(4.0) 7 reviews
MSRP: $4,892$23,360
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 17-21
Engine: 185-hp, 2.9-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 3,000 lbs.
2011 Chevrolet Colorado

Our Take on the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado

Our Take

When four of the five midsize truck manufacturers introduced new small pickups for 2004-05, GM introduced the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. And in doing so, GM gave up two decades of equity in the popular S-10 brand to rename its compact truck.Chevy also stepped away from the norm to offer a du... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Exhaust note on five-cylinder engine
  • V-8 only available with four-speed automatic
  • Low-grade plastics in interior

Notable Features

  • OnStar version 9.0 available with improved voice recognition
  • Available Bluetooth phone connectivity
  • Aqua Blue Metallic exterior color replaces Inferno Orange
  • New front-seat head restraint design
  • 5.3-liter V-8 available
  • Side curtain airbags standard on all models

16 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.