment highlights include a reversing camera, rear corner-step bumpers, Duralife brake rotors, locking tailgate, theft-deterrent system, air conditioning, 6-speaker stereo with USB port, and power windows and side mirrors.

Choose the Colorado WT for a V-6 engine, or if you want the larger crew cab body style. The WT extended cab adds dual rear seats with underseat storage, while the WT crew cab is equipped with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Colorado LT features a standard automatic transmission plus aluminum wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, OnStar mobile services with a free 6-month subscription, 4G LTE high-speed Internet connection for mobile Wi-Fi capability, multiple USB ports, and a Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with an 8-in. color touch-screen display and satellite radio. Additional upgrades include nicer trim inside and out, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and a driver's side blind-spot mirror.

Choose the Colorado Z71 for an off-road suspension package, automatic-locking rear differential, front recovery hooks, hill-descent control system, and unique aluminum wheels. When equipped with 4WD, the Colorado Z71 also includes a transfer case skid plate. Additional highlights include fog lights, upgraded headlights, an EZ Lift & Lower tailgate, remote engine starting, rear window defroster, and a single-zone automatic climate control system.

Under the Hood
The Colorado's 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine generates 200 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 191 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. Choose the 3.6-liter V-6 engine for 305 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 269 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,300 rpm.

Both engines are available with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission with a tow/haul mode, but 4WD is available only with the V-6 engine. The maximum tow rating for a Colorado with the V-6 engine is 7,000 lbs., when properly equipped, and Chevrolet says it can haul more than 1,600 lbs. of payload.

Next year, Chevy is planning to introduce a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine to the lineup. It, like all Colorados, will include free scheduled maintenance for the first 2 years or 24,000 miles of ownership.

Fuel Economy
Official EPA fuel-economy estimates for the new Colorado will be finalized shortly before the truck arrives in showrooms, but Chevrolet says that a Colorado with a V-6 engine and 2WD will get 26 mpg on the highway. Technologies contributing to this performance include a deceleration fuel cut-off system and available Active Aero Shutters designed to improve the truck's aerodynamics.

Safety and Technology
Every 2015 Colorado is equipped with a reversing camera, while the LT and Z71 trim levels include a free 6-month subscription to OnStar services. Features include automatic crash response, which summons rescuers to the truck's exact location following a collision. Safety-related options include a forward-collision warning system and a lane-departure warning system.

On the infotainment front, the Colorado LT and Z71 include a Chevrolet MyLink touch-screen display that incorporates Bluetooth connectivity with music-streaming capability, access to Internet radio, and a 4G LTE high-speed Internet connection with a free 3-month or 3-gig data usage subscription to service. MyLink can be upgraded with an available navigation system.

What's New for 2015:

  • Redesigned midsize pickup truck
  • Extended cab and crew cab body styles
  • 4-cylinder or V-6 engine
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Optional 4WD
  • Base, WT, LT, and Z71 trim levels

Introduction
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is a delayed replacement for the company's previous small truck, which went out of production after the 2012 model year. The new Colorado is bigger, now a midsize pickup, and offered in extended cab and crew cab styles with rear-wheel (2WD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD).

Models and Features
The new Colorado is offered in Base, WT, LT, and Z71 trim levels. Standard equipment highlights include a reversing camera, rear corner-step bumpers, Duralife brake rotors, locking tailgate, theft-deterrent system, air conditioning, 6-speaker stereo with USB port, and power windows and side mirrors.

Choose the Colorado WT for a V-6 engine, or if you want the larger crew cab body style. The WT extended cab adds dual rear seats with underseat storage, while the WT crew cab is equipped with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission.

The Colorado LT features a standard automatic transmission plus aluminum wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, OnStar mobile services with a free 6-month subscription, 4G LTE high-speed Internet connection for mobile Wi-Fi capability, multiple USB ports, and a Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with an 8-in. color touch-screen display and satellite radio. Additional upgrades include nicer trim inside and out, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and a driver's side blind-spot mirror.

Choose the Colorado Z71 for an off-road suspension package, automatic-locking rear differential, front recovery hooks, hill-descent control system, and unique aluminum wheels. When equipped with 4WD, the Colorado Z71 also includes a transfer case skid plate. Additional highlights include fog lights, upgraded headlights, an EZ Lift & Lower tailgate, remote engine starting, rear window defroster, and a single-zone automatic climate control system.

Under the Hood
The Colorado's 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine generates 200 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 191 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. Choose the 3.6-liter V-6 engine for 305 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 269 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,300 rpm.

Both engines are available with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission with a tow/haul mode, but 4WD is available only with the V-6 engine. The maximum tow rating for a Colorado with the V-6 engine is 7,000 lbs., when properly equipped, and Chevrolet says it can haul more than 1,600 lbs. of payload.

Next year, Chevy is planning to introduce a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine to the lineup. It, like all Colorados, will include free scheduled maintenance for the first 2 years or 24,000 miles of ownership.

Fuel Economy
Official EPA fuel-economy estimates for the new Colorado will be finalized shortly before the truck arrives in showrooms, but Chevrolet says that a Colorado with a V-6 engine and 2WD will get 26 mpg on the highway. Technologies contributing to this performance include a deceleration fuel cut-off system and available Active Aero Shutters designed to improve the truck's aerodynamics.

