2012 Chevrolet Colorado  -  $18,285


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $18,285
Base Invoice: $17,586
Destination Charge: $810
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD Reg Cab Work Truck
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 18 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: Regular Cab 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
Transmission: Transmission, 5-speed manual with overdrive (Not available with (LLR) 3.7L DOHC 5-cylinder SFI engine. Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify.)
Engine: Engine, 2.9L DOHC 4-cylinder SFI (185 hp [137.9 kW] @ 5600 rpm), 190 lb-ft [263.2 Nm] @ 2800 rpm) (Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify.)

Pros

Great power from available 5.3L V8 engine; standard stability control; nearly endless configuration options


Model News

Minor equipment changes occur for 2012. Power-adjustable mirrors and the 5.3L V8's availability on the LT trim are slightly different.

A new Street Pak Appearance Package includes 18-inch silver wheels, a mesh grille and special exterior trim.

Four-wheel drive Colorados get a new standard automatic locking differential on the LT and better trims.


Value Writeup

The base model Colorado comes at an entry-level price for a no-frills truck. Even at that level, it is equipped with a few luxuries such as air conditioning, two 12-volt power outlets, updated chrome trim for the interior and lots of safety features. Models equipped with the 300-hp 5.3L V8 pack plenty of power in a truck this size, and allow owners to haul and tow as if they're driving a full-size truck.


Model Highlights

There are three body styles for the Colorado: regular cab, long-wheelbase extended cab and 4-door crew cab. Each of these is available in rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive. There are three engines available: a 185-hp, 2.9L 4-cylinder, which is standard on all but the crew cab, a 242-hp, 3.7L 5-cylinder engine and a 300-hp 5.3L V8. These can then be coupled with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.

There are three available suspensions as well--the standard Z85, the Z71 for off-roading and the sportier ZQ8. The upgraded suspensions require either a crew cab or extended cab; the base model is available with the base Z85 suspension only.

So there are choices to be made, depending on what kind of use the truck will get and where you want to spend your money. All Colorados start with power-assisted rack-and pinion steering, front and side curtain air bags, a tire pressure monitoring system, traction control and GM's OnStar Safe and Sound system. A stereo with CD and MP3 playback is also standard.

From here, options are nearly endless. The Power and Convenience package includes power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, power-adjustable mirrors and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. A new-for-2012 "Street Pak" appearance package includes special wheels and exterior trim and a mesh grille creates a unique version of the Colorado.

All in all, the Colorado can be configured dozens of ways, from the inexpensive, fuel-sipping base model to the top-of-the-line, powerful, V8-powered off-road capable crew cab. In addition to engine, transmission, and suspension configurations, options make this truck as customizable as any light truck on the market.


Trim Curb Weight
3366.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
1888.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
1478.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
2633 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
2896 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
1888 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
1478 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
745.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
1418.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
3366.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1484.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1484.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
6000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2400 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
240 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2400 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
360 lbs

Frame Type
Ladder

Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf

Spring Capacity - Front
2633 lbs

Spring Capacity - Rear
2900 lbs

Axle Type - Front
Independent

Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating

Axle Capacity - Front
2633 lbs

Axle Capacity - Rear
2900 lbs

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
30 mm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
30 mm

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.10 in

Front Tire Order Code
QRD

Rear Tire Order Code
QRD

Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY

Front Tire Size
P215/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Tire Capacity
1452 lbs

Rear Tire Capacity
1452 lbs

Spare Tire Capacity
1452 lbs

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.31

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 x 1.6 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
11.6 x 2.5 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail

Gross Axle Weight Rating
5529.00 lbs

Curb Weight
3366.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
2163.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4850.00 lbs

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
342.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
475.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LLV

Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl

Displacement
2.9L/177

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800

Trans Order Code
MA5

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125

Passenger Capacity
3

Front Head Room
39.3 in

Front Leg Room
44.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Front Hip Room
53.3 in

Wheelbase
111.3 in

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
192.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
67.6 in

Height, Overall
64.9 in

Overhang, Front
33.9 in

Front Bumper to Back of Cab
110.9 in

Cab to Axle
34.2 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
33.0 in

Ground Clearance, Front
7.7 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
7.7 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
72.8 in

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
57.2 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
42.6 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
18.6 in

Tailgate Width
52.4 in

Cargo Volume
44.0 ft³

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Corrosion Years
6

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V552000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 17, 2011

Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT

Potential Number of Units Affected
5,220

Summary
GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET COLORADO AND GMC CANYON VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 9, 2011, THROUGH OCTOBER 19, 2011, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH DRIVER SAFETY BELT BUCKLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TERMINALS THAT DO NOT FIT SNUGLY WITH THE CONNECTOR PINS, CAUSING THE CONNECTION TO BE INTERMITTENT.

Consequence
THE LOOSE CONNECTIONS MAY CAUSE THE DRIVER TO NOT RECEIVE A VISUAL OR AUDIBLE WARNING THAT THE DRIVER SEAT BELT IS NOT FASTENED, THEREBY INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TERMINALS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 30, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 AND GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.

GM'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11322. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V594000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 19, 2012

Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected
118,800

Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured from November 9, 2009, through August 28, 2012, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 113, "Hood Latch System." The hood may be missing the secondary hood latch.

Consequence
If the primary hood latch is not engaged, the hood could open unexpectedly. During vehicle operation, this could obstruct the view of the driver and increase the risk of a crash.

General Motors will notify owners and instruct them to inspect their vehicle for the presence of a secondary hood latch. Dealers will replace the hood on any affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 17, 2013. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463.

