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Starting at
$30,665
EPA - est City/Hwy
17/24
Engine
3.6L V6
Seats
5
Power
305 hp




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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Overview

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The recently redesigned Chevrolet Colorado returns for 2016 with a highly desirable diesel engine option. The 2016 Chevy Colorado's new diesel-fueled four-cylinder engine generates more torque than the gasoline V6 and has higher tow ratings. Along with the new diesel, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado offers Apple CarPlay smartphone integration in trucks with the MyLink 8-inch touchscreen interface.

Midsize truck fans rejoiced when the new-generation Chevy Colorado arrived on the scene last year. Compared with older rivals in this class, it was more pleasant to drive, nicer on the inside and thriftier at the pump. Yet history may judge 2016 as an even more momentous year for midsize trucks because the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is the first modern example to offer a diesel engine. It's a pricey add-on, to be sure, but the diesel provides a highly desirable combination of performance and fuel economy. An optional diesel engine is the major upgrade on the 2016 Colorado, and it's worth considering if you're planning to tow. You might not be all that impressed when you scan the specs on the diesel. After all, we're talking about a 2.8-liter four-cylinder that makes all of 181 horsepower. But the engine's 369 pound-feet of torque tell the story here. That's far more torque than you get with the gasoline V6, and not only can a diesel Chevy Colorado handle even bigger towing jobs, it'll also feel stronger and smoother pulling your trailer up highway grades. In normal driving situations, the diesel has a more relaxed character than the Colorado's gas engines and, thanks to the extra low-end grunt, the standard six-speed automatic transmission doesn't need to change gears as often. For now, Chevrolet is offering the diesel to retail consumers only on crew cabs. The other notable update to the 2016 Colorado is the arrival of Apple CarPlay smartphone integration in trucks equipped with the available 8-inch MyLink touchscreen interface. This should make the Colorado that much more appealing for buyers who crave uninterrupted connectivity. It's worth noting, however, that the full-size Silverado 1500 also gets Apple CarPlay for 2016, and there's an argument to be made for making the stretch, especially if you're considering the Colorado V6. After all, the V6 isn't that much more efficient than the Silverado's satisfying 5.3-liter V8, and the price difference may be less than you think. If you're sold on the midsize-truck segment, you'll naturally want to take a hard look at its reigning champ, the fully redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma. With its higher ground clearance and superior approach angle, the Tacoma is a real mountain goat compared to the more street-biased Colorado, and its technology offerings have improved notably this time around. The aged Nissan Frontier ranks a distant third in most categories, but it's likely to be the most affordable option, and it remains a competent, if uninspiring, pick. If you're planning to go diesel, it's worth your time to look at the full-size Ram 1500, which offers a diesel V6 in a wide range of cab styles. Overall, though, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado should please the vast majority of midsize truck buyers with its diverse collection of talents.

With its refined demeanor and feature-laden interior, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is a very appealing option for a midsize pickup or an alternative to a full-size truck. Midsize rivals surpass it off-road, but the Colorado's new diesel engine is a game-changer.

For 2016, Chevrolet Colorado crew cabs get an optional diesel four-cylinder engine. The available MyLink touchscreen interface now supports Apple CarPlay, and the LT and Z71 models get an enhanced driver information display.



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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Reviews From Owners (50 Reviews)

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By Bear Kaiser

on Jan/20/17 06:37 PM (UTC)

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For my son

My son just turned 16, and we wanted something special for him to have. We felt the Silverado would be too big; however, the Colorado fits the bill. I must say that we have not been too impressed with road handling , but then again, that is not why you buy a vehicle of this type. I find it to be a bit expensive for what you receive. However, nothing beats the excitement on my son's face upon being handed the keys.

By Dennis

on Jan/06/17 06:13 PM (UTC)

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Diesel Purs like a kitten

Sprung for the Diesel even though it was an expensive option. Well worth it. It sounds great and very smooth. Averaging 25 around town. Turns heads for sure.

By Eric Birkhofer

on Mar/04/16 08:30 AM (UTC)

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By Jake Ferguson

on Feb/23/16 09:47 AM (UTC)

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By Don

on Mar/01/17 09:08 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevy plus

Poor storage in side doors, not able to place anything under rear seats, but has a very small area if you lift the back seat. Really need more room between the front seats and the door panels. Have the main instrument panel go blank most every day. When it goes dead can't change any settings, If radio is on, cant change even the volume. It comes on when it wants to and goes dead the same way. Can't select nav or anything when it is dead. Dealer has not found any reason for it to do what it does. I consider this a real safety issue, no nav., out outside temp. and so on. It could say blank for 30 to 40 minutes, sometimes less. This is on 2016 model with 22,000 miles. Looking to get rid of it if it can't be fixes.

By Ernest

on Dec/25/16 06:44 AM (UTC)

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You will be Satisfied

You will not regret this purchase. The fuel economy his not what I expected, but the rest of the 2016 Colorado's features more than make up for that. I'm very pleased with the ride, which is better than some cars. I would recommend this truck to anyone.

By Imref

on Dec/21/16 11:09 AM (UTC)

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Very very pleased, some minor nits

I've had my 2016 for about 16 months now and really have no major complaints. This is my first truck. Ride, handling, and acceleration are all very good, especially the solid road feel. This handles as well or better than any car I've previously owned. Interior amenities are plentiful, I especially like having Apple CarPlay. Gas mileage is averaging in the low 20's. I've had no mechanical issues other than recall work. Steps are a must-add accessory. I have the leather seat package and have had no complaints, the seat heaters are really nice to have in colder weather. There are a few minor annoying nits though: The door storage is largely unusable. There are no rear-seat A/C vents. There's no home-link for opening the garage door. It could use LED lights as well. Overall though, I completely enjoy the truck. In most cases it rides like a car, though when I need to tow or haul, it's there for me as well. I'd buy another Colorado again in a heart-beat.

By Kris

on Dec/20/16 08:08 PM (UTC)

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Best truck I've ever owned!!

This truck does everything I want it to do and more! This truck gets me up a mountain to go hunting on the weekend and is a smooth ride throughout the work week. I feel like I got a lot of features and functionality for the price. Technology on the inside is great. Styling on the outside turnes heads. The v6 has plenty of acceleration and power. I have owned 2 tocomas, but this new colorado is the best truck I've ever had.

