Owner Review: Marty’s 2018 Colorado Can Do It All!

Here's everywhere he's taken his truck so far

This 2018 Colorado has been a fateful companion over 60,000 miles and three years of ownership. Marty uses his 2018 Chevrolet Colorado as a daily driver, adventure hauler (kayaks & whatnot) and a tow vehicle. The best part (other than the awesome trailer, is that he feels it tows better than his 2000 Silverado 1500.

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Here’s the letter from the 2018 Colorado owner:

“Good Day Everyone @ TFL!

My 2018 Colorado now has just over 60k miles on the odo and has been nothing short of amazing for me and my family of four. 
I have been using it both as a daily commuter vehicle and as a tow vehicle for moving, kayak fishing, back road exploring, performing work on my 8AC homestead, and towing my 23’ bunk house RV. 

We are currently approaching 7,000 miles on our cross-country camping trip and are currently sitting out in Moab, UT. I just dropped the trailer last night and am about to do some exploring in the area.
We are about to head back to coastal Chesapeake, VA in a few days. 

Fuel economy averaged so far has been 14.7 mpg as of early July. That is with all of the traffic, back highways, and National park traffic/exploring done so far. Not all towing but mostly. 

This midsized truck is actually better at towing than my old 2000 Silverado 1500 was even though it had the first-gen 5.3L V8 and 3.73 rear end. The 8-spd/torque multiplier on my Colorado does an excellent job doing what it is supposed to do. 
Thank you for all you do folks! Your reviews helped me pick what is right for me. 

Looking forward to hauling a few cattle at a time in a few years too. I am thinking Dexter cattle will be great for my small property.
Here are my mods:  

  • Removed front air dam
  • Installed OEM skids that were designed for the ZR2 but made for non-ZR2 trucks
  • Painted tow hooks red
  • Stock tire size with KO2 rubber
  • Diamondback bed cover
  • DIY bedliner 

So far we have been to Badlands, Custer State Park, Yellowstone, Glacier, Mt Rainier, Olympic National Park, Redwood, and now parked in Moab for a few days to see Canyonlands and Arches. 

This truck has handled countless mountain passes with ease! 

Thanks to Marty from Viriginia for all the info!

Nathan Adlen
Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.