Those folks were usually looking to go fast. The Colorado is available in regular, extended and crew cab configurations, and can seat two to six people. OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. The question is whether a small-block V-8 can spice up what is, frankly, a pretty lackluster vehicle. The exterior and interior both were pleasing to the eye and were designed well for the drive and occupants. Much-Needed Power, Same Low-Rent Interior In its latest appearance, the Colorado finished last out of five trucks and was flayed for its rental-car interior, unrefined engine, and upright rear backrest. The 2009 Colorado was also available with four- and five-cylinder engine choices.
Ingress and egress is an additional challenge through the small rear doors. Reviewers called the Tacoma a great buy and one of the best compact pickup choices available, which is something they rarely said about the Colorado. I found the truck very fun to drive and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for this size of truck. Most reviewers found that the smaller engines offer adequate power for day-to-day driving, but also that some rivals with V6 engines feel faster than the V8-powered Colorado. Whether you ask reviewers of a range of publications or the editors of TheCarConnection.
When it was new, the Colorado came standard with cloth seats and satellite radio. She'll also attend the 24 Hours of Daytona and take part in an endurance race in a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette. The quicker steering is nicely tightened up over that of the loosey-goosey normal Colorado, but it still lacks feel. Reviewers said the crew cab is the best choice if you have multiple passengers with any regularity, as the extended cab only has two small jump seats. It is also available in extended and crew cab configurations. But in all of the Colorado's varied cab, box, and driveline configurations, there's a plethora of styling choices. Eighteen-inch, split six-spoke aluminum wheels and low-profile performance tires are a new part of the package that pairs with the V-8.
Chevrolet offers OnStar on the Colorado, but without navigation—which would enhance the desirability of work trucks. The Colorado's other two engines, the 185-horsepower, 2. Rear legroom is lacking for adults, attests ConsumerGuide, and space for cargo is limited though somewhat addressed by the larger extended and crew cab models. A five-speed manual transmission comes with the base four-cylinder engine and a four-speed automatic is available on all models. Would not get another truck. The Colorado is available with two- and four-wheel drive.
Truck Trend disagrees, finding both engines at higher revs offer the necessary power reserve for highway merging manoeuvers and overtaking. Kelley Blue Book reports the Colorado was free of rattles and squeaks over washboard roads. Edmunds says ruggedness, capability, and power are promised by the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado's angular and aggressive sheetmetal, while Cars. Currently the Chevrolet Colorado has a score of 6. On one hand, the refinement of the V-8 makes you think yes, at any price, yes! So what advantage does the V-8 have over the inline-five? The addition of StabiliTrack electronic stability control, as well as an improved braking system, should increase the Colorado's accident avoidance abilities. The new V-8 engine gives the Colorado a completely different character, and TheCarConnection.
The is available for 2009 with an optional 5. On the inside, the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado draws both praise and condemnation. Cheap, hard plastic is as common in the Chevy as in the toy section at the local dollar store. Std Std Suspension Pkg, Standard - Z85 See Std Equipment Listing. The rear of the crew cab offers a good amount of legroom, but the seatback is still too upright.
The five was upgraded in 2007 with more power, so the difference in times would be less today. All configurations can be had with rear- or all-wheel drive. Hennessy will pilot a 2009… The compact and midsize pickup truck market -- inhabited by the likes of the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado among others -- could see renewed interest in the next few years by consumers who might not need the capacity or bulk of a full-size truck, but still need a vehicle with a bed -preferably one that doesn't cost a fortune to fill…. While four-door models can seat six, the rearseat back rests stand uncomfortably upright, and realistically can only seat two adults comfortably. Other Features StabiliTrak Includes traction control Daytime Running Lamps, with automatic exterior lamp control Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger with. The two continuing engines are the 2.
The quicker steering is nicely tightened up over that of the loosey-goosey normal Colorado, but it still lacks feel. With the V-8, the Colorado is quite enjoyable to drive, though across the line, the steering is vague and requires frequent corrections. All 2009 Colorado models receive StabiliTrak electronic stability control, as well as a new braking system that features better braking feel and improved stopping power. But One Lap -- where she supports the breast cancer awareness through the 1in8 Motorsports Foundation -- is her vacation. Build quality is well received despite the below-par materials. Std Std Engine: 4-Cyl, 2. With the addition of the new 5.
For the first time ever, Chevrolet has seen fit to put a V-8 engine in a compact truck. With the V8 engine, the Colorado can tow up to 6,000 pounds. Automedia likes the Colorado's sporting stance, saying it resembles a miniaturized Silverado. Upgraded brakes and the addition of StabiliTrack electronic stability control should help the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado improve a bit on its middle-of-the-pack safety. Kelley Blue Book declared the base Colorado is a great alternative for recreational truck users, noting its alloy wheels and pronounced fender flares bring some visual excitement to its tall slab sides. And to help you make the most of the most reputable review sources on the Web, TheCarConnection. This year, it's in the Renault Clio Cup.
Is a girls truck so never took it off roading. In terms of standard features, the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado offers what you'd expect from a compact truck, though options don't include what you might desire when upgrading into something more than a base model vehicle. The 2009 Colorado is available as a short-wheelbase model with a regular cab or a long-wheelbase model with your choice of extended or crew cab, the latter of which can seat six passengers in a pinch. According to most reviewers, the new engine is worth getting not just for its power but for its smoothness, although from a purely fiscal standpoint the V-8 doesn't add much towing capability. Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions Tire Pressure Monitor Door locks, child security rear. The Colorado's recently upgraded interior makes it a more welcoming truck than in prior years, explains Edmunds, but provides examples of cost-cutting throughout the cabin, namely hard plastics and questionable build quality.