By Shelton

on Dec/19/16 05:00 PM (UTC)

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Don't buy this lemon

My truck drives and handle very well, however it spent a numbers of shorts and long stays in the shop. The last two weeks in for a rear end overhaul . I think my truck is from hell ,after all I been thru. I have a 2016 crew cab, with 14250 miles. My advice do not buy.

By Greg

on Dec/10/16 03:46 PM (UTC)

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Florida based 2016 Colorado

I purchased the extended cab Colorado in September 2016, I am very happy with this truck. I have owned Chevrolet 1500's, GMC 2500 HD's, Ford F150, Chevrolet Blazers, this is just as good if not better. The Colorado is driven daily, ride is good, , mileage is good, style is great. Well worth the price.

By Love My Colorado

on Dec/10/16 11:24 AM (UTC)

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Functionality from a Female Perspective...

Looked at MANY trucks before making this purchase. Almost got a 2016 Tacoma, but didn't like the tight interior (since I have a tall hubby and big teenage boys). Former Silverado owner, but didn't want the big version the Silverado has become. In short, I LOVE this truck,owned it almost a year - It rides comfortably, has great tech features (apple car play, Nav, etc...), and looks SHARP (I went with dark Rainforest Green with dark tinted windows...). I love the steps built into the bumper, and the ease of getting up/down to load bikes, kayaks, whatever. Now, the honest cons: Hoped for better gas mileage with a V6 (average is 22.1, mostly highway driving). From 0 to 20 mph when you push the pedal, it hesitates, then takes off easily at about 30 mph. Not sure why. Pedal seems hard to push at times, somewhat unresponsive. My hubby has noticed this too. The truck is a bit hard for me to get out of (shorter guys too) - I have to "slide" out, and I do have the side steps. Something about the design is a bit off (I didn't have this problem in my Silverado), but I'm young enough to cope with it easily. What I am most bothered by is the lack of a flat floor when the back seats are up for cargo. There are storage bins under the seat, but it makes putting things I don't want to get rained on difficult - including having my dog, groceries, or luggage back there. It's just awkward. I've had to resort to leaving the back seats down, and using a blanket to protect them. All in all, I'm very happy with the truck, but it would be really nice to have some flat floor space in the cab area.

By Datadon

on Nov/25/16 07:48 AM (UTC)

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2016 Diesel Colorado 2.8

Colorado 2.8 DIESEL 4x4 is fast. Def is cheap for exhaust I went to test drive and can't believe I spent $36,000 {list $40,000}that day with a 2.3% loan. It has the safety option which keeps an eye on my driving. $399 Recommend Have driven 3800+ miles and have watched all the digital views {Great}. Back roads 65 MPH 31.8 MPG with 4x4. All around 24.8 MPG since some 80 MPH on interstate I pull a 20' Hurricane. I traded a 2007 HHR with 98,000 never a problem and sold my 2004 trailblazer that got 15 mpg with 193,000 never a problem with engine or trans but rusted brake lines relaced for $920

By Brad

on Nov/05/16 09:12 PM (UTC)

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Awesome 2.8 duramax diesel

I'm a sales manager for a Chevy Buick gmc store in Colorado this might be best all around truck built today

By Bill Collis

on Mar/13/17 08:01 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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New Truck

Have driven 3K in my new Colorado Z71, it’s been great. Mileage is 21 combined, considering I drive in mountains not bad, made trip to Vegas avg. 23 (V6 engine) Very quiet on the inside, has the Boise system sounds great. Ride is very good for a truck; seats are pretty good. Have the side rails have to get use too, I guess you really don’t need them. Overall at this point I would give it 4.5 out of 5.

By Chuck Verbeck

on Feb/08/16 06:48 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado



Overall Pretty Happy

Overall pretty happy with my 2016 Colorado. Only major issues are the poor front ground clearance and my hood really viberates when you drive in the wind. In a strong wind feels like the hood is going to blow off.

By Bill

on Dec/25/16 07:56 AM (UTC)

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2016 Colorado LT Crew Cab Long box 2.8 Diesel

I purchased this truck used with 11,000 miles as a work Truck. I am in the piano repair business so I needed something with good fuel economy that can tow a trailer with pianos as well. In the first 2000 miles of use over a 3 week period with a combination of highway, city and towing once a week I've averaged 27.2 miles to the gallon. The truck is comfortable and I spend allot of time driving New England. In addition, it tows my box trailer thus far with up to 2 grand pianos at a time without issue. It actually feels more comfortable towing than my 98 Tahoe did. The 2.8 diesel has as much torque as the V8 did but the output happens at a lower RPM so the motor does not feel like it is working very hard. The bed is large enough for my needs carrying a few tool boxes as well as using the space for grand and upright parts including actions and keybeds for transport to the shop. In addition I installed a plastic folder cover to keep the cargo secure from weather. It also can be removed for the occasional piano move where it is easier to get the truck into a yard without the trailer. The electronics with the GPS and blue tooth connection for the phone or other devices such as a ipod all work great. My last Chevy I had for close to 18 years hopefully this one will hold up as well. The diesel is what made it for me. My experience with mid size V6 motors is that the fuel economy combined is not really that great and the motors tend to not do as well for towing, particularly on longer runs. This vehicle allows me to own only one that I can use for service calls, with all my tools and have room to easily transport piano parts. In addition it tows a trailer effortlessly. Finally 27.2 miles combined for all of this is rather remarkable. Remember the truck weighs over 5000 lbs. Finally the "jake break" works great. A flip of the switch allows you to slow down with the diesel motor and transmission putting less stress on the breaking system. Except for the heavier feel of the truck its hard to tell you have a trailer on.

By Stevefarrey

on Dec/08/16 07:00 PM (UTC)

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Best truck I've owned

I love the size of my truck, easy to park and drive. I've had 3 Silverados and I don't miss hunting for parking spots big enough. The Apple car play is a game changer, there is no need for ever buying navigation on the next car. Best seat heaters ever, lov the remote start. I have a friend that only drives Mercedes benz, love busting his chops on the fact his $65,000 car doesn't have remote start.

By Wsw

on Dec/07/16 05:38 AM (UTC)

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Issues

Broke down twice the first two days due to battery. Has stalled a couple times at red light and to this day still feels like it wants to stall. Transmission has issues that nobody can seem to fix. Has been in shop for these issues numerous times and still have problems with only 10k miles on it.

