In short, if I had to do it all over I definitely would. Even over washboard roads, the Colorado exhibited no sign of dash-rattling or squeaks. Additionally, three rear-end gear ratios are available for V-8 models: 3. Treat her great and she will do the same. StabiliTrack is now standard for the Colorado, and the standard wheel size has been bumped from 15 to 16 in.
The ride is smoother in the Tacoma and if it had the bigger motor I would have went back to it. General Motors and their vehicle service system. I definitely recommend the Z71 trim. In terms of standard features, the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado offers what you'd expect from a compact truck, though options don't include what you might desire when upgrading into something more than a base model vehicle. Edmunds found the Colorado relatively quiet in city driving, only sensing noticeable wind noise at highway speeds. So what advantage does the V-8 have over the inline-five? For the first time ever, Chevrolet has seen fit to put a V-8 engine in a compact truck.
However with a steady foot this truck is unstoppable. Std Std Engine: 4-Cyl, 2. I have survived trails that Tacomas and Frontiers could not complete. Regular Cab models ride on a 111. ConsumerGuide digs a little deeper, noting climate and audio controls are simple to use and clearly marked before remarking on the Colorado's easy-to-read gauges. The tailgate opens to almost 90 degrees, but can be set at a 55-degree opening - putting the tailgate edge at the same height as the top of the rear wheel wells within the cargo box, creating a sturdy, flat platform to conveniently transport longer items or 4-foot by 8-foot 1. The ride height is low.
The bed length for the Regular and Extended Cab models is roughly six feet, while that for the Crew Cab model is about five feet. The steering system receives a high-performance cooler and underhood temperatures and airflow are controlled with a unique sealing system. This year, it's in the Renault Clio Cup. So far, really good in gas mileage and reliable. The seats offer firm bottoms and good lumbar support, and the cloth fabric is both durable and comfortable.
According to most reviewers, the new engine is worth getting not just for its power but for its smoothness, although from a purely fiscal standpoint the V-8 doesn't add much towing capability. If I wanted to drive a foreign truck I would have bought one. The automatic is standard with the five-cylinder engine and V-8; and available with the four-cylinder standard with crew cab models. Minimum ground clearance increases from 7. The result is crisp handling and maneuverability, along with a great stance. The quicker steering is nicely tightened up over that of the loosey-goosey normal Colorado, but it still lacks feel.
Eighteen-inch, split six-spoke aluminum wheels and low-profile performance tires are a new part of the package that pairs with the V-8. With the addition of the new 5. You can feel it in the way the Colorado handles off-road and in the corners. I owned a 2008 Tacoma Sport Package 4x4 a few years back and loved it as well. Driving experienceWith its efficient packaging, Colorado looks and feels more like a spacious full-size pickup than a typical midsize truck. Yet the Colorado is far from a car with a bed. The new engine is mated to Chevrolet's smooth, reliable four-speed automatic transmission.
Though it can't tow or haul like a full-size Silverado, the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado makes an attractive alternative for those whose truck use tends to be more recreational than occupational. New for '09 is the available 5. It is also included with some up-level combinations of body and trim. Even over washboard roads, the Colorado exhibited no sign of dash-rattling or squeaks. Balance shafts help ensure smooth operation of the engines, providing a higher level of refinement. It also delivers 320 lb. For 2007, Chevrolet increased the size of both the base and the optional engines.
The 2009 Colorado was also available with four- and five-cylinder engine choices. There may be minor changes to current model you are looking at. In fact, the Colorado provides all the trucking capacity most owners will ever use. The V-8 has lots of power, but there wasn't a way to truly test all of the horses under the hood. The gas mileage could have been better - 20-22 in the city, 26 or so on cross country trips - but not bad. It is available on all extended and crew cab models and includes the 2. Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Chevrolet Colorado? They feature dual overhead camshafts, variable valve timing, electronic throttle control and other features that contribute to high levels of operating efficiency and fuel economy.
It features revised tuning, all-new 18-inch Xtreme, split six-spoke aluminum wheels and performance tires and distinctive visual cues, as well as the new 5. The body-on-frame chassis provides a rigid platform helping eliminate rattles and shake. Driven this truck to the end of the world and back. When ordered with the manual transmission, it also offers exceptionally good fuel economy. Seven exterior colors are offered: Deep Navy, White, Victory Red, Inferno Orange, Aqua Blue Metallic, Black Granite Metallic and Techno Gray Metallic. However, it also warns digital readouts can be washed out by direct sunlight.