2018 Chevrolet Colorado Manual Transmission – The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado gets two new exterior colours: Kinetic Blue and Satin Steel Gray Metallic. ZR2 variations gets heated side mirrors and also an Active Tow feature.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Interior and Exterior
The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is a midsize truck that slots under the larger Silverado 1500 and is available in two cab styles, two bed lengths, five trim levels. With RWD or 4WD.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Base: The very basic Colorado accessible includes Bluetooth, a rear-view camera, Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment platform using a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, a 3.5-inch instrument cluster screen, 16-inch steel wheels, and vinyl seats.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado WT: Moving up to the WT models adds rear underseat storage for extended cab models, a folding rear bench seat to the crew cab, a six-speed automatic, and tiled floor.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado LT: Jumping up to the LT tier gets you 17-inch metal wheels, a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a two extra USB ports, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, a 4.2-inch instrument cluster screen, and fabric upholstery.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Z71: Among 2 off-road-oriented models, the Z71 provides an off-road suspension setup, an automatic locking rear differential, a transport case shield for four-wheel-drive models, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, an EZ Lift & Lower tailgate, hill descent control, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, heated front seats, and remote start.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2: The most competent version from the Colorado lineup, the ZR2 is only available using the V-6 or petrol I-4 and includes a more competitive off-road suspension setup that’s raised for additional ground clearance, Multimatic DSSV dampers, all-terrain tires, integrated trailer brake controller, a unique front bumper, wider front fenders, a black rear bumper, and ZR2-specific leather upholstery.
2018 Chevrolet ColoradoPerformance
The 2018 Colorado comes standard with a 2.5-liter I-4 that produces 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. A 3.6-liter V-6 using 308 hp and 275 lb-ft and a 2.8-liter turbodiesel I-4 with 181 hp and 269 lb-ft are optional. A six-speed guide is standard with all the base 2.5-liter I-4 plus a six-speed automatic is available. Diesel-powered models come exclusively with a six-speed automatic and the V-6 is paired with General Motors’ in-house-designed eight-speed automatic.
EPA fuel economy ratings for the base 2.5-liter I-4 are 20/26 mpg city/highway for rear-drive models irrespective of transmission choice and 19/24 mpg with four-wheel drive. The more powerful V-6 engine is rated at 18/25 mpg in rear-drive guise and 17/24 mpg with four-wheel drive. Diesel-powered Colorados are the most effective at 22/30 mpg using rear-wheel push and 20/28 mpg when you opt for four-wheel drive. ZR2 models are the cheapest at 19/22 mpg for the diesel and 16/18 mpg using the V-6.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Safety
The 2018 Colorado received a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the team cab variant received a fantastic score on all crashworthiness tests except that the passenger side front overlap evaluation where it hasn’t been analyzed (Good is the greatest possible score). Extended cab models had slightly worse scores because they only received an normal rating on the passenger side front little stride test and the side impact test. Both body styles got a Poor score on the headlights evaluation.