By Don Warner

on Nov/06/16 04:15 PM (UTC)

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Cool Colorado

So far so good, only problem is paint chipping on edges of doors, of course they say it must have hit something but it hasn't

By Sharon B Rowland

on Oct/01/16 11:23 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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2016 COLORADO LOVE IT!!

We looked at 5 lots before buying. We went back to the same guy that we had bought our prior 2 cars from trusted him and got the best deal. Local for repairs or accidents to get truck fixed if need be.

By Chris

on Jul/27/16 08:32 AM (UTC)

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Go With LiL Max

I took a chance and went with the 2.8 duramax. Pros; Power,mileage, towing its got it all in one package! The best feature is the engine brake, when towing 5000lb in the hills you will rarely touch the brakes. I have 5000 miles on the truck and have averaged 25 mpg most of that towing at highway speed.I've got 30 on the highway! It has better than V6 gas Power!! Cons; The front air dam is stupid!(I took it off the second day i owned the truck and they used 16 screws to hold it on that are impossible to get at Laser Blue can look Purple not happy with color

By Roman Esparza

on Jun/10/16 02:59 PM (UTC)

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Gas economy

If you are looking truck for fuel economy don't buy this truck on city don't give me more then 17mpg and fwy 23, the dealer ship said after 5000 milles will be bether but is. Not truth . Now after 12 000 miles spell more gas then before, on street 16 or 15 miles per gallon end fwy only 22 with no trafic.

By Tony G.

on May/27/16 10:55 AM (UTC)

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Capabilities with with refinement.

Get the diesel if you want hauling and towing capabilities and great fuel economy. The diesel was not available when i got my Colorado Lt V6 I wish i waited for a while because they have great deals on the diesel engine version and less on what I paid for my regular V6 truck. Overall you can't go wrong with the Colorado truck in any configuration it does what it does well and in comfort with great refinement in a mid size truck.

By Frank Sardoni

on Nov/25/16 07:56 AM (UTC)

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First Chevy in a long time.

I seemed to get more for the money than I would have gotten from Nissan for their Frontier. My lease was less money and I got more options. The acceleration was better in the Nissan but the Colorado gave me more options in the vehicle. I was surprised by this since I had leased many vehicles from Nissan in the past but Chevy seemed more willing to get to my price point so they got my business. I am pretty happy so far. The vehicle drives smooth and seems to be solid. It has only been a few weeks so the honeymoon is still going on. Time will tell.

By Scott Breckenridge

on Oct/27/16 08:38 AM (UTC)

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BAD A$$ TRUCK

Gets 30MPG

By James

on Oct/26/16 01:51 PM (UTC)

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Laser blue blues

Listen, I have no complaints about the mechanical functionality of this truck. In fact, I think it's great as far as that is concerned. My caveat is if you are buying the laser blue color truck, be very careful. When you look at all the pictures of the laser blue on the Chevrolet website, it definitely appears as a terrific and great looking blue. Even in person at the dealership at night, or on a cloudy day, or if the sun angle is shining just right it will also appear to be the same terrific blue. What you might not realize though, is that this blue quickly turned to Barney purple with a 45 degree change in light refraction. This laser blue color is an un advertised two tone paint scheme. Sometimes it will look totally purple, and sometimes it will look the prettiest magnificent electric blue you have ever seen. Just don't get duped. Chevrolet makes no effort in the vehicle specs to describe this two-tone paint scheme. And all of the pictures on the Chevrolet website show the truck is a beautiful blue. And if you go to the dealership at night or on a cloudy day, you will not see it either. Chevy even calls this color "laser blue". I believe this is false advertisement and very deceptive to buyers. I can't imagine people that ordered this truck online, just for it to show up and realize they have a purple truck half the day. I'm not saying anything is wrong with a purple and blue truck. If that's your thing, go for it. But for someone that thinks they are buying a laser blue truck due to Chevrolets false advertising and deceptive ploys, they will be in for a terrible surprise. Listen, this is a great pick up truck. It looks great as far as the lines, and it performs outstanding. The price point is excellent. But that blue to purple transition is a huge surprise to a lot of buyers. I will be trading mine in next month and I haven't even made the first payment. It was a $3000 mistake that will cost me in depreciation value. The only other complaint that I have about the truck is that if you get one, get one with the sidestep. The truck looks good being raised up, but that step out it's about 6 inches short for me and I always have to slide off the seat before I hit the ground. I am about 5 foot 10.

By Ser

on Oct/13/16 11:28 AM (UTC)

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Great truck

Mpg not as good as I thought, but overall very nice truck. For the money I could've bought a silverado but tired of driving a big truck for what I use it for. Kids have plenty of room and they feel comfortable in the rear seats. Overall, very good truck. Not as small as people think but it's not a gas guzzler like my old tundra

By Ron Kallies

on Sep/22/16 08:40 AM (UTC)

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My dream fulfilled

I love the truck! Not only is it great looking, but with the 6 cylinder engine and 4 wheel drive it can handle anything I may need it to do. The electronics are impressive and it will be difficult to decide which of the subscriptions (satellite radio, WiFi, etc.) I should keep after the trials end. I do have an unresolved problem with inconsistent air conditioning performance, but I am confident my dealer will correct.

By Bobby

on Aug/15/16 06:43 PM (UTC)

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Nice Color!

I purchased this truck back in May. I was in the market for a new truck and wanted to downsize from my F150 I owned for about 8 years. I like the laser blue, which depends on the sunlight, gives off a purplish hue. Looks pretty darn good with the WT package. The fuel economy is pretty decent for a 4 cylinder; much better than 17 mpg I got in the F150. You do have to step on the accelerator to get it to move when entering the freeway. I hear the same thing about its 6 cyl. brothers, so it doesn't really bother me. It's surprisingly comfortable on road trips, and my 13 yr old son loves it....as long he's not in the back seat. The extended cab isn't great for carrying passengers in the back, but I didn't buy the truck for that purpose. This is my go to work, weekend trip kind of truck.

By Randy Rabish

on Apr/06/16 08:21 AM (UTC)

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Great Ride and Gas Mileage

I have had this truck for 1 month so far everything works great I am getting 21-22 miles per gallon on short trips and the comfort is good , I was a Ram owner for the last 8 years did not need the Big Truck anymore after getting only 14.5 to 17 miles per gallon [Hemi] 4x4. Had a new Ford F150 JUNK for 6 months back in 05 and traded on the old 05 Colorado with 5 cyl. and it could out tow a Small v8 2005 F150 All my trucks have been 4x4's My new Colorado has no problem Towing my 8 ft. trailer with my Polaris side by side.

