Trucks are fantastic beasts of the road that can’t help but show off around every corner with their commanding presence and power, but just like everything else in this world, they are not without their flaws. This is why Chevy has engineered a pickup truck that is designed to give drivers everything they love about trucks, with nearly none of the common disadvantages that come with it. This truck is the Chevy Colorado, and with its 2019 model year hitting the streets, it’s time we learn a little more about this balanced workhorse of truck. But before we take a look at the 2019 Chevy Colorado, let’s take a look at trucks in general.
What We Love About Trucks
What drivers love about trucks is easy to see. To start off, trucks are powerful by design, and this power allows humans to push their previous limitations, and progress in a way and at a rate that was never deemed possible before. Another advantage of this power is confidence. When you have strength and bold aesthetics on your side, you feel as though you truly belong behind the wheel, and a confident driver will often develop better driving habits while on the road. Also trucks are just convenient in that there really aren’t many limitations to what they can do on and off the road, that is, besides their size.
What We Hate About Trucks
Unless bold just isn’t your personal choice of style, the main issues most drivers find frustrating about trucks is that they are just hard to handle at times. Anyone who has ever attempted to back a bulky pickup into a spot, or even just drive one in a crowded city, will understand just how inconvenient it can be to be a truck owner when placed in situations where handling becomes tricky. A close runner-up for most hated features of a truck would have to be fuel efficiency. Since trucks are generally made to be big and powerful over everything else, being fuel efficient is often a sacrifice that a truck owner must make unless they are willing to pay the extra for a diesel engine.
The 2019 Chevy Colorado
The 2019 Chevy Colorado is a small pickup truck that was designed with powerful potential, and boldness truck owners enjoy, but it still manages to be easy to handle, fuel-friendly, and best of all, affordable. Here are some of the basic stats:
- MSRP: $20,500
- Dimensions: 212-225″ L x 74-77″ W x 70-72″ H
- Bed length: 61.2 to 74.4 inches
- Max Towing capacity: 7,700 LBS.
- Max Horsepower: 181 to 308 hp
- Max Torque: 191 to 369 lb-ft
- Fuel Economy: 22 city / 30 highway
What is interesting about this model is that while its overall value is ideal for many everyday drivers, a large portion of Chevy fans end up jumping right to the Silverado family for their pickup needs, and end up regretfully overlooking the raw potential of this small truck. Sometimes even the smallest light-duty truck can be too much, and that is why the 2019 Chevy Colorado fills a vital role for many drivers by offering a convenient class that is in-between SUV and work truck. Anyway, let’s get into more details so that truck enthusiasts everywhere can finally take this stunning pickup out of the shadows so that it can brighten their life.
The 2019 Chevy Colorado offers three commanding engines that are matched perfectly with its sizes in order to produce the highest potential possible. Here is a quick look at all three contenders:
The standard engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, you can tow up to 3,500 pounds, which is higher than any of its 4-cylinder competitors.
The upgraded engine is a 3.6L V6 engine that shocks drivers with 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. For this engine choice not only is its towing capacities rating best of its class with 7,000 pounds of raw towing potential but so is the horsepower.
The advanced engine is a 2.8L turbo diesel engine with 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This engine gets the most out of the Colorado with a max towing potential of 7,700 pounds. This engine hits best-in-class in nearly every category.
While the choice may be yours to make, there honestly is not a bad option when it comes to the capabilities of the 2019 Chevy Colorado.
Many just assume that a pickup truck can’t deliver fuel efficiency, but the 2019 Chevy Colorado refuses to fall into that stigma. The standard engine option that will cost you not a cent more than the MSRP has an EPA rating of 26 mpg highway that beats out every other 4-cylinder engine its class. Clearly, the larger engine option will fall short though right? Hardly! The 3.6L V6 barely decreased with an EPA of 25 mpg highway. That being said, if you really want to show off the diesel engine beats them all with a fuel efficiency rating of 30 mpg highway.
With its smaller design, many would assume the 2019 Chevy Colorado couldn’t possibly pull off a look that is bold and commanding, and they would be wrong. While the actual body is designed to be cohesive and straightforward with an ability to fit into everyday life with little effort, it’s in the details that boldness strikes. Overall the best way to describe the style of this model is an appealing mix of European refinements with American confidence.
When it comes to safety, Chevy is all about preventing and protecting. The 2019 Chevy Colorado as a truck is already safer than most with its high-strength steel body that is designed to combat collision with sheer resilience, but since its 2019 it never hurts to have a few extra high-tech tricks up your sleeve. When it comes to basic protection, you will still get your full airbag suite and strong locking seatbelts, but the hot automotive safety topic these days is active awareness safety tech. This tech that can be added to any 2019 Chevy Colorado is made with two things in mind, awareness, and responsiveness. First, you will become more aware with sensor tech on the front, rear, and sides of the 2019 Colorado that will alert you to any activity happening around you. Once you are aware of issues, you can respond to them much faster, and the 2019 Colorado even has tools for that. The 2019 Colorado is designed with such features as StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System and electronic traction control that will keep you in control at all times. At the end of the day, there isn’t a much safer place than behind the wheel of a 2019 Chevy Colorado.
Life is often all about give and take. Most of the time in order to gain, something of equal value must be lost, but the 2019 Chevy Colorado is finally a vehicle that gives more than it takes. With only a slight decrease in size and power, which honestly most everyday drivers don’t require anyway, you can finally own a truck has none of the things that makes trucks unappealing. So to put it simply, The 2019 Chevy Colorado is the truck option you never knew you had but always wanted.