$17,475 - $23,125
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
* Photo: 2012 Chevrolet Colorado 1LT Trim image

Work Truck Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,475 - $23,125
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14-18 City / 19-25 HWY
Horsepower
185-242
Seats
2-6

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Mechanical Features

  • 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.)
  • Engine, 3.7L DOHC 5-cylinder SFI (242 hp [180.4 kW] @ 5600 rpm), 242 lb-ft [326.7 N-m] @ 4600 rpm)
  • 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.)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive (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)
  • GVWR, 5150 lbs. (2336 kg) (4x4 models only. Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify)
  • GVWR, 5000 lbs. (2268 kg) (2WD models only. Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify.)
  • GVWR, 5300 lbs. (2404 kg) (4x4 models only. Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify)
  • GVWR, 5500 lbs. (2495 kg) (Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify)
  • Transfer case, Insta-Trac, electronic shift with dash-mounted controls (4x4 models only.)
  • Four wheel drive
  • 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
  • Recovery hooks, 2 front, frame-mounted (4x4 models only)
  • Recovery hooks, 2 front, frame-mounted
  • Suspension Package, Heavy-Duty
  • Suspension Package, Off-Road
  • Suspension, front, torsion bar and stabilizer bar (4X4 models only)
  • Suspension, front, torsion bar and stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, front independent coil springs (2WD models only)
  • Suspension, rear semi-floating axle with 2-stage multi-leaf springs
  • Front underbody shield (4x4 models only)
  • Steering, power, rack-and-pinion
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, front disc/rear drum

Exterior Features

  • Wheels, 4-16" x 6" (40.6 cm x 15.2 cm) steel (2WD models only)
  • Wheels, 4-16" x 6" (40.6 cm x 15.2 cm) steel (4x4 models only)
  • Wheels, 4-16" x 6" (40.6 cm x 15.2 cm) steel
  • Tires, P215/70R16 all-season, blackwall (2WD models only.)
  • Tires, P235/75R16 all-season, blackwall (4x4 models only.)
  • Tires, P235/75R16 all-season, blackwall
  • Tire, compact spare
  • Tire, spare P235/75R16 all-season, blackwall (4x4 models only. Requires a Fleet or Government order type.)
  • Tire, spare P235/75R16 all-season, blackwall
  • Incomplete vehicle certification
  • Bumpers front body-color upper with Dark Gray lower, rear step-style body-color with a Dark Smoke Gray pad
  • Bumpers, front and rear chrome with a Dark Smoke Gray pad on the rear step-style bumper
  • Air dam, Ebony
  • Grille, color-keyed bar and grille surround
  • Grille, color-keyed surround with chrome bar
  • Fog lamps, front, halogen
  • Mirrors, outside manual, manual-folding
  • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
  • Bedliner
  • Tailgate, 2-position

Entertainment Features

  • 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

Interior Features

  • Seats, front 60/40 split-bench
  • Seats, driver- and passenger-side, forward-facing, flat-folding rear includes rear seat storage compartment (Removed by (B38) full-width rubberized-vinyl floor covering.)
  • Floor covering, Ebony carpeting
  • Floor mats, rubberized-vinyl front (Requires (B30) Ebony carpeted floor covering)
  • Floor mats, rubberized-vinyl rear (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
  • Coat hooks, driver- and passenger-side rear

Safety Features

  • 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)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions (Included and only available with (AJ2) driver- and passenger-side, forward-facing, flat-folding rear seat.)
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats (Included and only available with (AJ2) driver- and passenger-side, forward-facing, flat-folding rear seats.)
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

2012 Chevrolet Colorado Owner Reviews

4.13
46 Reviews
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Not a real truck but okay in a pinch.

2012 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck

There has been multiple issues timing chain failure, poor shifting, steering problems poor brake life, good fuel economy great air conditioner, very sluggish performer, the seating position is quite comfortable and it is quite roomy for a mid-sized vehicle, probably wouldn't buy another but wouldn't stop someone from doing so.

- beryl P

Colorado crew cab work truck.

2012 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck

I have a crew cab Colorado work truck. It's A nice little truck for getting around the city and hauling groceries or small items. I have a cover on the bed so that limits what can fit in the truck. It handles like a car but is roomy like a truck. It gets good gas mileage. For the money it is a great little truck.

- Edna P

Great hauling truck, for small to medium loads.

2012 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck

No issues or problems, great vehicle, great for hauling. It gets the job done. Seatbelts have a recall, and door locks have a recall as well. Has a strong bed for heavy loads. Back seat is small, but can still hold 4 to 5 people. I like it and will not trade it. I drive up to 300 miles per day.

- James K

Lack of basic comforts and necessities.

2012 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck

The vehicle is fairly low maintenance, but the windows are manual and rolling them up or down is both monotonous and tiring. The vehicle also lacks a CD player or mp3 input. It is also quite cramped as the middle seat is incredibly narrow and does not allow for much elbow room.

- Paul B

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