By Terry Lucero

on Mar/31/16 05:28 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Best ride I have ever owned

This truck is very roomy and comfortable,even with 2 Adults and three adolescents.The gas millage is good even on short trips as well as long ones.Driving it is always enjoyable and body style draws a lot of attention from other folk.The vehicle is used family trips as well as off road travels and suits me fine.

By Devon Bancroft

on Feb/02/16 09:14 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Very good truck! just misses being great

Laser blue LT 4x4 Crew Cab. Good value with the options. Sluggish at times on take off and rough shifting staying up hill. Not quite enough room for an infant seat, toddler seat, and a 7 year old but good room for a "midsized" truck. A real pleasure to drive! Overall a very well built truck and something Chevrolet has hit a solid triple on! A solid truck that you will be happy with. The "2 year/ 24000 mile service agreement is a sham. That was very disappointing. It only covers 2 oil changes. Big negative for Chevy

By Janice Schauer

on Dec/05/15 08:45 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Colorado

Disappointed that it was not as nice as silverado. Wanted leather seats. 99% had cloth seats.

By Jonathan M.

on Oct/26/16 12:48 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Perfect not so basic, basic truck

I'm probably one of a few to get the LT with the 2.5L gas engine. I was just not impressed by the 3.6l enough to pay the premium. The LT package adds the larger screen for the center console. It's worth every penny of price difference. Apple car play gives you navigation for free, calling, streaming, talk to text, all work great. I've put 16,000 miles on in about 7 months. The truck rides wonderfully, it's easy to park, and has enough room for the home improvement work. Of those 16,000, 2000 miles were spent towing a car across country. The little 4 did great, lost some speed on the longer grades but on flat ground no complaints. Around town I average 22 mpg, 16-18 towing and about 25-29 on the highway unloaded. For doing work around the house and on cars it has a ton of well thought out features. The corner steps on the bumper make getting in and out easy. The storage under the back seat is big enough for tie down straps, hitch, and gloves. The GM roll up hard bed cover is a must have addition. It keeps whatever is in the bed dry, but can be rolled up to haul tall things. The short bed is small but still big enough to load a pallet full of floor and shut the tailgate.

By Doug

on Oct/06/16 04:46 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Nice mid-size Sport Truck

Good looking, good handling mid-size sport truck. However, towing is horrible. Towing capacity 7700#...struggles to tow 3000#. If you need to tow look at something else!

By James Evans

on Jul/26/16 06:51 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Trail boss looks great

It's the best pick up I've owned only issue is the step makes exits a little awkward til I get it down.

By Jim East

on Jun/16/16 12:59 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Beware of dealer

When I bought my truck it had side runners on it. The dealer asked if I wanted them on I thought I would try them. As soon as i got home anf got out for the first time they were very uncomfortable. Called dealer he was trying to tradee something for them then said no. Now I have $700 to runners in my garage

By Joseph

on Feb/13/16 04:25 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Great truck for an old guy.

Bought the crew cab WT with the 2.5L engine, auto transmission, & only 2 option packages 2 1/2 weeks ago. Manual tranny not available. Like it better than my previous '03 X cab Silverado which had no engine holdback going downhill; this engine and tranny does. Has enough power for me, a senior, and my daughters appreciate that I am not zoom - zooming around with my trade-in; a stick shift Pontiac Vibe. Only major problem is figuring out the infotainment system which is not user friendly to normally perceptive folks. The truck fits in my garage; a 2015 Silverado X cab wouldn't.

Once I install an after market soft roll up tonneau cover, bed mat, retractable tie downs, and 4 wire electric trailer connector for about $450 + tax, I will have a vehicle that will do everything I want.

By Chet Stephens

on Aug/27/16 02:30 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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DURAMAX-

I have the duramax, but there was no input for the dmax. love the truck, love the power and fuel mileage. only thing I don't like about the truck is that it wants to hold lower gears running up into higher rpm's which is the exact opposite of what every other gm vehicle likes to do. I think if it shifted sooner I wouldn't have a single complaint.

By Will

on Feb/16/16 08:18 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Great truck

Have 3K on the truck so far and absolutely love it and have had zero problems. I am 6'2 and have no problem fitting in the truck unlike in the Tacoma and Frontier that I tested. I took off the silly air dam that took away ground clearance and put on a leveling kit. So far I've loved every aspect of the truck, especially the overall size which has been perfect for around town. The 4x4 system works great and gets you through any kind of terrain. Technology wise the truck hits the spot especially with Apple CarPlay and 4G LTE. You don't need to bother getting navigation or anything else if you have an iPhone (Android Auto coming soon as well). The only gripe I have is that the Colorado does not get the same soft touch w/ stitching interior as the GMC Canyon. All in all it's a fantastic looking and performing midsize truck.

By Walter Abela

on Feb/14/16 08:06 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Crappy towing

purchased fully loaded 2016 Z71 with trailer tow. 3000# trailer, truck could not hold a strait line above 65 mph. same trailer same driver
jeep grand cherokee 80 mph no issues. obviously not the trailer. GM shruggs it off. great truck if your not pulling. buyer beware

By Larry Schmulling

on Nov/23/15 07:53 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Nice Truck

It's a little bit of a step to get in and out of. There was no CD player or even an option for one.

By Nathan

on Oct/30/16 09:11 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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2016 Duramax Colorado Crew Cab is Awesome!

I purchased my Duramax Colorado in May 2016 and have 16,800 miles on it. Fuel economy is 28-32 on the highway (higher at 65mph...around 38) and 26-27 in town. The engine is SUPER QUIET and has tons of torque for anything you want to do. Interior comfort is really nice for front and rear passengers and the entertainment package and navigation is fantastic. It's $40-45 to fill up and go for 550-600 miles on a tank. I do a lot of highway driving and the truck is perfect. It hauls up to 1500 lbs and can tow 7700 lbs, although I've not had to tow anything yet.

