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2018 Chevy Colorado: The Quintessential Mid-Size Pickup Truck


When Chevrolet introduced the Colorado to U.S. consumers back in 2004, people were impressed with its looks and performance. Today, most Chevy Colorado owners view their mid-size pickup as more than just a handsome load-hauler—it’s also an efficient and profoundly comfortable ride.

Fans of both early and later models of this Chevy truck now have the pleasure of trying out the latest incarnation of their favorite small yet mighty pickup — the 2018 Colorado.

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Good Looks Paired with Great Utility & Features You’ll Care About

The 2018 Colorado has a rugged look, just like the state whose name it bears, and its cabin is designed for comfort, offering something that many pickups don’t — a smooth, quiet ride. It’s also designed to be ready for anything, boasting three “best-in-class” accolades for towing capacity (7,770 lbs. when properly equipped), torque (360 lb.-ft.) and mileage (22 city/30 hwy).

With America’s most fuel-efficient pickup truck, you also get practical conveniences like:

  • a CornerStep rear bumper and corner hand grips to make securing your cargo a little easier;
  • available Cargo Tie-Down Rings;
  • locking tailgate and cargo box lighting;
  • fully boxed frame;
  • four-wheel disc brakes with Duralife™ rotors;
  • electric power steering;
  • available heated leather-trimmed seats;
  • storage to spare via a huge center console with secure storage and a fold-down rear seat with hidden storage in the available crew-cab;
  • A 4.2″ touchscreen and audio system with USB;
  • available Bose® sound system (the creme de la creme of sound systems);
  • and Teen Driver.

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The Critics Like It

Consumers and owners of the 2018 Colorado aren’t the only fans of this capable mid-size pickup. The critics have some good things to say about it.

Car and Driver reviewer, Mike Sutton, road tested the off-road-ready ZR2 trim model and was impressed with its “seriously capable” capabilities as well as its gas-powered V6 engine. Sutton also gave kudos to the standard 8-speed automatic transmission, calling it a “smooth operator.”

U.S. News and World Reports’ reviewers also like the Colorado’s selection* of “powerful, fuel-efficient engines” and heavy-duty towing capacity that puts it at the top of the pack (up to 7,700 pounds). They also like the fact that the Colorado is reasonably priced when compared with much of its competition, like the Toyota Tacoma.

*With the 2018 Chevy Colorado, you get your choice of three great engines — a 200-horsepower four-cylinder, a 308-horsepower V6, and a 186-horsepower turbo-diesel.

Kelley Blue Book’s Ron Moorhead likes the fact that the 2018 Chevy Colorado is “the only midsize truck available with a diesel engine,” calling the 2.8-liter Duramax “a prize” thanks to its smooth performance and excellent fuel economy.

Variety is the Spice of Life

Not everybody has the same tastes or needs when it comes to pickup trucks. The 2018 Chevy Colorado gives you plenty of options, like the choice of engines, cab and body styles, and bed lengths. You can also opt for a spray-on bed liner, fog lights and cross rails for the cargo-box storage system. Whatever your needs, the Colorado’s got ’em covered! Best of all, if you need to make an upgrade down the line, our Lee’s Summit dealership can order and install your chosen Chevy accessory or part.


Shop Colorado Models for Sale in Kansas City

Why not check out the 2018 Chevy Colorado yourself at McCarthy Chevrolet in Lee’s Summit? We’ve got deals galore and would love to let you experience the Colorado for yourself. As for financing your new Chevrolet truck, we can get you pre-qualified in mere seconds — without affecting your credit score! Our staff is always available to answer your questions, and we strive to ensure you’re never stressed when shopping for your new ride.

Contact us at (816) 875-4678 or visit our Lee’s Summit Chevrolet dealership at 945 SE Oldham Parkway to view our showroom. In addition to the 2018 Colorado, we also sell and lease hundreds of new Chevy models and pre-owned cars.




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