2015 Chevrolet Colorado

MSRP $24,330 - $34,415

Ranked #1 in Pickup-truck

8.1

Overall Rating

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 2, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The new Chevrolet Colorado lineup witnesses a complete redesign with significant upgrades. The 2015 model year of the Colorado comes with updated technology, design, and capability. It also features better weight management, efficiency, and towing capacity as compared to the outgoing version. As for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab, it features a comfortable cabin with the latest infotainment setup that features the new OnStar system. The new pick-up truck builds on the GMT 31XX platform, which commences second-generation Colorado. 

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Pros

Composed ride and handling

Refined powertrain

Bevy of active safety features

Cons

Poor reliability ratings

Rear seat space is cramped and uncomfortable for tall passengers

All the flashy features are reserved for top trims

What's New?

Fully redesigned for the 2015 model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$24330

bodystyle

4dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

5

top speed

98 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

150 cu.in.

horsepower

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

191 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent frnt shrt and lng arm suspensin w/anti-rll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspensin

dimensions

wheelbase

128.3 in.

length

212.5 in.

width

74.3 in.

height

70.7 in.

curb weight

4010 lbs.

ground clearance

8.4 in.

capacity

cargo volume

41.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1460 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.5 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/23/27 mpg

highway range

567 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 100000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Work Truck$24,330 onwards

LT$32,085 onwards

Z71$34,415 onwards

Colors and Styles

2015 Chevrolet Colorado in Brownstone Metallic color
Brownstone Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.1

Overall Rating


It comes with either a rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive depending on the configuration. There are multiple trim levels to choose from. It starts with the most affordable Work Truck model to the top-end off-road capable ZR2 model. There are two engine options available, a standard 2.5-Liter Inline-4 or a more powerful 3.6-Liter V6 with higher-level trims. You also get to choose between either a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual. Prices start at MSRP $24,330, and it competes against the Nissan Frontier, GMC Canyon, and Toyota Tacoma.


9.0/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2015 Chevrolet Colorado Features

9.0/10

The latest Colorado lineup features four trim levels, starting with the Base, Work Truck, LT, and top-end Z71 model. However, the Crew Cab only comes in three trims, with the omission of the Base trim. The few highlighted features are an updated interior with better quality materials, a new OnStar infotainment system, a premium audio system for higher trims, and a range of advanced safety features. 

Trim

Work Truck 

LT

Z71

MSRP (RWD)

$24,330

$27,110

$29,550

MSRP (AWD)

$29,705

$32,085

$34,115

Key Features

Clothing seat upholstery

Heated power-adjustable exterior mirrors

Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package

 

16-inch ultra finish silver metallic polish steel wheels

17-inch silver metallic aluminum wheels

The automatic locking rear differential 

 

Power 4-way driver seat adjustment

Leather-wrapped steering wheel with Bluetooth access

Front recovery hooks

 

New OnStar Infotainment system

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Single-zone automatic climate control

 

6-speaker audio system

OnStar 4G LTE with Wi-Fi capability

17-inch dark argent metallic cast-aluminum wheels

 

Advanced safety systems

Cruise Control

4-way power-adjustable driver seat

We Recommend 

The top-end Z71 model is the one we recommend. The Z71 equips the special suspension package enabling better off-road performance, bigger alloy wheels finished in dark theme, premium interior space, and active safety features, all at around $5,000 more than the base WT version. This is truly money well-spent.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Engine and Performance

8.0/10

For a robust pick-up truck, the powertrain configuration plays one of the most pivotal roles as these trucks will mainly be used for hauling and trailering. The Chevrolet Colorado features a 2.5-Liter inline-4 engine that generates around 200 hp and 191 pound-feet of torque. It sports a 6-speed automatic transmission as an option but comes with a standard 6-speed manual. The ride quality of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab is better than most of the rivals. Although the torque figure of the base inline-4 is on the lower side, the power comes in smooth and the mid-range is strong. 

The ride quality is slightly on the firmer side, but it is comfortable regardless. The Z71 trim equips a better suspension package that makes it a capable off-roader but does hurt the on-road ride and handling to an extent. The acceleration capability of Colorado is on par with its closest rivals. The truck can sprint 0-60 mph in 7.4 seconds and cover a quarter-mile in 15.7 seconds despite its heavier curb weight. Moving on to the payload and towing capacities, the Colorado comes with an impressive 1,489 pounds of payload capacity and around 7,000 pounds of towing capacity. 

Model

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2015 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

2015 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

2015 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

MSRP

$25,205

$23,600

$26,130

$23,975

Engine

2.5-Liter Inline-4

4.0-Liter V6

2.5-Liter Inline-4

2.7-Liter Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD/ 4WD

RWD/ 4WD

RWD/ 4WD

RWD/ 4WD

Transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed Manual

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

200 @ 6300

261 @ 5600

200 @ 6300

159 @ 5200

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

191 @ 4400

281 @ 4000

191 @ 4400

180 @ 4000

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.4

6.8

7.7

7.7

Quarter mile (mph)

15.7

14.2

15.9

16.1

Top speed (mph)

120

125

120

115

Payload Capacity (lbs.)

1489

NA

1520

NA

Towing Capacity (lbs.)

7000

6300

7000

3400

Having identical underpinnings, both the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado offer the best-in-class towing capacity. The Toyota Tacoma secured the best payload capacity figure. The Frontier may lack in the payload and towing front, but it has a bigger engine as standard and is comparatively more powerful. The acceleration figures of the Frontier are significantly better than the rivals.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The fuel economy may not be the topmost priority for most of the buyers in this segment. Regardless, the Colorado with its Inline-4 is one of the most fuel-efficient mid-size pickups that you can currently own. It delivers around 20 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on highways. Packed with a large 21-gallon fuel tank, the range is also one of the best in its segment at 464 miles combined.

