The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is having a good year. It was recently named Cars.com’s Best Pickup Truck of 2015. This midsize pickup truck is built on an all-new platform and has a redesigned exterior and interior. The Colorado comes in extended- or crew-cab models; we tested a Colorado crew cab, which seats five.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The Colorado crew cab has two sets of lower Latch anchors in the outboard rear seats. Despite stiff seat cushions, we found the anchors easy to access.
- The forward-facing convertible installed easily into the Colorado, but the tether anchor’s location is problematic.
- The booster fit well on the Colorado’s flat bench. The seat belt buckles are on floppy bases, but the connecting strap is so short that the buckles don’t move around too much. They should be easy for a younger child in a booster seat to use independently.
What We Don’t
- Tether anchors are often a little tricky in pickup trucks. In the Colorado crew cab, the three tether anchors are hard to find: You have to fold the seatbacks to access them. More than 50 percent of parents forget to use the tether anchor with their child’s car seat. In the crew cab, the tether anchors are out of sight, making it likely that parents will forget to use them.
- For both the rear-facing convertible and infant seats we had to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate each of them, with the infant seat needing more room than the convertible. After moving the front passenger seat forward, our 5-foot-8 tester was able to sit comfortably in the front row, but taller adults may be cramped.