Jacksonville Chevrolet Shoppers The 2018 Chevy Colorado At Team Swansboro

Full-size trucks are ideal for buyers who find themselves with a lot of serious towing and hauling to do, but they aren’t for everyone. Buyers who don’t need a large pickup and who would like to take advantage of the improved fuel economy and maneuverability provided by a midsize pickup should consider the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado. According to the Chevrolet Dealer near Jacksonville, NC, customers are particularly impressed with the fact the Chevy Colorado comes in so many configurations. From weekend trips to the local home supply store to off-roading adventure, there’s a Chevrolet Colorado for just about every need.

For 2018, the Colorado gets some updates to the list of standard features, including a 7-inch infotainment display, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. There are two new exterior colors: Satin Steel Gray Metallic and Kinetic Blue. The ZR2 trim level gets an Active Tow feature and heated side mirrors.

Reviews for the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado have been positive. The automotive reviewer for the Los Angeles Times writes: “... if I were buying an around-town truck, capable of dragging me and my machines to the desert but also easy enough to get into a crowded Trader Joe’s parking lot, I’d look hard at the Colorado.”


Extended cab models are offered with two or four seats. Colorado Crew Cabs get five seats. Buyers can choose between 61.2-inch and 74.4-inch bed lengths. Five trim levels are available: Base, Work Truck (WT), LT, Z71 and ZR2.

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is powered by a standard a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 200 horsepower and 191 lb.-ft. of torque, matched to a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. An optional 3.6-liter V-6 puts out an impressive 308 hp and 275 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The Chevrolet Colorado (and its GMC Canyon sibling) is the only truck in its class with an available diesel engine. A 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine is available on Crew Cab models. This powerplant makes 186 hp and 369 lb.-ft. of torque and is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. It’s powerful and smooth, and offers an outstanding ride and excellent fuel economy.

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado with the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. The 3.6-liter V6 can pull up to 7,000 pounds. Rear-wheel drive models equipped with the 2.8-liter turbodiesel can tow up to 7,700 pounds, which is very powerful for a midsize pickup.

Standard features on the Base Colorado include the CornerStep rear bumper, cargo-box lighting, a locking tailgate, air conditioning, power windows and a 4.2-inch touchscreen stereo system with a USB jack. Also standard is the Teen Driver system, which allows parents to monitor use of the vehicle when younger drivers are behind the wheel.

The LT trim comes with cruise control, upgraded interior trim and wheels, an 8-inch touchscreen, an improved color information display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a three-month trial of Sirius satellite radio, and OnStar.