As the year was coming to a close, Chevrolet reached out to us and asked if we wanted to try their 2017 Chevrolet Colorado and we just had to jump on the chance to give it a go. Chevy’s redesigned and updated pickup truck boasts a ton of features but retains many of its predecessors’ strengths but we wanted to share some of the things we absolutely liked about the 2.8L 2017 Chevrolet Colorado 4×4 LTZ.
All the Power Under the Hood
It’s hard not to appreciate what the Chevrolet Colorado brings to the table. On paper, you’ve got their 2.8L Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that produces 200 horsepower and 500Nm of torque. I’ve read that this makes the Colorado the best in its class in this segment of vehicle and it’s not hard to believe. If you need to haul a ton of stuff for business or that trailer for other motorized vehicles for play, the Colorado will definitely make it a breeze to it around with you.
Despite all that power, I still managed about 13 kilometers to a liter with mostly city driving; granted that was around the holidays and traffic wasn’t as bad but the numbers aren’t that bad either.
A Great Looking Pickup
When the folks over at Chevy dropped off the Colorado, I immediately exclaimed “*insert expletive*, ang pogi!” As you can see in the photos, it came in what the company is calling “Pull Me Over Red” and while I’m not overly fond of the color choice, it was really hard to deny what a stunner the Colorado is. It has a really strong, distinctive features that make it look really bad ass with all the right elements that make this truck a head turner; even if it wasn’t in this color.
Comfortable, Spacious Interior
On the inside, the Chevrolet Colorado is extremely comfortable as well with good use of soft-touch materials and fabrics that make you feel like you’re in a luxury sedan. While pickup trucks aren’t really known to be people movers (unless you use the back, which you could get pulled over for), you can seat 5 adults comfortably without people jostling for position. It was good to know that the person behind me had more than enough leg room and that the seat wouldn’t have to be relegated to the shortest person in the group.
The Tech Makes for an Easier Safer Drive
I have to admit, I was a little intimidated to drive the Chevrolet Colorado at first given that my daily driver is a subcompact hatchback; a far cry from the mammoth size of the truck that was loaned to us. Thankfully, the Colorado comes with all the active safety features that make life a little easier with the usual accouterments of sensors for forward collisions and park assist, plus lane departure warnings just in case you need a little help in keeping to your lane. I almost never touched the instrument panel to turn on lights or the wipers, as the Colorado did pretty much everything for me… except the actual driving, of course.
Killer AC System Built for the Tropics
This is something extremely important for us in the Philippines given how hellish traffic and the heat can be half of the year. Thankfully, the Colorado comes with a really good A/C unit that can make the ride even more pleasant. Nissan is known in the car world for having the best A/C units but if the Colorado is any indication, then Chevrolet is definitely giving them a run for their money in that department.
As of the time when Chevrolet lent us the Colorado these were the prices for the units and we’ll have to double check what their prices are now with the new tax laws in place.
- 2.5 Liter 6 Speed Manual Transmission (4×2 LT) – Php 1,167,888.00
- 2.8 Liter 6 Speed Automatic Transmission (4×2 LT) – Php 1,267,888.00
- 2.8 Liter 6 Speed Manual Transmission (4×2 LTZ) – Php 1,613,888.00
- 2.8 Liter 6 Speed Automatic Transmission (4×4 LTZ) – Php 1,689,888.00
If you’re in the market for a pickup and want to check out the Colorado for yourself, head to your nearest dealership and book a test drive.
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