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  1. When the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra begin rolling off the assembly line sometime later this year, there will be a larger number of crew cabs. GM's vice president of global product development, Mark Reuss tells Automotive News that the company has been "constrained' when it comes to the output of their crew cab pickups, a segment that has seen its popularity increase in recent years. Reuss said the company is planning to increase capacity for crew cabs with their next-generation pickups. A Chevrolet spokesman said that crew cabs have grown from more than 50 percent of GM's truck sales in 2013 to more than 60 percent. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
  2. When the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra begin rolling off the assembly line sometime later this year, there will be a larger number of crew cabs. GM's vice president of global product development, Mark Reuss tells Automotive News that the company has been "constrained' when it comes to the output of their crew cab pickups, a segment that has seen its popularity increase in recent years. Reuss said the company is planning to increase capacity for crew cabs with their next-generation pickups. A Chevrolet spokesman said that crew cabs have grown from more than 50 percent of GM's truck sales in 2013 to more than 60 percent. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required) View full article
  3. Nissan has announced pricing for the 2017 Titan Crew Cab that will be arriving later this year. Prices will range from $35,975 for the base S two-wheel drive model to $56,595 for the top of the line Platinum Reserve. Here is a breakdown of all the trims and their prices. S 4x2 - $35,975 S 4x4 - $39,005 SV 4x2 - $38,885 SV 4x4 - $41,895 Pro-4X (only available as a 4x4) - $46,215 SL 4x2 - $47,575 SL 4x4 - $50,655 Platinum Reserve 4x2 – $53,505 Platinum Reserve 4x4 - $56,595 *All prices include $1,195 destination charge For the time being, all of the Titan Crew Cabs feature a 5.6L Endurance V8 producing 390 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, and a seven-speed automatic. Nissan also announced what it’s calling “America’s Best Truck Warranty” - 5 years/100,000 miles, bumper-to-bumper warranty. If you're wondering, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, and Ram's bumper-to-bumper warranty are 3 years/36,000 miles. Source: Nissan Press Release is on Page 2 Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2017 TITAN gasoline models NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the all-new 2017 TITAN Crew Cab half-ton full-size pickup powered by Nissan's new 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine. Pricing starts with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price* (MSRP) of $34,780 for the TITAN Crew Cab S 4x2. Pricing was also released for the 2017 TITAN XD Crew Cab equipped with the 390-horsepower gasoline 5.6-liter Endurance® V8. TITAN XD prices* start at $36,290 for the TITAN XD Crew Cab S gasoline V8 model. Nissan also today separately announced "America's Best Truck Warranty"** on its 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD full-size pickups – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years/100,000-miles, whichever comes first. The announcement is part of Nissan's "Year of the Truck" – a new product onslaught of pickups, SUVs and CUVs, including an all-new Armada full-size SUV, a redesigned and more powerful Pathfinder SUV, as well as other upcoming product enhancements such as a new TITAN Single Cab. "Nissan is undertaking an all-out assault on the light truck market in the U.S. this fall with a steady stream of new trucks, SUVs and crossovers," said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. "TITAN's new segment-leading 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty proves to our customers that they have every reason to have supreme confidence in their new truck." The 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD gasoline engine-equipped models are arriving at Nissan dealerships nationwide later this month. TITAN XD models powered by the 310-horsepower Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel and Single Cab pricing will be available later in the fall. