Doesn't Need Waterproof Buttons - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Doesn't Need Waterproof Buttons

June 23, 2015

2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Are the auxiliary buttons on the steering wheel in our 2015 Chevy Colorado waterproof? They sure feel like it.

You might not be able to see it in this picture, but the control pads on the steering wheel are covered in a rubbery substance that feels like a tightly-stretched wetsuit. There might be some outdoorsy durability baked into the design, but for all the times when you're not just coming in from a great surf session, the buttons just feel cheap and imprecise.

Given that I've praised the overall look and feel of the Colorado's interior in the past, this one falls into the minor annoyance category. I'm actually surprised that this truck has a full array of radio, cruise and voice command controls available on the steering wheel. I'll take that functionality with rubbery buttons than no buttons at all.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 10,221 miles


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