2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Performance & Power
In off-road territory, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado handles itself like a true creature of the wild. Its four-wheel drive system deals with mud, sand, snow, and boulders with equal talent, so you can travel where other mid-size trucks fear to tread. The specialty Colorado Z71 takes performance a step further because it comes standard with rugged gear like an off-road oriented suspension and a locking rear differential for precision on difficult trails. The Colorado is no slacker when it comes to towing and hauling, either. Its turbocharged diesel engine is a segment standout, giving you the torque you need to tow up to 7,700 pounds’ worth of family boat.
Inside, this mid-size truck is all about style and comfort. The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is home to supportive front seats, which means you’ll feel perfectly situated during your daily ride. You can choose between two cabin sizes, extended and crew. The crew cab is especially spacious. Compared to competitors, it offers a few extra inches of leg room for rear-seat passengers, making it a great pick for family-style weekend trips. The Colorado is as luxurious as you want it to be, with available leather-appointed seats to impress your friends.
Technology is another major strong point for the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado. This year, all models come standard with the MyLink infotainment system, which was previously optional for the entry-level Base and Work Truck models. MyLink includes a 7- or 8-inch touchscreen and voice controls, both of which are easy to figure out. You’ll be making hands-free calls and streaming music from devices in no time.
The system also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto playback technology, which displays smartphone apps like Messages and Maps directly on your central touchscreen. Not only do you never have to look down at your phone, you don’t have to pay extra for Chevrolet’s navigation system, because you can use your phone’s version for free.
Whether you’re rolling through off-road territory or making your way home on a rainy night, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado provides the safety features you need for peace of mind. All models come with a rearview camera, so it’s easy to back into a parking space or avoid hitting stray grocery carts. The Colorado also comes with trailer sway control for extra stability under heavy loads.
The OnStar telematics system includes problem-solving features like on-demand roadside assistance and automatic collision notification, sending help whenever necessary. High-tech driver aids, including lane departure and forward collision warning systems, scan your surroundings for danger, helping you get around without incident.