Some may find the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado too narrow and, with the Crew Cab model, short on rear-seat legroom. We just wish this package were less expensive. Although the Colorado's cab and bed are not the largest in this segment and its turning radius is uncommonly wide , the truck remains competitive with Ford's Ranger series and, to a lesser extent, the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and Dodge Dakota. Enhanced safety features include standard StabiliTrak stability control and a new braking system with improved stopping distance. 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.
The Colorado's 185-horsepower four-cylinder and 242-horsepower five-cylinder engines provide good power and excellent fuel economy, while a four-wheel-drive option allows the compact pickup to tackle deep snow and venture off-road. However, it gave the Colorado extended cab a Good rating for front impacts. It shows the typical transaction price the Colorado is selling for in your area, a valuable piece of information when negotiating. It is available as either an Extended Cab with a long box, or as a Crew Cab with a Short Box. This model is available exclusively as an Extended Cab. Although regular-cab models offer the greatest parking and maneuverability advantages, extended-cab and crew-cab models offer far more people or gear-toting space under lock and key and will retain the best resale value.
Recall repairs are required by law, even if the vehicle is out of warranty. 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. The one drawback may be the over-abundance of gray throughout the cab. To that the Z71 adds the Z71 off-road suspension, auto-dimming mirror, rear sliding window and the 3. All North American-market vehicles were manufactured by. A 2009 Colorado is too vintage to qualify for certified pre-owned status, so look for lower-mileage examples that have seen obvious care.
Though it can't tow or haul like a full-size Silverado, the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado makes an attractive alternative for those whose truck use tends to be more recreational than occupational. When it was new, the Colorado came standard with cloth seats and satellite radio. A 4-speed automatic transmission is standard with the 5-cylinder. The Ugly Many people think that as far as styling is concerned, the Colorado was a step in the wrong direction as a follow-up to the S-10. Height 65 in 1,651 mm 69.
You can also search the to see what models are for sale in your area. The Car Design Yearbook 2. The is available as a 2- or 3-passenger regular cab, a 4- or 5-passenger extended cab, or a 5- or 6-passenger crew cab. That's enough power to muscle any lightly-equipped four-wheel-drive vehicle through the toughest terrain. Crew Cab models are a bit tight when it comes to rear-seat legroom, but front seat occupants should be more than satisfied. 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. You can feel it in the way the Colorado handles off-road and in the corners.
The Good While a basic Colorado comes with a choice of a 2. Only one engine is offered, the 2. It is also available in three cab configurations: extended cab with a 6. It is available as either an Extended Cab, or as a Crew Cab with either a Short Box or a Long Box. The regular and extended cabs come with a 6.
And the notion of dropping a V-8 in a compact truck is truly appealing on paper -- big power in a small vehicle is always tempting -- even if the reality isn't quite what we'd hoped. The 2009 model year also brings standard stability control and an upgraded braking system to the Colorado line. It is available as either an Extended Cab, or as a Crew Cab with either a Short Box or a Long Box. Optional equipment includes a 2. Avoid modified trucks if possible, and look for a vehicle with a Carfax or equivalent vehicle history report.
Side-impact and side-curtain airbags are standard. Your dealer can check to see if the repairs were performed, and if not, will fix the car at no charge to you. Production began at in 2014, and vehicles started arriving at dealerships nationwide by mid-late 2014, as an early 2015 vehicle. Make sure that all safety recalls have been performed on the Colorado you're considering. Also, the Colorado's optional 3. The is available for 2009 with an optional 5. As gasoline prices continue on their rollercoaster trend, the compact pickup is beginning to look mighty attractive.
Cheap, hard plastic is as common in the Chevy as in the toy section at the local dollar store. Both beds feature tall sidewalls, for deeper storage, which give the Colorado best-in-class cargo volume. When ordered with the manual transmission, it also offers exceptionally good fuel economy. AutoTrader's Advice The Chevy Colorado midsize pickup offers a more fuel-efficient, garage-friendly and maneuverable alternative to full-size trucks. We know that isn't a completely fair comparison, as they aren't identically equipped, but you still get the basic idea that there has been a significant improvement.