2015 Chevrolet Colorado: My Top Choice for a City Truck
July 10, 2015
When we had a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in our fleet, I thought it was more suited to the daily commute than our Ram 1500. I preferred the Ram on road trips, but the Chevy just felt better around the city. It felt more apt at dodging the traffic that characterizes my daily commute.
As you might expect, our lighter, smaller 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is even better at this stuff.
For starters, the ride quality is smooth. The truck bounces a bit over potholes and cracked concrete roadways, but that's just part of being a lighter truck. I spent the entire weekend driving around Los Angeles for various errands and never felt tired or abused along the way.
The steering is light but stable. I can get around other cars or avoid debris at speed (which happens a lot in Los Angeles) without much effort. It's easy to drive in the city. The seats are comfortable and getting in and out of a truck that's a few inches shorter makes shopping trips a breeze.
It doesn't make things stressful or annoying by being too big for city streets and it fits in my parking spot a lot easier than any full-size truck. If I were shopping for a truck to commute in on a daily basis and do some light hauling on the weekend, the Colorado would top my list.
Travis Langness, Automotive Social Media Editor @ 11,915 miles