In recent years, full-size pickups have ballooned into ridiculous, unwieldy behemoths. Not so with the Colorado, Chevrolet’s latest version of what used to be called a “compact” truck.
The Colorado can carry bikes or kayaks or canoes, and can even brave the REI parking lot without executing a 15-point turn.
Next year, the truck will come with an efficient turbo-diesel engine, raising its compelling outlier status to “undeniable.”
BASE PRICE: $20,120
BASE ENGINE: 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, 200 hp
OPTIONAL ENGINE: 3.6-liter V-6, 305 hp
BED LENGTH: 6'1" (long box) or 5'3" (short box)
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