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Here's how the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado and the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 measure up.
2WD Reg Cab Work Truck
$17,475
Starting MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck
$22,195
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
2-door 2-door -
Seats
3 3 -
Engine

185.0-hp, 2.9-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

242.0-hp, 3.7-liter, 5 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

302.0-hp, 4.8-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine(Flex Fuel Capability)

195.0-hp, 4.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

315.0-hp, 5.3-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine(Flex Fuel Capability)

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Combined MPG
21 17 -
Size
192.4" length, 67.6" height 205.6" length, 73.6" height -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Ebony

Medium Pewter

Dark Titanium

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

6-Speed A/T

Transmission Overdrive Switch

A/T

4-Speed A/T

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Wheels

Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Spare Wheel Size
Compact in 17 x -TBD- in -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6 in 17 x 7.5 in -
Front Wheel Size
16 x 6 in 17 x 7.5 in -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 145 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 600 -

Engine

Engine Oil Cooler
N/A N/A -
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6 -
Displacement
2.9L/177 4.3L/262 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 260 @ 2800 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 195 @ 4600 -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG 15 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
475.00 mi 520.00 mi -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG 17 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG 20 MPG -
Cruising Range - City
342.00 mi 390.00 mi -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf 2-stage multi-leaf -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Independent -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating -
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent -

Frame

Frame Type
Ladder Hydroformed -

Brakes

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 x 1.6 in 12.99 x 1.18 in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A N/A -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19 gal 26 gal -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A N/A -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.4 ft 39.7 ft -
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr -

Tires

Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/70R17 -
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/70R17 -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P245/70R17 -

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
360 lbs 720 lbs -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2400 lbs 4800 lbs -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Maximum Trailering Capacity
N/A 9100 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
240 lbs 480 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2400 lbs 4800 lbs -

Weight Information

Curb Weight - Front
1888 lbs 2676 lbs -
Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs -
Base Curb Weight
N/A N/A -
Gross Combined Wt Rating
6000 lbs N/A -
As Spec'd Payload
1446.00 lbs 1942.00 lbs -
Gross Axle Weight Rating
5529.00 lbs 6950.00 lbs -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4850.00 lbs 6400.00 lbs -
Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs -
Maximum Payload Capacity
1484.00 lbs 1940.00 lbs -
Curb Weight - Rear
1478 lbs 1784 lbs -
As Spec'd Curb Weight
3404.00 lbs 4458.00 lbs -
Curb Weight
3366.00 lbs 4460.00 lbs -
Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs 0.00 lbs -

Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room
N/A N/A -
Ground to Top of Load Floor
33.0 in 34.7 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
67.6 in 79.9 in -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear
N/A 61.5 in -
Height, Overall
64.9 in 73.6 in -
Front Head Room
39.3 in 41.5 in -
Second Leg Room
N/A N/A -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
42.6 in 50.6 in -
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Passenger Capacity
3 3 -
Front Leg Room
44.0 in 41.3 in -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor
72.8 in 78.7 in -
Cargo Volume
44.0 ft³ 60.7 ft³ -
Ground Clearance, Front
7.7 in 7.7 in -
Front Shoulder Room
57.1 in 65.2 in -
Second Head Room
N/A N/A -
Overhang, Front
33.9 in 39.4 in -
Cab to End of Frame
N/A N/A -
Front Hip Room
53.3 in 62.5 in -
Cargo Box (Area) Height
18.6 in 21.0 in -
Wheelbase
111.3 in 119.0 in -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper
N/A N/A -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper
N/A 47.2 in -
Tailgate Width
52.4 in 61.5 in -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor
57.2 in 62.4 in -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume
N/A N/A -
Length, Overall
N/A N/A -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
192.4 in 205.6 in -
Ground Clearance, Rear
7.7 in 13.4 in -

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