Chevrolet Colorado is a proud successor to the legendary S-series trucks that redefined the small-truck segment by grafting the handling and performance characteristics of a midsize sedan (MacPherson IFS, V-6 power) onto a compact pickup platform.
Bigger, bolder and more refined than any compact Chevy truck in years, the Colorado is an all-new pickup from Chevrolet. Slightly larger than the S-10 truck that it replaces, the Colorado features all-new engines, additional class-exclusive features and a tough new look that makes it instantly recognizable as a Chevrolet pickup. Built on a stout ladder frame chassis, the Colorado offers three body styles, two- and four-wheel drive and a choice of two new Vortec inline engines. Derived directly from the 4.2-liter straight six found in the TrailBlazer SUV, the Colorado's all-aluminum four- and five-cylinder power plants are the most technologically advanced engines ever offered in a compact Chevrolet truck. Both engines use dual-overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder and electronic throttle control to deliver a broad range of peak torque that extends from 1,200 to 5,600 rpm on the standard 2.8-liter four-cylinder, and from 1,400 to 5,200 rpm on the optional 3.5-liter five-cylinder. Both engines offer a choice of a four-speed automatic or a new five-speed manual.