Chevrolet’s midsize truck, the 2016 Colorado

2016 Colorado

In 2015, the Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup was named the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year and’s Best Pickup Truck of 2015 – and was the fastest-selling truck in the industry, prompting a third shift to be added to the Wentzville, Missouri, assembly facility.

For 2016, Colorado returns with the same combination of refinement and efficiency; however, new for 2016, is an available all-new, 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine.

With a starting MSRP of $20,100, Colorado is available in four-door extended-cab or crew-cab models, with a choice of a four-cylinder engine, V6 engine or the aforementioned turbo-diesel engine.

Exterior design

The Colorado has a sporty demeanor with models and trim levels that include Work Truck (WT), LT and Z71. Cab and bed configuration choices include an extended cab model with a 6-foot-2 bed, a crew cab with a 5-foot-2 bed and a crew cab with a 6-foot-2 bed. (A factory-installed spray-in bed liner is available.)

Other exterior details include 16-inch steel wheels, which are standard on WT models (16-inch aluminum wheels are available); 17-inch aluminum wheels, standard on LT models (18-inch aluminum wheels are available); and 17-inch aluminum wheels that are standard on Z71 models.

Eight exterior colors are offered including hues such as Rainforest Green Metallic,

Black, Cyber Gray Metallic, and Brownstone Metallic.

Under the hood

The 2.5L and 3.6L engines offered in the Colorado feature up to 27 mpg estimated highway mileage with 2.5L 2WD models and 26 mpg with 3.6L 2WD models.

Additionally, the 2.5L is rated at 200 horsepower and 191 foot-pounds of torque. And the 3.6L engine is rated at 305 horsepower and 269 foot-pounds of torque.

The new 2.8L Duramax turboo-diesel expands the Colorado lineup to give customers more choices. The engine is part of GM’s global family of turbo-diesel four-cylinder engines and features 181 horsepower and 369 foot-pounds of torque. It is offered in LT and Z71 Crew Cab models, with 2WD or 4WD.


Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.5 million cars and trucks a year. More information on 2016 Chevrolet Colorado may be found at your local Southeast Texas Chevrolet dealer or by visiting