2017 Chevrolet Colorado Release Date, Review – With its feature-laden and refined demeanor, the Chevrolet Colorado for 2017 is an appealing option for a midsize pickup or a top alternative for anyone unsatisfied with full-size trucks. Some of the highlights include a maneuverable size, a fuel-efficient and capable diesel engine, a comfortable ride, and many available high-tech features. Its release date should be expected mid this year.
New add-ons for 2017 include an enhanced driver information display, an available MyLink touchscreen display, an optional diesel four-cylinder engine, and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Fans, particularly for the midsize truck, rejoiced when the new-gen Chevrolet Colorado debuted on the scene two years ago. The reason behind the pomp and color was due to the new additions the vehicle boasted of including fuel-sipping engines, an appealing drive, and a well-appointed interior.
History is still in the making with the scheduled release of the new 2017 Colorado, which Chevrolet hopes will be a momentous year for the diesel-equipped model. True, the add-on will require you to dig deeper into your pockets, but with the expected fuel economy, thrifty performance, and enhanced suspension tuning, the price bump shouldn’t be a major discussion.
To speak the truth, the diesel engine isn’t that impressive. After all, under the hood is a 2.8L four-cylinder engine that cranks out 181 hp and an impressive 369 pounds of torque. The news here lies in the torque. With such torque, the vehicle should be able to handle demanding towing jobs with ease and is even more than what you get with any gasoline V6 powerplant.
In overall, the vehicle offers plenty of desirable traits that are uncommon for other vehicles in its segment. Some of the Colorado bogeys include the 2017 Toyota Tacoma, 2017 Nissan Frontier, and the 2017 RAM 1500.
Available Trims – 2017 Chevrolet Colorado
It comes in both two-and four seat extendable-cab and crew cab five-seater body styles both available in four trims: Base, Work, LT, and the performance-themed Z71 trim. The ZR2 and the Trail Boss are reviewed separately.
Interior Review & Exterior Changes – 2017 Chevrolet Colorado
The Base comes with daytime running lights, 16” steel wheels, front bucket seats, a 4.2” color display, auxiliary audio inputs, a six-speaker sound system, power windows, a tilt-only adjustable steering wheel, air-conditioning, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, floor covering and vinyl upholstery, air-conditioning, rear-seat delete, and an additional USB port.
The Work Truck trim adds carpeting and floor mats, cloth upholstery, and a fold-up rear jump seats. The trim is available in both crew cab and extendable-cab body styles. The list of options available for the trim includes an enhanced visibility, a theft-deterrent system, remote keyless entry, 16” alloy wheels, door handles, an additional body-color exterior trim, power-adjustable side mirrors, a 4.2” display, and chrome beltline trim.
Others features available include a Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a trailering package, a spray-on bedliner, 4G LTE WiFi hotspot connectivity, voice controls, Pandora Internet radio, automatic rear differential, and OnStar telematics.
Opting for the LT gets you both the WT Appearance and Convenience packages plus illuminated visor mirrors, Apple CarPlay smartphone app integration, cruise control, 17” alloy wheels, MyLink interface, four USB ports, a leather wrapped steering wheel, an overhead console, an 8” touchscreen display, satellite radio, and a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.
The top-of-the-line 2017 Chevy Colorado Z71 trim comes equipped with 17” alloy wheels, unique cloth-leatherette upholstery, grille surround, distinctive LED daytime running lights, model-specific trim pieces, locking rear differential, and all-terrain tires.
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: 21/30 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Cyber Gray Metallic, Laser Blue, Red Rock Metallic, Red Hot, Rainforest Green Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
Engine Specs – 2017 Chevrolet Colorado
The base 2017 Chevy Colorado comes equipped with an inline four-cylinder 2.5L engine rated at 200 horsepower and 191 pounds of torque. Standard for the Work Truck and Base trims is the six-speed manual transmission system.
The fuel economy ratings stand at 19/26/22 for the diesel mpg in the city/highway/combined with the six-speed automatic transmission system, and 19/25/21 mpg with the two-wheel drive. When fully equipped, the four-cylinder engine should provide a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
Another engine is a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 305 hp and 269 pounds of torque. It powers the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.
Price & 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Release Date
The 2017 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $24,630, and $20,100 for the Extended Cab. As for its release, Chevy says the vehicle should hit dealerships mid this year.