2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Door Pockets
December 18, 2014
You might not guess it from the picture above, but our long-term 2015 Chevrolet Colorado's door pockets are curiously stingy in terms of offering real-world storage.
I get it, this is not a full-size pickup and I shouldn't expect full-size storage capability. But the Colorado's door pockets look more impressive than they really are. After all, in the photo above, the pockets appear pretty danged useful.
It's an illusion. To give you a better reference for size, allow me to describe the cupholder nook you see in the lead picture. See it? Looks ample, right? Guess again. It is sized for something only a bit larger than a Dixie cup. That's only a slight exaggeration.
Likewise, the other two pockets are quite shallow, height-wise. And not very wide, either, making them suitable for stashing trinkets, and little else. It's weird, because even after I concluded that they were lacking in the real world, I look back at this photo and I'm surprised by how normal they appear.
Door pocket size isn't something I often scrutinize very closely. But when it comes to vehicles like the Colorado whose sole purpose for existence is utility, these ones stand out for being pretty skimpy.
Now you know.
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor