Used 2010 Chevrolet Colorado


$10,500 - $15,990
2010 Chevrolet Colorado

2010 Highlights

For 2010, the Chevrolet Colorado sees a shuffling of trim levels and gains head curtain airbags as standard across the board. But it also loses a few features, such as the previously available sunroof and, on extended-cab models, leather bucket seats.


Pros

  • Affordable, composed handling on- and off-road, varied engine choices.

Cons

  • Mediocre towing capacity without V8 option, subpar fit and finish inside.

Used 2010 Chevrolet Colorado for Sale

Chevrolet Colorado 2010 LT1 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M) Steel Green Metallic Ebony premium cloth155,000 miles
Used 2010Chevrolet ColoradoLT1
List:$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
Carplex
18.9 mi away
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Chevrolet Colorado 2010 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M) Summit White 28,954 miles
Used 2010Chevrolet ColoradoWork Truck
List:$11,303
Est.Loan: $231/mo
CarSmart
32.4 mi away
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Chevrolet Colorado 2010 LT1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M) Victory Red 42,154 miles
Used 2010Chevrolet ColoradoLT1
List:$15,990
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Summit White Ebony premium cloth128,053 miles
Used 2010Chevrolet ColoradoWork Truck
List:$10,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Deep Navy Ebony premium cloth135,613 miles
Used 2010Chevrolet ColoradoLT1
List:$11,000
Est.Loan: $225/mo
JBA Chevrolet
47.4 mi away
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Summit White Ebony premium cloth30,365 miles
Used 2010Chevrolet ColoradoLT1
List:$11,995
Est.Loan: $245/mo
Aero Motors
56.8 mi away
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Inferno Orange Metallic Ebony premium cloth67,255 miles
Used 2010Chevrolet ColoradoLT2
List:$17,999
Est.Loan: $328/mo
Black 99,720 miles
Used 2010Chevrolet ColoradoLT2
List:$13,999
Est.Loan: $286/mo
Lawrence Chevrolet
87.5 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2010 Chevy Colorado is a handsome light-duty pickup that looks good on paper. But on the road or trail, where passenger comfort and refinement really count, it doesn't quite measure up.

vehicle overview

The volatile fuel prices of recent years have made a lot of pickup truck consumers re-evaluate what their real needs are. Smaller, less thirsty pickups are suddenly an acceptable alternative to massive full-sizers. This may seem to be obvious good news for the compact 2010 Chevrolet Colorado, but sadly, such is not the case.

A longstanding complaint about the Colorado's lack of power was addressed last year with the introduction of a burly 5.3-liter V8. Previously, this Chevy's top engine was an inline-5 that couldn't match its rivals' more capable V6s. With 300 horsepower, the available V8 makes the Colorado one of the quickest small pickups around. Meanwhile, the four- and five-cylinder engines continue to promise enhanced fuel economy.

But once you climb inside the Colorado, the excitement of strong acceleration or high fuel mileage fades. The cabin is virtually unchanged since the truck's debut back in 2004, where it was soundly criticized for its bland style and abundance of plastic trim that looks and feels cheap. The driving experience is also subpar, with a bouncy ride and plenty of road noise while traveling at highway speeds.

The 2010 Chevrolet Colorado compensates for its faults somewhat via relative affordability and a variety of powertrain choices. But overall, we still believe the Dodge Dakota, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma are superior in almost every regard. If you're a budget-minded shopper who has completely ruled out used pickups, the Colorado may be worth checking out. But if you're looking for a refined and thoroughly capable small-to-midsize pickup, we suggest skipping the Chevy Colorado.

trim levels & features

The 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is a compact pickup available with two- or four-wheel drive in three body styles: regular cab, extended cab (with short reverse-opening doors) and crew cab (with four regular forward-swinging doors). Crew cabs come with a 5-foot cargo box, while other Colorados feature a 6-foot bed.

There are two primary trim levels to choose from: the base Work Truck and the mid- to high-level LT (as it consists of 1LT, 2LT and 3LT subsets). The regular cab can be had in Work Truck and LT1 trims. The extended cab comes in Work Truck, 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. The crew cab comes only in the LT trim.

The Work Truck is bare bones, aside from air-conditioning and an AM/FM stereo. As indicated above, the LT trim is offered in up to three increasingly well-equipped flavors: 1LT, 2LT and 3LT. Depending on your selection, you'll end up with features like an in-dash CD changer, satellite radio, full power accessories and remote keyless entry.

Three suspension packages are offered to tailor ride and handling to specific needs. They include the standard Z85, a Z71 off-road package (including larger wheels and tires, skid plates and a locking rear differential on 4WD models) and a ZQ8 sport suspension (including a lowered suspension, quicker steering and 18-inch wheels with performance tires). The crew cab also offers the option of heated leather seats with full power adjustments.

performance & mpg

No fewer than three different engines are offered for the 2010 Colorado, including an inline-4, an inline-5 and a V8.

