2016 Chevrolet Colorado Safety
The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is designed to help keep occupants safe on the road, employing a number of active and passive safety features.
Passive Safety Features
The Colorado’s passive safety features — those that work by reacting during or after an accident — include:
- Air bags: six dual-stage air bags are standard, including:
- Two frontal air bags work with the safety belt system to reduce the risk of injury to the driver and right front passenger if involved in an impact
- Two head curtain air bags provide additional occupant protection for front and rear outboard passengers in side impacts
- Two seat-mounted air bags provide additional occupant protection for front and rear outboard passengers in side impacts
- The air bags are of the dual-stage nature, which enables them to reduce the risk of an airbag-related injury in low-severity crashes when full force of airbag may not be necessary
- Safety belts: seat belts are provided for all occupants
- Safety belt assurance system: prevents vehicle from being shifted out of Park until driver and/or passenger seat belts are fastened. Available on WT, LT, Z71 as a government or fleet order type.
- Strong steel structure: the Colorado features a frame and body structure comprised of:
- Press hardened steel
- High-strength steel
- Ultra high-strength steel
- Advanced high-strength steel
- Mirrors: large rearview mirrors
- Backup camera: standard rear-vision camera system for greater visibility and safety
- Stability Control: StabiliTrak stability control system with rollover mitigation technology, trailer sway control, hill start assist and, on the Z71 trim level, hill decent control
Active Safety Features
The Colorado’s active safety features — those that work to prevent an accident from taking place — include a Safety Package that includes segment-first Forward Collision Alert (UEU) and Lane Departure Warning (UFL), which use camera-based technology to warn drivers of potential crash threats. The Safety Package is an option on the 2LT Colorado.
The 2016 Chevy Colorado offers the OnStar telematics system, which delivers safety and convenience benefits. OnStar is available on Work Truck (2WT, 4WT) trim levels, and standard on LT (2LT, 4LT) and Z71 (2Z7, 4Z7).
At the time of purchase, a six month trial of the OnStar Guidance plan includes all of OnStar’s advisor-based safety and security features, including Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Assistance, as well as Turn-by-Turn navigation.
Complimentary for the first five years of vehicle ownership, the OnStar Basic Plan includes RemoteLink Key Fob Services, allowing owners to remotely start (if equipped with an automatic transmission) and lock/unlock a car as well as activate its horn and lights from anywhere with a data connection.
The OnStar Basic Plan also includes OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics (OVD), which runs monthly checks of a vehicle’s engine, transmission, anti-lock brakes and more, and Dealer Maintenance Notification (DMN), which sends a diagnostic report directly to a preferred dealer, simplifying service scheduling.
The OnStar system runs on a high-speed 4G LTE wireless connection, enabling an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot that allows up to seven devices to connect simultaneously.