Best Bet
  • (3.8) 25 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,260–$12,136
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 19-23
  • Engine: 175-hp, 2.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 1,700 lbs.
2004 Chevrolet Colorado

Our Take on the Latest Model 2004 Chevrolet Colorado

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort in city
  • Engine noise
  • Rear-seat passenger space
  • Interior construction details

Notable Features

  • 175- or 220-hp engine
  • Three cab configurations
  • Three suspension choices
  • Optional roof-rail side airbags
  • Available ZR2 and Z71 packages

Consumer Reviews

3.8

Average based on 25 reviews

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Just an okay truck

by Wolfbane from Westcliffe, CO on November 10, 2017

I have always owned Chevy trucks and really enjoyed this Colorado for a couple of years, but all kinds of things went wrong with it after that. I take very good care of my trucks, so when the front e... Read Full Review

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2004 Chevrolet Colorado Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 3 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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