• (4.8) 8 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,414$20,110
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 19-21
  • Engine: 185-hp, 2.9-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 2,400 lbs.
2009 Chevrolet Colorado

Our Take on the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado

It wasn't the most auspicious debut for a pickup. When four of the five midsize truck manufacturers introduced new small pickups in 2004-05, GM introduced the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, and in so doing gave up two decades of equity in the popular S-10 brand to rename its compact truck. C... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Exhaust note on five-cylinder engine
  • Side curtain airbags not standard
  • V-8 only available with four-speed automatic
  • Low-grade plastics used in interior

Notable Features

  • 5.3-liter V-8 newly available on extended and crew cab models
  • Upgraded brake system
  • Fuel-management computer tweaked for extra mileage
  • New ZQ8 sport suspension
  • Stability control now standard on all models

2009 Chevrolet Colorado Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

For the 2009 model year, the Chevrolet Colorado took another step toward becoming the Silverado: It added a V-8.There were a few more changes to the Colorado, though I'm not sure this "little" truck is really that small anymore.My test model arrived with a crew cab, the $1,300 optional 5.3-liter 300-horsepower V-8, enough room for five people, a full-size bed and more features than a lot o... Read full review for the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado

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by LO-ROD from Oahu, HI. on March 26, 2009

Great truck!! I traded in my 04 chevy avalanche to get this new toy. Me and my family are really glad we did. The right size for me, wife and two children. Small enough for my wife and powerfull enoug... Read Full Review

12 Trim Levels Available

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2009 Chevrolet Colorado Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


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.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


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.


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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