By Valor Trooper

on Sep/30/16 03:24 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Great Midsize Truck

I have a 2016 LT crew cab colorado (4600 mile) with leather heated seats and lots of accessories (linex bedliner, chevy folding tonneau cover, chrome package, sliding rear window w/ defrost, engine braking system, wheel well liners, projector headlights, mylink navigation, lane warning, forward distance warning , & chrome step bars with rainforest green metallic paint. I downsized from a full size crew cab 4x4 silverado (2011). I really like the truck. On the downside - no cd player, center counsel a one hole accessory with no dividers, door storage areas narrow but okay. The "touch screen" okay but I am "old school" and learning curve is somewhat uphill but not difficult. Get the Chevy Mylink navigation system vs On star. Once the Onstar test period expires, the Chevy Mylink nav system is fully operational and accurate. I do not have requirement for Sirus radio or On Star. Highway and interstate speeds no problem. Cruise control excellent. Gas mileage very good (v6). you will not be disappointed with the 2016 Colorado.

By Reo4ua

on Sep/22/16 07:32 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Seems to be a great truck. 2.8 Duramax, Crew, LT

I was sold on this truck for a few primary reasons - mpg and durability of the duramax. I've run my gas powered vehicles to 300k miles and beyond consistently and i see no reason why this engine can't far exceed this number. I've had the truck for only a few days now and have been impressed so far. I'm especially pleased that being 6'6"/230, i still fit comfortably in the driver's seat (though the headrest/top of seat hits my neck area and will take some getting used to). My crew cab F150 and prior silverado did not provide this luxury. The inferno orange color certainly grabs attention. Can't wait to get a month under my belt to see what the true mpg will be but after 2 days the OBC shows 24 mostly city driving - impressive. The torque this thing generates makes you feel as though you could unroot a 100 year old redwood with little problem. Was a little worried about this engine being that it's so new but after researching it appears that it's been in use over seas for a few years so hopefully all the kinks have been worked out by now.

By Ron

on May/13/16 06:30 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Worst 4 wheel drive on the market.

Can you believe that there is no visible indicator in the instrument cluster showing the current state of the 4 wheel drive system. You have to look at the selector switch located low on the dash and blocked from view by the steering wheel. I've owned 3 other vehicles with 4 wheel drive and this is by far the worst. Shift in or out can be harsh at times. Low mounted switch is often hit by my knee when exiting causing selector to be switched to 4wd.
Seats have hard edge that is too high and is always felt on entry and exit. Vehicle leans to drivers side be 0.75 inches at rear wheel opening. Dealer says that's within tolerance.

By AJ

on Jul/11/16 04:36 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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2016 Z71 Colorado V6

I have almost 1500 miles on my 2016 Colorado Ext Cab V6 and I love it! I've driven around town averaging 19-20mpg and highway speeds at 55-60 mpg it averaged 24.5-26 mpg and highway speeds at 70-80 it averaged 23-24mpg. The trans has been very smooth and I have not had issues finding any gears or stepping on the throttle to get around a horse and buggy without it slamming into a low gear. The transitions have always been flawless. It loves cruising in the 50-60 mph range but on the highway keeping it around 70 you have to keep you foot on the gas just a little, personally it does not bother me. From the line it feels quite torquey and has plenty of get up and go. From inside the cabin the ride is phenomenal. It's very quite, I've been in quite a few new vehicles and none have been quieter. The handling is as smooth as can be. The steering wheel never gets heavy no matter the sharpest turns. Even having the off road suspension the ride isn't stiff at all. It handles bumps and does not rattle or bounce around. Driving it you would not think it has stiffer suspension. The interior itself I think looks nice and it's a truck so i'm not looking for outright luxury. The extended cab truly does not have room for passengers comfortably, although I bought mine more for storage than to haul people, so that does not bother me. Also size wise, this truck can be parked anywhere! The turning radius is amazing, just when you expect it to run out of turn angle, you can crank the wheel even more and put it into any parking spot. The cabin room I think is plenty, not as much as my dads Sierra 2500 but i'm 5'11'' and my dad is 6'2'' and there is plenty of room for both of us in the front seats. Leg room and head room are more than enough. Overall i'm very satisfied with my purchase and don't regret it one bit.

By Michael Scarbrough

on May/11/16 08:04 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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In Love With My Rain Forest Green Chevy Colorado

I've always owned a full size truck. But now that I'm retired, I felt I no longer needed the additional size or expense. My wife & I were looking at a Toyota Tacoma, but it didn't offer power seats. When we saw the Colorado in Rain Forest Green in the Z71 Off Road package with so much luxury, we knew it was the truck for us. The ride is smooth, engine is powerful, seats are heated with leather trim. We love everything about it. We also added several Chevy accessories at the dealer without searching other stores or web sites.

By Zach

on Feb/15/16 05:39 PM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Sharp looks, comfortable, but slow to accelerate

I purchase a 2016 Z71 4WD black Trail Boss about three weeks ago and am loving it so far. I really like the trail boss package accessories like the off road sport bar and LED off road lights on top. The black painted wheels and aggressive all terrain tires seem to turn heads. I got all the options. Heated seats, navigation, Bose 7 speaker system, spray in bed liner, etc.

I'm loving it so far. The technology in this truck is amazing. I especially love the apple car play feature that allows me to reflect my iOS device onto the in-dash display. The rear view camera is great with its line projections that show you where you're going to end up as you turn the wheel. I didn't especially like the price though. For everything, including the trail boss package (extra $7k), I ended up paying a little over 42k for the truck including an extended 72k mile bumper to bumper warranty.

The only thing I don't like about the truck is its lack of responsiveness when laying on the gas. It takes a little long to switch gears, so I end up using the manual gear switching so that I can control when the truck shifts up and down. I'm glad it has this option. Over the course of 1,000 miles, I've ended up with an average of 17MPG. I'm a pretty aggressive driver though, so others may get better gas consumption rates.

Overall, I'm loving the truck. I traded in my 2012 TRD Tacoma and don't regret it a bit. This is the best vehicle I've owned thus far. I can't give an accurate report to reliability yet or cost of ownership as I've only had it for a little less than a month.

Don't get the 4 cylinder unless you drive like a granny. The v6 or turbo diesel are the only ways to go.