Model

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2015 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

2015 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

2015 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

MPG (city)

20

17

20

19

MPG (Highway)

27

22

27

24

MPG (Combined)

22

19

22

21

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

21.0

21.1

21.0

21.1

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

420/ 567/ 464

358.70/ 464.2/ 400.9

420/ 567/ 464

400.9/ 506.4/ 443.1

Both the GM cousins deliver the best fuel efficiency figures. The Tacoma is not too far behind, but the highway MPG figure is significantly lower than both the Colorado and the Canyon. The Nissan, on the other hand, delivers the worst economy figures out of all the trucks here, and this is mainly because of the bigger and more powerful engine under the hood.

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Interior

8.0/10

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab features a redesigned interior with more comfortable seats and upgraded infotainment. The lower WT trims come with cloth upholstery as standard, whereas the higher trims like LT and Z71 feature bucket seats wrapped in leather. The steering wheel is also wrapped in leather and has mounted controls for easy accessibility. 

The cabin feels roomy with adequate space in both rows. However, the rear seats can get cramped for taller passengers as they lack legroom, and the seatbacks are a bit upright too. Moreover, there are multiple storage spaces throughout the cabin for added convenience. The cargo bed has a total volume of 41 cubic feet so that you can carry larger items.

Model

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2015 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

2015 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

2015 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

41.4/ 57.5/ 45.0

40.0/ 58.3/ 42.4

41.4/ 57.5/ 45

40.2/ 57.7/ 41.7

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3/ 56.2/ 35.8

38.7/ 58.3/ 38.7

38.3/ 56.2/ 35.8

38.5/ 59.3/ 32.6

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

41.3

27.1

41.3

NA

Competitors like the Nissan Frontier Crew Cab offer slightly better space at the back. However, the same cannot be said for the Tacoma as it has the worst rear legroom out of all the trucks here. Moreover, as compared to the Colorado or the Canyon, the Frontier is lacking in terms of bed volume with only 27.1 cubic feet of space. Key interior features include:

  • Single Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Heated front bucket seats with 4-way power adjustment
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with Bluetooth, Cruise, and audio setup controls
  • Cloth/leatherette upholstery option
  • Folding rear bench seat

How intuitive is the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab’s infotainment unit?

With the new generation of the Colorado, the infotainment system is updated and comes with better connectivity features. It now comes with the new OnStar infotainment system. The setup includes an available 8-inch touch screen interface, SiriusXM satellite radio, Wi-Fi Hotspot, OnStar telematics, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth, and 4 USB ports. The truck also comes standard with a 6-speaker audio system that can be upgraded to a premium 9-speaker system by Bose. Highlight infotainment features include:

  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • 4 USB ports
  • Bluetooth connectivity 
  • 8-inch touchscreen display
  • 6-speaker standard audio system with an upgradable 9-speaker audio system by Bose
  • Steering mounted controls

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Exterior

9.0/10

The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab is completely redesigned. It now features a sportier exterior design with bigger wheels and a new bumper design alongside various cargo bed options. The truck still looks as boxy and rugged as the outgoing version. Furthermore, the LED headlights are new and come with the auto high-beam feature. To appeal to a broader audience, it includes an integrated CornerStep and spring-assisted tailgate called 'EZ Lift and Lower.' 

In terms of dimensions, the new truck is wider and longer than before and has two options of cargo beds, a short bed and a long bed. The Z71 version gets more prominent tires and a performance Z71 suspension package with special badges inside and out. The pickup weighs 4,011 lbs, making it the second lightest option in the competition. Overall, we would say that it definitely attracts buyers.

Model

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2015 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

GMC Canyon Crew Cab

2015 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

4011

4475

3980

NA

Length (in.)

212.7

205.5

NA

208.1

Width (in.)

74.3

72.8

74.3

74.6

Height (in.)

70.7

70.1

70.7

70.1

Ground Clearance (in.)

8.3

8.6

8.3

8.1

Wheelbase (in.)

128.3

125.9

128.3

127.4

In terms of weight, both the Colorado and the Canyon are nearly identical. The Tacoma is the longest and widest, while both the GM trucks are the tallest. Meanwhile, the Frontier sports the most ground clearance and is also the heaviest truck in the segment. The 2015 Colorado is the longest, and this is reflected both in its interior space and in its cargo capacity. Key exterior features include:

  • CornerStep integrated side step
  • LED headlights
  • Chrome-finished front grille
  • Dual exhausts with steel tips
  • 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Safety

9.0/10

The 2015 Colorado comes with trailering support, which is one of the most critical safety features for pick-up trucks. Other than this, it also features many active driver assistance technologies and advanced safety features that not only help in better maneuverability but also keep the occupants safe. These include brake assist, rearview camera, StabiliTrak stability control as standard and Hill Start Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and forward collision alert as active systems. Standout safety features include:

  • StabiliTrak Stability Control System 
  • Optional Forward Collision Alert
  • Optional Lane Departure Warning
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Fully electronic traction control
  • Trailering sway control

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Final Verdict

The new generation 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab is built on a rugged platform and features a spacious interior cabin with an upgraded infotainment system that keeps you engaged throughout long highway hauls. Also, multiple small-item storage spaces inside make life easier as well. The powertrain is smooth and efficient with adequate towing capacity, even in its base configuration. Moreover, the new Z71 Suspension package enables the truck to have better off-road capabilities. If you desire such things in your mid-size pickup, the 2015 Colorado is the one to go for.

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