The exterior styling of the 2010 Colorado remains unchanged aside from some trim revisions. There are plenty of styling differences from which to choose in all of the Colorado’s varied configurations, such as rear- or four-wheel drive, in short-wheelbase regular-cab and long-wheelbase extended- and four-door crew-cab versions.
Edmunds claims “the Colorado's aggressive, angular styling makes big promises of power, ruggedness and capability.” Cars.com is a fan, calling it "aerodynamic, angular and athletic." Automedia likes the Colorado’s styling, deeming it “terrific” and remarking it “resembles a scaled-down Silverado with a rugged and sporting stance.” Truck Trend points out that the Colorado comes in three different cab styles: “regular cab, extended cab, crew cab (with four full-size front-hinged doors)” and that “regular and extended cabs get a 6-foot-1-inch-long bed and crew cabs feature a 5-foot-1-inch-long bed.” Kelley Blue Book lauds the trim in the base 2010 Chevrolet Colorado, declaring it "an attractive alternative for those whose truck use tends to be recreational." The exterior has a "look that says 'Chevy,' [with] bulging fender flares and bright alloy wheels [that] punctuate tall slab sides."
The 2010 Chevrolet Colorado is a matter of huge debate; most reviewers love the aesthetics but hate the materials. Edmunds starts off by saying “recent upgrades to the Colorado's interior make today's version more hospitable than in previous model years. However, plenty of evidence of cost-cutting remains in the form of hard plastics, inconsistent build quality and a near absence of style.” Car and Driver derides the "rental-car interior decor." On the other hand, Automedia finds that “inside, the Colorado looks and feels more like a spacious, well-appointed full-size pickup,” and Kelley Blue Book reports that the 2010 Chevrolet Colorado interior layout is described as "highly functional, with all the gauges and controls in clear sight and easy reach of the driver." However, they also mention an "over-abundance of gray throughout the cab" that only differs "in the pricier trim levels." ConsumerGuide is a fan of "the audio and climate controls [that] are simple to use and are clearly marked" and gauges that "are easy to read," though "some digital readouts wash out in direct sunlight."