Manufacturers usually provide fully loaded models for journalists to test. They want to show off the best power and the full array of features and options. It was difficult to find a 2015 Chevy Colorado with 2WD, four cylinder engine, and the extended cab.
The 2.5L four cylinder makes 200 horsepower @ a high 6,300 rpm and 191 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm. This truck gets a low 4.10 rear axle ratio to provide the extra oomph. The test truck was equipped with the 6-speed automatic transmission, but this configuration is also available with a 6-speed manual transmission. The automatic costs at extra $650 and brings this test truck’s starting price to $22,000. The very base Colorado starts at $20,995.
Check out this first drive video where Roman and Nathan take the four-cylinder 2WD Colorado for a spin around San Diego. Can they stay on task and ignore the bikinis?
Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been writing and reporting at TFL since 2011.