Colorados come with two- or four-wheel drive and in regular cab, extended cab and Crew Cab configurations. Mileage is not the best but mine is a Z71 with tow package. Dodge Dakota's top V8 boasts 329 pound-feet of torque, but the Dakota is a bigger, heavier truck. The Colorado competes with other smaller pickups, such as the Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger. To that the Z71 adds the Z71 off-road suspension, auto-dimming mirror, rear sliding window and the 3. The Crew Cab looks well balanced despite the extra cab length. If you stay off the gas you get desent mileage.
The 2008 Chevrolet Colorado has a good-looking exterior and reassuring crash test scores, but its performance is less-than-competitive, plus it lacks overwhelming interior comfort or overall refinement. The Colorado can only dream about that. However, plenty of evidence of cost-cutting remains in the form of hard plastics, inconsistent build quality and a near absence of style. The rest of the interior is ok, it has cup holders for everyone just not enough storage. Dual-stage front-impact airbags are standard, and roof-rail side curtain airbags are optional.
We climbed a greasy, rocky hillside that, in the winter months, becomes Pennsylvania's Jack Frost ski resort. Thats city and highway driving combined. Just don't mention the number of jugs it has in a cowboy bar. Show full review Vehicle Overview Chevrolet launched the compact Colorado pickup truck in 2004. Three different suspension packages are offered, along with a long list of options that allows for maximum customization. These are competent, traditional stories with characters readers can care about and identify with.
How could they put a four cylinder in a 4x4 with a towing package? Overall, the Colorado has a clean, modern look. Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Chevrolet Colorado? I've driven Chevys all my life and this is the last one. Offer an 8 ft bed. Faults: This truck has been an electrical nightmare. The 2008 Colorado is available as a regular cab model, an extended cab, or as a crew cab. We found the Chevrolet Colorado rides smoothly and feels refined.
A five-cylinder engine is an unusual configuration for a U. The back seat has plenty of leg room. Light switches on mirrors often lead to thumbprints and frequent mirror adjustments, but in this case they're a step up. Standard steel wheels measure 15 inches in diameter, but aluminum or chrome wheels are available. The traction control override button, located high on the dash, can be used in such a situation, but obviously you'll need to think that through in advance.
Make the seats more comfortable for the extended cab. Had for 2 years and only took it back to the dealer one time for a minor weatherstripping issue. The Z71 off-road suspension raises the ground clearance to around 8. The 5 cylinder has enough power to make it never feel overly strained even with a moderate load. The seatback angles back slightly, making it more comfortable than the bolt-upright backrest found in some other pickups.
It is also included with some up-level combinations of body and trim. Oh, and the storage things under the rear seats - the latches break if you look at them wrong. In neither case did the Colorado disappoint us. The suspension is firm enough to handle hard stops on pavement without drama. I have the Colorado Z71 crew cab version of the truck. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-222-1020 -.
Unlike a full-size pickup, the Colorado fits into tight parking spaces. The larger engine enables 4,000-pound towing. Suspension, f: independent, upper and lower control arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar Suspension, r: live axle, two-stage multi-leaf semi-elliptic springs, anti-roll bar Ground clearance: 7. So it emphasizes interior room and comfort. If you prefer an American model, check out the. However, neither combination is very enjoyable to pilot or to listen to; they're noisy engines that sound unrefined next to the silkier sounds coming from a four-cylinder Toyota Tacoma.
Would I recommend it to anyone? Call Us Mon-Thur 9:30 a. Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Chevrolet Colorado? Very reliable pick up, would highly recommend anyone looking for a truck to consider a Chevy Colorado! OnStar is offered, but there is no navigation system—a real need in work trucks. Backseat space in my crew cab is fine for everyone I've had sit there. The automatic is standard in all Crew Cabs and, again, with some up-level trim-and-body combinations. Regular and Extended Cabs come with a six-foot bed. So it emphasizes interior room and comfort. It is horrible with this truck once you put anything in the bed such as a dirt bike or gear or wood or anything you might as well be driving a V8.
Chevrolet has also created a number of performance and off-road packages that enhance the Colorado's rugged image. It shows the typical transaction price the Colorado is selling for in your area, a valuable piece of information when negotiating. The Crew Cab features a roomy back seat that's surprisingly comfortable and not bolt-upright. More recently, Volvo has adopted the straight-five idea. A Street Pack option adds a color-keyed appearance to base, regular-length extended cab models.