The 2017 Chevy Colorado guarantees to be a very attractive option to a mid-size pickup or a life-size truck by means of its refined and feature-loaded interior. Some of its potentiates include a plethora of state-of-the-art features, comfortable travel, fuel-efficient engines and maneuverable size. Many of its owners celebrated when the current model was introduced two years back. It was more attractive when compared to its older competitors in its category because it was offered with a luxurious cabin, crammed with upscale technologies it featured economical engines.
For the 2017 model year, things have been made better, and the new model Colorado comes with a diesel power train that not only offers better performance, but it also saves its owners some dollars at the pump. It will be introduced with four whopping trims that include Base, LT, Work Truck, and Z71. It will be offered with both two-seat and four-seat crew cab and extensive-cab body styles, accommodating a maximum of five people. The new 2017 Colorado comes with an improved driver information exhibit for both the LT and Z71models, and a four-cylinder diesel engine as an option.
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2017 Chevy Colorado Changes
As far as the exterior features of the new Chevy Colorado 2017 are concerned, each trim comes with its own beneficial features. Accordingly,
The base model comes equipped with a set of 16-inch steel alloy wheels, power windows and automatic LED headlights with LED daytime running lights.
This time, the Work Truck will be offered in both the extended cab and crew cab body styles with standard outside features, such as 16-inch steel alloy wheels, enhanced visibility, a convex spotter mirror on the driver’s side, body-color external trim, and chrome belt-line trim.
The LT models come equipped with a set of 17-inch dark painted alloy wheels and lighted visor mirrors, whereas the luxurious Z71 model comes with a set of 17-inch alloy wheels, an off-road-focused suspension system, LED daylight running lights and grille surround. The model will also be offered with different packages, such as Trail Boss Package, Safety Package, and Truck Appearance Package.
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The new 2017 Chevy Colorado colors comes with six options that include:
Cyber Gray Metallic.
Red Rock Metallic.
Rainforest Green Metallic.
The new Colorado comes with the external dimensions of 224.9″ (L) x 74.3″ (W) x 69.1″ (H), with the wheelbase length of 140.5 inches and curb weight of 4550 pounds (approx 2068 kg) to 4880 pounds (approx 2218 kg), according to the models.
Chevy Colorado 2017 Interior
For the model year 2017, the automaker included the new cabin of all the models of the 2017 Chevy Colorado with premium materials for increased comfort to the passengers. The reduced Noise, Vibration, Harshness levels of the new vehicle offer passengers a calm ride and provide better separation between the chassis and cabin. The novel cabin mounts of the new vehicle lessen movement between the chassis and the cabin, as well, offering additional solid driving dynamics.
Similar to exterior, all models of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado come with their own interior features. As a result,
The base model comes with interior features, like:
Adaptable tilt-only steering wheel.
Auxiliary audio jack.
FM/AM acoustic system with six speakers.
4.2-inch touch-screen display.
Back view camera.
2017 Chevy Colorado Interior
Standard 2017 Colorado interior features available with the Work Truck model include ground rugs and carpeting, textile upholstery, and fold-up back jump seats, whereas the optional features include remote keyless access and theft-prevention system. The upgraded acoustic package comes with Bluetooth acoustic and Smartphone connectivity, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, a spray-on headliner, an automatic locking back differential and a 4.2-inck display.
Standard internal features offered to the LT model include:
Eight-inch touch-screen display.
Smartphone app incorporation.
Adaptable leather-enfolded steering wheel.
Four USB ports.
Tilt and telescopic steering wheel.
Voice and steering wheel controls.
The Z71 model comes with features, such as hill-decline control, leatherette or textile upholstery, and locking rear differential as standard. All trims will have available Bose sound system .
The new model Colorado comes with the passenger volume of 107 cubic feet and a cargo capacity of 74 cubic feet.
Each model of the 2017 Chevy Colorado comes equipped with their own power units to get the required power, torque, and towing capability. Accordingly,
The base and the Work Truck models come equipped with a four-cylinder powertrain with the displacement of 2.5 I-4 liters as standard. This power unit has a 200 ponies and 191 lbs per foot respectively. The engine offers the models the maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds (approx 1591 kg).
These two models will also be offered with V6 powertrain with the displacement of 3.6 liters as an option. This power unit will produce the maximum power and torque of 305 horsepower and 269 lbs per foot respectively. With this power plant, the models will be offered with both the two-wheel drive system and with the all-wheel drive system. The two-wheel drive models would offer the city, highway and combined mileage of 18, 26 and 21 mpg respectively, whereas, with the all-wheel drive system, these models would offer the city, highway and combined mileage of 17, 24 and 20 mpg respectively. This power unit offers these models the maximum towing ability of 7,000 pounds (approx 3182 kg).
On the other hand, the LT and 2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 models get a four-cylinder Duramax turbo-diesel power unit with the displacement of 2.8 liters. As expected, this power plant offers the models the required power and torque of 181 horsepower and 369 lbs per foot respectively. This power unit offers these models the maximum towing capability of 7,700 pounds (3500 kg).
The new model Colorado, through these different power units, can achieve better acceleration, as well. They allow the vehicle to attain the speed of 60 mph from the static mode in 10.2 seconds and assist it in acquiring the maximum speed of 99 mph.
Both 3.6-liter and 2.5-liter power units will be paired with a six-velocity automatic transmission system as standard, whereas a six-velocity manual transmission system will be provided as an optional transmission system.
Price and the release date
The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is expected to be available in the dealerships of Chevrolet for sale during the fall of 2016. While the base model will be available at a preliminary price of $ 20,000, the starting price of other models is estimated to go up to $ 31,000.
2017 Chevy Colorado photos