2018 Chevrolet Colorado Service Manual – The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado has two new exterior colors: Kinetic Blue and Satin Steel Gray Metallic. ZR2 variations gets heated side mirrors and an Active Tow characteristic.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Trims Level
The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is a midsize truck which slots below the larger Silverado 1500 and can be obtained in two cab styles, two bed lengths, five trim levels. With RWD or 4WD.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Base: The very basic Colorado available includes Bluetooth, a rear-view camera, Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a USB interface, a six-speaker sound platform , 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 your crew cab, a six-speed automatic, and carpeted flooring.
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, and a two additional USB ports, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, a 4.2-inch instrument cluster screen, and fabric upholstery.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado Z71: One of two off-road-oriented models, the Z71 adds an off-road suspension setup, an automatic locking rear differential, a transfer case protector 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 maximum competent version from the Colorado lineup, the ZR2 is only available with the V-6 or diesel I-4 and includes a more aggressive off-road suspension setup that is increased for extra ground clearance, Multimatic DSSV dampers, all-terrain tires, integrated trailer brake control, a exceptional 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 with 308 hp and 275 lb-ft and also a 2.8-liter turbodiesel I-4 with 181 hp and 269 lb-ft are optional. A six-speed manual is standard with all the base 2.5-liter I-4 plus also a six-speed automatic is available. Diesel-powered models come only using a long-sleeved automatic and the V-6 is paired to 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 to get rear-drive models regardless of transmission option 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 will be the most effective at 22/30 mpg with rear-wheel push and 20/28 mpg when you opt for four-wheel drive. ZR2 models will be the least efficient at 19/22 mpg for the gas and 16/18 mpg with 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 team cab version received a fantastic score on all crashworthiness evaluations except that the passenger side front overlap test where it has not been analyzed (Good is the greatest possible rating). Extended cab models had slightly worse scores because they simply received an normal rating on the passenger side leading little overlap test and the side impact test. The two body styles got a Poor score on the headlights test.