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“The Colorado is fitted with a standard bedliner”
The 2010 Chevrolet Colorado offers most of the basics for a compact pickup truck, but the options are rather limited.
Standard equipment is decent with air conditioning, a tilt steering wheel, cruise control, and folding exterior mirrors all included. Options include traction control, XM Satellite Radio, fog lamps, leather seats, a sunroof, a six-CD changer, and a sliding rear window. OnStar is offered but without a navigation feature—which would enhance the desirability of this work truck.
Car and Driver moans over the lack of “some truck-specific options” on the 2010 Chevrolet Colorado, such as "no protective coating or tie-down rails in the bed."
Cars.com points out the Colorado’s optional "heated leather seating and XM Satellite Radio," as well as the optional "locking differential." Edmunds is a fan of the Chevrolet Colorado's "grille guards, bed extender and 18-inch wheels [that] are also available." While most options are bundled or offered as stand-alone items, including bucket seats, power windows/locks/mirrors, remote keyless entry, and a self-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth and navigation are two options conspicuously missing from the list.
Edmunds claims that the interior of the base Colorado is "pretty Spartan aside from air-conditioning and an AM/FM stereo.” However, it should be noted that the base Colorado also includes features like air conditioning, tilt steering, an AM/FM stereo, cruise control, and two 12-volt power outlets. Moving up to the LT adds reclining seats, more stereo speakers, and aluminum wheels, which Edmunds believes “is a better choice for most folks.”
A new ZQ8 sport suspension package for the Extended and Crew Cab models features revised suspension tuning that’s 30 percent stiffer and a ride height that’s one inch lower than previous years. Eighteen-inch, split six-spoke aluminum wheels and low-profile performance tires are also part of the package that pairs with the V-8 engine option.
The 2010 Chevrolet Colorado offers enough as a work truck, though those in need of all the nifty extras will be a little disappointed.