The 2015 Chevy Colorado will set you back at least $20,995 when it goes on sale in the fall. Base model Colorados will come with a six-speed manual transmission connected to Chevrolet’s 200 horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Buyers will also be treated to power windows, a backup camera, and a locking tailgate.
The Colorado will be available in both extended and crew cab variants, with the former offering a six-foot bed and the latter available with either a five- or six-foot bed. Notable options include a 305 horsepower 3.6-liter V6 LFX engine, a six-speed automatic transmission, OnStar 4G LTE, and crash avoidance technologies like Forward Collision Alert and a Lane Departure Warning system. Chevrolet outlined that a rear-wheel-drive short-bed Colorado LT Crew Cab will cost $27,985, while the higher end, short-bed Colorado Z71 4×4 Crew Cab will run $34,990.
The Colorado is designed to compete directly with the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks; however, Chevrolet expects some full-size pickup truck and small SUV buyers to cross shop the Colorado as well. “[The Colorado will have a] strong appeal for people who know they want a truck, but want one that is easier to maneuver in traffic and easier to park at work or at home,” Colorado marketing manager Tony Johnson said.