2016 Chevrolet Colorado Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,925 - $27,921
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
181-305
Seats
2-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,925 - $27,921
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
181-305
Seats
2-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.2 Comfort 4.0 Styling 4.2 Value 4.0

Editor's Overview

The new Chevrolet Colorado is an unqualified success for Chevrolet, but that doesn't mean GM is sitting still. The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado brings with it a new diesel engine, the only diesel in the midsize-truck market, and with the improved fuel economy and towing capacity comes a surprising amount of refinement.

Chevrolet Colorado Models & Trims

2WD Base $15,925 - $18,544*
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7 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
2WD WT $24,908 - $27,921*
Horsepower: 181 hp - 305 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 8 in. - Aluminum, 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
2WD LT $21,307 - $25,280*
Horsepower: 181 hp - 305 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8, 18 x 8.5 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
2WD Z71 $22,124 - $26,473*
Horsepower: 181 hp - 305 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 17 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
4WD WT $24,908 - $27,921*
Horsepower: 181 hp - 305 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 8 in. - Aluminum, 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
4WD LT $21,307 - $25,280*
Horsepower: 181 hp - 305 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8, 18 x 8.5 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
4WD Z71 $22,124 - $26,473*
Horsepower: 181 hp - 305 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating:
Standard Wheels: 17 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

4.6

120 Reviews

69% 24% 5% 1% 1%

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

This is a vehicle that turns heads. I am constantly approached by people to receive compliments for its sleek sporty design.

The 2016 Chevy Colorado extended cab is a great truck. I like it's size being not too big or too small makes it easy to navigate tight parking situations. Yet it's generous bed makes it great to transport large items such as furniture. Features included that I like are the built in navigation system, Bose stereo, rear backup camera, on the fly four wheel drive and comfortable leather seats. The six cylinder engine performs well. My only complaint is the wheels are somewhat noisy.

- Joseph L

Comfort & utility with minimal problems!

Comfort is very important & the seats are very comfortable, even for long trips. I have not had any problems until recently & the key gets stuck in the ignition frequently. I cannot just move the steering wheel, you have to restart the truck & move it to get the key out. Not sure why this has come up all of a sudden. The truck is very pretty.. We have the white. Since it is a utility truck it is very easy to clean since we haul dogs everyday. I am very happy with the vehicle.

- Stephanie C

It looks like a big truck but it's not. People think it's a Silverado but it's a Colorado and they freak out.

I absolutely love my truck! I didn't want a colorado at first, then I saw a Laser Blue one that looked purple in the sunlight and I fell in love ?? at first sight. Then I bought it and started driving it and fell more in love because it's not a tiny truck or a big truck, it's perfectly in the middle like a medium truck. Perfect for us girls. I put a lift, step bars and tires on it and it's even more awesome ?? I already want a new one and I've only had it a little over a year.

- Candi P

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$15,925 - $18,544
$24,908 - $27,921

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
181 - 305 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L I4 DI DOHC VVT (200 hp [149.0 kW] @ 6300 rpm 191 lb
2.5L I4 DI DOHC VVT
2.5L I4 DI DOHC VVT (200 hp [149.0 kW] @ 6300 rpm 191 lb
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (305 hp [229 kW] @ 6800 rpm 269 lb
PICKUP BOX
2.5L I4 DI DOHC VVT
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45 in.
45 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
Not Available
28.6 - 35.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
Not Available
36.7 - 38.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
49.9 cu. ft.
41.3 - 49.9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
2
2 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Steel

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/70R16
P265/60R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
128.3 in.
128.3 - 140.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.3 ft.
41.3 - 44.6 ft.

Length

Width

Width
74.3 in.
74.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
181 hp

Torque

Torque
191 ft. lbs.
369 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
7000 .lbs
7700 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 - 500 .lbs
350 - 500 .lbs

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21 gal.
21 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 mpg
22 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
26 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

Overdrive
Not Available
Optional
Optional

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

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

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Not Available
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

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

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

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