A Surprise Best Truck Winner
There are a number of big name pick-up trucks in this highly competitive segment. However, when Cars.com and FourWheeler.com authority sites put all of this pick-ups to the test, one truck rose above the rest. In the Cars.com competition, the 2018 Colorado brand came out on top. And the offload authority site Fourwheeler.com gave their trophy to the off-road Colorado ZR2. Yes, the mid-sized pick-up that was re-introduced in 2015 has beaten out big name competitors.
The Mid-Sized Truck that Beat the Big Boys
Unlike the other big names in the truck world, the 2018 Chevy Colorado is a mid-size pick-up that offers a combination of performance, utility and convenience. According to Cars.com, the 2018 Colorado “knows how to work hard and to play hard.” And FourWheeler.com says that the Colorado ZR2 is a truck that is “willing to conquer any terrain that leaves most other trucks behind.”
The Winning Pick-Up That Has Something For Everyone
The Colorado offers one of the most extensive line-up of trims in its class. For those who need crew cab space, the Colorado offers many variants. And for those who need all-wheel power, the Colorado also delivers. 2018 trims for the Colorado include:
Base 2-Wheel Drive Extended Cab Long Box
Base All-Wheel Drive Extended Cab Long Box
WT 2-Wheel Drive Extended Cab, Long Box
WT All-Wheel Drive Extended Cab, Long Box
WT 2-Wheel Drive Crew Cab, Short Box
WT All-Wheel Drive Crew Cab, Short Box
WT 2-Wheel Drive Crew Cab, Long Box
WT All-Wheel Drive Crew Cab, Long Box
LT 2-Wheel Drive Extended Cab, Long Box
LT All-Wheel Drive Extended Cab, Long Box
LT 2-Wheel Drive Crew Cab, Short Box
LT All-Wheel Drive Crew Cab, Short Box
LT 2-Wheel Drive Crew Cab, Long Box
LT All-Wheel Drive Crew Cab, Long Box
Z71 2-Wheel Drive Extended Cab, Long Box
Z71 All-Wheel Drive Extended Cab, Long Box
Z71 2-Wheel Drive Crew Cab, Short Box
Z71 All-Wheel Drive Crew Cab, Short Box
Z71 2-Wheel Drive Crew Cab, Long Box
Z71 All-Wheel Drive Crew Cab, Long Box
Special Editions Highlight The 2018 Winner
In addition to the many trim levels available for the 2018 Colorado, this winning mid-sized pick-up truck also offers three Special Edition trucks designed to give truck lovers the unique and personal style and performance that stands out.
Colorado RST – This Special Edition Colorado joins the RST family of street performance Chevy vehicles. Highlights include 20-inch low gloss Black wheels, RST badge, Colorado badge on tailgate, Black bodyside moldings, and Black rear emblem.
Colorado Trail Runner – For those who want a serious off-road performer, the Trailer Runner is equipped to go well off the beaten path. Highlights include ZR2 skid plates, ZR2 rock protection, Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac® tires, and Black rear emblem.
Colorado Redline – This head turning Special Edition features red and black accents that offer an intimidating and unique style. Highlights include Black window trim, Black mirror caps, Black door and tailgate handles, Black bowtie emblems, Black grille and surround, Black Off-Road Assist Steps, 18-inch wheels with Red accents, Red recovery hooks and Spray-on bedliner.
Unique Features Inside and Out
So what made the 2018 Colorado a winner? One only has to look at the high-quality exterior and interior features to get a good idea why the Colorado is ranked better than trucks from Ford, Dodge and Toyota.
17-inch Dark Argent metallic cast aluminum wheels
17-inch all-terrain blackwall tires
Cab-mounted cargo area lamps
CornerStep rear bumper
EZ-Lift and Lower Tailgate
Halogen projector-beam headlamps
Outside, power-adjustable body-color, manual folding heated mirrors
Sliding rear window
4.2-inch diagonal multi-color Driver Information Center
4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capable
6-speaker audio system
Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen
Driver power-adjustable lumbar seat control
Front carpeted floor mats
Front driver 4-way power seat
Power door locks
A Winner That’s Also A Bargain
What may be most amazing about the Colorado’s win is that this Chevy mid-sized pick-up is one of the most affordable in the market, with a starting price of just $20,000. That makes the 2018 Colorado thousands of dollars more affordable than the competition. Overall, the 2018 Chevy Colorado is a winner that is within reach of almost all truck lovers.