2016 Chevrolet Colorado review, price, towing capacity

2016 Chevrolet Colorado release date, price, mpg


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The new Chevrolet Colorado 2016 will probably stay the best rated compact pickup truck on the market. If you think that it will be just pure luck, just think that the Canyon, a car based on the Colorado, is just behind it. GM proved with both of these that they can make not only a quality product but also a durable workhorse which can withstand a lot of abuse and then let you drive it during long journeys without worrying about it at all. The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado towing capacity will be competitive with other pickup trucks on market.


2016 Chevrolet Colorado release date, price, mpg

2016 Chevrolet Colorado redesign

The exterior of the Chevrolet Colorado 2016 will also change but not as much as you would think. The only notable difference is going to be the new ZR2 concept which is going to be the off-road version of the car. This will be lifted higher than the normal truck, and it will feature 17 inch alloy wheels with all terrain tires, a rock protective bumper in the front, LED headlights and work-lights as well as black protective molds on the fenders and doors. Inside the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado cabin things are going to remain pretty similar comparing to the current model. The only real change is going to be on the equipment level of the top of the range model which will now get as standard things such as satellite navigation, leather upholstery and one of the best infotainment systems in its class.


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Body type Extended Cab
(6’2” box)
Crew Cab
(5’2” box)
Crew Cab
(6’2” box)
Wheelbase (in / mm) 128.3 / 3258 128.3 / 3258 140.5 / 3569
Length ( in / mm) 212.7 / 5403 212.7 / 5403 224.9 / 5713
Height (in / mm) 70.4 / 1788 (2WD)
70.3 / 1785 (4WD)
70.7 / 1795 (2WD)
70.6 / 1794 (4WD)
70.6 / 1793 (2WD)
70.5 / 1791 (4WD)
Width (in / mm) 74.3 / 1886 74.3 / 1886 74.3 / 1886
Min. running
ground clearance (in / mm)
8.4 / 213 (2WD)
8.3 / 212 (4WD)
8.3 / 210 (2WD)
8.2 / 208 (4WD)
8.1 / 206 (2WD)
8.1 / 206 (4WD)
Cargo volume (cu ft / L) 49.9 / 1414 41.3 / 1169 49.9 / 1414
Fuel tank (gal / L) 21 / 79.5 21 / 79.5 21 / 79.5
Towing capacity
(3.6L w/ Z82 trailering pkg.)
3500 / 1588
7000 / 3175
3500 / 1588
7000 / 3175
3500 / 1588
7000 / 3175

2016 Chevrolet Colorado release date, price, mpg

Chevrolet Colorado 2016 diesel mpg

Engine wise, it will still get the same basic two engines as the current generation. This means that a 2.5-liter inline 4 with 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque is going to be standard. This is going to use a 6-speed manual and it will only be available in rear-wheel-drive form. Further up the range, the 3.6-liter V6 with 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque is going to be available with a 6-speed automatic and either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive.

The news will come in the form of a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel powerplant borrowed from GMC Canyon. This inline 4 engine is going to make around 180 horsepower and more than 369 lb-ft of torque which would put it at the top of its class. With the V6 and the diesel 2016 Chevrolet Colorado towing capacity will be rated as much as 7500 pounds which would make them really valuable for many people.

New Chevrolet Colorado 2016 towing capacity

2016 Chevrolet Colorado release date and price

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado has just been released last year so the 2016 model is only going to bring to the table a few improvements and fixes to the car. Firstly, the base price is going to drop by a notch to around $20,000, making it almost 2000 US dollars less costly than the GMC counterpart. This allows GM to make the cars more distinctive to each other. The release date for this new Chevrolet Colorado 2016 is going to be at the end of 2015.

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2016 Chevrolet Colorado release date, price, mpg

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