Used 2019 Chevy Colorado Extended Cab
Which Colorado does Edmunds recommend?
The Chevrolet Colorado LT is ideal for buyers who want car-like amenities such as keyless entry and an 8-inch infotainment screen at a reasonable price. A long list of options and features are available to tailor your truck to your needs. Get the V6 instead of the four-cylinder if you can. Its extra power is worth the cost. It's nearly as fuel-efficient, too. The expensive diesel-powered engine option might have some appeal if you do a lot of towing, but otherwise we say skip it.
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Gasoline V6 and diesel four-cylinder engines tow more than rivals
- Maneuverable size, along with well-mannered steering and handling
- Comfortable ride over most surfaces
- Simple, easy-to-use cabin controls
- Front seats can feel confining for larger people
- Rivals offer more in-cab storage with rear seats folded
- Low-hanging front airdam limits off-road potential
- Limited availability of optional safety features
- New Infotainment 3 software, with more USB ports front and rear
- High-definition rearview camera
- Part of the second Colorado generation introduced in 2015
|Overall||7.6 / 10|
The V6 engine is lively, and the eight-speed automatic is well-behaved. Past the praiseworthy powertrain, the Colorado also handles decently well for a truck, even if the steering lacks feedback. If off-roading is important to you, the Colorado shouldn't be your first choice.
The Colorado offers a better ride than many of its competitors. Noise isolation, climate control and seat adjustability are rudimentary, but the Colorado is designed well enough that drivers with pickup-truck expectations will be comfortable.
As befits a midsize truck, the driving position and controls offer upright simplicity. Even as a crew cab, the Colorado is best up front. The rear seat is cramped and difficult to access, especially since side steps are optional extras. The large roof pillars create some problematic sightlines.
The Colorado offers high towing and hauling ratings, but it can't match the Ridgeline for usability. The bed is narrower, even if it boasts a higher total volume. The rear seats don't fold flat, and there are no clever compartments for enclosed storage of larger items.
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Most helpful consumer reviews
Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
If you are truly a truck person, I believe you'll just love this truck, as we do. I bought this truck in its work form, because I was not looking for all the amenities of a luxury auto. I have a 6' bed, plenty of power with its V6 and 8 speed automatic transmission, and plenty of ground clearance as I travel the streets of western Michigan in 4 wheel drive during our very snowy winters. And, yet, as everyone that has seen my truck, can't get over how beautiful it is with its great styling and Pacific Blue Metallic paint job. Being an average size person, I can't speak to some of the complaints about cabin size, but I have more than enough room for my 5' 10" 200 lbs frame. Before deciding on another brand, no matter your size, you have got to check out this one. The Chevrolet Colorado is one great truck. After 6 months of ownership, love the Colorado even more. Used the truck to bring home a 6' patio door and enough green board to build a 10' x 12' deck. With its 6' bed and 2' tailgate was able to bring home 12' boards to build the deck. This is a mid-size truck, but definitely big enough for the big jobs, just like its cousin the full-size trucks. Really like its aggressive stance and more narrow girth. Nice thing about owning a truck, for example, came home from work one day only to have the storm door fall off the hinges in my hands. Went to the store......threw the new storm door in the back......installed it.........no muss no fuss. After my first year of ownership, still loving the truck. In the past, working 3rd shift, had the little woman waking me up a half hour early, when we got hit with a snowstorm, so I could pull out the snow thrower and clear our steep uphill driveway. Now with my 4 x 4 Colorado, she let's me sleep until I'm ready to go. Although this is true with any four wheel drive vehicle, just makes me love my truck even more, which is hard to believe is possible. I wouldn't want any other vehicle. I love my girlfriend, truck, and dachshund in that order. My girlfriend had better behave herself, because the truck is vying for the first spot.
Z71 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Have a 2019 Z71. Very well designed and built truck. Very good handling, Excellent maneuverability for a pickup. Well laid out dash, controls are easy to understand and use. The infotainment system works smoothly, nicely sized. Capabilities are very good. 1400 lbs payload and 7,000 lbs towing are more than enough for most people. Highly recomment
4dr Extended Cab SB w/Prod. End 12/18 (2.5L 4cyl 6M)
I ordered this truck and had it built so I got exactly what I wanted. No back seat. No carpet. Smaller motor. Beautiful blue color! I love my truck that I got for a great price. But....2 things that cannot be fixed... the radio goes up and down sporadically and the back door sensor tells me its open while I am driving unless I slam the door to close it. These things have bern this way from day #1. Dealer and Chevy cant fix it. And it cant be recreated. It happens when I drive it but its not all the time. Really irritating! Other then that its great. You can svae a ton of money by ordering it if you dont want the fancy models. Its sporty and beautiful but less bucks!
Features & Specs
Our experts like the Colorado models:
- OnStar System
- Provides emergency crash notification, stolen-vehicle notification, and remote locking and unlocking. Standard on the LT and above.
- Safety Package
- Includes forward collision and lane departure warning systems. It's available on the LT only.
- Teen Driver Mode
- Lets you have custom key settings for secondary drivers and can provide in-vehicle reports.