2016 Chevrolet Colorado Release Date, Diesel, MPG, Specs – Below, we examine what the new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is all about and what to expect once it is released for sale. It is quite obvious that a lot of people like having the utility that comes with driving a pick-up, however, not everyone needs a full-size truck. That is typically where compact trucks fit in.
In recent years, almost every automaker has released their own pickup truck and this has led traditional automakers to offer a myriad of innovations and features. Chevrolet even stopped producing its compact Colorado for some time. However, Chevy is now fully back in the game with last year’s model and now the refreshed 2016 model.
The new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is going to feature subtle changes owing to the fact that the previous model received radical changes. It is going to be more or less the size as its Nissan Frontier or Toyota Tacoma rivals. This, therefore means that the Colorado will be advantageous in terms of fuel efficiency, bespoke interior designs and materials that according to my opinion, come with extravagant features.
Just to be thorough, you’ll want to sample other vehicles that compare to the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. Some of these include the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier, which are capable trucks and are inexpensive than the Colorado. Other trucks worth pointing out include the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150, known for their good EPA ratings and offer great interior space and towing capability.
Exterior Body Styles & Interior Configurations – 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
For starters, the new Chevrolet Colorado 2016 is a pickup truck that will be available in two and four extended-cab and five-seat crew-cab body configurations.
Expect the Base model to be offered only with an extended cab. Some of the standard features should include daytime running lights, vinyl upholstery and floor covering, air-conditioning, a four-way power driver seat with manual recline, rear view camera and a six-speaker AM/FM audio system with a USB.
The other variant would likely be the Work Truck model provided with both crew cab and extended-cab body styles and should add cloth upholstery, and fold-up rear jump seats mats.
The major difference between the Work Truck and Base trims is the latter’s accessibility of a long list of options including the WT Convenience package, which packages keyless entry and cruise control. The Work Truck Appearance package should include body-color mirrors, rear bumper and door handles. An audio system upgrade package includes a 4.2-inch screen and Bluetooth cell audio and phone streaming connectivity. Stand-alone options include a trailering package (V6 models only), and the EZ-Lift tailgate, power-adjustable outside mirrors with built-in convex spotter mirrors, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
Springing for the LT should get you everything in the WT Convenience and Work Truck Appearance option packages. Others include 17-inch alloy wheels, a tilt-and-telescoping adjustable leather-wrapped steering wheel, illuminated visor mirrors, an overhead console, cruise control, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot,and steering wheel and three additional USB ports and the OnStar telematics service.
Available selections on LT models should include those in the LT Convenience package and: rear window defogger, front foglights, remote starting and the EZ-Lift tailgate. The Luxury package includes chrome door handles and rear bumper, driver and front passenger power lumbar adjustment, a four-way power front passenger seat, heated front seats, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The available Safety package should include lane departure warning and forward collision alert systems.
Engine Specs – 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
The new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, just like the 2015 model, will be offered with two engines. The first will be a 2.5L inline four-cylinder capable of cranking out 200 hp and 191 pounds of torque. This engine will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission system, which is standard on the FWD Base model and extended-cab WT models.
However, we should expect the vehicle to come with improved EPA ratings better than last year’s 19/26/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
The other engine is a 3.6L V6 engine capable of cranking out over 305 horsepower and 269 pounds of torque and comes paired to a 6-speed auto transmission system.
Wheelbase: 128.3-140.5 in
Length: 212.7-224.9 in
Width: 74.3 in
Passenger volume: 107 cu ft
Cargo volume: 74.00 in
Curb weight: 4550-4880 lb
Top Speed: 99 mph
0-60: 10.2 sec
MPG: 19/26 (city/highway) mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Cyber Gray Metallic, Laser Blue, Red Rock Metallic, Red Hot, Rainforest Green Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs
Price & Date of Release For the New 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
The release date for the new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is expected to be somewhere before the end of this year. According to some rumors, the pick-up truck’s MSRP should be anticipated to be at around $20,000.