2015 Chevrolet Colorado Boasts with Segment-Best Power, Trailering and Efficiency

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General Motors engineers really outdid themselves with the 2015 MY Colorado. Priced just under $21k, the mid-size pickup is also the best offer in its segment because it offers the most horsepower and best highway efficiency of any mid-size truck, as well as the highest available trailering rating and higher payload ratings compared to its main competition.
In the States, the mid-size pickup truck buyer that doesn't want to buy U.S.-made can go for the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma, for example. For comparison's sake, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado with the 2.5-liter 200 horsepower four-cylinder engine is on par in terms of max trailering with those rivals…

…but it trumps them with a little bit more in terms of maximum payload and with its EPA-rated 27 mpg highway for the 2WD model. If you need more punch from your truck, the V6 Colorado is also a better proposition on paper than the Frontier and Tacoma thanks to a 26 mpg highway rating, a max trailering of 7,000 pounds (500 lbs more than its rivals), and a marginally better maximum payload at 1,590 lbs.

So what does it come with as standard?

With prices starting from a mere $20,995, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado in its most basic specification is boasting with the previously mentioned 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline mill coupled to a six-speed manual, halogen headlamps, rearview parking camera, neat 16-inch Ultra Silver Metallic-painted steel wheels, a 4.2-inch multimedia system, climate control, 4-way power driver-seat and power windows.

If you need the bells and whistles version of the mid-size truck, the Z71 Colorado ($31,555 with 4WD and the auto box) has everything you'll find on the LT with extras such as an off-road suspension package, a trick EZ Lift & Lower tailgate, remote starting, fog lamps, 17-inch aluminum wheels, an automatic locking rear differential and a transfer case shield, among other useful features.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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