By Mike

on Nov/16/16 10:07 AM (UTC)

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado


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Great Truck, Forget the Touch Screen

First off, I'm a guy that uses a truck. I've had many, and buy them for actual work...home and/or towing. Last truck (the one I traded in on this puppy) was a 2012 GMC Sierra X-Cab set up for towing a travel trailer. We are pausing the camping / trailer duty, but I still need a truck. Didn't want the full size version. In short, this is a great medium sized truck. Wish it was a bit smaller, lower, but overall it fits me well. A trip to Chicago from Peoria got me 22 MPG. That's not the trip computer, that's old fashioned miles divided by gallons method. It is fairly comfy, roomy, and love the 7,000 lb tow rating for the V6. Here are the negs: The 305 claimed HP is only at the very top of the RPM range. Trucks should have grunt....I'd happily give up MPG for more grunt. The engine feels weak until you lay in it, but even then its kinda numb. The transmission shifts fine....I know others complain about it hunting gears...and it does. But I mostly drive it like a car, even when towing a utility trailer, so I've not had quite the issues others had. Again, I'd pay more and sacrifice MPG if the XSMN held gears longer, and the engine had more grunt, but it works "okay" as is. Biggest complaint: The worthless infotainment system. In IL, it is illegal to use a cell phone while driving. Yet, I can nearly hit a pole while trying to figure out how to change a radio station. I dislike touch screens to the fullest. My phone has bluetooth, but will not pair with the radio. Guess what? TOO COMPLICATED. I prefer a good CD player....and they offer none in this truck. I knew this going in. Why do new cars / trucks think we need a complicated device in the dash to distract us from a simple station change....done in the past via moving your arm and doing it by feel. No longer! Now, use a touch screen, which has no feel, to go thru menus. Painfully stupid. I sound negative, but in reality I really like the truck. I've used it as a truck and will continue to do so. And, it hauls my kids. Looks good doing it. Engine and trans are fine...and will be better when I install a custom tune to hold gears longer and adjust a few things. Radio (I just can't call it infotainment) works, and music on USB sticks is okay, but not the same as CD's. I got a great deal on closeout '16's which is why I have the Z71 over the lesser models with more normalized radio. $5,400 off sticker just for walking in. BOTTOM LINE: I bought this over the Tacoma due to towing capacity and rebates / price.


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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    140.5 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    224.9 Inches
  • WIDTH, MAX W/O MIRRORS
    83.9 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    70.5 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    8.1 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    4450 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    45.0 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    57.5 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    35.8 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    56.2 Inches


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.42 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    four wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Leaf Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Front
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Solid Axle
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    265
  • Rear Tire Profile
    70



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Total Number Of Speakers
    6
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Radio
    AM/FM


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Manual


Interior

Interior Features

  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Single
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Yes


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    3.6L V6 24 Valve Gas Regular Unleaded
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    solid axle
  • Fuel Capacity
    21.0 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

Z71 Duramex Crew Cab (5.1 ft. Bed) Trail Boss / RWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    9.5 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.9 sec @ 78.9 mph
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    Motor Trend

LT Duramex Crew Cab (5.1 ft. Bed) / RWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.6 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.5 sec @ 82.1 mph
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    Motor Trend

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $23,251
  • Private Seller Price
    $25,049
  • Dealer Price
    $26,407
  • Original MSRP
    $30,665


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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    17 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    24 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 4
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    6
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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    6 years / 100,000 miles
    5 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    5 years / 100,000 miles
    4 years

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Key Factors

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Pros

  • Maneuverable size.
  • Comfortable ride
  • Capable and fuel-efficient diesel engine
  • Many available high-tech features

Cons

  • Gasoline V6's disappointing real-world fuel economy.
  • Low-hanging front airdam limits off-road potential


2016 Chevrolet Colorado True Cost Of Ownership

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The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,363$1,411 $1,460$1,511 $1,564$7,309
Maintenance$0$69 $712$1,552 $2,313$4,646
Repairs$0$0 $152$362 $529$1,043
Taxes & Fees$2,818$237 $223$210 $198$3,686
Financing$904$716 $521$322 $115$2,578
Depreciation$5,669$2,245 $1,977$1,751 $1,571$13,213
Fuel$2,025$2,086 $2,148$2,213 $2,279$10,751
True Cost To Own ®$12,779$6,764 $7,193$7,921 $8,569$43,226

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 10/31/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Heating system does not work, no defog or de frost available which can result in loss of forward visibility, recall has been issued, vehicle has been in for correction, was stated as corrected, was not, heating system does not work, repurchase of the vehicle has been requested since the heating system does not work, cannot be corrected, is a serious safety issue


Date Complaint Filed: 11/08/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Recurring problem. intermittent problem. engine hesitates between 1000 and 2500 rpm. causes unexpectedly poor acceleration from a stop. causes unresponsive throttle. causes transmission overshifts (shifting 2-3 gears lower). causes unsafe driving conditions when acceleration is less than anticipated.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/19/2015

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I bought this truck on 9/25/15.on 9/30/15 there was heavy down pour,and there was big puddle of water under the drivers floor mats,the passenger floor mats,and behind the drivers mats.also the left vent had a broken piece that was on the floor.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/10/2015

Component(s): STRUCTURE:BODY

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

This is the second time that i have taken this vehicle to the dealer for the same problem.the first time it was leaking water from left front,left rear,and right front floor mats.this second time it was only leaking water on the left front drivers floor mats.the vehicle had just been driven when i noticed the leak.


Date Complaint Filed: 03/01/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

On wednesday february 24th i was driving home (north on i-75 in michigan) from work, the truck had 2-3 inches of snow on top of the truck and truck cap because it cannot be reached due to the height of the vehicle. traffic was moving at ~ 10 miles per hour due to road conditions and my wipers were on (medium speed if i recall correctly), traffic stopped suddenly and all of the snow from the top of the truck immediately slid forward and covered the windshield. at this point the wipers were essentially buried/ jammed due to the amount of snow and the windshield was completely covered while i was on the expressway. had the conditions been slightly better i could have been doing well over 10 miles an hour and the result would have absolutely been a collision which could have involved many vehicles. in the past wipers would always continue to move back and forth in a situation like this until the windshield was eventually cleared, my wipers would not even attempt to move, fortunately due to the low speed i was able to get to the shoulder of the expressway to clear the snow. i am very concerned to drive in bad weather now due to the risk of a collision as well as the potential risk of being on the side of the expressway in bad conditions clearing the windshield. please investigate as the winshield wiper motor should not be protected at the cost of the vehicle and its occupants!


Date Complaint Filed: 03/14/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 chevrolet colorado. the contact's vehicle was rear ended by another vehicle. as a result, the contact's vehicle rear ended the preceding vehicle. the air bags failed to deploy. the contact sustained left wrist, left arm, shoulder, and neck injuries that required medical attention. a police report was filed. the vehicle was towed to a body shop for repairs. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 200.


