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2012 Chevrolet Colorado Truck

Price Range: $17,475 - $30,320 | 14 MPG City - 20 MPG Highway

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2012 Chevrolet Colorado Truck

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Chevrolet Colorado Truck

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.

What's new for 2012?

Minor equipment changes occur for 2012. Power-adjustable mirrors and the 5.3L V8's availability on the LT trim are slightly different.

Model Strengths

  • Great power from available 5.3L V8 engine
  • standard stability control
  • nearly endless configuration options

Model Review

There are three body styles for the Colorado: regular cab, long-wheelbase extended cab and 4-door crew cab. Each of these is available in rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive. There are three engines available: a 185-hp, 2.9L 4-cylinder, which is standard on all but the crew cab, a 242-hp, 3.7L 5-cylinder engine and a 300-hp 5.3L V8. These can then be coupled with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

Rollover Resistance

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Std


Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Opt
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2012 Chevrolet Colorado Truck

2WD Reg Cab Work Truck


Engine Type 2.9L Gas 4-Cyl
Horsepower 185 @ 5600 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 190 @ 2800 RPM
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Fuel Capacity 19.0 gal
Fuel Economy 18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 475 miles


Driven Wheels RWD


Rims 16 x 6 in.
Tires P215/70R16
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 3 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.3 in. / 44.0 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 44.0 cubic ft.


Wheelbase 111.3 in.
Overall Length 192.4 in.
Width 67.6 in.
Height 64.9 in.
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2012 Chevrolet Colorado Truck

2WD Reg Cab Work Truck


Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Telematics Standard
Privacy Glass Optional
Telematics Optional


Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Bed Liner Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Front Split Bench Seat Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Optional
Front Split Bench Seat Optional
Full-Size Spare Tire Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional
Trailer Hitch Optional


AM/FM Stereo Standard
AM/FM Stereo Optional
CD Player Optional
MP3 Player Optional
Satellite Radio Optional