2012 Chevrolet Colorado

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Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

192.4” x 67.6”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Wide range of engine, trim choices
  • ZQ8 setup offers sports car-style handling
  • Three final-drive ratios available for V-8 engine
  • Available automatic mechanical locking rear differential

The bad:

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

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Choice of three cabs
  • Four-cylinder, five-cylinder or V-8 engine
  • Manual or automatic
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Standard side curtain airbags

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.2
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews


It’s a good truck does the job happy with it.

The problem I have is when in four wheel drive hard to make a sharp turn feels like the front end is about to fall off. And the rear seal leak that I have after a hundred thousand miles and what it cost to fix!


worst vechicle I have ever owned

cost me more money for repairs than any vehicle I have ever owned I used to would only buy gm products from what I have read they are only pieces of junk shame will not help customers only are told your warranty has run out problems started at 90,000 miles


Great looking truck

Truck drove and rode great plenty of legroom in front and back in excellent shape Truck is clean inside and out Has tonneau cover and mudflaps window vents as extras

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Based on the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado base trim.
Risk of rollover
Rollover rating


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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