2016 Chevrolet Colorado
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Most impressively designed truck I've ever driven

by 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...
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 hp and lower mileage even from bigger liter engines wasn't what I was looking for as even with Colorado's 3.6L V6 delivering 305 h.p., I am getting 22.3 in the city. I save at the pump each time. Truck is wonderfully designed. We got the LT 2 series which is perfect, not over the top, nice, attractive, and it says practical all over it. Best truck line built.
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Really Nice Truck!

by from Augusta, Maine on December 3, 2015

I've had my 2016 Colorado z71 for just a couple of weeks now, I am really enjoying this truck! I am still finding out more about the MyLink system and how all that works. The truck itself rides and dr...
I've had my 2016 Colorado z71 for just a couple of weeks now, I am really enjoying this truck! I am still finding out more about the MyLink system and how all that works. The truck itself rides and drives very well and gets good gas mileage (just under 20 around town) haven't had it on any longer highway drives yet, but expect that the EPA of 24 mpg is pretty realistic. I can start it from anywhere using my iPhone so that it is warm and the heated seats are on too. I just figured out last night that plugging my phone in allows me to use Siri for calls and texts without touching my phone. Because of some life changes I traded a 2014 Toyota Tacoma and a 2012 Equinox for this truck, lowering my payments and lowering the overall debt. For myself I consider this truck to be a much better value than the Tacoma was. Hopefully it will be able to overtake Toyota's reputation for durability, if it can do that Toyota will be left in the dust! My only negative (if you can even call it that) is that it would be nice if you could sign up for a workshop on using the MyLink system. There is very little easy to read documentation regarding this in the manual, yet there is some info that is too technical for me to fully grasp... Categories of use (below) should offer an "all of the above" choice, because that's how I use it and it does all of them equally well!
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Best Small Truck In The Current U.S. Market

by from Geneva, Florida on June 28, 2016

I just passed 1340 miles on my new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado 4X4 Z71 with the V6 and automatic transmission. The interior is roomier than my 2005 Ford Ranger, but I did notice that on washboard roads th...
I just passed 1340 miles on my new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado 4X4 Z71 with the V6 and automatic transmission. The interior is roomier than my 2005 Ford Ranger, but I did notice that on washboard roads there are more interior rattles/sqeeks in the new Colorado than there are in my 11 year old Ranger. Lots of plastic pieces scraping and vibrating against each other may be the issue. The noise level on paved roads is much lower than any other trucks I have driven and that includes just about every make and model made for the past 15 years. I purchased the optional Bose stereo which sounds very nice, but does not have HD radio capability, which seems amazing considering that the infotainment system (Chevrolet calls it that) has Navigation, Sirius XM, On-Star, and Wi-Fi hotspot capability; very disappointing to me but I should have verified that point before I decided on the radio system. There is one other more expensive radio option and maybe that option has HD radio. The inner fenders seem to be made of resin impregnated cardboard. I have already damaged one by running over a small limb that stuck in my tire tread and then punched a hole right through the front inner fender: not the kind if thing you want to happen on a brand new 4X4 truck. The exterior design is (to me) quite stylish. The factory light bar is really nice and begs to be upgraded by those who are in love with lights. The integrated red Colorado lettering, for example, could be lit up by an aftermarket LED kit quite readily if one had the desire to do so. The engine compartment is well laid out and owners can easily check fluids or do basic maintenance. I do prefer the Ford method of placing all of the wiring harness connections on the upper firewall though. The Colorado still has the old wiring harness through the firewall grommet setup. The transmission feels smooth most of the time but does feel like it is unsure what gear it needs to be in during mild acceleration from a stoplight or when speeding up between 30-50 mph. I do have the traction control, towing, and downhill buttons on the dashboard but I have not experimented with them much yet to see if they help the transmission feel. The engine is smooth and has plenty of power. I cannot yet give a meaningful reliability rating. Everything is working properly, so I gave the truck average and that is certainly what I would expect as a minimum from a new vehicle. I would buy this truck again if I could do it over because it is a much better value for the money than any of the other vehicles in the mid-size truck category. I would also tell my friends to go and take a serious look at the other two trucks currently in the U.S. mid-size truck category (GMC Canyon is the same truck so does not count) before buying and I am sure they will be of the same opinion.
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2016 Colorado

by from Kalamazoo MI on October 26, 2015

Have had this vehicle for almost a month and have 2300 miles already. Love the looks and the way it drives. Very peppy with the V6. Getting very good fuel mileage 25 to 26 at 70 mph. Very quiet and co...
Have had this vehicle for almost a month and have 2300 miles already. Love the looks and the way it drives. Very peppy with the V6. Getting very good fuel mileage 25 to 26 at 70 mph. Very quiet and comfortable. Very happy with this truck so far would recommend to anyone who is tired of a big truck. Still can tow 7000 lbs which is plenty for me. Not that small but much nicer to drive than my Silverado.
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Best truck I've ever owned!!

