Just last week, General Motors revealed the updated 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, which delivers a restyled front end and a few other small updates to keep it at the forefront of the segment. However, one thing the new pickup doesn’t offer is keyless entry and push-button start, two features that the midsize Chevy truck desperately needs.
Never mind the fact that these two features are pretty much standard across the industry these days, including in cars that are half the Colorado’s price. Besides that, there’s also the annoying fact that the Chevrolet Colorado key fob will constantly bang against the steering column, especially while taking the truck off the beaten path (such as during off-roading), making a repetitive, distracting clinking noise along the way.
For a truck that can cost nearly $50,000 in top-level trims, this sort of thing is simply unacceptable.
We experienced this annoying key click firsthand with our time in the Chevrolet Colorado, and it’s been a common complaint from owners as well. We also have to note that this all of this also applies to the Chevrolet Colorado’s corporate cousin, the GMC Canyon.
However, if General Motors incorporated modern key technology with both of these vehicles, including push-button start and keyless entry, then the problem goes away completely. What’s more, owners wouldn’t need to go digging through their pocket (or purses) every time they want to lock/unlock or start the vehicle, making it even more convenient. Wallet, cellphone, change, and all those other random items would stay put in the pockets and purses, rather than spilling out in the search for the key.
At the very least, we believe that General Motors should offer push-button start and keyless entry as optional features on the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, particularly on the higher-end Z71 and ZR2 trims on the Colorado, as well as the on the range-topping Denali trim on the Canyon. Unfortunately, neither truck is due for a redesign until 2023, and at this point, it’s looking like both models will carry on with the current key fob and key setup used today.
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