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For 2017 the colorado and its gmc canyon sibling is propelled by general motors all new v6 coated lgz a variant of the lg x v6 found in the chevrolet camaro buick lacrosse and gmc acadia among others the lg z designation references a different toy pan and the lack of auto stop / start it’s a distant cousin of the former rally effects v6 that it replaces and while

The 3.6 liter displacement may suggest that this engine is essentially the same it’s not the redesigned six shares with its predecessor only its sixty-degree included angle between its cylinder banks this v6 has cylinder deactivation which shuts down two cylinders under like loads good for 308 horsepower and 275 pounds foot of torque it’s opt 3 hp and 6 pounds

Foot over last year’s colorado the lg z makes less power in this truck than the lg x in two cars but gm says that’s just a product of intake and exhaust restrictions significantly a new competitor emerged last year in the honda ridgeline which offers a little less power but proved quicker than the gm trucks in our tests of the 2016 honda now the muscle of colorado

Stretches its power margin over honda’s v6 228 horsepower and 13 pounds foot enough to put it back in front also contributing to the improved performance is the colorado’s new 8-speed automatic built in-house the hydra-matic hl 45 provides quick and smooth shifts and its additional two gears helped keep the engine rpm near the torque sweet spot the four-wheel drive

Example we tested recorded a 6.1 second sprint to 60 miles per hour a full second quicker than a similarly equipped 2015 colorado and 0.5 second ahead of the all-wheel drive ridgeline its quarter-mile time improved to requiring only fourteen point eight seconds to cross the line at 95 miles per hour gains of 0.7 second and four miles per hour and again shading

The vigilance 15 dot through second run the toyota tacoma with the v6 and four-wheel drive trails these two by a wide margin needing 7.9 seconds to get to 60 miles per hour and sixteen point one for the quarter-mile the 2017 colorado also feels a little livelier in everyday driving although the 60-degree v6 still sounds course in rougher still when it is sipping

Fuel and four-cylinder mode the new transmission however keeps both the revs and the noise down at highway cruising speeds as we’ve reported in earlier tests of the colorado and its gmc canyon sibling the term midsize applies loosely here the silverados little brother as nearly as long as the full-size truck although its width nearly six inches narrower eases the

Task of navigating home depot parking lots the slammer cabin does feel more car-like and abuses gauges switchgear and infotainment systems found in other platforms across chevrolet’s line up the overall cabin volume is nearly identical to that of an impala and the colorado makes a comfortable commuter offering an ideal seating position and supportive front seats

The electrically assisted power steering is lighter than we’d prefer but communicates well with the goodyear wrangler fortitude tight rubber as the truck approaches its 0.75 ge cornering limit the brake pedal feels firm and is easy to modulate during normal driving stints but we noted heavy fade after repeated panic stops and testing still the truck stopped from

Seventy miles per hour in 183 feet despite weighing 4,000 493 pounds which is 12 feet shorter than the aforementioned ridgeline that weighs 70 pounds less one might expect that on a v6 redesigned for efficiency and paired with a gearbox housing more ratios would improve fuel economy not according to the epic the 2017 model bears and 19 mpg combined rating versus 20

Mpg in 2016 more reflection of stiffening pappa testing scruton even the changes in hardware the 17 mpg city in 24 mpg highway ratings are unchanged during this colorado’s brief stay at c /d headquarters we measured at tina mpg the same figure we recorded for the 2015 model many similarily equipped full-size trucks cost at least $45,000 making the sticker on the

Crew cab all-wheel drive colorado and lieutenant kim look reasonable up it’s thirty four thousand four hundred sixty-five dollars base price our tested example had options that swelled the as tested figure to thirty eight thousand nine hundred eighty five dollars the $1,080 luxury package includes power adjustable and heated front seats automatic climate control

An auto-dimming rearview mirror heated power outside mirrors and chromed pouting for the door handles and the rear bumper the leather-appointed seats and jet black and dark ash at nine hundred fifty dollars while the lieutenant convenience package $690 brings a sliding rear window and defroster remote start a dampen tailgate and front foglamps took on another

Four hundred ninety five dollars for several a’s 8.0 inch mylink infotainment system with apple carplay / android auto connectivity and $500 for the premium bose audio system an automatic locking rear differential as $325 while accessing the colorado’s top top rating of 7,000 counts requires the $250 trailering equipment package the $230 trailer brake controller

Helps slow heavy loads while the revised powertrain makes this chevy the quickest entry and a midsize pack it’s now even capable of beating up on some full-size models with fourth fixing to reenter this segment with a new ranger the mid-size segment arms race is just getting started given that the colorado can already do more than most buyers really require maybe

Automakers could start calling these models their full-size trucks and reel able the big rigs as oversized which is what decades of unrelenting focus on improved capability from year to year has made that by

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Watch Now! 2017 Chevrolet Colorado V-6! By Drive Your Car