Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,328 - $23,830
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
175-220
Seats
3-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,328 - $23,830
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
175-220
Seats
3-6

Chevrolet Colorado Models & Trims

2006 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Reviews

4.07

71 Reviews

38% 38% 17% 7% 1 star 0%

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Reliable and simple truck. Perfect size for a mid-size vehicle.

The reliability is great so no problems there. I cannot comment on the performance because I own one with 4 cylinders. No performance to talk about. It gets me from A to B. It has about 140, 000 miles and the only problems I have had is 1). The third brake light would allow water inside the cab that flowed down and into my floorboard and 2). It dies if I apply the brakes too hard from a high speed (having to stop too quickly because of unexpected traffic flow disruption). I haven't found the solution to that just yet but I have read that it may be a. Easy fix. The base version of this truck does not have many features. Am/FM radio, air conditioning, cruise control. . . That is about it. As for the comfort, it is just fine but nothing luxurious.

- Zachary M

The insane and unfixable Passlock security system will strand you at random moments, about 8 times a year.

This is a perfect size small truck and it has helped SO many people haul stuff. That being said, it has a problem with the Passlock security system that NOBODY, not even the dealer, can fix. It thinks I'm breaking into it and cuts off the gas to the engine. I am forced to wait about 10 minutes if I keep the key turned to the position in which the lights are on (but not trying to start it) or 20 minutes if, for some reason, I can't do this. I've been to a dozen mechanics, done online research, and the best I've been told is that the dealer would "randomly replace parts with expensive genuine GM parts" in hopes that they "hit" the problem. Why on EARTH was an unfixable monster stuck in my truck like some kind of cancer? INOPERABLE cancer!

- Kay M

People should know that I buy Chevrolet trucks because I like them and because I know they last. As long as I take care of it, it will run for years. My old truck was 14 years old and I only got rid of it because it had rusted out when I lived up north.

I love that it's a smaller version of the truck I used to have, making it more manageable, especially when it comes to park, as it was difficult to get my old truck into tight spaces. The only complaint I have about it is the "feature" called ignition lock. Ignition lock will lock you out of starting the vehicle if the ignition doesn't recognize the key that's attempting to turn it - the problem is, it malfunctions. The key I use is the key that came from the manufacturer, so it should recognize it. I have to wait 10 minutes to try again, and usually it works, but this is always an inconvenience. I will never buy a vehicle with this "feature" (I use quotes because it is really a nuisance) again.

- Julia A

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Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,328 - $6,443
$7,347 - $8,658

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 - 220 hp
175 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.8L DOHC 4
3.5L DOHC 5
2.8L DOHC 4
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
23.1 in.
23.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.9 in.
37.9 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
44 cu. ft.
44 cu. ft.

Category Name: Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
3 - 5
3 - 5
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.3 - 126 in.
111.3 - 126 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.4 - 44.3 ft.
39.4 - 44.3 ft.

Width

Width
67.6 - 68.6 in.
67.6 - 68.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 - 220 hp
175 hp

Torque

Torque
185 - 225 ft. lbs.
185 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
600 .lbs
600 .lbs

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 gal.
19 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 - 25 mpg
18 - 25 mpg

City

City
16 - 19 mpg
16 - 20 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 - 27 mpg
22 - 27 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Tested

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety