The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Compact Truck for the Money! This news and reviews site looked at rankings from critics and consumers, total cost of ownership scores, and average price paid. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado gets consistently high marks for towing capability, interior room and comfort, and fuel efficiency. It has more room, utility, and upscale materials than other trucks in its segment, making this truck a great partner for work or vacation alike. Here are some of the reasons it scored first place for the third year running!
Quality makes this compact truck stand out from the lineup. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado gets high or solid scores from automotive critics in every category. The interior has also seen some upgrades, with premium materials and a nice design. Additionally, the triple-sealed doors keep out road and wind noise. It wins out on comfort as well as value over other competitors in its segment. Plus, the closest competitor for the Colorado, the Honda Ridgeline, averages about $5,000 more than the Colorado does. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado gives you more bang for your buck. And with incredible versatility and lots of options, it definitely has a lot of bang to offer!
Many buyers use their pickups for work, so you want to be sure your truck will have the power it takes. Not to worry: testers reported that even the base 2.5L four-cylinder engine packs plenty of power for almost any chore compact truck owners take care of. Rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission come standard, but you can opt for all-wheel drive or an automatic transmission if you want them. U.S. News reports give the Colorado excellent marks for the automatic’s smooth shifts and responsiveness. There’s also a turbodiesel engine option that sets the Colorado apart from the competition.
The Colorado’s performance shines, as well. Handling and acceleration are both among the Colorado’s strong suits. The Colorado offers a smooth ride even over rough, cracked pavement. It makes turns steadily and feels grounded through the curves. You get extra confidence from the strong front and rear brakes, too. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado also offers two off-road performance options. The Z71 trim has off-road suspension and hill descent control for more versatile workhorse capability. Meanwhile, the Colorado ZR2 is an off-roading dream come true for anyone who wants to take their pickup off the beaten track. It offers unique and segment-exclusive features that make it a highly awarded and capable off-road truck.
The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado offers a turbodiesel engine for maximum torque and towing capability. You can tow up to 7,700 pounds behind the Colorado, making two-ton trailers no problem at all. It also hauls a maximum payload of 1,590 pounds. When you engage Tow/Haul Mode, the Colorado selects the correct gear to take advantage of the turbodiesel’s torque curve. The available engines offer respectable fuel economy, too. The base four-cylinder engine gets a respectable 20 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway. Plus, the turbodiesel option take you even further, with 22 city mpg and 31 on the highway.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado For Sale in Forest Lake, MN
If you’re looking for a midsize pickup that can do it all, come down to Forest Lake, MN and check out the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. We have a great selection of new and used pickups at great low prices. Plus, all of our new vehicles and most of our used ones come with our free Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. You can check out our inventory online, and feel free to give us a call if you have any questions. Come on in and test drive one of these great trucks near Coon Rapids, Roseville, and White Bear Lake!
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