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2017 Nissan TITAN Crew Cab: TITAN S Crew Cab 4x2 - $34,780 USD TITAN SV Crew Cab 4x2 - $37,670 USD TITAN SL Crew Cab 4x2 - $46,380 USD TITAN Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x2 - $52,310 USD TITAN S Crew Cab 4x4 - $37,810 USD TITAN SV Crew Cab 4x4 - $40,700 USD TITAN PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4 - $45,020 USD TITAN SL Crew Cab 4x4 - $49,460 USD TITAN Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4 - $55,400 USD Note: All models are equipped with a 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 and 7-speed automatic transmission Destination and handling $1,195 Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2017 Nissan TITAN XD Crew Cab 5.6-liter Endurance® V8: TITAN XD S Crew Cab 4x2 - $36,290 USD TITAN XD SV Crew Cab 4x2 - $40,200 USD TITAN XD SL Crew Cab 4x2 - $48,460 USD TITAN XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x2 - $53,830 USD TITAN XD S Crew Cab 4x4 - $39,320 USD TITAN XD SV Crew Cab 4x4 - $43,180 USD TITAN XD PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4 - $47,180 USD TITAN XD SL Crew Cab 4x4 - $51,490 USD TITAN XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4 - $56,910 USD Note: All models are equipped with a 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 and 7-speed automatic transmission Destination and handling $1,195 Nissan announces "America's Best Truck Warranty": 5 Years/100,000 miles bumper-to-bumper for 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty beats competitors' standard protection programs by two years and 64,000 miles Includes powertrain warranty – helping give Nissan full-size truck owners added trust and peace of mind Covers all 2017 TITAN Endurance® V8 gas and 2017 TITAN XD Cummins® diesel and Endurance V8 gasoline-powered models New limited warranty matches that of all models of Nissan Commercial Vehicles, including NV Cargo, NV Passenger and NV200 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced "America's Best Truck Warranty"* on its 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD full-size pickups – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years/100,000-miles, whichever comes first. The announcement is part of Nissan's "Year of the Truck" – a new product onslaught of pickups, SUVs and CUVs. Vehicles covered by the new warranty – which includes basic and powertrain coverage – include all TITAN V8 gasoline-powered models and diesel and V8 gasoline-powered 2017 TITAN XD models, including both 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations, in Crew Cab and recently revealed Single Cab models. The 2017 TITANs and TITAN XDs are scheduled to begin arriving at Nissan dealers nationwide later this month. "We're pleased to now offer the same confidence-inspiring protection as our commercial vehicles for our entire range of 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD full-size pickups," said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. "The new bumper-to-bumper coverage shows customers that Nissan stands behind the quality of its vehicles – including the ones that are subject to the hardest use." Nissan introduced "America's Best Commercial Van Warranty" – also 5 years / 100,000 miles – in June 2014 as a demonstration of confidence in its expanding light commercial vehicle lineup. The results have been very positive, with Nissan NV Cargo and Passenger van sales up nearly 10 percent in 2016; NV200 cargo van sales have increased 17 percent through July. "Nissan Commercial Vehicle models have experienced remarkable longevity, with some registering more than 500,000+ miles of relatively wear-free service**," added Diaz. "We think that extending the same coverage to our full-size pickups, whether used for personal or commercial use, is a game changer in the segment." The all-new, category-busting TITAN XD was introduced for the 2016 model year, leading Nissan's all-out assault on the highly competitive full-size truck segment. For the 2017 model year, Nissan adds an all-new TITAN half-ton pickup, powered by Nissan's new 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine, to the expanding TITAN XD lineup. TITAN XD is currently offered in a Crew Cab body with a choice of a powerful Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel or the Endurance® V8. New TITAN XD and TITAN Single Cabs, the first single cab variants in TITAN history, join the lineup in late fall. A King Cab body configuration, along with a V6 engine, will follow at a later date. "TITAN will ultimately be available in a total of three cabs, three bed lengths, three engines, 4x4 and 4x2 drive and S, SV, SL, PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve trim levels – covering about 85 percent of the total light pickup marketplace," said Diaz. "And each and every one of them will be covered by the new 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty – the best truck warranty in America."
