Chevrolet trucks are the pride of American truck enthusiasts, and rightfully so. Chevy trucks are known for their performance and dependability year after year, and every model year improves slightly on the previous models. The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is one of Chevy’s most capable mid-size trucks yet. The combination of riding comfort, safety, and most importantly, performance ensures that the 2016 Colorado is a top-shelf option for the mid-size market. Not convinced? Check out our profile of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado to see why this truck has made its mark on the truck world.
The 2016 Colorado crew cab models feature an available four-cylinder diesel engine for incredible towing power and fuel efficiency. All 2016 Colorado models are available with Chevy’s responsive MyLink touchscreen console for the ultimate experience in driving convenience and entertainment. The MyLink system can link to Apple CarPlay-equipped devices. The LT and Z71 editions of the 2016 Colorado come with an enhanced driver information display to keep drivers informed about truck performance at all times.
The exterior of the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado was designed for the ultimate in on- or off-road performance. All season tires mounted on 16 x 7.0 in. wheels keep the Colorado in contact with the ground no matter what the surface, while variable speed intermittent wipers keep driver visibility uninterrupted in all weather conditions. The 6.2-foot truck bed is big enough for any workload, while the streamlined exterior is sleek enough to turn heads on city roads.
The 2016 Colorado is a powerfully-built truck, yet driver comfort has not been sacrificed in this year’s model. The interior features bucket front seats including a four-way adjustable power driver seat. One-touch power windows and power door locks offer convenience, while the heated mirrors ensure a safe driving experience in all seasons. The driving experience is made even more convenient by the addition of side seat pockets, front cupholders, and a rear view camera for parking or reversing.
Though the Colorado is a rugged truck, Chevrolet has not neglected the truck market’s more technologically savvy consumers. The Colorado’s six-speaker surround sound audio system boasts charging USB ports built right into the instrument panel, as well as a high-visibility 4.2-inch diagonal color LED display screen and an auxiliary jack. To ensure passenger comfort, the audio system features a speed sensitive volume control which automatically raises or lowers audio volume based on the truck’s speed.
With a twenty-one gallon fuel tank, 26 miles per gallon on the highway and nineteen in the city, the Colorado will allow less frequent visits to the gas station; one can go roughly 546 miles on the highway or 399 miles in the city before needing to refuel. The truck features a six-speed manual transmission and a roaring 200 horsepower 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine to give the handler some extra get-up-and-go. With four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, drivers will not need to worry about their ability to stop safely on a dime.
This year, Chevy has stepped up its game with the safety measures in the Colorado truck, getting an overall rating of four stars. The vehicle rated particularly highly in the areas of side barrier and side pole crashes, for both average-sized male drivers and smaller-sized female passengers; both areas tested received a five-star rating. The risk of rollover is only twenty-two percent which, for a vehicle this large, is rather impressive. Chevy also offers a pretty comprehensive warranty package on this truck.