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2009 Chevrolet Colorado Truck

2WD Reg Cab 111.2' Work Truck

Starting at | Starting at 18 MPG City - 24 MPG Highway

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Benefits of Driving a 2009 Chevrolet Colorado Truck

The Colorado isn't as refined or quiet as some of its competitors, but it stands out in the market as one of the most fuel-efficient pickups available, and if you keep the equipment simple it's one of the most affordable. With so many different configurations, it's easy to find one that suits you best, and the longer six-foot bed is among the longest available in its class.

What's new for 2009?

The Colorado has a new V-8 option on extended and crew cab models, standard Stabilitrak stability control, improved braking, better fuel economy, and a number of new features for 2009. Solar Ray tinted glass is now standard on some models and XM Satellite Radio is newly standard on all Colorados.

Model Strengths

  • Roomy crew cab
  • standard stability control
  • available V-8 in a compact truck, fuel economy with four-cylinder
  • affordability of basic models

Model Review

The Colorado is offered in a bewildering number of combinations, to suit uses ranging from industrial and construction to farm use to luxury commuting and occasional boat-towing or off-roading. This includes three cab styles--regular, crew, and extended--and two bed lengths.

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Source: The Car Connection

TheCarConnection.com's editors have driven the new V-8 Chevrolet Colorado, along with more basic four- and five-cylinder versions, in order to give you an expert opinion. And to help you make the most of some of the most reputable review sources on the Web, TheCarConnection.com has brought some of the most useful information together here.

For the first time ever, Chevrolet has seen fit to put a V-8 engine in a compact truck. Although offered in only the Extended and Crew Cab models, the 2009 Colorado (along with its nearly identical sibling, the GMC Canyon) is now available with a 5.3-liter V-8 engine producing 300 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque--bringing a maximum towing capacity of 6,000 pounds and sub-seven-second 0-60 acceleration. The new engine is mated to Chevrolet's smooth, reliable four-speed automatic transmission.

The Colorado's other two engines, the 185-horsepower, 2.9-liter inline four-cylinder and 242-hp, 3.7-liter inline-five, are still part of the model lineup, and thanks to a revised fuel control module, they feature improved fuel economy of up to 25 mpg with the four-cylinder.

All 2009 Colorado models receive StabiliTrak electronic stability control, as well as a new braking system that features better braking feel and improved stopping power. A new ZQ8 sport suspension package for 2009 Extended and Crew Cab models features revised suspension tuning that's 30 percent stiffer and a ride height that's one inch lower. Eighteen-inch, split six-spoke aluminum wheels and low-profile performance tires are a new part of the package that pairs with the V-8.

Whether you ask reviewers of a range of publications or the editors of TheCarConnection.com, you're likely to hear that the base four-cylinder and optional five are quite unimpressive; as a step-up engine, the five-cylinder is especially rough and noisy, and doesn't deliver the smooth real-world torque of rival V-6 engines, despite having similar output numbers. The new V-8 engine gives the Colorado a completely different character, and TheCarConnection.com recommends it for those who need more towing ability. With the V-8, the Colorado is quite enjoyable to drive, though across the line, the steering is vague and requires frequent corrections.

Inside, ZQ8-equipped models feature unique seats unavailable in other Colorado models, but the interior for all Colorados remains unimpressive, with lots of cheap-feeling hard plastic. Standard equipment is quite good, though, including air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, cruise control, and folding exterior mirrors. Options include traction control, XM, fog lamps, leather seats, a sunroof, a six-CD changer, and a sliding rear window. OnStar is offered but without a navigation feature--which would enhance the desirability of work trucks.

The 2009 Colorado is available is a variety of layouts, including rear- or four-wheel drive, in short-wheelbase regular-cab and long-wheelbase extended- and four-door crew-cab versions that can seat up to six passengers. The 6-foot "long" bed won't carry a 4x8 sheet of plywood, and four-door Colorados have only a 5-foot, 1-inch bed anyway. On four-door versions, the backseat stands uncomfortably upright and is just roomy enough for two adults.

The four-door Chevrolet Colorado receives a mix of crash-test scores, with straight four-star ratings from the federal government (except for some higher five-star ratings on the Crew Cab), with lackluster side and rear test scores from the IIHS. The addition of StabiliTrack electronic stability control, as well as an improved braking system, should increase the Colorado's accident avoidance abilities.


The Bottom Line:

The new available V-8 engine is a long time coming and helps position the Colorado as a worthy rival to the most capable compacts and an alternative to full-size trucks.

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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.

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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 Opt
Rear Head side Air Bag Opt

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Intermittent Wipers Std

Security

Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Opt
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Chevrolet Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

2-year/24,000-Mile¹ CPO Scheduled Maintenance Plan.

12-Month/12,000-Mile² Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.

5-year/100,000-Mile³ Powertrain Limited Warranty for model years up to 2014.

¹Covers only scheduled oil changes with filter, tire rotations and 27 point inspections, according to your vehicle's recommended maintenance schedule for up to 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. Maximum of 4 service events. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.

²Whichever comes first from date of purchase. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.

³Whichever comes first from original in-service date. See participating dealers for limited warranty details.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 2009-2014 model year / Under 75,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 172-Point Vehicle Inspection and Reconditioning
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Return/Exchange Program 3-Day 150-Mile Satisfaction Guarantee
Roadside Assistance Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $0

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