2012 Chevrolet Colorado Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,718 - $23,125
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
185-300
Seats
2-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,718 - $23,125
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
185-300
Seats
2-6

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.0 Overall Score
Performance 2.7 Comfort 2.6 Styling 3.0 Value 2.8

You'll Like The 2012 Chevrolet Colorado If...

If your pickup's capabilities are more important to you than its fancy styling or cushy interior, the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado is a truck that should be in your driveway. Those worried about the cost associated with driving a pickup will appreciate the base model's impressive fuel economy and surprisingly strong 4-cylinder engine.

Chevrolet Colorado Models & Trims

Work Truck $17,475 - $23,125*
Horsepower: 185 hp - 242 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-Cyl, Gas 5-Cyl
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT w/1LT $8,718 - $10,729*
Horsepower: 185 hp - 242 hp
Engine Type: Gas 4-Cyl, Gas 5-Cyl
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6, 16 x 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT w/2LT $17,050 - $19,681*
Horsepower: 242 hp - 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas 5-Cyl, Gas V8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7, 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LT w/3LT $17,050 - $19,681*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.18

40 Reviews

43% 38% 15% 5% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

2012 Chevrolet Colorado drives smooth and sits well!

The vehicle is great, it drives really well. As far as comfortable riding, it holds 5 seats, I would say that only 4 average adults could fit comfortably but smaller people could hold all 5 I am sure. The truck holds about 17 gallons of gas that gives you about 300 miles to a tank roughly. For what I use it for it is great, not sure what anyone else would use it for but as an everyday vehicle it holds up well.

- Aaron E

Chevy Colorado 4x4 has never let my family down

I love my 2012 Chevy Colorado. I live i n very rural and desolate area in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and the winters here are tough! My Colorado has never let me down when it came to getting me and my children to town when we needed things from town, during a snowstorm or ice storm. I feel like Chevy is a household name and they stand behind their products to make sure me and my family are safe

- Shanda J

How to handle.this kind of car / truck...this is a big truck.

The only problem that i encounter here is always poop up engine heat or engine cold', I think just need to change the thermostat, other that everything is good, not putting you down in the road..the tires , the motor , machine and everything is.okay.. good service for everyday..especially when your working place is in the mountains or high places.

- Gemma D

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,475 - $23,125
$8,718 - $10,729

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 - 242 hp
185 - 242 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.9L DOHC 4
3.7L DOHC 5
2.9L DOHC 4
3.7L DOHC 5
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Not Available
Standard

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional
Standard

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 - 44 in.
42.2 - 44 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
23.1 in.
23.1 - 34.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.3 in.
38.3 - 39.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
44 cu. ft.
37 - 44 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
2 - 6
2 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Not Available
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Standard
Standard

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/75R16
P235/75R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.3 - 126 in.
111.3 - 126 in.

Turning Radius

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

Length

Width

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

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
242 hp
242 hp

Torque

Torque
242 ft. lbs.
242 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
190 - 550 .lbs
190 - 550 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
5 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder
5 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 gal.
19 gal.

Combined

Combined
19 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 mpg
22 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire, Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Not Available
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*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

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings