Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab


$12,250 - $13,995
2012 Chevrolet Colorado

2012 Highlights

Except for an automatic locking rear differential on midlevel trim models, the Chevy Colorado offers no significant changes for 2012.


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 Extended Cab for Sale

Chevrolet Colorado 2012 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M) Summit White 91,811 miles
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Chevrolet Colorado 2012 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M) Summit White Ebony premium cloth111,361 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet ColoradoWork Truck
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Shannon Auto Sales
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Chevrolet Colorado 2012 Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M) Summit White Ebony premium cloth100,657 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet ColoradoWork Truck
List:$9,491
Est.Loan: $177/mo
Philmark Motorcars
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Dealer Notes

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137,303 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet ColoradoWork Truck
List:$3,995
Est.Loan: $75/mo
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Deep Navy Ebony premium cloth77,395 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet Colorado1LT
List:$13,400
Est.Loan: $250/mo
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Sheer Silver Metallic Ebony premium cloth30,351 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet Colorado1LT
List:$21,993
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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49.4 mi away
Black Ebony premium cloth106,790 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet Colorado1LT
List:$12,250
Est.Loan: $229/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

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!

Sheer Silver Metallic Ebony premium cloth40,148 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet Colorado1LT
List:$21,900
Est.Loan: $399/mo
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2012 Chevrolet Colorado LT Silver 4WD 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 3.7L 5-Cylinder SFI DOHC ** RADLEY VIP INCLUDED** Oil changes, tire rotations, alignment checks, engine light diagnostics and state inspection. Our goal is to make sure your next purchase will result in a high Odometer is 38288 miles below market average! This vehicle is located at Radley Chevrolet 3670 Jefferson Davis Hwy Fredericksburg VA 22408. Phone 5408984000.

Summit White Ebony premium cloth31,672 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet ColoradoWork Truck
List:$13,995
Est.Loan: $261/mo
Mazari Motors
53.9 mi away
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Summit White 84,836 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet ColoradoWork Truck
List:$11,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Aqua Blue Metallic Ebony premium cloth34,382 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet Colorado1LT
List:$16,000
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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Sheer Silver Metallic Ebony premium cloth117,000 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet ColoradoWork Truck
List:$7,913
Est.Loan: $148/mo
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Sheer Silver Metallic Ebony premium cloth27,601 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet Colorado1LT
List:$27,900
Est.Loan: $508/mo
Keiths Auto Sales
83.9 mi away
Black Ebony premium cloth77,098 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet Colorado1LT
List:$16,998
Est.Loan: $310/mo
Thomas Chevrolet
88.4 mi away
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Sheer Silver Metallic 53,147 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet Colorado1LT
List:$16,995
Est.Loan: $310/mo
Luck Chevrolet
88.8 mi away
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Sheer Silver Metallic Ebony premium cloth103,394 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet Colorado2LT
List:$16,988
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Black Ebony premium cloth109,156 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet Colorado2LT
List:$19,496
Est.Loan: $355/mo
Summit White Ebony premium cloth172,831 miles
Used 2012Chevrolet ColoradoWork Truck
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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.

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Features & Specs

1LT 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A)1LT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A)Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)2LT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)3LT 4dr Extended Cab SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)2LT 4dr Extended Cab SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)
MPG21202119201619
Seating5554544
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower185 hp @ 5600 rpm185 hp @ 5600 rpm185 hp @ 5600 rpm242 hp @ 5600 rpm185 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
    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
    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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Excellent value for the Money - A must look at Truck
I tend to buy vehicles at the end of their design life -- bugs have been worked out, etc, and deals are there. This 2WD Colorado is an exceptional value for the money. It IS comfortable, looks great, and from other owners I talked to, is RELIABLE. In 3,000 miles so far this is the case. Don't listen to professional reviews that push you towards imports...they ALL have cheap plastic interior. Chevy did a great job on this truck. Perfect? No. Affordible, reliable, a great VALUE? YES YES YES. Have pulled pop up camper, hauled dirt and rock all in first months of use. Only wish 2WD models were easier to find on the lots...why do we need 4WD when roads are cleared soon after it snows?
Great Truck
So far this has been a great truck. It handles very well, rides decent for a 4X4 and its gas mileage is good for a 4x4. It also looks better than its competition but that is a matter of personal preference. Some of the reviews dont really reflect this is a truck for its intended purpose and not a car. Excellent 4X4 capabilities.
It's a Truck, not a car
Really like it, have had Dakota's, Ranger's, full size Chevy's, this is the best yet. Better gas mileage, simple controls, very comfortable and very nicely priced. Dated? Maybe but it has all the same bells-and-whistles the others have, at least in the LT2 I purchased. Forget the reviews, if you want a truck but not full size this is the one and don't expect back seats in any extended cab to be "real" seats.
Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Overview

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

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab?

Save up to $300 on one of 4 Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,913 as of 07/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab Work Truck is priced between $7,913 and $13,995 with odometer readings between 31672 and 117000 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab 1LT is priced between $12,250 and $12,250 with odometer readings between 106790 and 106790 miles.

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