Motor Trend Truck of the Year: The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado
When it came to Motor Trend’s annual Truck of the Year award, the full-sized big boys seemed to rule the playground, so much so that mid-size trucks not only lost consideration, but they also began to fade out of existence entirely. This year, however, Champion Chevrolet is proud to announce that Motor Trend bucked its own trend by choosing our reinvigorated, 2015 Chevrolet Colorado as this year’s Truck of the Year.
The Colorado impressed Motor Trend in several areas-performance, interior quality, simplicity. The 2.5L 4-cylander delivers 200 hp and gets 19 city/26 highway MPG, but even the 305-hp, 3.6L V6 achieves an EPA-estimated 18 city/26 highway MPG. The V6 also provides a real workhorse with hauling tasks thanks to a max towing capacity of 7,000 pounds and a payload max of 1,590 pounds. This model also has a Tow/Haul mode to reduce wear and tear on transmission. Regardless of how they used the Colorado, the Motor Trend editors liked what they experienced: “Either empty or loaded, the Colorado provided a solid, smooth ride.”
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado’s lack of confusing options and packages worked in its favor with Motor Trend. The Colorado has four trims (the base model, WT, LT, and Z71), an extended cab or crew cab, and a short or long box. You have two capable engine choices and an abundance of standard features, such as a rear vision camera for help when backing up, the CornerStep for climbing into the truck bed, and 13 tie-down areas with optional moveable rings for tying down cargo.
Motor Trend also remarked on Chevrolet’s use of quality materials. Even the base model of the Colorado “never felt cheap or inferior” during the publication’s testing. Inside, you’ll find a large center console for keeping important items handy but out of sight, and there’s a nonskid spot for charging your electronic devices, along with a max of four USB ports to plug in said devices. You’ll enjoy a quieter ride thanks to the Inlaid, triple-sealed doors; thick windshield and side glass; and liquid-applied sound deadener. Plus, the available GearOn™ storage system has a two-tier loading and bed divider for securing and organizing cargo.
We think you’ll discover even more exciting features on the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, especially convenience and safety technology options. Stay connected no matter where you are with available 4G LTE WiFi from OnStar, and choose Chevrolet MyLink for an 8-inch color touchscreen that allows you to access your music, address book, and internet apps to make your trips that much more enjoyable. Plus, added safety features like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning give you an extra eye on your surroundings.
How does Chevrolet make an outstanding vehicle even better? By backing it up with best-in-class coverage that includes a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to- bumper warranty plus routine maintenance for 2 years or 24,000 miles and courtesy transportation and roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles. With your 2015 Colorado, Chevrolet is here for the long haul.
The time to buy a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is now! Call us today at 866-296-9581 or visit our showroom at 5000 Grand River, Howell, MI for a test drive. Champion Chevrolet can make your dream of owning this truck a reality!