Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,317 - $28,340
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
185-300
Seats
2-6
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,317 - $28,340
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 20 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

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2012 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Reviews

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Reliability is the most important thing about my colorado.

I like my 2012 Chevrolet colorado. I purchased it new and it has proven to be very reliable transportation for me as I have had no major issues a all with it. I don't get as good of gas mileage as I thought I would, however for a truck it is acceptable. I wanted a smaller truck and this model fits the bill perfectly and is surprisingly easy to handle. The body style itself is extremely pleasing to me, and I can honestly say I have not seen a better looking truck style out there. It is an extremely comfortable ride as well. I have driven this car to work 5 or 6 days a week consistently, as well as several out of state trips and I can say that it has always been more than reliable for me. Without a doubt, if given the opportunity to do it all over again, I would. I have never regretted my decision to go with the Chevrolet line of trucks.

- Regina A

If you change your own oil, you can only use synthetic motor oil.

What I like most is the fuel efficiency of the 4 cylinder engine. I also like the cab space for a compact truck. I moved from a full size truck with a v8 into the Colorado so I miss the power sometimes, but since I do not do any major hauling I smile at the fuel pumps more. I also like that regular maintenance items like oil changes, tires, and brake pads will be less expensive. I took a road trip from Tennessee to Montana in 2017 and the only real complaint was the power loss when climbing the big horn mountain ranges in Wyoming. I think the 4 speed transmission should have been a 5 speed for better gear options.

- Derek D

Beauty and reliable performance combined.

My 2012 Chevy Colorado has been very reliable. I love how it drives and rides. With over 1. 5 ton towing capacity it is quite a workhorse for it is size. It drives very well while towing, even in mountainous terrain. It is very peppy and gets great gas mileage for a truck. The cloth seats are very comfortable and are easy to clean with a damp cloth. I love the way it looks. There is not anything about it I do not like and I cannot imagine trading it in on anything else.

- Betty T

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$10,317 - $12,090
$27,010 - $28,340 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 - 242 hp
300 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.9L DOHC 4
3.7L DOHC 5
5.3L V8 SFI (300 hp [223.7 kW] @ 5200 rpm 320 lb
5.3L V8 SFI
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 - 44 in.
42.2 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.

Cargo Volume

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

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
2 - 6
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.3 - 126 in.
126 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.4 - 44.3 ft.
44.3 ft.

Width

Width
67.6 - 68.6 in.
67.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 - 242 hp
300 hp

Torque

Torque
190 - 242 ft. lbs.
320 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
190 - 550 lbs.
380 - 400 lbs.

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 gal.
19 gal.

Combined

Combined
17 - 22 mpg
17 mpg

City

City
14 - 18 mpg
14 mpg

Highway

Highway
19 - 25 mpg
20 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*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