  4. Nissan has announced pricing for the 2017 Titan Crew Cab that will be arriving later this year. Prices will range from $35,975 for the base S two-wheel drive model to $56,595 for the top of the line Platinum Reserve. Here is a breakdown of all the trims and their prices. S 4x2 - $35,975 S 4x4 - $39,005 SV 4x2 - $38,885 SV 4x4 - $41,895 Pro-4X (only available as a 4x4) - $46,215 SL 4x2 - $47,575 SL 4x4 - $50,655 Platinum Reserve 4x2 – $53,505 Platinum Reserve 4x4 - $56,595 *All prices include $1,195 destination charge For the time being, all of the Titan Crew Cabs feature a 5.6L Endurance V8 producing 390 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque, and a seven-speed automatic. Nissan also announced what it’s calling “America’s Best Truck Warranty” - 5 years/100,000 miles, bumper-to-bumper warranty. If you're wondering, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, and Ram's bumper-to-bumper warranty are 3 years/36,000 miles. Source: Nissan Press Release is on Page 2 Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2017 TITAN gasoline models NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the all-new 2017 TITAN Crew Cab half-ton full-size pickup powered by Nissan's new 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine. Pricing starts with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price* (MSRP) of $34,780 for the TITAN Crew Cab S 4x2. Pricing was also released for the 2017 TITAN XD Crew Cab equipped with the 390-horsepower gasoline 5.6-liter Endurance® V8. TITAN XD prices* start at $36,290 for the TITAN XD Crew Cab S gasoline V8 model. Nissan also today separately announced "America's Best Truck Warranty"** on its 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD full-size pickups – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years/100,000-miles, whichever comes first. The announcement is part of Nissan's "Year of the Truck" – a new product onslaught of pickups, SUVs and CUVs, including an all-new Armada full-size SUV, a redesigned and more powerful Pathfinder SUV, as well as other upcoming product enhancements such as a new TITAN Single Cab. "Nissan is undertaking an all-out assault on the light truck market in the U.S. this fall with a steady stream of new trucks, SUVs and crossovers," said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. "TITAN's new segment-leading 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty proves to our customers that they have every reason to have supreme confidence in their new truck." The 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD gasoline engine-equipped models are arriving at Nissan dealerships nationwide later this month. TITAN XD models powered by the 310-horsepower Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel and Single Cab pricing will be available later in the fall. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2017 Nissan TITAN Crew Cab: TITAN S Crew Cab 4x2 - $34,780 USD TITAN SV Crew Cab 4x2 - $37,670 USD TITAN SL Crew Cab 4x2 - $46,380 USD TITAN Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x2 - $52,310 USD TITAN S Crew Cab 4x4 - $37,810 USD TITAN SV Crew Cab 4x4 - $40,700 USD TITAN PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4 - $45,020 USD TITAN SL Crew Cab 4x4 - $49,460 USD TITAN Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4 - $55,400 USD Note: All models are equipped with a 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 and 7-speed automatic transmission Destination and handling $1,195 Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2017 Nissan TITAN XD Crew Cab 5.6-liter Endurance® V8: TITAN XD S Crew Cab 4x2 - $36,290 USD TITAN XD SV Crew Cab 4x2 - $40,200 USD TITAN XD SL Crew Cab 4x2 - $48,460 USD TITAN XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x2 - $53,830 USD TITAN XD S Crew Cab 4x4 - $39,320 USD TITAN XD SV Crew Cab 4x4 - $43,180 USD TITAN XD PRO-4X Crew Cab 4x4 - $47,180 USD TITAN XD SL Crew Cab 4x4 - $51,490 USD TITAN XD Platinum Reserve Crew Cab 4x4 - $56,910 USD Note: All models are equipped with a 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 and 7-speed automatic transmission Destination and handling $1,195 Nissan announces "America's Best Truck Warranty": 5 Years/100,000 miles bumper-to-bumper for 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty beats competitors' standard protection programs by two years and 64,000 miles Includes powertrain warranty – helping give Nissan full-size truck owners added trust and peace of mind Covers all 2017 TITAN Endurance® V8 gas and 2017 TITAN XD Cummins® diesel and Endurance V8 gasoline-powered models New limited warranty matches that of all models of Nissan Commercial Vehicles, including NV Cargo, NV Passenger and NV200 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced "America's Best Truck Warranty"* on its 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD full-size pickups – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years/100,000-miles, whichever comes first. The announcement is part of Nissan's "Year of the Truck" – a new product onslaught of pickups, SUVs and CUVs. Vehicles covered by the new warranty – which includes basic and powertrain coverage – include all TITAN V8 gasoline-powered models and diesel and V8 gasoline-powered 2017 TITAN XD models, including both 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations, in Crew Cab and recently revealed Single Cab models. The 2017 TITANs and TITAN XDs are scheduled to begin arriving at Nissan dealers nationwide later this month. "We're pleased to now offer the same confidence-inspiring protection as our commercial vehicles for our entire range of 2017 TITAN and TITAN XD full-size pickups," said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. "The new bumper-to-bumper coverage shows customers that Nissan stands behind the quality of its vehicles – including the ones that are subject to the hardest use." Nissan introduced "America's Best Commercial Van Warranty" – also 5 years / 100,000 miles – in June 2014 as a demonstration of confidence in its expanding light commercial vehicle lineup. The results have been very positive, with Nissan NV Cargo and Passenger van sales up nearly 10 percent in 2016; NV200 cargo van sales have increased 17 percent through July. "Nissan Commercial Vehicle models have experienced remarkable longevity, with some registering more than 500,000+ miles of relatively wear-free service**," added Diaz. "We think that extending the same coverage to our full-size pickups, whether used for personal or commercial use, is a game changer in the segment." The all-new, category-busting TITAN XD was introduced for the 2016 model year, leading Nissan's all-out assault on the highly competitive full-size truck segment. For the 2017 model year, Nissan adds an all-new TITAN half-ton pickup, powered by Nissan's new 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine, to the expanding TITAN XD lineup. TITAN XD is currently offered in a Crew Cab body with a choice of a powerful Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel or the Endurance® V8. New TITAN XD and TITAN Single Cabs, the first single cab variants in TITAN history, join the lineup in late fall. A King Cab body configuration, along with a V6 engine, will follow at a later date. "TITAN will ultimately be available in a total of three cabs, three bed lengths, three engines, 4x4 and 4x2 drive and S, SV, SL, PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve trim levels – covering about 85 percent of the total light pickup marketplace," said Diaz. "And each and every one of them will be covered by the new 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty – the best truck warranty in America." View full article
  5. You ever hear someone say, “Eh it was good, but it wasn’t great.”? That really doesn’t tell you anything about the thing you were asking about. Consider asking a friend about a new restaurant and they say that phrase to you, it would drive you mad because your friend hasn’t given you a clear indication of where they stand. Well I’m about to commit this sin with the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71. I think the Colorado is a good truck, but not a great one. Now before you start screaming at your screen and writing angry comments, I will explain what I mean. The Colorado has been on sale in a number of market for a few years now, but only arrived in North America last year. This was due to General Motors making a number of changes to get it sellable in the U.S. Market. For example, the exterior of the worldwide Colorado is very different to the one sold in the U.S. The Colorado’s front fascia sold in other markets looks likes it was taken off the Equinox, while the NA-Spec Colorado gets a front fascia thats more akin to the Silverado with longer split grilles and a set of different bumpers and lights. Otherwise, the rest of the NA-Spec truck is the same with a somewhat rounded cab shape and various bed sizes. My tester was equipped with smaller 5’2” box which means you’ll have to do a couple more loads. There is a s 6’2” box available if you want something bigger. Also, my Colorado boasted the Z71 package, which nets you Z71 decals on the rear fenders and a set of 17-inch alloy wheels. Another big change between the Colorado sold here and elsewhere is inside. The two models boast different dashboard layouts for their specific markets. In the case of the North American model, Chevrolet took some ideas from the Silverado and implemented them into the Colorado. Controls are within easy reach of the driver and passenger and the truck boasts a lot features that you would not expect on a midsize only