2018 Chevrolet Colorado Repair Manual – The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado gets two new exterior colors: Kinetic Blue and Satin Steel Gray Metallic. ZR2 variations gets heated side mirrors and also an Active Tow characteristic.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Interior and Exterior
The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is a midsize truck that slots under the bigger Silverado 1500 and can be obtained in two cab designs, two bed lengths, five trim levels. And with RWD or 4WD.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Base: The most fundamental Colorado available includes Bluetooth, a rear-view camera, Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system using a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a USB interface, a six-speaker audio platform plus a 3.5-inch instrument cluster display, 16-inch steel brakes, and vinyl seats.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado WT: Moving up to the WT versions adds back underseat storage for extended cab versions, a folding rear bench seat to the crew cab, a six-speed automatic, and tiled floor.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado LT: sloping up to the LT grade gets you 17-inch metal wheels, a bigger 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 display, and cloth upholstery.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Z71: One of 2 off-road-oriented versions, the Z71 adds an off-road suspension installation, an automatic locking rear differential, a transfer case shield for four-wheel-drive versions, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, an EZ Lift & Lower tailgate, hill descent control, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, heated front seats, along with remote start.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2: The most competent version in 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 control, a unique front bumper, wider front fenders, a black back bumper, along with ZR2-specific leather upholstery.
2018 Chevrolet ColoradoPerformance
The 2018 Colorado comes standard with a 2.5-liter I-4 that generates 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. A 3.6-liter V-6 using 308 hp and 275 lb-ft along with a 2.8-liter turbodiesel I-4 with 181 hp and 269 lb-ft are discretionary. A six-speed manual is standard with the base 2.5-liter I-4 and a six-speed automatic is available. Diesel-powered versions 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 versions regardless 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 efficient at 22/30 mpg using rear-wheel push and 20/28 mpg when you elect for four-wheel drive. ZR2 models are the cheapest at 19/22 mpg for the gas and 16/18 mpg using the V-6.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Safety
The 2018 Colorado received a four-star general safety rating from the NHTSA from a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the crew cab version received a fantastic score on most of crashworthiness tests except the passenger side front overlap test where it hasn’t been analyzed (Good is the highest possible score). Extended cab models had slightly worse scores because they simply received an normal rating on the passenger side leading small stride test along with the side impact test. Both body styles got a bad score on the headlights test.