(4.1) 58 reviews
MSRP: $20,055$35,450
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 20-22
Engine: 200-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
2016 Chevrolet Colorado

Our Take on the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

Our Take

With the Chevrolet Colorado, which was new last year, GM is hoping to appeal to more pickup buyers by offering a smaller and more affordable truck that fits in a garage and can navigate narrow streets. Competitors include the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.  A new turbo-diesel 2.8-liter ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Sluggish acceleration (gas four-cylinder)
  • Choppy two-wheel-drive ride
  • Rough, long-throw manual transmission
  • No automatic four-wheel-drive option
  • Some cheap cabin materials
  • Mediocre fuel economy (gas engines)

Notable Features

  • Turbo-diesel 2.8-liter four-cylinder (late availability)
  • MyLink multimedia system with Apple CarPlay integration available
  • Four-door crew- and extended-cab models
  • Two cargo box lengths
  • Forward collision alert, lane departure warning available


Our Expert Reviews

With the addition of the powerful, efficient, beautifully integrated Duramax diesel powertrain, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado becomes quite possibly the world's perfect pickup truck. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado won our Best Pickup of 2015 award, and deservedly so — it's a fantastic combination of big-truck ability, useful interior technology and decent fuel economy all wrapped up ... Read full review for the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

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Consumer Reviews


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Most impressively designed truck I've ever driven

by Sandwiches Galore from Phoenix, AZ on January 9, 2016

Our family needed a truck, but we didn't need a full size truck. I studied the small / midsize trucks available, Ford is out of the game with no Ranger in the line up, Toyota and Nissan having less h... Read Full Review

19 Trim Levels 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.


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NHTSA Ratings

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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