2018 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Work Truck

2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Work Truck

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Price Info

Price with options: $23,680

MSRP: $23,680

Base Invoice: $22,733

Body Style

Extended Cab Pickup - Standard Bed


City: 15 - Hwy: 15

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2018 Chevrolet Colorado Pros

Chevrolet continues to improve the Colorado year by year and 2017 is no exception. The biggest changes are to the drivetrain where a new 3.6L V6 replaces the old one, improving power. Meanwhile, a new 8-speed automatic is also available, replacing the old 6-speed unit. On the features front, a new teen driver feature allows parents to better monitor their children when borrowing the Colorado, while a Custom Special Edition also bows for this year. The Custom Special Edition includes a body colored grill, body colored door handles and bumpers and 18-inch wheels.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado Model Highlights

The Chevrolet Colorado comes with a choice of three engines. The standard truck comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine making 200 horsepower, while an optional 3.6L V6 makes 308 horsepower. The Duramax turbodiesel is a 2.8L four that boasts 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.

All three engines achieve solid fuel economy. The Colorado is rated at 26 mpg on the highway for 4-cylinder 2WD models, with the V6 truck coming in at 25 mpg highway in 2WD trim and an impressive 31 mpg from the diesel. Despite this, the truck is still able to tow up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped with the Duramax diesel engine and a tow package.

The Colorado is available in three basic body styles: extended cab long box, crew cab short box and crew cab long box. While the extended cab has rear hinged back doors and a small pair of rear seats, the crew cab features four-doors and rear seats big enough to comfortably sit adults, even on long drives. 4-wheel-drive and 2-wheel-drive variants are available in any of the three body styles.

There are four trim levels for the Chevrolet Colorado: Base, WT (Work Truck), LT and Z71. Base models are only available on extended cab variants and while they obviously feature the fewest amenities, bells and whistles, they still have several notable features. Base models come standard with four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock brakes, a 6-speed manual transmission, power adjustable mirrors, a sliding rear window, a rearview camera and a chrome rear bumper.

WT trims are similar to the base model but can be ordered with the crew cab. The WT trim also adds heavy-duty suspension, an improved infotainment system and an automatic transmission.

The LT trim adds a little bit of luxury to the mid-sized pickup. A 4-way power adjustable driver's seat is standard, as are 17-inch wheels, a body-colored rear bumper, an 8-inch color screen, remote entry and a leather wrapped steering wheel.

For buyers who want a Colorado with improved off-road capabilities, there's the Z71 off-road package, including heavy-duty suspension, a locking rear differential, some underbody protection, a powered front passenger seat, automatic climate control and an automatic liftgate.

Safety features on the Colorado include Stabilitrak stability control, traction control and anti-lock brakes. There are six airbags in the Colorado including dual stage front airbags. A rearview camera is standard, as are 4-wheel disc brakes.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado Model News

Chevrolet calls the Colorado a "mid-sized" pickup truck, but it's actually the smallest pickup truck built by GM, slotting below the Silverado and Silverado HD. That said, the Colorado is available in a couple of cab and bed styles, allowing it to stretch out and haul more cargo depending on the individual trim ordered with the vehicle. Starting under $21,000 the Chevrolet Colorado competes closely with the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier as a truck that can both haul cargo and drive around in the city without any serious concerns about parking or street size.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado Value Writeup

Small truck utility; three engine choices, all featuring good fuel economy; car-like ride and handling; technology laden features

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Pwr Brake Type
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
12.8 x 0.7 Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
12.2 x 1.0 Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Cooling System
14.8 Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (2nd)
- TBD - Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary)
Gas V6 Engine Type
Direct Injection Fuel System
3.6L/- TBD - Displacement
Engine Oil Cooler
LWN Engine Order Code
308 @ 6800 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
369 @ 2000 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
30 EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A)
22 EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
4.10 Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - Axle Type - Rear
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
Multi-Leaf Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Axle Type - Front
Independent Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- TBD - Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - Reverse Ratio (:1)
Manual Trans Description Cont.
Clutch Size (in)
Rear Wheel Drive Drivetrain
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - Third Gear Ratio (:1)
N/A Transfer Case Model
Transfer Case Power Take Off
Trans Description Cont. Again
N8D Trans Order Code
Trans Power Take Off
Trans PTO Access
8 Trans Type
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - Second Gear Ratio (:1)
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2 Number of Passenger Doors
Weight Information
8500 Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6001 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
1764 Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
3400 Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2220 Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3500 Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
Engine, 2.5L I4, DI, DOHC, VVT (200 hp [149.0 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 191 lb-ft of torque [259 N-m] @ 4400 rpm) (Not included on Crew Cab Long Box models.)
Transmission, 6-speed manual (Extended Cab model only. Requires (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine.)
Rear axle, 4.10 ratio (Requires (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine. Not included on Crew Cab Long Box models.)
GVWR, 5400 lbs. (2449 kg) (Standard on Extended Cab models with (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine only.)
Rear wheel drive
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
Wheels, 16" x 7" (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) Ultra Silver Metallic steel
Tires, P265/70R16 all-season, blackwall
Pickup box (Deleted when (ZW9) pickup box delete is ordered.)
Tire, compact spare T175/80R18, blackwall (Requires (RTX) 18" x 4.5" (45.7 cm x 11.4 cm) Black cast aluminum, compact spare wheel.)
Wheel, compact spare, 18" x 4.5" (45.7 cm x 11.4 cm) Black cast aluminum (Standard with (LCV) 2.5L I4 engine only. Not included on Crew Cab Long Box models.)
Bumper, rear chrome (Deleted when (ZW9) pickup box delete is ordered.)
CornerStep, rear bumper (Deleted when (ZW9) pickup box delete is ordered.)
Moldings, Black beltline
Headlamps, halogen with automatic exterior lamp control
Cargo box light, back of cab
Mirrors, outside remote with manual-folding, Black
Glass, windshield shade band
Door handles, Black
Tailgate, locking (Deleted when (ZW9) pickup box delete is ordered.)
Tailgate handle, Black (Deleted when (ZW9) pickup box delete is ordered.)
Audio system, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 7" diagonal color touch-screen, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock, includes USB ports, auxiliary jack, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and most phones; featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
Audio system feature, USB port, located on instrument panel
Seats, front bucket
Seat adjuster, driver 4-way power with manual recline
Seat adjuster, passenger 2-way manual fore/aft with manual recline
Seats, dual rear with underseat storage (Extended Cab models only.)
Console, floor, front compartment, custom
Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
Floor mats, carpeted front (Deleted when (B38) full-length Black vinyl floor covering is ordered. Requires (B30) color-keyed carpeting floor covering.)
Floor mats, carpeted rear (Requires (B30) color-keyed carpeting floor covering.)
Steering wheel, urethane
Steering column, tilt, manual
Speedometer, miles/kilometers
Display, driver instrument information enhanced, one color
Windows, power with driver Express-Up and Down
Door locks, power
Theft-deterrent system, immobilization
Air conditioning, single-zone manual climate control
Handles, door release, front and rear, Jet Black
Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
Visors, driver and front passenger with passenger vanity mirror
Lighting, interior, center dome
StabiliTrak, stability control system
Traction control, electronic
Daytime Running Lamps
Air bags, dual-stage frontal and front-seat-mounted side-impact for driver and front passenger, head-curtain for front and rear outboard seating positions and front Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Rear Vision Camera (Deleted when (ZW9) pickup box delete is ordered.)
Teen Driver mode a configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report gives you information on your teen's driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver
Tire Pressure Monitor System