a few years ago. My particular tester came equipped with heated seats, Chevrolet MyLink with Navigation, Automatic Climate Control, Trip Computer, and Bluetooth. Chevrolet MyLink stills has a fair amount of problems with slowness, responding when pressed, and causing my iPod to crash constantly. Seats in the Z71 are a combination of leather and cloth. I found the front seats to provide good support, but I also found that getting the right position took quite awhile. Either I was too far away to reach the steering wheel and pedals comfortably, or my knees would be touching the underside of the steering column. Maybe some power adjustments or smoother manual adjustments would help out here. Back seat space is quite good when it comes to headroom. Legroom is a different story as it's small to nonexistent dependent on how tall the person sitting up front is. It should also be noted that the rear seats can either be flipped up to access a storage shelf or flipped down to provide added cargo space. For thoughts on powertrain and handling, see the next page. Power for the Colorado comes from either a 2.5L four-cylinder or a 3.6L DI V6. There is a Duramax four-cylinder diesel that will be arriving for the 2016 model year. For my tester, it boasted the 3.6 V6 with 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet. This comes paired up with a six-speed automatic and a four-wheel drive system. This engine is the weak link in the Colorado. Most truck engines whether they are a V6 or V8 have their torque right in the low-end of the rpm band. The Colorado V6’s torque is towards the higher end of the rpm, meaning you have to give the V6 some revs to get it moving. The six-speed automatic is smooth in around town and expressway driving. But I found it to be a bit slow when I pressed on the accelerator to make a pass. Fuel economy is rated at 17 City/24 Highway/20 Combined. I got an average of 18.2 MPG. On the ride front, the Colorado is quite good. Compared to the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma, the Colorado delivers a comfortable ride with many bumps and harshness not making it inside the cabin. Also, wind and engine noise were mostly nonexistent. The Colorado also earned bonus points for how maneuverable it was thanks to the small size. Aside from the engine, there is one other sticking point for the Colorado and that happens to price. My tester as shown here came with an as-tested price of $36,710. That’s quite a lot of money for a midsize truck, especially considering the average price of a full-size truck is only $4,000 more or so. So lets go back to the beginning of this review where I said the the Colorado is a good truck, but not a great one. There are lot of things to like about Colorado; its distinctive looks, feature list, ride, and maneuverability. But there are a fair number of items that leave a black eye on the Colorado such as the V6, MyLink, and the price. It leaves the Colorado in this interesting middle ground where it's better than the competition, but not quite as good as it should be. For now, that is enough for GM as the Colorado is more modern than its contemporaries. But I wonder down the road, will this be enough? Disclaimer: Chevrolet Provided the Colorado, Insurance, and One Tank of Gas Year: 2015 Make: Chevrolet Model: Colorado Trim: Z71 4WD Crew Cab Engine: 3.6L SIDI DOHC VVT V6 Driveline: Six-Speed Automatic, Four-Wheel Drive Horsepower @ RPM: 305 @ 6800 Torque @ RPM: 269 @ 4000 Fuel Economy: City/Highway/Combined -17/24/20 Curb Weight: 4,380 lbs Location of Manufacture: Wentzville, MO Base Price: $34,115 As Tested Price: $36,710 (Includes $875.00 Destination Charge) Options: Bose Audio System - $500.00 Chevrolet MyLink - $495.00 Spray-On Bedliner - $475.00 Trailering Equipment Package - $250.00 View full article
  6. William Maley

    Review: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Crew Cab

    You ever hear someone say, “Eh it was good, but it wasn’t great.”? That really doesn’t tell you anything about the thing you were asking about. Consider asking a friend about a new restaurant and they say that phrase to you, it would drive you mad because your friend hasn’t given you a clear indication of where they stand. Well I’m about to commit this sin with the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71. I think the Colorado is a good truck, but not a great one. Now before you start screaming at your screen and writing angry comments, I will explain what I mean. The Colorado has been on sale in a number of market for a few years now, but only arrived in North America last year. This was due to General Motors making a number of changes to get it sellable in the U.S. Market. For example, the exterior of the worldwide Colorado is very different to the one sold in the U.S. The Colorado’s front fascia sold in other