The standard 2.9-liter four-cylinder makes 185 hp and 190 pound-feet of torque, and an optional 3.7-liter inline-5 produces 242 hp and 242 lb-ft of torque. The 5.3-liter V8 (only offered on extended-cab and crew cab models) makes 300 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on most four-cylinder Colorados, with a four-speed automatic optional. The five-cylinder and V8 come with the automatic. Four-wheel-drive models feature a two-speed InstaTrac transfer case with push-button controls and an optional locking rear differential.

EPA fuel estimates stand at 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined for a four-cylinder regular cab and drop down to 14/19/16 for a 4WD crew cab with the V8. Properly equipped, a V8-powered Colorado can tow up to 6,000 pounds.

safety

The 2010 Chevy Colorado comes standard with the OnStar emergency communications system, antilock brakes, stability control, traction control and side curtain airbags.

In government frontal-impact crash tests, the Chevrolet Colorado crew cab earned a perfect five stars for the protection of the driver and front passenger. Other Colorados earned four stars in those tests. Government and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety side-impact testing with the newly standard side curtain airbags hadn't been performed as of this writing.

driving

The 2010 Chevrolet Colorado's inline four- and five-cylinder engines are reasonably smooth, though acceleration and hauling performance are lackluster compared to those offered by the larger V6s of competitors. The available V8 gives the Colorado plenty of grunt, but there's an obvious penalty in fuel economy. The four-speed automatic transmission doesn't offer as many gears as its rivals, but its shifts are smooth and well-timed.

Chevy's small truck is relatively quiet around town, though wind and road noise increase noticeably at highway speeds. Either the Z71 or the ZQ8 suspension upgrade packages are worthy additions, depending on your trucking priorities.

interior

While its competitors have gotten more luxurious and refined in recent years, the Chevy Colorado remains saddled with subpar materials, an abundance of hard plastic and mediocre seat comfort. The layout of controls and gauges gets high marks, however, for a simple and straightforward design. There's lots of room up front, though rear legroom is tight in both extended-cab and crew cab models. Rear entry/exit can also be awkward due to small rear door openings. A nice feature is a dual-position tailgate that can be secured when partially open to better support building materials resting on top of the wheelwells.

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Features & Specs

LT1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)LT1 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)LT2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)LT3 4dr Extended Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)LT2 4dr Extended Cab SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)
MPG20202121191719
Seating5555545
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower185 hp @ 5600 rpm185 hp @ 5600 rpm185 hp @ 5600 rpm185 hp @ 5600 rpm242 hp @ 5600 rpm300 hp @ 5200 rpm242 hp @ 5600 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    M
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating


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Don't listen to the "experts"--this is a great truck!
Since I don't need a full-size truck, I moved from a '99 GMC Sierra to the Colorado. I bought this one used with 45,000 miles and I must say that I love this truck. I think I have a rare model, since it has the leather option with the LT2 trim level, which usually comes with the LT3 trim. The best thing that I ended up with in this truck is the optional 5.3L V8. In a mid-size truck like this one, the power to weight ratio is unbelievable. 300hp and 320 ft/lbs of torque is on tap and I can tow up to 6000 lbs with it. The experts are idiots--they slammed this truck in their reviews, but on average, the owners have given very high reviews.
First Impressions - 2010 Colorado
I just purchased a new Colorado after owning an S-10 for the last seven years and 160K miles. I did a great deal of research prior to my purchase, focusing mainly on the Tacoma, Frontier and Colorado. Both the Nissan and Toyota received higher reviews from the auto experts, but the consumer reviews were mostly positive for the Colorado. I have only driven this new vehicle for a couple of weeks and my initial impression is that I like it...very much. I drove all three and the Colorado seemed to have what I was looking for. I loved my S-10 and if I enjoy the Colorado half as much, it will have been a great purchase.
A power house in disguise
It's the fastest truck I've owned. The 4x4 is awesome. Great handling. Do not be fooled by a small truck!
Used 2010 Chevrolet Colorado Overview

The Used 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include LT1 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A), LT1 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A), LT2 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A), LT3 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), LT1 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M), Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M), LT1 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M), Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M), LT2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A), LT2 4dr Crew Cab SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A), LT3 4dr Extended Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), LT2 4dr Extended Cab SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M), LT1 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M), and LT1 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2010 Chevrolet Colorado?

Price comparisons for Used 2010 Chevrolet Colorado trim styles:

  • The Used 2010 Chevrolet Colorado LT1 is priced between $6,995 and $15,990 with odometer readings between 30365 and 155000 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Chevrolet Colorado LT2 is priced between $13,999 and $17,999 with odometer readings between 67255 and 99720 miles.
  • The Used 2010 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck is priced between $10,500 and $11,303 with odometer readings between 28954 and 128053 miles.

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