Safety and Technology
Every 2015 Colorado is equipped with a reversing camera, while the LT and Z71 trim levels include a free 6-month subscription to OnStar services. Features include automatic crash response, which summons rescuers to the truck's exact location following a collision. Safety-related options include a forward-collision warning system and a lane-departure warning system.

On the infotainment front, the Colorado LT and Z71 include a Chevrolet MyLink touch-screen display that incorporates Bluetooth connectivity with music-streaming capability, access to Internet radio, and a 4G LTE high-speed Internet connection with a free 3-month or 3-gig data usage subscription to service. MyLink can be upgraded with an available navigation system.

Available Trims for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2WD WT (Crew Cab 128.3") Transmission Automatic MSRP 24330.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name 2WD WT (Ext Cab 128.3") Transmission Automatic MSRP 21775.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 15/17
Name 2WD WT (Crew Cab 140.5") Transmission Automatic MSRP 25850.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name 2WD LT (Crew Cab 128.3") Transmission Automatic MSRP 27110.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name 2WD LT (Ext Cab 128.3") Transmission Automatic MSRP 25170.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name 2WD LT (Crew Cab 140.5") Transmission Automatic MSRP 28630.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name 2WD Z71 (Crew Cab 128.3") Transmission Automatic MSRP 29550.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name 2WD Z71 (Ext Cab 128.3") Transmission Automatic MSRP 27630.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name 2WD Z71 (Crew Cab 140.5") Transmission Automatic MSRP 30785.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name 4WD WT (Crew Cab 128.3") Transmission Automatic MSRP 29705.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name 4WD WT (Ext Cab 128.3") Transmission Automatic MSRP 26885.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name 4WD WT (Crew Cab 140.5") Transmission Automatic MSRP 30005.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name 4WD LT (Crew Cab 128.3") Transmission Automatic MSRP 32085.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name 4WD LT (Ext Cab 128.3") Transmission Automatic MSRP 29220.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name 4WD LT (Crew Cab 140.5") Transmission Automatic MSRP 32385.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name 4WD Z71 (Crew Cab 128.3") Transmission Automatic MSRP 34115.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name 4WD Z71 (Ext Cab 128.3") Transmission Automatic MSRP 31555.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name 4WD Z71 (Crew Cab 140.5") Transmission Automatic MSRP 34415.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name 2WD Base (Ext Cab 128.3") Transmission Manual MSRP 20120.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 19/26
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket
  • Seat adjuster, driver 4-way power with manual recline
  • Seat adjuster, passenger 2-way manual fore/aft with manual recline
  • Seat, rear folding bench (Crew Cab models only.)
  • Console, floor, front compartment, custom
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Floor mats, carpeted front (Deleted when (B38) full-length Black vinyl floor covering is ordered. Requires (B30) color-keyed carpeting floor covering.)
  • Floor mats, carpeted rear (Deleted when (B38) full-length Black vinyl floor covering is ordered. Requires (B30) color-keyed carpeting floor covering.)
  • Steering wheel, urethane
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, manual
  • Display, driver instrument information enhanced, one color
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and Down
  • Door locks, power
  • Theft-deterrent system, immobilization
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual climate control
  • Handles, door release, front and rear, Jet Black
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
  • Visors, driver and front passenger with passenger covered vanity mirror
  • Lighting, interior, center dome
  • Seats, dual rear with underseat storage (Extended Cab models only.)
  • Charging ports, 2, USB, located on the rear of the center console
  • Floor mats, carpeted front
  • Floor mats, carpeted rear
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • Cruise control, electronic, automatic
  • Remote Keyless Entry, extended range
  • Theft-deterrent system, unauthorized entry
  • Handles, door release, front and rear, chrome
  • Console, overhead
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated sliding vanity mirrors, covered
  • Lighting, interior, dual reading
  • Lighting, interior, roof, rear courtesy and dual reading lights (Crew Cab models only.)
  • Lighting, interior, center dome (Extended Cab models only.)
  • Seat adjuster, 4-way power front passenger
  • Seat adjuster, power driver lumbar control
  • Seat adjuster, power passenger lumbar control
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Seat delete, rear
  • Floor covering, full-length Black vinyl
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 16" x 7" (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) Ultra Silver Metallic steel
  • Tires, P265/70R16 all-season, blackwall
  • Pickup box
  • Tire, compact spare T175/80R18, blackwall (Standard with (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine only. Not included on Crew Cab Long Box models.)
  • Wheel, compact spare, 18" x 4.5" (45.7 cm x 11.4 cm) Black cast aluminum (Standard with (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine only. Not included on Crew Cab Long Box models.)
  • Bumper, rear chrome
  • CornerStep, rear bumper
  • Moldings, Black beltline
  • Headlamps, halogen with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Cargo box light, back of Cab
  • Mirrors, outside manual-folding, Black
  • Glass, windshield shade band
  • Door handles, Black
  • Tailgate, locking
  • Tailgate handle, Black
  • Tire, spare P265/70R16 all-season, blackwall (Included and only available with (S1K) 16" x 7" (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) steel spare wheel.)
  • Wheel, spare, 16" x 7" (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) steel (Included and only available with (LFX) 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 engine. Standard on Crew Cab Long Box models.)