markets looks likes it was taken off the Equinox, while the NA-Spec Colorado gets a front fascia thats more akin to the Silverado with longer split grilles and a set of different bumpers and lights. Otherwise, the rest of the NA-Spec truck is the same with a somewhat rounded cab shape and various bed sizes. My tester was equipped with smaller 5’2” box which means you’ll have to do a couple more loads. There is a s 6’2” box available if you want something bigger. Also, my Colorado boasted the Z71 package, which nets you Z71 decals on the rear fenders and a set of 17-inch alloy wheels. Another big change between the Colorado sold here and elsewhere is inside. The two models boast different dashboard layouts for their specific markets. In the case of the North American model, Chevrolet took some ideas from the Silverado and implemented them into the Colorado. Controls are within easy reach of the driver and passenger and the truck boasts a lot features that you would not expect on a midsize only a few years ago. My particular tester came equipped with heated seats, Chevrolet MyLink with Navigation, Automatic Climate Control, Trip Computer, and Bluetooth. Chevrolet MyLink stills has a fair amount of problems with slowness, responding when pressed, and causing my iPod to crash constantly. Seats in the Z71 are a combination of leather and cloth. I found the front seats to provide good support, but I also found that getting the right position took quite awhile. Either I was too far away to reach the steering wheel and pedals comfortably, or my knees would be touching the underside of the steering column. Maybe some power adjustments or smoother manual adjustments would help out here. Back seat space is quite good when it comes to headroom. Legroom is a different story as it's small to nonexistent dependent on how tall the person sitting up front is. It should also be noted that the rear seats can either be flipped up to access a storage shelf or flipped down to provide added cargo space. For thoughts on powertrain and handling, see the next page. Power for the Colorado comes from either a 2.5L four-cylinder or a 3.6L DI V6. There is a Duramax four-cylinder diesel that will be arriving for the 2016 model year. For my tester, it boasted the 3.6 V6 with 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet. This comes paired up with a six-speed automatic and a four-wheel drive system. This engine is the weak link in the Colorado. Most truck engines whether they are a V6 or V8 have their torque right in the low-end of the rpm band. The Colorado V6’s torque is towards the higher end of the rpm, meaning you have to give the V6 some revs to get it moving. The six-speed automatic is smooth in around town and expressway driving. But I found it to be a bit slow when I pressed on the accelerator to make a pass. Fuel economy is rated at 17 City/24 Highway/20 Combined. I got an average of 18.2 MPG. On the ride front, the Colorado is quite good. Compared to the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma, the Colorado delivers a comfortable ride with many bumps and harshness not making it inside the cabin. Also, wind and engine noise were mostly nonexistent. The Colorado also earned bonus points for how maneuverable it was thanks to the small size. Aside from the engine, there is one other sticking point for the Colorado and that happens to price. My tester as shown here came with an as-tested price of $36,710. That’s quite a lot of money for a midsize truck, especially considering the average price of a full-size truck is only $4,000 more or so. So lets go back to the beginning of this review where I said the the Colorado is a good truck, but not a great one. There are lot of things to like about Colorado; its distinctive looks, feature list, ride, and maneuverability. But there are a fair number of items that leave a black eye on the Colorado such as the V6, MyLink, and the price. It leaves the Colorado in this interesting middle ground where it's better than the competition, but not quite as good as it should be. For now, that is enough for GM as the Colorado is more modern than its contemporaries. But I wonder down the road, will this be enough? Disclaimer: Chevrolet Provided the Colorado, Insurance, and One Tank of Gas Year: 2015 Make: Chevrolet Model: Colorado Trim: Z71 4WD Crew Cab Engine: 3.6L SIDI DOHC VVT V6 Driveline: Six-Speed Automatic, Four-Wheel Drive Horsepower @ RPM: 305 @ 6800 Torque @ RPM: 269 @ 4000 Fuel Economy: City/Highway/Combined -17/24/20 Curb Weight: 4,380 lbs Location of Manufacture: Wentzville, MO Base Price: $34,115 As Tested Price: $36,710 (Includes $875.00 Destination Charge) Options: Bose Audio System - $500.00 Chevrolet MyLink - $495.00 Spray-On Bedliner - $475.00 Trailering Equipment Package - $250.00

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