Coming on the market in 2004 as an American compact pickup truck choice, the Chevrolet Colorado enters 2012 a wide variety of body, powertrain and equipment options. Starting with the two-seat regular cab model, up to 6-passenger accommodation is available with extended and four-door crew cab versions of the 2012 Colorado. Common standard features found on all Chevrolet Colorado configurations for 2012 include air conditioning, cruise control and OnStar. Power for the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado comes from a selection of three Vortec engines each offered in front-wheel or four-wheel drive options. Base power for all Chevrolet Colorado regular and extended cab trucks originates from a 2.9 liter inline-4 engine generating 185 horsepower. The next available Vortec engine is a five-cylinder 3.7 liter power plant. Producing 242 horsepower, this engine comes standard on the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado four-wheel drive crew cab. There is also a 300 horsepower, 5.3 liter V-8 engine offering towing capacity up to 6,000 pounds. Five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission choices are available on the 2012 Chevrolet Colorado pickup. The 2012 Colorado offers impressive safety equipment of StabiliTrak, four-wheel anti-lock brakes as well as front and side curtain air bags.Read more Read less
Minor equipment changes occur for 2012. Power-adjustable mirrors and the 5.3L V8's availability on the LT trim are slightly different. A new Street Pak Appearance Package includes 18-inch silver wheels, a mesh grille and special exterior trim. Four-wheel drive Colorados get a new standard automatic locking differential on the LT and better trims.
Great power from available 5.3L V8 engine; standard stability control; nearly endless configuration options
The base model Colorado comes at an entry-level price for a no-frills truck. Even at that level, it is equipped with a few luxuries such as air conditioning, two 12-volt power outlets, updated chrome trim for the interior and lots of safety features. Models equipped with the 300-hp 5.3L V8 pack plenty of power in a truck this size, and allow owners to haul and tow as if they're driving a full-size truck.
Crew Cab 2LT
Crew Cab 3LT V8
Crew Cab LT
Extended Cab 2LT
Extended Cab 3LT V8
Extended Cab LT
Regular Cab LT