Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado

2012 Chevrolet Colorado
List price range
$17,775 - $27,900

Pros

  • Affordable
  • strong V8 performance
  • wide variety of configurations.

Cons

  • Mediocre interior fit and finish
  • weak power and towing capacity from base engines
  • aging design
  • disappointing crash safety scores.

Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado for Sale

Chevrolet Colorado 2012 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)
91,811 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
Work Truck
List$7,488
Est.Loan: $140/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2012 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)
111,361 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
Work Truck
Shannon Auto Sales
19.2 mi away
List$6,988
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2012 1LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)
90,000 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
1LT
List$17,775
Est.Loan: $324/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2012 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)
130,630 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
Work Truck
List$9,139
Est.Loan: $171/mo
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"Colorado 2012 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive Work Truck Reviews: * If your pickup's capabilities are more important to you than its fancy styling or cushy interior
Chevrolet Colorado 2012 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)
100,657 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
Work Truck
Philmark Motorcars
35.3 mi away
List$10,990
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2012 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)
53,935 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
Work Truck
Buchanan Kia
46 mi away
List$11,989
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2012 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)
96,222 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
Work Truck
JBA Chevrolet
47.4 mi away
List$11,258
Est.Loan: $210/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2012 1LT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A)
106,790 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
1LT
List$12,250
Est.Loan: $229/mo
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Brand new on our lot we have a BEAUTIFUL, 2012 Chevy Colorado LT! This Colorado LT is black, sitting on alloy wheels with GREAT tread, tinted windows for privacy, and is matched inside with a CLEAN black cloth interior! Powered by a 2.9L 4 cylinder motor, paired with a SMOOTH automatic transmission, and is equipped with a push button 4WD system, ready for any trail or terrain! LOADED with tons of great features, like the power windows, power locks, power mirrors, cruise control, and that's only listing a few! Premium surround sound speaker system, with AM/FM radio, CD player, and is MP3 playback capable! With so many great features, and so many more to see, you DO NOT want to miss out on a deal this fantastic! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this GORGEOUS, 2012 Chevy Colorado LT!
Chevrolet Colorado 2012 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)
149,785 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
Work Truck
Five Star Motors
53.6 mi away
List$3,999
Est.Loan: $75/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2012 1LT 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A)
57,998 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
1LT
CarMax
54.5 mi away
List$17,998
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Chevrolet Colorado 2012 2LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)
87,213 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
2LT
List$18,995
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2012 1LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)
27,601 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
1LT
Keiths Auto Sales
83.9 mi away
List$27,900
Est.Loan: $508/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2012 1LT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A)
72,000 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
1LT
List$14,999
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2012 2LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)
109,156 miles
Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
2LT
Diehl's Ford Sales
98.3 mi away
List$19,496
Est.Loan: $355/mo
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Chevrolet Colorado 2012 2LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)
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Used 2012
Chevrolet Colorado
2LT
List$20,998
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Chevy Colorado still looks sharp, but inside and underneath it lags behind the competition in both passenger comfort and overall refinement.

vehicle overview

Chevy seems to be on another 10-year plan with its Colorado compact/midsize pickup. The Colorado's predecessor, the S10, lasted more than two decades. And though the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado is a competent truck, its age has resulted in it being outclassed by its primary rivals in terms of utility, design, feature content and all-around desirability.

Entering its ninth year of production without a full redesign, the Colorado is still an affordable pickup with much the same muscular look as Chevy's full-size trucks. It offers multiple configurations of body styles, trim levels and engines, including a stout 300-horsepower V8 that can pull 6,000 pounds of trailer toys.

But a look inside the cabin reveals the Colorado's shortcomings. This utilitarian space with its unimpressive materials hasn't changed much since the Colorado's debut. Chevy designed the interior with unfussy truck buyers in mind -- large knobs can be manipulated while wearing work gloves -- but the fleet managers who find themselves in compact pickups won't be impressed with this truck's noisy cabin and busy ride.

Among competing small trucks, only the Ford Ranger feels more dated, so the Colorado wins against this rival. But the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma are two more contemporary and refined alternatives to the Colorado. Value hunters might even consider late-model used versions of these competitors before settling on the aging Colorado.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Chevrolet Colorado is a compact/midsize pickup offered in three body styles: regular cab, extended cab (with small rear access doors) and crew cab (with four regular doors).

Crew cabs come equipped with 5-foot cargo boxes while other models feature a 6-foot box. The Colorado is offered in either a basic Work Truck or a premium LT trim, with the latter available in LT1, LT2 and LT3 subsets tailored to specific needs. Every model of the rear-wheel-drive Colorado except for the LT3 offers four-wheel drive as an option.

Standard features for the Work Truck version of the Colorado include 16-inch steel wheels, a front split bench seat, a tilt steering column, air-conditioning, cruise control, OnStar, Bluetooth and an AM/FM stereo. The LT1 adds 16-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, deluxe cloth upholstery, full power accessories, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and upgraded audio with a CD/MP3 player and satellite radio.

The LT2 models gain an off-road suspension, a sliding rear window, chrome exterior trim and front bucket seats. The LT3 is similar but has the V8 engine and a sport suspension. Leather seating is an option for crew-cab Colorados.

performance & mpg

The 2012 Chevrolet Colorado offers three engines. The base engine is a 2.9-liter four-cylinder generating 185 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. Optional for all trims (and standard on 4WD Crew Cabs) is a 3.7-liter five-cylinder that produces 242 hp and 242 lb-ft of torque. Finally, a 5.3-liter V8 rated at 300 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque comes standard on the LT3 and is optional on LT2 models.

