This is a review of regular cab "work truck" 3.7L I5 with 4-spd automatic. This truck has come in very handy with home renovations and trips to the dump. The 5cyl. engine has plenty of power and rivals competitors' V6s. The 4-spd auto is very smooth. The interior is spacious and relatively comfortable, but horribly cheap in quality. Everything is hard plastic. There are ugly gaps in dash pieces. It looks poor quality. Reliability has not been all that great. The truck was purchased for a very low price, so the myriad problems are easier to swallow. I don't recommend considering this truck unless you can get a fantastic deal on one. Otherwise there are much better trucks for the money.
Power from the 5cyl. is fantastic. No need for a V6. Fuel economy is so-so. Avg about 20 mpg. You definitely compromise MPGs for power here. Smooth shifting 4-spd automatic.
Highway ride is very smooth and reasonably quiet. A comfortable truck to drive overall. Love the exterior styling. Edgy and unique, but an acquired taste. Interior style is... bland. Prefer the GMC Canyon's front end to the Chevy Colorado's.
POOR RELIABILITY. Almost immediately, the nuts on the driver's door hinge loosened and refused to stay tightened. Dealer finally had to use Locktite to keep the nuts fastened. No problem with it since. At 10k miles the rotors warped. At 50k check engine light came on. At 60k, wouldn't start one morning. Let it sit a couple days and tried again. Started fine. At 61k the rear window began leaking horribly. I was driving in a heavy rain storm and water began leaking in quite heavily. Not a dripping, so much as several steady streams of water. Me and stuff behind the seats got soaking wet. Not impressed with the quality of this truck at all.