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The Chevy Colorado is one efficient pickup truck. If you’re curious about how this formidable machine will be able to contribute to your regular drives throughout the areas of Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte, The Lake Dealerships team has put together the following information pertaining to it gas mileage and overall performance capabilities. Contact us for more information!
With the Chevy Colorado, there are three engines from which you can choose. It comes standard with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that’s able to pound out a commanding 200 horsepower along with 191 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, you’ll have a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and a payload capacity of 1,548 pounds. The EPA-estimated city MPG for the 2.5-liter engine is 20 in the city and 26 on the highway.
The Chevy Colorado is available with a 3.6-liter V6 that generates a maximum of 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. With this one, you can expect a payload of 1557 pounds and towing capacity of up to 7,000 pounds. Its EPA-estimated MPG is 18 in the city and 25 on the highway.
The third possible engine for the Colorado is the 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel 4-cylinder that has an output of 181 horsepower as well as 369 lb-ft of torque. It provides you with a payload capacity of 1,532 pounds and can tow up to 7,700 pounds. This engine has an EPA-estimated MPG of 17 in the city and 24 on the highway.
Two features that help to improve this truck’s already impressive performance even more are the Eight-Speed Automatic transmission that allows for smooth shifting, and the advanced StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System that makes use of rollover mitigation to increase traction and provide you with more control for a stable driving experience. Both come standard.
Aside from the above aids, there are available features in the Colorado that are designed to assist you in the event that you’re planning on using the Chevy Colorado for towing. For instance, the Tow/Haul Mode makes it possible for you to accelerate with the boost in power that’s necessary when towing by raising transmission upshift points. The Tow/Haul Mode also raises downshift points in order to slow the truck down when necessary without having to overuse the brakes.
For even more towing help, the Chevy Colorado is available with a 2-inch receiver hitch, 4-pin and 7-pin connectors, a 7-wire electrical harness, and a 7-pin sealed connector to connect a trailer’s lights and brakes to the truck. To get more information on the Chevy Colorado, read our car review!
If the above information detailing the various performance capabilities that the Chevy Colorado has in store has piqued your interest in finding out what else it can do for your Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte area commutes, contact The Lake Dealerships today to schedule your test drive for an even closer look.