Bigger, better breathing engines headline a list of improvements to the 2007 Chevy Colorado line of mid-size pickups.
Chevy Colorado was designed for comfort and favors roominess, ride comfort and fuel efficiency over traditional truck virtues such as payload and towing capacity. That’s a strong selling point because mid-size trucks are often bought as alternatives to cars, and their owners want more hip room, leg room and head room. Most are willing to sacrifice bed length for cab room.
We think the trade-offs have paid off. The Chevrolet Colorado rides smoothly and feels refined. Order the five-cylinder engine and it accelerates smartly. The Crew Cab features a roomy back seat that’s surprisingly comfortable and not bolt-upright. Yet the Colorado fits into tight parking spaces, something that can’t be said of full-size pickups. Like all the trucks in this category, the Colorado is substantially smaller and more maneuverable than full-size pickups such as the Dodge Ram or Chevy Silverado. These are important benefits because even those who frequently use pickups to perform genuine truck duties spend most of their time driving with an empty bed.
LT trim adds reclining seats with upgraded upholstery, metallic interior trim, more stereo speakers, color-keyed grille and side moldings, and aluminum wheels. To that the 2LT Package adds bucket seats; power windows, mirrors and locks with remote keyless entry; deep-tinted glass; and a self-dimming rearview mirror.