2015 Chevrolet Colorado 4WD Z71

A high quality 4x4 pickup truck.

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The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado 4WD Z71 is designed to appeal to buyers who are looking for a compact pick-up. However, this 4-wheel drive, V6-powered truck is still hardly compact. But, it at least ditches the hauling capacity and gas-guzzling tendencies of a full-size pickup. Stretching over 212 inches in length, it can feel as ponderous in city maneuvering as older “full-size” trucks. To its credit, however, the 2015 Chevy Colorado Z71 with its 3.6-liter V6 accelerates reasonably well, hitting 60 in as little as 7.4 seconds. The Colorado 4wd V6 also posts decent– for a truck– fuel economy, averaging around 18 mpg in our Los Angeles tests.

A big selling point for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado line is its technology. To that end, the Z71 model we sampled had a 4G LTE hotspot, a back-up camera, blind-spot monitoring and full automatic climate control. All features that should help it appeal to the SUV customers Chevy is hoping to attract.

A truck with decent off-road capabilities and car-like fuel economy, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado provides a functional alternative to mid-size SUVs.

Warranty/Service: 3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/100,000 mi powertrain

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Specs

Base Price: $34,115

As Tested: $34,115

  • 17 / 24 mpg
  • EPA
  • 7.4 sec
  • 0-60
  • 308 hp @ 6,800 rpm
  • Horsepower
  • Engine: 3.6-liter Sidi DOHC V6 VVT
  • Horsepower: 308 hp @ 6,800 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
  • Length: 212 in
  • Brakes: 4-Wheel antilock
  • Suspension: Z71 Suspension PKG, Off-Road
  • 0-60 mph: 7.4 sec
  • EPA City: 17 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 24 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 20 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: n/a

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