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2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Comfortable or Cramped Back Seat?

April 29, 2015

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

About a week ago I wrote an update for our 2015 Chevrolet Colorado regarding the installation of child safety seats. While moving around my kids' bulky seats, I also checked our Colorado crew cab's comfort for adults sitting in back. Would it be comfortable or cramped?

I positioned the driver seat for my 5-foot, 10-inch frame, hopped in back to see how I'd fit and found sufficient legroom and headroom to get comfortable. Based on how much space remained, I'd guess an adult up to about 6 feet tall would be fine and won't have a problem with his or her head rubbing up against the headliner (we later had John Adolph, our 6'1" senior video production manager, set the seat for his 30" inseam and hop in back of the Colorado. He had comfortable legroom, but only a finger's width of headroom).

The seating positioning is also agreeable. The rear seat backrests are angled pretty upright, but typical for a pickup. You do get a decent amount of thigh support because of the seat cushion height off the floor. There's also a fold-down center armrest and padded armrests on the doors.

The rear seating in our Colorado isn't so cozy that I'd be dozing off back there, and I suspect fitting three adults in back would be a tight, uncomfortable squeeze. But taking along a couple adults in the back seat shouldn't be a problem whether you're going out to dinner with your friends or heading to the job site with your coworkers.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 9,102 miles


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