GM's number for this campaign is 12319. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
18.5%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Engine, 2.9L DOHC 4-cylinder SFI (185 hp [137.9 kW] @ 5600 rpm), 190 lb-ft [263.2 Nm] @ 2800 rpm) (Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify.)

Transmission, 5-speed manual with overdrive (Not available with (LLR) 3.7L DOHC 5-cylinder SFI engine. Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify.)

Rear axle, 3.73 ratio (Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify.)

GVWR, 4850 lbs. (2200 kg) (2WD models only. Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify)

Rear wheel drive

Battery, heavy-duty 590 cold-cranking amps, maintenance-free with rundown protection

Alternator, 125 amps

Pickup box, Fleetside, all-welded steel with double wall construction and corrosion protection with 4 cargo tie-downs

Suspension Package, Heavy-Duty

Suspension, front independent coil springs (2WD models only)

Suspension, rear semi-floating axle with 2-stage multi-leaf springs

Steering, power, rack-and-pinion

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, front disc/rear drum

Wheels, 4-16" x 6" (40.6 cm x 15.2 cm) steel (2WD models only)

Tires, P215/70R16 all-season, blackwall (2WD models only.)

Tire, compact spare

Bumpers front body-color upper with Dark Gray lower, rear step-style body-color with a Dark Smoke Gray pad

Air dam, Ebony

Grille, color-keyed bar and grille surround

Fog lamps, front, halogen

Mirrors, outside manual, manual-folding

Wipers, front intermittent with washers

Bedliner

Tailgate, 2-position

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock (Included and only available with (Y5D) Crew Cab Value Option Package)

Bluetooth for Phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)

Audio system feature, uplevel speaker system

Seats, front 60/40 split-bench

Floor covering, Ebony carpeting

Floor mats, rubberized-vinyl front (Requires (B30) Ebony carpeted floor covering)

Steering wheel, leather-wrapped

Steering column, Tilt-Wheel

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASSlock

Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)

Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, odometer with trip odometer, fuel level, engine temperature, tachometer and Driver Information Center

Warning tones headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver safety belt unfasten and turn signal on

Door locks, manual

Windows, manual driver and front passenger

Cruise control

OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)

Air conditioning, single-zone manual

Power outlets, 2 auxiliary with covers, 12-volt

Accents, interior Titanium Nova Silver-colored air outlets and center control stack with chrome door handle bezels, uplevel instrument cluster bezel, front upper door speaker bezel and air vent sliders

Door trim integral armrests and driver- and front passenger-side map pockets with cloth inserts

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Visors, driver and front passenger, padded with cloth includes front passenger vanity mirror

Assist handle, front passenger

Coat hook, passenger-side rear

StabiliTrak, stability control system with Traction Control

Daytime Running Lamps with automatic exterior lamp control

Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (A note about child safety: Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size. Even with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See your vehicle Owner's Handbook for more information.)

Air bags, head curtain side-impact, driver and right-front passenger, first and second row outboard passengers (Head Curtain Side Air Bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. See the Owner's Manual for more safety information.)

Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)

OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)

Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, adjustable (center front position lap belt with bench seat only)

Tire Pressure Monitor

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, ARIZONA, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, 2.9L DOHC 4-CYLINDER SFI
$0

 
ENGINE, 3.7L DOHC 5-CYLINDER SFI
$1,000

 
TRANSMISSION, 5-SPEED MANUAL WITH OVERDRIVE
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE
$1,095

 
REAR AXLE, 3.73 RATIO
$0

 
WORK TRUCK PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
TIRE, COMPACT SPARE
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
INFERNO ORANGE METALLIC
$0

 
DEEP NAVY
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
AQUA BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
VICTORY RED
$0

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
SHEER SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT 60/40 SPLIT-BENCH
$0

 
EBONY, DELUXE CLOTH
$0

 
MEDIUM PEWTER, VINYL
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO
$355

 
(ZQ6) POWER CONVENIENCE PACKAGE, DELETE.
$0

 
BODYGUARD PACKAGE
$280

 
TRAILERING EQUIPMENT
$270

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
DIFFERENTIAL, AUTOMATIC LOCKING REAR
$295

 
TRAILER HITCH, WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM
$0

 
TRAILER WIRING, 7-PIN SEALED CONNECTOR
$0

 
BED RAIL PROTECTORS
$0

 
LPO, MOLDED SPLASH GUARDS
$170

 
LPO, CHROME ACCESSORY PACKAGE
$305

 
GLASS, SOLAR-RAY DEEP-TINTED
$90

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
LPO, STATIONARY TOOL BOX, FULL-WIDTH, METAL, DIAMOND-PATTERN, ALUMINUM TOOL BOX
$625

 
SIRIUSXM SATELLITE RADIO
$200

 
LPO, PERSONAL AUDIO LINK
$0

 
FLOOR COVERING, FULL-WIDTH RUBBERIZED-VINYL
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
SHIP THRU, PRODUCED IN SHREVEPORT ASSEMBLY AND SHIPPED TO STEELWELD FOR UPFIT
$0

 
SHIP THRU, PRODUCED IN SHREVEPORT ASSEMBLY AND SHIPPED TO DEALERS TRUCK EQUIPMENT FOR UPFIT
$0

 
SHIP THRU, PRODUCED IN SHREVEPORT ASSEMBLY AND SHIPPED TO STEELWELD ST. CLAIR, MO
$685

 
SHIP THRU, PRODUCED IN SHREVEPORT ASSEMBLY AND SHIPPED TO ADRIAN STEEL, WENTZVILLE
$615

 
SHIP THRU, PRODUCED IN SHREVEPORT ASSEMBLY AND SHIPPED TO KNAPHEIDE TRUCK EQUIPMENT, READ OAK, TX
$385


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