At some point, you've probably asked a truck owner for help moving or towing something. Or, if you are a truck owner, you’ve probably had others ask you. Trucks are dependable and versatile – and having a bed and the ability to tow makes them useful for all sorts of tasks, such as moving from one side of the Valley to another.
How the Colorado Became the Most Popular Chevrolet Truck
Considering all of the benefits it can offer, a truck is clearly a great investment. So the next questions is, what is the best truck to buy? Check out the award-winning 2017 Chevy Colorado
– the most popular Chevy truck – and find out why people love driving it.
It Has Notable Awards
The 2017 Chevy Colorado comes in with four awards this year
: two relating to its value, and two for its performance compared to other mid-size pickups. Taking home the U.S. News 2017 Best Cars for the Money and the 2017 Kelly Blue Book 5-Year Cost to Own awards shows that the Chevy Colorado is a tremendous value, both initially and down the road compared to the best of competitors.
The Chevy Colorado has also claimed the 2017 Edmunds Most Wanted
and the 2017 Autobytel Buyer's Choice awards
, making it the best mid-size truck to own.
No slacker of its own, the Chevrolet Silverado
also took home a few awards in 2017, including the J.D. Power Most Dependable Large Heavy Duty Pickup for the third year in a row.
It Has No Problem Towing
The Chevy Colorado stands above its competitors when it comes to towing power for a mid-size pickup truck. When equipped with the Duramax 2.8-liter Turbo Diesel I-4 engine, it has a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. Even with the more conventional 3.6L V-6 DOHC VVT engine, towing still comes in at an impressive 7,000 pounds. If you need a truck with a little more strength, the Silverado has a towing capacity of 12,500 pounds.
It Has Great Fuel Economy
The Duramax 2.8L Turbo Diesel I-4 engine becomes even more impressive when you factor in its 30 miles per gallon highway. That does mean you'll need to fill up with diesel fuel at the gas station, but you're getting an industry-leading fuel economy for a mid-size pickup with premier towing capability.
Not to be left out, the Silverado has a best-in-class fuel economy for full-size pickups with 24 mpg highway.
It Has Off-Road Capability
Part of the fun of owning a truck is being able to drive almost anywhere. The Colorado's 4x4 ZR2 trim is built for going beyond the pavement and for taking on the toughest of courses, such as off road terrain
The Chevy Colorado holds its own with the best of Toyota's TRD line, and comes in at a fraction of the price of a Ford F-150 Raptor when looking at other premier off road pickups.
It Has Plenty of Power
When it comes to having the horsepower to get up and go, the Colorado comes packing. With a max horsepower of 308 when rocking the 3.6L V-6 DOHC VVT engine, the Colorado can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 6.1 seconds.
The Honda Ridgeline may have stolen the top spot for mid-size pickups at Car and Driver
, but the Ridgeline can't match the horsepower provided by the Chevy Colorado. If you were hoping to find a truck with more horsepower, the Silverado 1500 can deliver up to 420 horsepower.
It Has Versatility
With so many options and packages available, the Chevy Colorado can be built to handle any sort of use. Whether you need a regular work truck, an off-roading champion, or a strong vehicle that can tow your boat to the lake, the Colorado can handle whatever you need. For more information about this top-of-the-class truck, download the Chevy Colorado brochure
What are You Waiting For? Test Drive the Colorado Today!
So you've seen all the reasons for why the Chevy Colorado is the number one selling Chevrolet truck. Now it's time to take one for a spin. To test drive a new Colorado today, click here to locate the Chevrolet dealership
that's closest to you.