2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Air Dam Ruins the Off-Road Party
by Travis Langness, Social Media Editor on September 21, 2015
About an hour north of Los Angeles, Rowher Flats is a great little park where you can take your dirt bike, quad or off-road vehicle for a little fun. The hills rise and fall and there are several small staging areas to test the limits of whatever vehicle you've brought. Our long-term 2015 Chevrolet Colorado couldn't really take advantage of the terrain though, because of its low-hanging front air-dam.
I took the Colorado out last weekend for a bit of off-roading but my experience mirrored the one Dan Edmunds had when he took the Colorado to Gorman. Big dips, steep hills, or anything else that required a decent approach-angle was a no-go for the truck.
I came to several points in the staging areas where the truck's front air-dam went up against dirt and I couldn't go further without risking loss of the front bumper. When I took our long-term Ram to the same course, it made it much further. The lighter, shorter Colorado should've done better, especially equipped with the Z71 package, but there are just too many places this truck can't go.
We'll roll up our sleeves to fix that problem soon enough.
Travis Langness, Social Media Editor