2005 Chevrolet Colorado Review | Edmunds.com

2005 Chevrolet Colorado

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Chevrolet Colorado Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 175 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Chevrolet Colorado

  • It has the features and the looks necessary to become the dominant truck in the compact class, but next to the all-new pickups from Dodge, Nissan and Toyota, the Colorado comes up short in power, interior room and overall fit and finish.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Versatile size, fuel-efficient engine lineup, available side curtain airbags and locking differential, standard ABS.

  • Cons

    Not much low-end torque, no six- or eight-cylinder engine option, low tow ratings, subpar build and materials quality.

  • What's New for 2005

    No major changes this year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Rick's 2006 colorado

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Colorado 2dr Regular Cab Z85 LS Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)

I like the truck very much. It does everything I would like in a truck. I would recommend buying one, or a GMC since they are about the same. Especially planning ahead and using the GM Master Card and Employee Pricing.




It's a great truck

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Colorado 2dr Regular Cab Z85 LS Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)

The 5cyl/5spd Z85/LS Reg Cab more than fills the need for a mid-sized, inexpensive, tow capable truck. The LS version is the best value, having several nice addl features. Ride is excellent. Concerning comments about the Chevy dash: it's a truck not a Bentley. Who wants to spend big bucks for a fancy dash? The dash is simple, functional, and durable. Furthermore, the Chevy dash is better than the competing Toyota dash because it is smooth all across the bottom. The Toyota has obnoxious protrusions all over the place.The 5cyl is surprisingly powerful and worth the extra fee. Visibility is great; ride is excellent (for a truck).Silky smooth clutch, great shifter.




Colorado good for compact truck

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Colorado 2dr Regular Cab Z85 LS Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)

No problems for a compact truck. It has good low end pickup, is fairly comfortable on long trips, an I'm pleasently suprised at the good gas mileage. The truck is used in my courier business, and am pleased so far.




Last gm

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Colorado 2dr Regular Cab Z85 LS Rwd SB (2.8L 4cyl 5M)

My truck also idles really rough. The sevice dept. keeps telling me the noise is unpreventalbe. It's designed that way.



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Full 2005 Chevrolet Colorado Review

What's New for 2005

No major changes this year.

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Talk About The 2005 Colorado

2005 Chevrolet Colorado Discussions See all Started By

ubart55
ubart55
02-03-2010
My 2005 Colorado started to randomly display an ABS Fault error message. In addition, when applying the brakes even at slow speed on level dry pavement, the ABS system will randomly activate....


dispencer2
dispencer2
12-29-2009
Has anyone had good luck with the Canyon/Colorado? I need to get a small truck for occasional household chores and was going to look for a cheap used 2000-2003 S10. I then considered a Colorado (2005...


islandcorner
islandcorner
12-08-2006
2005 Chevy Colorado Extended Cab Z71 4WD with 26,316 miles. No major problem. Only problem I have had is that they forget to tighten the powersteering fluid hose at the factory and had to return to de...



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