The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado got released as a mid-size pickup truck that is trained to perform all the tasks that any pickup truck is supposed to do. Hence, we can assume that its functionality and utility features will include all those frequent off-road drives with a heavy load stuffed at its back or the regular routine of towing hefty weights apart from safely carry the kids to and from their schools. The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado became highly popular since the time it was launched, and anyone can guess why. It is mainly because of its highly configurable and perfectly skilled powertrain that is ready for every kind of task it has been assigned to.

What’s New for 2018?

The experts at the Bakersfield Chevrolet dealer said that the Chevrolet Colorado has witnessed only some minor changes for its 2018 edition that includes heated exterior mirrors and a new Active Tow feature that are now available for almost all the trim levels. The latest towing system that is now installed in the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is ready to help the driver at every turn be it during the aligning task or while working hard as the pickup machine.

The Powertrain

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado has a base powertrain that is consistent of an inline-four engine in line with a six-speed manual transmission that together can squeeze out a 200-hp, while the other option is that of a V-6 diesel engine which is exceedingly fast and fuel-efficient, which is capable of churning a 308 of horsepower with an equally high 369 lb.-ft of torque.

Fuel Economy

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado has a gas-powered four-cylinder engine with the help of an automatic transmission can return a fuel economy that is rated by the EPA counting a 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg in the highway.

Active Safety Features

The 2018 version of the Chevrolet Colorado is equipped with all the standard safety features that includes two active-safety driver-assist systems, the lane-departure warning and the forward-collision warning. The safety setup is now improved with a set of cameras added to the exterior mirrors and a wireless camera that is mounted at the back of a trailer. The system integrates an infotainment system in the truck and displays the relevant information to the driver through a touchscreen display.

Cargo space

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is a full-size pick-up truck, that is available in an Extended Cab and two Crew Cabs. According to the Chevrolet Bakersfield experts, these cabs come in different dimensions. There is one 6’2″ box in the Extended Cab in which you get 49.9 cubic feet of luggage space and there are 5’2” and 6’2″ box options, in which the cargo space is 41.3 and 49.9 cubic feet respectively.

Driving Impressions

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado became popular for maintaining the perfect balance when it drives on smooth surface and even when it has to pass through undulated off-road routes. Thanks to its high-quality shock absorbers that perform their duty of isolating the harshness from the vehicle body, while driving through rough road surfaces. The steering wheel of the Colorado feels very light, and that makes the maneuvering much easier than before.