The 2008 Chevrolet Colorado looks more like a full-size truck than its compact size would indicate—but inside, it's awash in inexpensive plastics and cheap-feeling switches. It is a great mid-size vehicle. In general, fewer and option packages are offered, although most of the same features are still available as stand-alone options. I have driven over 100k miles in it. The Colorado competes with other smaller pickups, such as the Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger. All fees and programming subject to change.
Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. The power from the 5 cylinder engine is good. Interior Door handles, instrument gauge surrounds and clim. However, neither combination is very enjoyable to pilot or to listen to; they're noisy engines that sound unrefined next to the silkier sounds coming from a four-cylinder Toyota Tacoma. That's enough power to muscle any lightly-equipped four-wheel-drive vehicle through the toughest terrain. New colors include Inferno Orange Metallic, Black Granite Metallic and Dark Gray Metallic. It is the most effeciently functional vehicle I have ever owned.
The standard in-line four-cylinder is fairly potent for such a small engine. Colorados come with two- or four-wheel drive and in regular cab, extended cab and Crew Cab configurations. Although the Colorado's cab and bed are not the largest in this segment and its turning radius is uncommonly wide , the truck remains competitive with Ford's Ranger series and, to a lesser extent, the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and Dodge Dakota. The sound quality and speakers are much better than I have had in my older trucks. The Colorado has an independent front suspension and a solid rear axle. The Colorado has an independent front suspension and a solid rear axle. As gasoline prices continue to edge upwards, the compact pickup is beginning to look mighty attractive.
The Colorado's greatest strengths can be found in its chassis and powertrains. The Colorado has two cab and cargo-bed styles that pair with several powertrain choices. Variety is one of the Colorado's chief draws. Show full review Vehicle Overview Chevrolet launched the compact Colorado pickup truck in 2004. Aside from the Ford Ranger, there's not much competition at the bottom for this type of truck—mostly because a cheap full-size pickup isn't that much more expensive. It has a six-foot bed with Regular and Extended Cabs, and a five-foot bed on Crew Cabs. Other improvements included a smoother-shifting automatic transmission, a more powerful 125-amp alternator, a standard tire-pressure monitor, and brighter interior trim.
There are plenty of good reasons to own a compact pickup truck like a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado. Accordingly, Chevrolet has limited the updates for 2019 to few minor trim and tech items. Coverage also includes the first maintenance service for free. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer Chevrolet vehicles. Though it can't tow or haul like a full-size Silverado, the 2008 Chevrolet Colorado makes an attractive alternative for those whose truck use tends to be more recreational than occupational.
The Colorado looks better than the Tacoma and Frontier. First, it is a truck so I can haul things. High gas prices have given the Chevy Colorado a new appeal. Overall it has been very reliable, although I have experienced one issue of any significance replaced throttle body in the seven years and 85k miles I've had the truck. To help make your best deal, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price. Stick with the less plush versions and you'll get the best value for your money.
Its handsome looks and excellent infotainment system are undermined by a cheap-looking interior and limited driver-assistance technology. It feels strong off the line and has plenty of power and torque to drive through the mountains with my motorcycle in the back. So it emphasizes interior room and comfort. Colorados come with two- or four-wheel drive and in regular cab, extended cab and Crew Cab configurations. Surprisingly, for such a small truck, the Colorado has a rather wide turning circle.
It feels strong off the line and has plenty of power and torque to drive through the mountains with my motorcycle in the back. The Crew Cab features a roomy back seat that's surprisingly comfortable and not bolt-upright. The power from the 5 cylinder engine is good. The seats offer firm bottoms and good lumbar support, and the cloth fabric is both durable and comfortable. A Street Pack option adds a color-keyed appearance to base, regular-length extended cab models. If you need a work truck with four cylinders, the 2008 Chevrolet Colorado might be a good bet. The Colorado has a clever tailgate that can be opened flat or set at a 55-degree angle, effectively placing the top of the gate in line with the tops of the rear wheel wells, which makes it easy to load and carry, for example, large, flat panels.
The Tacoma does slightly better than the Ridgeline, offering 38 and 47 cubic feet of storage in its short- and long-bed models, but the cargo-bed crown belongs to the Colorado. Variety is one of the Colorado's chief draws. The Colorado's 185-horsepower four-cylinder and 242-horsepower five-cylinder engines provide good power and excellent fuel economy, while a four-wheel-drive option allows the compact pickup to tackle deep snow and venture off-road. Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions are available. When ordered with the manual transmission, it also offers exceptionally good fuel economy.