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CHEVROLET COLORADO 2005

REASONS TO BUY A CHEVROLET COLORADO

SIZE:

A primary reason why Chevrolet decided to re-introduce a pickup truck below the Silverado was because some buyers simply do not want a large truck like the full-size Silverado. So when GM discontinued the original Colorado, buyers didn’t go to the Silverado, but instead retreated to crossover SUVs or switched to midsize trucks from competitive makes like the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier – the latter of which has been riding on the same bones since 2004. Midsize buyers would rather comfortably live with a fossilized crocodile of a pickup truck that fits their desired proportions than to renovate their car port for a full size truck, because the midsizers like the Chevy Colorado are easier to live with.

ENGINE:


The 2.8L Duramax diesel engine offered in the Chevy Colorado remains the standalone diesel offering in the segment. When buyers select this engine option instead of the 3.6L LGX V6 engine primarily used for passenger car applications, it unlocks the highest towing capacity (7,000 pounds) and fuel economy ratings of 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. With 369 pound-feet of torque on tap, the baby Duramax has a stout measure of thrusting force, though we would like to see the 181 horsepower rating bumped up a bit for improved highway and passing maneuvers.

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