  • Wheels, 17" x 8" (43.2 cm x 20.3 cm) Blade Silver Metallic cast aluminum
  • Tires, P255/65R17 all-season, blackwall
  • Bumper, rear body-color
  • Moldings, Chrome beltline
  • Mirror, spotter, located in corner of driver-side outside mirror
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color, remote, manual-folding
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Wheels, 17" x 8" (43.2 cm x 20.3 cm) Dark Argent Metallic cast aluminum
  • Tires, P255/65R17 all-terrain, blackwall
  • Tire, spare P265/70R16 all-season, blackwall
  • Wheel, spare, 16" x 7" (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) steel
  • Headlamps, projector-type
  • Fog lamps, front
  • Tailgate, EZ-Lift and Lower
  • Wheel, spare, 16" x 7" (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) steel (Included and only available with (LFX) 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 engine. Standard on Crew Cab models.)
  • Tire, compact spare T175/80R18, blackwall (Standard with (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine only. Not included on Crew Cab models.)
  • Wheel, compact spare, 18" x 4.5" (45.7 cm x 11.4 cm) Black cast aluminum (Standard with (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine only. Not included on Crew Cab models.)
  • Tire, compact spare T175/80R18, blackwall
  • Wheel, compact spare, 18" x 4.5" (45.7 cm x 11.4 cm) Black cast aluminum
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 2.5L I4, DI, DOHC, VVT (200 hp [149.0 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 191 lb-ft of torque [259 N-m] @ 4400 rpm) (Not included on Crew Cab Long Box models.)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, HMD, 6L50 (Standard on Crew Cab models. Available on Extended Cab models.)
  • Rear axle, 4.10 ratio (Requires (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine. Not included on Crew Cab Long Box models.)
  • GVWR, 5500 lbs. (2495 kg) (Standard on Crew Cab Short Wheelbase models with (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine only.)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Transmission, 6-speed manual (Extended Cab model only. Requires (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine.)
  • GVWR, 5400 lbs. (2449 kg) (Standard on Extended Cab models with (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine only.)
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (305 hp [229 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 269 lb-ft of torque [365 N-m] @ 4000 rpm) (Standard on Crew Cab Long Box models.)
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio (Requires (LFX) 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 engine. Standard on Crew Cab Long Box models.)
  • GVWR, 5800 lbs. (2631 kg) (Standard on Crew Cab models with (LFX) 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 engine only.)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, HMD, 6L50
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Differential, automatic locking rear
  • Recovery hooks, front
  • Suspension Package, Off-Road
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (305 hp [229 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 269 lb-ft of torque [365 N-m] @ 4000 rpm) (Standard on Crew Cab models.)
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio (Requires (LFX) 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 engine. Standard on Crew Cab models.)
  • GVWR, 6000 lbs. (2722 kg) (Standard on Crew Cab models with (LFX) 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 engine only.)
  • Transfer case, electric, 2-speed
  • Four wheel drive
  • Engine, 2.5L I4, DI, DOHC, VVT (200 hp [149.0 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 191 lb-ft of torque [259 N-m] @ 4400 rpm) (Not included on Crew Cab models.)
  • Rear axle, 4.10 ratio (Requires (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine. Not included on Crew Cab models.)
  • GVWR, 5600 lbs. (2540 kg) (Standard on Extended Cab models with (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine only.)
  • Transfer case shield
  • Engine, 2.5L I4, DI, DOHC, VVT (200 hp [149.0 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 191 lb-ft of torque [259 N-m] @ 4400 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed manual
  • Rear axle, 4.10 ratio
  • GVWR, 5400 lbs. (2449 kg)
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system
    • Traction control, electronic
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and front passenger and head-curtain and seat-mounted side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Rear Vision Camera with dynamic guide lines
    • Tire Pressure Monitor System
    • OnStar Directions and Connections plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit www.onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
    • OnStar Basic plan for 5 years including RemoteLink Key Fob Services, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Access is available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery, and is transferable. Does not include emergency services. To cancel RemoteLink Key Fob Services or if your vehicle is sold, contact an OnStar Advisor. See www.onstar.com/mobile for full details.)
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio system, 4.2" diagonal color display, AM/FM stereo with USB port and auxiliary jack
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
    • Audio system feature, USB port, located on instrument panel
    • Audio system, Chevrolet MyLink, 8" diagonal Color Touch with AM/FM/SiriusXM USB ports, auxiliary jack, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and most phones, hands-free smartphone integration, Pandora Internet radio, voice-activated technology for radio and phone
    • Audio system feature, USB port, located inside center console
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2015 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus you can listen to SiriusXM Internet Radio everywhere on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (If you decide to continue listening after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
    • OnStar with 4G LTE provides a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds (Visit www.onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. 4G LTE service available in select markets. 4G LTE performance based on industry averages and vehicle systems design. Some services require data plan.)

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