Sometimes the professional reviewers from Edmunds, Consumer Reports, etc are just too picky because my Colorado Z-71 has been a great truck! It has 24,XXX miles now. I have had ZERO problems with it! It gets about 24.5 mpg on highway and a combined 23 mpg recently with in town and highway driving.
This little truck has been very reliable and the build quality that Edmunds pans is not seen on my truck.
It is still rattle & squeek free and overall impression is that of a real solid truck.
The only complaint, although it is not the truck's fault, is that the OEM M+S tires are noisier than I like.
I will replace them for quieter ones when these wear out but they are wearing like iron!
Onstar, stability while at highway speeds, ground clearance with Z71 package, solid & quiet driving experience.
Bed liner is starting to scratch tailgate slightly, tailgate is a bit heavy.