by from on December 20, 2016

This truck gets me up a mountain to get to my hunting spots and is a smooth ride during the work week. Technology on this inside is great and styling on the outside is excellent. I feel like I got a l...
This truck gets me up a mountain to get to my hunting spots and is a smooth ride during the work week. Technology on this inside is great and styling on the outside is excellent. I feel like I got a lot of features as functionality for the price. I have owned 2 tacomas, but the new colorado is the best truck I've had.
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No regrets, This is a great American brand truck

by from Richmond, VA on January 11, 2016

2016 Extended cab, LT Trim, LT convenience,V6, 4x4, bed liner, tow package, matching hard bed cover, Mid-thirties. I've had the truck for 3 weeks, 1300 miles. Very comfortable cabin and ride. Plenty ...
2016 Extended cab, LT Trim, LT convenience,V6, 4x4, bed liner, tow package, matching hard bed cover, Mid-thirties. I've had the truck for 3 weeks, 1300 miles. Very comfortable cabin and ride. Plenty of power, though I'm one of those right lane speed limit type drivers. My existing vehicle was 19 years old, Saturn wagon SW2, and on it's final year, if not months. I wanted an American brand, AWD, hatchback and decent mileage. There wasn't a vehicle that met that criteria. I thought a truck would be a close alternative. Mileage has been about 24 around town in the Colorado. Really love this truck!!, I grow fonder of the truck every time I drive it. I'd classify it as between a mid-size/full-size. Mid-thirties isn't inexpensive, but I plan to have this vehicle for 15-20 years and will take good care of it as I did my Saturn SW2, which served me well for 19 years.
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Great truck

by from Albion, IN on December 5, 2015

I love my new Colorado! I've always been a truck person, even though I also have a 2006 Monte Carlo, and this truck doesn't disappoint. I've only had it for almost 3 weeks, but I am totally pleased wi...
I love my new Colorado! I've always been a truck person, even though I also have a 2006 Monte Carlo, and this truck doesn't disappoint. I've only had it for almost 3 weeks, but I am totally pleased with it. Just roomy enough for comfort, but not too huge with wasted space. Acceleration is a little lacking, but I am comparing this to my car that has basically the same engine and weighs less. The technology is freakishly amazing and being as I live in the midwest, the My Link remote start is a huge blessing already, even though we have had above normal temps so far. I work in a large office building on the 2nd floor and being able to start my truck and having it nice and warm by the time I walk down the stairs and get in is awesome. The beautiful, beefy appearance is what got me interested in the Colorado to begin with. I drive by a Chevy dealer to and from work every day and I checked her out on a daily basis. I got the LT model in black and after 3 weeks I couldn't be happier with it. My BF is actually thinking about getting one for his next vehicle since I finally let him drive it after a week! He really likes it. The only thing I can't understand is why these "mid-sized" trucks cost just as much as a full-size Silverado. I even asked the dealer that question and he was honest and could not explain it other than to say it's a "niche" vehicle and people who love them are willing to pay the price. You won't be sorry if you decide this is your new truck!!
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2016 Chevrolet Colorado

by from Bloomington Il on April 21, 2017

I thought the truck with the 4 cylinder engine would be under powered , but with the 6 speed automatic transmission it has more than enough power.
I thought the truck with the 4 cylinder engine would be under powered , but with the 6 speed automatic transmission it has more than enough power.
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hhesitation problems

by from burlington,ks on June 23, 2017

hesitation problems, and im sick of talking to chevy about,,functioning normal. I don't think so!!! I see others on here have the same problem there is a bulletin out on this but they did the bulletin...
hesitation problems, and im sick of talking to chevy about,,functioning normal. I don't think so!!! I see others on here have the same problem there is a bulletin out on this but they did the bulletin on this truck and it didn't help at all. will drive it for awhile but will trade it off at a later date and wont be buying another one.mine is a 2016 Colorado v-6 6 speed transmission and I wont own another one!!
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Very pleased with my purchase

by from Michigan on December 10, 2016

I purchased my Colorado LT (V6) in late May of this year to replace a 2004 Dakota. At this time (December) it just turned 10,000 miles. My combined average mileage is just a hair under 20 mpg which...
I purchased my Colorado LT (V6) in late May of this year to replace a 2004 Dakota. At this time (December) it just turned 10,000 miles. My combined average mileage is just a hair under 20 mpg which I am happy with. The best my Dakota did was about 19 hwy, 14 or so in town. The Colorado gives a smooth, solid ride and much more quiet then the Dakota. Shifting is smooth, plenty of power to spare and and the vehicle seems to hold the road very well. The interior is good, although hard to keep the seats clean. The storage compartments in the doors are low and narrow and difficult to access but will do. The Iphone connectivity works well and very convenient. I did not opt for the OnStar package after the free subscription ran out. Great truck, fair price. Would do it again.
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