A five-speed manual transmission is standard for most four-cylinder Colorados, with a four-speed automatic optional; the five-cylinder and V8 engines are equipped only with the automatic. Four-wheel-drive models feature a dual-range InstaTrac transfer case with controls conveniently mounted on the dash.

EPA estimated fuel economy ranges from 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 21 combined for the regular cab model equipped with the four-cylinder to 14 mpg city/19 highway and 16 mpg combined for crew cabs equipped with the V8 and four-wheel drive. A properly equipped V8-powered Colorado can tow up to 6,000 pounds.

safety

The 2012 Chevy Colorado comes standard with OnStar, antilock brakes, stability control, traction control and side curtain airbags.

In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, an extended-cab Colorado received a top-ranked score of "Good" for frontal offset collisions. The crew cab model, however, fared worse and earned a second-best "Acceptable" ranking for the same test and a worst "Poor" rating for side-impact protection.

driving

The 2012 Chevrolet Colorado's smaller four- and five cylinder engines are smooth enough, but fall short of the competition's V6s. The V8 compensates for this deficit, although at the expense of fuel economy. The Colorado's four-speed automatic transmission shifts cleanly, yet it can't deliver the acceleration or fuel economy delivered by the competition's five-speed automatics.

Around town, the Colorado is reasonably quiet, although the amount of wind and road noise is certainly trucklike. The standard suspension affords plenty of load-carrying capability, but at the price of plenty of bounce across bad pavement and dirt roads.

interior

Although the Colorado looks handsome from the outside, sharing chiseled cues with the full-size Silverado, the cabin appears stuck in time. While rivals have become more refined, the Colorado continues with mediocre cabin furnishings, plenty of hard plastic trim and seats that are barely comfortable, much less supportive.

On the other hand, controls and instruments are arranged in a simple and straightforward fashion, and there's plenty of room up front. Passengers in non-crew cab models, however, will have to shuffle and twist to reach the rear seats through the small door openings. Once back there, they'll likely find small quarters and tight legroom.

Outside, the Colorado's tailgate can be set partially open to furnish a flat loading area for 4x8 panels or long items.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado.

2010 to 2012 2WD Colorado Crew Cab LT2 Z71
nickz71, 8/3/2012
I have owned 2 Chevy Colorado Crew Cabs starting with an '05 LS Crew Cab and 2.8L engine and a 2010 Crew Cab with 3.7L engine. Both were 2WD. My family and I have found this configuration to be more useful and appealing than the purchase of a compact SUV. The reason I write this is because besides the great service and reliability, the new 3.7L in 2WD actually gets as good or better than the 2.8L. We routinely drive 330 mi. each way to a family cabin. On three recent trips (May, June, July) we got 26.3, 26.5, and 26.7 mpg on one leg. This was with AC on or off. It just confuses me how some say this truck get no better mpg than full size trucks. It gets 17-19 city and 24 to +26 highway.
28k miles after 6kmiles hard road trip
schooby, 9/14/2012
I bought this 2012 Chevy Colorado with the 3.7 liter 5 used with 21,000 miles. I then took it on a 6,000 mile road trip this September 2012 thru 22 states. From Charleston South Carolina, to Great Falls Montana to Parker Arizona back to Charleston. The Last leg of the trip from AZ to SC I towed a 2000 Dodge Dakota single cab with a frame hitch behind my Colorado. throughout the entire trip the truck ran excellent. Before towing the Dodge I averaged 24.5 MPG highway at about 75 MPH. Towing the Dodge I managed 15-19 MPG. driving up the continentual divides in both Arizona and New Mexico I was able to maintain a steady speed of 70 MPH while towing. The truck would run at about 2500 RPM.
cheapest decent truck
12rado4life, 11/8/2014
I bought a 2012 colorado crew cab used w/ 21,400 miles with the 5 cyl. 3.7L engine. The 4 cyl. engine was too weak, and fuel efficiency difference was only 1 mpg. Alone with luggage I get 24.5 mpg at 66 mph. With more ppl and luggage its more like 22 mpg. In houstons mix of highway and city I tend to get 19-20 mpg. It now has 60,000 miles and have had a $400 sensor go out. Ride and road noise are not the best, but livable. Turning radius better than full size, but not great. I find fuel mileage is significantly better than full size trucks, and I have had no issues with the drivetrain. This truck has no frills, but its reliable. This is the midsize truck to buy if you want value.
2012 Colorado Crew LT3 V-8
aloexroys, 6/28/2013
Have owned the Colorado V8 for around 18 months, and it has been a true joy to drive, 300 HP in this relatively light vehicle is amazing, and it is a real sleeper. The sports suspension and low profile tires make it corner flat in most all situations. This is a little like driving a vette in pickup clothing. On the downside, the interior is pretty spartan, and the ride can get a little rough at times. Gas mileage pretty much sucks. All in all, a fine vehicle that I would buy again.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
185 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
242 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
242 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
242 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover20.4%
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
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado
Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado Overview

The Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M), 1LT 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A), 1LT 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A), 2LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A), 1LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A), 1LT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A), Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M), 2LT 4dr Crew Cab SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A), 2LT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A), Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M), Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M), 1LT 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A), 2LT 4dr Extended Cab SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A), 1LT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A), 3LT 4dr Crew Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A), and 3LT 4dr Extended Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A).

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Save up to $480 on one of 15 Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,999 as of08/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.8 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck is priced between $3,999 and$11,989 with odometer readings between 53935 and149785 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado 1LT is priced between $12,250 and$27,900 with odometer readings between 27601 and106790 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado 2LT is priced between $18,995 and$20,998 with odometer readings between 0 and109156 miles.

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