Top 6 Reasons to Buy the New 2019 Chevrolet Colorado
Most people in Oklahoma decide to buy a full-size pickup, but there are some great qualities of a compact pickup that should be considered.
The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado gives you quite a few very good reasons to make it your next choice of vehicle.
The 2019 Colorado has an all-new seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a new eight-inch infotainment system on the LT models and above. There are more USB ports included in the rear of the vehicle and a six-way power seat for the driver. On some trims, you can get an HD backup mirror and even a heated steering wheel. There are some great new visual updates and new off-road amenities as well as three brand-new colors to choose from — Crush, Pacific Blue Metallic, and Shadow Gray Metallic.
1. Powerful Engines
The number one reason to look into a 2019 Chevrolet Colorado for your next vehicle is the various powerful engines it offers.
The base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that gives you 200 horsepower and is nice for those of you looking to have a truck that you aren’t going to be pushing to the limits.
If you want to push it a little more, you have the option of getting the 3.6-liter V6 that gives you 308 horsepower. It really outshines the competition.
If you are looking for a truck that can handle some really tough jobs, you might want to consider getting the diesel option for the Colorado. This gives you a 2.8-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine, and 369 pounds per foot of torque. Attach almost any load to your vehicle and still have great fuel efficiency.
2. Good Fuel Efficiency
Speaking of fuel efficiency, you will see that the diesel is not the only engine that will give you great fuel efficiency when it comes to the 2019 Colorado. The entire line-up of engine options has great fuel efficiency while the diesel is the most fuel-efficient.
The diesel gives you 22 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway with 25 miles per gallon combined.
The four-cylinder engine will allow you to get 20 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway with 22 miles per gallon combined.
The six-cylinder is not to be left out for fuel efficiency either. This engine gives you 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway with a combined 20 miles per gallon if you choose the rear-wheel-drive model.
3. Excellent Towing and a Versatile Bed
Just because the Colorado is a compact truck does not mean that you can’t get great use out of the towing capabilities it has. It is even comparable to larger trucks in what it can tow. It maxes out at 7,700 pounds which blows the competition in its class out of the water. It is an easy choice for people to make instead of a bigger truck and it even has a nice max payload of 1,600 pounds in addition to its towing capabilities.
There are many ways that you can use the bed of the Colorado. It comes in 62-inch Short Box and 74-inch Long Box variants and is deeper than the average in the industry. No matter which bed you choose you will get a one-handed tailgate and you can even order your Colorado without a bed so that you can customize it to your specific needs.
4. Solid Off-Road Capabilities and On-Road Handling
All versions of the 2019 Colorado have great ride height and suspension and therefore can leave the pavement with confidence.
The Z71 and the ZR2 models are the Colorados that you will want to choose from if you are specifically looking to go off-roading. With the Z71, your truck’s suspension will be raised and you will have special off-road dampers. You will also get a limited-slip differential.
If you choose to go with the ZR2, you will get even better options because the suspension is taller and wider and you will get high-end racing shock absorbers that make it the perfect vehicle in which to go off-roading.
5. Comfortable Cabin
If you look at the soft suspension in addition to the large tires and abundant seating room in the cab, you will see that this is a very comfortable ride for you to choose. If you get a Crew Cab, then your passengers will have plenty of room to stretch their legs. In this cab, you can seat up to five people.
Even though the Colorado is considered a compact truck, the front seats are roomy compared to most trucks of its size. The driver seat comes standard with power adjustability so that no matter who is driving it they will be comfortable. The back seats are a bit firmer but according to reviewers they are still quite comfortable. If you plan to use the back seat regularly, you will likely want to choose the Crew Cab instead of the Extended Cab, as the Crew Cab gives your passengers a more comfortable bench seat, more legroom, and larger doors in the back.
The Colorado comes standard with cloth upholstery and a driver’s seat that is four-way powered for adjustability. If you chose to get upgrades you can get a six-way powered adjustable driver seat, a four-way powered adjustable passenger seat, front seats that are heated, and a steering wheel that is heated or leather wrapped and has cruise and audio controls on it.
The Colorado includes MyLink so you can integrate your smartphone through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The infotainment system has menus and options that are easy to learn how to use and there are climate and audio controls conveniently located for you. The large knobs are a bonus because you can even use them if you have gloves on.
Other features that come standard on the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado are the air conditioning, the power window, the rearview camera, and the Teen Driver safety system for those who want to keep an eye on a younger second driver.
6. Lots of Options
There is a ton of options, features and entertainment upgrades that you are able to choose from to customize your Colorado to your needs. You can get a touchscreen infotainment system that includes Bose audio, among other amenities. And keep in mind that the items you choose to add to your Colorado can be done as a la carte so you can customize your Colorado with ease.