Date Complaint Filed: 03/03/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Transmission does not downshift properly from upper gears (5,6) to lower range when decelerating from 40 + mph to under 20 mph. vehicle will exhibit loss of power from being in too high of a gear range, causing "chugging", and then a sudden burst of power as you try to accelerate. dealer reset ecm for transmission; problem persists. typically occurs on residential or non-freeway streets, but has happened entering a freeway entrance ramp.


Date Complaint Filed: 03/24/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | POWER TRAIN | SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Driving at about 60 miles a hour and lost all power engine was running but going no were all light were lite on dash like you turn key on before starting thank god no one was coming the other way or the car behind me would have hit me. he was a good driver. shut it off and restarted it then it would run with all light on dash even brake light and anti skid light and it said on infro. running at reduced speed. drove to my home a slow speed it let me. shut it down let it sit a few min. restarted it still the same. shut it down for about ten mim. restarted it. seem to run ok but check engine light is till on now i afraid the will just reset it and say it is ok. and next time i won't be so lucky. it has 5500 miles on it. i did see my life before my eyes hopping it dose not happen to others. taking dealer tomorrow it happen at about 5pm 3/24/2016


Date Complaint Filed: 04/05/2016

Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The low beam headlamps are totally inadequate. what follows is the contents from two emails sent to the dealership service manager. i also have night time video that illustrates the problem which also shows the location of the vehicle by gps on google maps. comments in the email refer to both stationary and moving vehicle observations. i would like to find out if this another stupid government mandate that puts people at risk.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/27/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The transmission does not downshift from a high gear (5 or 6) to a lower gear when slowing down from 45 mph to 20 mph (or lower). when the accelerator is depressed to accelerate the engine bucks, vibrates, and does not accelerate. the engine rpm drops to 1,000 rpm or lower. if the accelerator is quickly floored the transmission downshifts several gears lower and jerks forward. this condition happens primarily on secondary roads while driving along the road and when pulling from one road into traffic on another road. the situation when pulling into traffic is dangerous because the truck does not accelerate as it should. this truck was purchased new and has 6,500 miles on it. this condition has been present since the truck was new and the severity varies with truck speed and road inclination. the situation has been reported to the dealer and to chevrolet customer service. no corrective actions have yet to be made.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/17/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While driving the vehicle over 40+ mph and then reducing speed due to traffic to 20 mph, and then accelerating the engine again between 21-28 mph it seems to bog down the engine almost as if the transmission shifts into to low or high of a gear and makes the vehicle feel like it's bucking/jerking when trying to accelerate between 21-28 mph and then a burst of speed. vehicle does it all the time between these speeds. vehicle was bought brand new had it custom ordered and only had 9 miles on it so i know it's not a issue from someone else driving it vehicle currently has 1,200 miles is a v-6 crew cab


Date Complaint Filed: 06/06/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Engine seems to lag under quick acceleration. problem occurs most often when accelerating from a turn or when changing lanes under acceleration. speeds of occurrence mostly approximately 20-25 mph. requested checks and service at a dealership only to be given a service bulletin from gm stating this was a normal part of the traction management system. my previous vehicle (2014 silverado) was also listed on the bulletin, but the problem was never noticed on this vehicle. i see this issue as an increased risk of a collision with the highest risk being a rear end collision. this needs to be addressed and fixed.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/09/2016

Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Approaching an intersection and observed a yellow light. i was traveling 35mph as posted and applied the brakes only to have the pedal go all the way down to the fire wall. the truck had no braking power and only slowed to about 15mpg after applying for roughly 40-50 yards. i ended up running into the intersection collided with another vehicle that proceeded on green.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/11/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER | WHEELS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My 2016 chevy colorado crew cab z71 4x4 vibrates at highway speed. the dealership has replaced one tire, balanced x 3 and rotated and road force tested. the problem persists. i was told by the service manager that because i bought an off road truck with all season tires it will vibrate above 70 mph. i feel it in my seat, it appears to be coming from the rear of the truck. the empty passenger seat visually vibrates. it started after the first oil change and tire rotation at 6000 miles.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/20/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

When merging onto i-70 freeway from on-ramp, i applied throttle to move into the traffic flow. engine "stumbled" as if in a dead spot. truck did not accelerate and appeared to be lugging badly. transmission was in too high a gear and seemed to be searching for correct gear. during this time oncoming traffic was forced to brake and there was a near miss of having a rear-end collision. all i could do was watch in the rear view mirror as traffic converged on me. this "dead throttle / wrong gear" issue has happened repeatedly on surface streets but luckily on surface streets i was not in such a critical situation. this is a problem that has been reported repeatedly and at many places on the internet. when will nhtsa force gm to address this issue? hopefully you will act before this results in serious injury or fatalities (if it already has not). please act!


Date Complaint Filed: 07/24/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

--- "the transmission does not downshift from a high gear (5 or 6) to a lower gear when slowing down from 45 mph to 20 mph (or lower). when the accelerator is depressed to accelerate the engine bucks, vibrates, and does not accelerate. the engine rpm drops to 1,000 rpm or lower. if the accelerator is quickly floored the transmission downshifts several gears lower and jerks forward. this condition happens primarily on secondary roads while driving along the road and when pulling from one road into traffic on another road. the situation when pulling into traffic is dangerous because the truck does not accelerate as it should. this truck was purchased new and has 1,500 miles on it. this condition has been present since the truck was new and the severity varies with truck speed and road inclination. the situation has been reported to the dealer and to chevrolet customer service. no corrective actions have yet to be made."


Date Complaint Filed: 07/25/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While driving the colorado, the transmission gets so confused on what gear to be in and the shift patterns are the craziest i have ever experienced. from 40-20mph, stop and go traffic, this truck's transmission clunks, shifts hard, stutters and cannot figure out which gear to be in. it's very frustrating. not to mention, when trying to pass, there is zero acceleration felt when flooring the peddle. i am so frustrated with this transmission and many days during the to and from work commute, i feel as if i am going to get rear-ended because of this transmission. it's annoying when driving but stressful as well, because i feel as if my safety is in jeopardy due to this "learning" transmission. it's so disappointing.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/28/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

