I recently got a chance to drive the Chevrolet Colorado. First impressions for the exterior was the bold front end. It has a real rugged look that also appeals to both the working class, as well as customer truck modifiers. Also, the Colorado is larger than the S-10 it replaces in Chevy's line up. The interior has a good amount of space. However the interior is very much a truck, no unnecessary extras, very basic GM. The Colorado come standard with a 2.9-liter, 185-horsepower four-cylinder engine. A 242-hp, 3.7-liter five-cylinder engine is optional. Both these engine combos link up to either a 4 speed automatic or a 5 speed manual gearbox. Chevrolet offers Z85 heavy-duty and Z71 off-road packages that add a torsion-bar front suspension with heavier-duty shocks. There's also the street-oriented Xtreme Package, which features a lowered, performance-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels and performance tires, and cosmetic modifications. Until 2007 the four-cylinder engine displaced 2.8 liters and made 175 hp, while the five-cylinder was a 3.5-liter good for 220 hp. Also, some personal reviews I found question the reliability of this truck, so be warned.
$15,195 - $25,100
It's a fun to drive aggressive looking work, or sport truck. Although lacking in the power front and with no V6 option, it's not going to kill it on the track. This truck can get the job done for light duty work, The interior is no thrills as compared to other trucks in it's class. However the price is right in my mind, I would not mind owning this truck.