September 13th, 2018 by

Versatility is a huge part of the appeal of pickup trucks, which can be anything buyers want from a hardcore work vehicle to a luxury family hauler, and just about anything else in between. There’s a growing force in the market at the moment in the shape of the midsize pickup truck, which after some time in the relative wilderness is now coming in from the cold. One model perhaps appealing to wider audience than most is the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado, so let’s take a look at all it has to offer.

Exterior styling
Pickups the size of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado, and even smaller, are actually the norm in most of the world outside North America. Along with being more modestly proportioned than the full-size pickups dominating our market, trucks like the Colorado also tend to look a little different too. There’s a slight hint of Japanese-inspired styling about the Chevy, but there’s also a strong resemblance to a shrunken Silverado. There are plenty of different versions of the Colorado though, so it can look as utilitarian or as sporty as you want it to. If the model in front of you isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, there’s every chance there’s another in the range that will be.

The Colorado’s standard engine is a 2.5-liter inline-four, which is perfectly suited to those urban duties with 200 horsepower and 191 lb.-ft. of torque on tap. Most buyers are likely to opt for the additional power and capability of the 3.6-liter V-6 instead though, which then puts a pretty impressive 308 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque at your disposal. The four-cylinder unit is standard in every model other than the ZR2 top trim level, but the V-6 is available with all but the entry model. The base model with its four-cylinder engine gets a six-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed automatic is standard with all but the ZR2 which boasts an eight speed automatic that’s an available option for the WT, LT and Z71. A 2.8-liter inline-four turbodiesel with 181 horsepower and a massive 369 lb.-ft. of torque is also an option for all trims other than the entry level Colorado. Rear-wheel drive is standard other than with the ZR2, but the all-wheel drive that top model gets standard is available as an upgrade for the rest of the lineup.

Features and equipment
Apart from tow a super yacht or a house, the Chevy can be configured to be anything you want as there are so many variants and options for personalizing. Entry models can be relatively Spartan and utilitarian when it comes to features and equipment, but they’re not as basic as some might expect. Standard features include power windows and locks, a four-way powered seat for the driver, air conditioning, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and a USB input.

The majority of trucks are going to be expected to do things a sedan or even a crossover might not be capable of, so just how capable they are is very important. We have to remember this isn’t a full-size pickup, but even so, when properly specified the Colorado can tow as much as 7,000 pounds and has a maximum payload rating of 1,574 pounds. WT, LT and Z71 Crew Cab variants can accommodate up to five people, and fuel economy EPA estimated 20 city/30 highway MPG for Colorado 2WD with available 2.8L turbo diesel engine.*

To check out a 2019 Chevrolet Colorado for sale in Newburgh, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Barton Birks Chevrolet to schedule a test drive and find out what you might be missing out on with this superb midsize pickup truck.

*EPA estimated 20 city/30 highway MPG for Colorado 2WD with available 2.8L turbo-diesel engine based on segment exclusive features. Excludes other GM models.

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