On 6/6/16 i started having the trouble. after backing up and putting the truck in gear, the truck would surge forward without touching the gas pedal. this also occurred on 6/11/16, 6/17/16 and 6/23/16. on 6/23/16 i was at surdykes port 20 marina at the lake of the ozarks. after backing out of the parking space i put it in gear. this time it was much more than a surge. it literally shot forward and even the brakes didn't help because within 3-4 seconds my truck and i were in the lake. finally got the window to break so i could escape. just before i went in the lake the truck struck an old golf cart and jet ski trailer that were parked there and took them into the lake also.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/14/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Takata recall 2016 chevy colorado 4 wheel drive with 3.6 eng i have 815 miles on truck and having down shift problems transmisson will not down shift between 45 and 20 mph at times it doe this when you are pressing lightly on the gas peddle in slow traffic or at times going up small high and this will cause the truck to not go fast enough to get out of the way of other traffic.when you press the gas peddle the truck jerks and shutters i was told by service dept at dealership where i purchased the truck that gm had a service bulletin out about this problem and they would try to fix the problem but the service dept were not sure they could fix it.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/12/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle stalls sometimes when i stop. se light is now on. service brake assist comes on now. truck surges and shutters and is annoyingly hunting for gears and can't find them. sluggish throttle like i'm trying to pull a bull dozer out of the mud. this mostly happens between 15 and 40 mph back roads and highway stop-n-go. not settling for the "oh that's normal" bsht. should have bought a ford f150. time for a trade in. 10k miles and i am completely disgusted with chevy now. all i can say is good luck if you have a 2016 colorado.






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My 2016 Colorado Has Water That Keeps Building Up In The Fuel, Which Caused My Truck To Die While On The Highway. 22-Jun-2017
2 Guestions. 2016 Chevy Colorado Z71. What Are The Best Products For Cleaning The Interior? Also, Had An Oil Change Done With Mobil 1 Synthetic. Ever Since The Oil Change My Car Seems Sluggish. Whats Going On? 22-Jun-2017
Why It Doesn't Have Pulling Power N Used A 1/4 Tank Of Gas Only Going 50 Miles With A Empty Trailer 22-Jun-2017
2016 Colorado 15K Miles, Bought New, Just Serviced At For, Displays Batt Charging System Light On Dash 22-Jun-2017
The Radio Station Screen Is In Place Of The Digital Spedometer And I Cant Find How To Change It Back 22-Jun-2017
Water In EVAP Canister 12-May-2017
Transmission. Does Not Shift Smoothly. Truck Appears To. Run. Rough 13-May-2017
Engine Started Without Doors Locked Or Key In Ignition All On It's Own. 14-May-2017
What Is The Min Turning Radius For A Chevrolet Colorado 2.5L LT.? 14-May-2017
My Colorado Key Stops Turning At ACC Switch Position As I Turn Off My Engine. As A Result, I Could Not Pull Out The Key Coz The Ignition Switch Wont Go Through The OFF Switch Position. At ACC Position There Is Some Current Running In The Electricals And After The Key Being Left There For Several Hours, The Battery Power Gets Totally Drained. When There Is No More Electrical Power Supply, The Ignition Switch Could Be Turned Back To OFF Switch Position. What Is Causing This Problem? 14-May-2017
Shaking Inside Cab 17-May-2017
My Truck Is Slamming When I Drive Down The Road Like The Transmission Is Slamming Or The Rear End Is Locking Up 17-May-2017
Is The Automatic Transmission In The Colorado The Same As The One Used In An Impala Of The Same Year 18-May-2017
Exhaust Cleaning System 19-May-2017
Any Problems 21-May-2017
2016 Colorado, Bought In Dec. 7600 Miles, No Warning, Loss Of Power, Engine Light On , T/C Light On, Skid Control Light On, Smell Of Something Burning, Now Very Rough Idle And Stalls In 30 Seconds After Start 21-May-2017
Truck Makes Whining Noise When Taking Off Sometime 22-May-2017
Lose Power Going Uphill 22-May-2017
When Driving About 35 Mph When Excelerating Engine Does Not Transition Smoothly. 23-May-2017






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The recently redesigned Chevrolet Colorado returns for 2016 with a highly desirable diesel engine option. The 2016 Chevy Colorado's new diesel-fueled four-cylinder engine generates more torque than the gasoline V6 and has higher tow ratings. Along with the new diesel, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado offers Apple CarPlay smartphone integration in trucks with the MyLink 8-inch touchscreen interface.

Midsize truck fans rejoiced when the new-generation Chevy Colorado arrived on the scene last year. Compared with older rivals in this class, it was more pleasant to drive, nicer on the inside and thriftier at the pump. Yet history may judge 2016 as an even more momentous year for midsize trucks because the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is the first modern example to offer a diesel engine. It's a pricey add-on, to be sure, but the diesel provides a highly desirable combination of performance and fuel economy.

An optional diesel engine is the major upgrade on the 2016 Colorado, and it's worth considering if you're planning to tow.

You might not be all that impressed when you scan the specs on the diesel. After all, we're talking about a 2.8-liter four-cylinder that makes all of 181 horsepower. But the engine's 369 pound-feet of torque tell the story here. That's far more torque than you get with the gasoline V6, and not only can a diesel Chevy Colorado handle even bigger towing jobs, it'll also feel stronger and smoother pulling your trailer up highway grades. In normal driving situations, the diesel has a more relaxed character than the Colorado's gas engines and, thanks to the extra low-end grunt, the standard six-speed automatic transmission doesn't need to change gears as often. For now, Chevrolet is offering the diesel to retail consumers only on crew cabs.

The other notable update to the 2016 Colorado is the arrival of Apple CarPlay smartphone integration in trucks equipped with the available 8-inch MyLink touchscreen interface. This should make the Colorado that much more appealing for buyers who crave uninterrupted connectivity. It's worth noting, however, that the full-size Silverado 1500 also gets Apple CarPlay for 2016, and there's an argument to be made for making the stretch, especially if you're considering the Colorado V6. After all, the V6 isn't that much more efficient than the Silverado's satisfying 5.3-liter V8, and the price difference may be less than you think.

If you're sold on the midsize-truck segment, you'll naturally want to take a hard look at its reigning champ, the fully redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma. With its higher ground clearance and superior approach angle, the Tacoma is a real mountain goat compared to the more street-biased Colorado, and its technology offerings have improved notably this time around. The aged Nissan Frontier ranks a distant third in most categories, but it's likely to be the most affordable option, and it remains a competent, if uninspiring, pick. If you're planning to go diesel, it's worth your time to look at the full-size Ram 1500, which offers a diesel V6 in a wide range of cab styles. Overall, though, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado should please the vast majority of midsize truck buyers with its diverse collection of talents.

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