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 March 10, 2017

2017 Chevrolet Colorado: The New Midsize Pickup on the Block

2017 Chevrolet Colorado: The New Midsize Pickup on the Block

John Bear New Hamburg

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is certainly capable and rugged, but it is also refined and offers extra features that you don’t normally find on a midsize pickup.

The midsize pickup truck segment was at a virtual standstill for almost 10 years before Chevrolet reignited it with the all-new Chevrolet Colorado. Now, automakers are rushing to develop a new midsize truck that can compete with the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado and its impressive capability, engine lineup, and overall refinement.

2017 Chevrolet Colorado: A Different Kind of Pickup Truck

The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is certainly capable and rugged, but it is also refined and offers extra features that you don’t normally find on a midsize pickup. For example, forward collision warning or the optional lane departure warning system.

In terms of connectivity, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is the first midsize truck to offer the ability to connect to the Internet through the Wi-Fi 4G LTE feature. The Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system is also available and integrated in an 8-inch touch screen that also includes Apple CarPlay. OnStar is standard, as is OnStar RemoteLink, which offers a wealth of remote features such as the ability to lock your doors or turn on the Colorado’s headlights using a mobile app. No other midsize pickup truck is quite as connected as the 2017 Colorado.

Three Kinds of Powerful

Three engines are offered in the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. The first is a 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder engine developing 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. This engine has average fuel consumption rating that can reach 8.9 litres per 100 kilometers while also being able to tow 1,588 kg (3,500 pounds).

The second option is a 3.6-litre V6 engine that is more powerful for 2017 with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a segment-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission that allows it to tow up to 7,000 pounds or 3,175 kg. Versions equipped with the V6 are available with the AutoTrac automatic four-wheel drive system.

Introduced last year, the third engine is a 2.8-litre Duramax four-cylinder turbodiesel that develops 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. This engine has an average fuel consumption of up to 7.7 litres per 100 kilometers and has a towing capacity of 3,493 kilograms or 7,700 pounds.

Two configurations are available for the cab (extended or crew cab) while the box is available in long or short versions. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is available starting at $21,420 while all-wheel drive models start at just $29,525.

To learn more about the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado, contact us today at John Bear Chevrolet Buick GMC of New Hamburg, Ontario!

2017 Chevrolet Colorado: The New Midsize Pickup on the Block
2017 Chevrolet Colorado: The New Midsize Pickup on the Block
2017 Chevrolet Colorado: The New Midsize Pickup on the Block
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