Though the sizes of these engines might seem small, they are both big on power. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters. Both of these engines produce class-leading horsepower while returning good fuel economy. While four-door models can seat six, the rearseat back rests stand uncomfortably upright, and realistically can only seat two adults comfortably. And I honestly didn't believe baseball would bend far enough to allow the possibility of games in November. The 2009 Colorado is available as a short-wheelbase model with a regular cab or a long-wheelbase model with your choice of extended or crew cab, the latter of which can seat six passengers in a pinch.
To help make your best deal, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price. The Colorado's recently upgraded interior makes it a more welcoming truck than in prior years, explains Edmunds, but provides examples of cost-cutting throughout the cabin, namely hard plastics and questionable build quality. The seats offer firm bottoms and good lumbar support, and the cloth fabric is both durable and comfortable. While I believe there's lots of room for small trucks in the market, I have a tough time understanding why a consumer would spend this much money on a truck with fewer capabilities than its full-size brother and few real. I have survived trails that Tacomas and Frontiers could not complete. For the first time ever, Chevrolet has seen fit to put a V-8 engine in a compact truck.
This year, it's in the Renault Clio Cup. The power in this little pickup is great and the ride is ok. Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of , and co-author of. With the V8 engine, the Colorado can tow up to 6,000 pounds. The 2009 Colorado was also available with four- and five-cylinder engine choices.
The most runs scored against them 16 was played on May 25, 2009 versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. The sub-seven-second 0-60 mph engine is, in fact, the same Vortec V-8 found inside the Hummer H3 Alpha. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. However with a steady foot this truck is unstoppable. So what advantage does the V-8 have over the inline-five? Kelley Blue Book expects the Colorado to retain less-than-average residual values. All configurations can be had with rear- or all-wheel drive.
²Whichever comes first, from date of purchase. The body-on-frame chassis provides a rigid platform helping eliminate rattles and shake. Cheap, hard plastic is as common in the Chevy as in the toy section at the local dollar store. The new V-8 engine gives the Colorado a completely different character, and TheCarConnection. The Colorado is available in regular, extended and crew cab configurations, and can seat two to six people. Ingress and egress is an additional challenge through the small rear doors.
Drivetrain Warranty: This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Kelley Blue Book declared the base Colorado is a great alternative for recreational truck users, noting its alloy wheels and pronounced fender flares bring some visual excitement to its tall slab sides. He kept pointing out that all this info is personal info and they cannot release it. ³Maintenance visits must occur within two years or 24,000 miles of vehicle delivery, whichever comes first. Reviewers called the Tacoma a great buy and one of the best compact pickup choices available, which is something they rarely said about the Colorado. Enhanced safety features include standard StabiliTrak stability control and a new braking system with improved stopping distance.
Cargo-bed-carrying capacity is limited, as the six-foot bed won't hold a 4x8 sheet of plywood, and the four-door Colorados have it even worse with only a 5-foot, 1-inch bed. And I have driven Many trucks. This year, it's in the Renault Clio Cup. Surprisingly, for such a small truck, the Colorado has a rather wide turning circle. The two continuing engines are the 2. You can feel it in the way the Colorado handles off-road and in the corners.
The Colorado is available with two- and four-wheel drive. Happy with what I have. Chevrolet has revamped the interior color scheme to lessen this mass of gray plastic, but the most vivid improvements show up only in the pricier trim levels. The new 300-horsepower V-8 boasts features such as polymer-coated pistons, roller-tipped rocker arms, full-floating wrist pins, and six-bolt main bearings. Much-Needed Power, Same Low-Rent Interior In its latest appearance, the Colorado finished last out of five trucks and was flayed for its rental-car interior, unrefined engine, and upright rear backrest. The new engine is mated to Chevrolet's smooth, reliable four-speed automatic transmission. The Colorado is available with two- and four-wheel drive.
The was a reviewer favorite for its high-quality interior and strong V6 engine option. According to most reviewers, the new engine is worth getting not just for its power but for its smoothness, although from a purely fiscal standpoint the V-8 doesn't add much towing capability. Edmunds says ruggedness, capability, and power are promised by the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado's angular and aggressive sheetmetal, while Cars. Driving It The Colorado's greatest strengths can be found in its chassis and powertrains. Even over washboard roads, the Colorado exhibited no sign of dash-rattling or squeaks. Even at that price, the options sheet looked awfully empty. The quicker steering is nicely tightened up over that of the loosey-goosey normal Colorado, but it still lacks feel.