Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. I learned that if I waited 5-9 minutes, the vehicle would start as if nothing were wrong. Although the Colorado's cab and bed are not the largest in this segment and its turning radius is uncommonly wide , the truck remains competitive with Ford's Ranger series and, to a lesser extent, the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and Dodge Dakota. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. Both of these engines produce class-leading horsepower while returning good fuel economy. She'll also attend the 24 Hours of Daytona and take part in an endurance race in a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette. My concern is gas mileage and towing capacity…I plan on pulling a horse trailer with whichever truck I buy.
Driving It The Colorado's greatest strengths can be found in its chassis and powertrains. The Colorado has a clever tailgate that can be opened flat or set at a 55-degree angle, effectively placing the top of the gate in line with the tops of the rear wheel wells, which makes it easy to load and carry, for example, large, flat panels. From my research, the tow rating for the two is not that different: 4000 lbs for the Colorado and 4800 for the Silverado. Std Std Suspension Pkg, Standard - Z85 See Std Equipment Listing. The bed length for the Regular and Extended Cab models is roughly six feet, while that for the Crew Cab model is about five feet. You can feel it in the way the Colorado handles off-road and in the corners.
A mechanic came to my house to look at it and stated that it is not getting fuel. Leave a Comment Name Mail Website. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? But One Lap -- where she supports the breast cancer awareness through the 1in8 Motorsports Foundation -- is her vacation. The dealer diagnosed that the fuel pump control module needed to be replaced.
Though it can't tow or haul like a full-size Silverado, the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado makes an attractive alternative for those whose truck use tends to be more recreational than occupational. The standard in-line four-cylinder is fairly potent for such a small engine. Starting in 2009, the Colorado offered standard stability control. Upon digging into the repairs the fuel module had water in it. Smart Chevrolet of white hall formerly of pine bluff claimed to have repaired it in 2011, however I have had even more issues since then. Would America buy a diesel Colorado? An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Hennessy will pilot a 2009… The compact and midsize pickup truck market -- inhabited by the likes of the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado among others -- could see renewed interest in the next few years by consumers who might not need the capacity or bulk of a full-size truck, but still need a vehicle with a bed -preferably one that doesn't cost a fortune to fill….
Starting in 2009, the Colorado offered standard stability control. . As for resale potential, the Colorado falls far short of the values held by the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey.
Chevrolet has also created a number of performance and off-road packages that enhance the Colorado's rugged image. I think that for the amount of towing I will be doing, the Colorado should suffice, especially since I only plan on pulling a little 2-horse bumper pull, but I just wanted a second opinion. For some reason my vehicle isn't covered in the recall even though there was water in the module which caused my engine light to come on and my vehicle not to start, which is the exact consequence described in the recall. The Colorado seemed promising when it replaced the S-10 in 2003. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Both beds feature tall sidewalls, for deeper storage, which give the Colorado best-in-class cargo volume.
Enhanced safety features include standard StabiliTrak stability control and a new braking system with improved stopping distance. Some may find the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado too narrow and, with the Crew Cab model, short on rear-seat legroom. I was not aware of a recall on the fuel system control module recall 08411 beginning May 18, 2009 , nor was I informed of it by the dealership. I was not able to get to work for 1 day and then rides for the rest of the week to work. Kelley Blue Book expects the Colorado to retain less-than-average residual values.
This year, it's in the Renault Clio Cup. Std Std Engine: 4-Cyl, 2. Notable shudder plagues the ride, the seats are uncomfortable and interior quality is lacking. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated. Regular Cab models ride on a 111. The Colorado seemed promising when it replaced the S-10 in 2003. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? I reported my problems to jim butler cheverolet and sepaugh both whom refused to acknowledge this recall.
The seats offer firm bottoms and good lumbar support, and the cloth fabric is both durable and comfortable. The body-on-frame chassis provides a rigid platform helping eliminate rattles and shake. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. Crew Cab models are a bit tight when it comes to rear-seat legroom, but front seat occupants should be more than satisfied. The 2009 Chevrolet Colorado's interior layout is highly functional, with all the gauges and controls in clear sight and easy reach of the driver.