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What the Critics Are Saying About the 2017 Chevy Colorado


At McCarthy Chevrolet, we love the 2017 Chevy Colorado. It’s a class-defining truck that has turned even the most adamant car lovers into truck admirers. But when is a compliment more than just a compliment? When it comes from experts in the industry. Read what some of our industry’s pros think about the all-new Colorado, which is available for sale and lease right now at our Chevy dealership near Kansas City.

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Car and Driver’s Colorado Review

Car and Driver, one of the world’s most prestigious automotive publications, gave the truck a perfect five stars in its January 2017 review of the new Chevrolet Colorado. The most notable reasons for its 100% rating include the following:

  • A new eight-speed automatic (Hydra-Matic 8L45) is quick to shift and keeps the RPMs roaring when maxed out at the top of the gauge.
  • It’s the quickest truck in its mid-size class, and is “even capable of beating up on some full-size models.”
  • The cabin volume is “nearly identical to that of an Impala,” which makes it a “comfortable commuter, offering an ideal seating position and supportive front seats.”
  • Other full-sized pickups often cost more than the Colorado LT.

Edmunds’s Analysis of the Colorado

Edmunds shared similar thoughts on the 2017 Colorado, noting that the truck “can get all sorts of jobs done” thanks to its versatility and available options, such as three engines and multiple cab and bed configurations. The reviewers also praised the Colorado for being one of the most maneuverable mid-size pickups on the market, even though it’s only slightly smaller than full-size trucks like its big brother, the Silverado.



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Achieving he illustrious five-star rating continues to be no problem for the new Chevy Colorado; consumers at threw tons of commendable adjectives its way, including words like “amazing,” “perfect,” and “excellent.” From its great looks and outstanding fuel economy to its convenient storage solutions and towing capability, the Colorado has created more than a few fans with its current 2017 iteration.

U.S. News Praises the Chevy Colorado

A lineup of compelling engines. Class-leading towing. A cabin that treats its passengers right. These are all commendations given to the 2017 Colorado by the world-renowned U.S. News. Ranked just behind the National Truck of the Year Ridgeline, the Colorado garnered an incredible score of 8.8 thanks to its affordable MSRP, comfortable interior, and supreme payload and towing abilities.

KBB Adores the Colorado, Too

Kelley Blue Book’s official review of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is just as glowing. Garnering an overall 8.5 rating, the Colorado was admired for its impressive and smooth ride and available engine options, with the 2.8L Duramax diesel engine being KBB’s favorite. In fact, they remarked that Colorados equipped with the diesel engine benefit from remarkably good fuel economy, making it an ideal truck for the pragmatist in all of us.

McCarthy Chevrolet’s Recommendation

There’s no debate as to how well-built the all-new 2017 Colorado is. Offering best-in-class towing ability and a great deal of style, Chevy’s newest groundbreaking pickup is an excellent choice for just about anyone—especially those who frequently need a hauler but hate the cumbersome nature of full-size trucks. No matter the trim you choose, the 2017 Chevy Colorado will keep you on track to finish any project.


Ready to test drive the amazing new Colorado in KC? Give us a call or stop by, and we’ll gladly get you behind the wheel. As both a new and used car dealership in Olathe, we also have a selection of certified pre-owned Colorados and other used trucks for you to try out. So contact us at (913) 754-7208 to schedule a visit, or stop into McCarthy Chevrolet Olathe at 675 N Rawhide Road today to learn more about our newest Chevy specials.


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