2019 Chevrolet Colorado Just when it seems the automotive industry has misplaced its means with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for every countryman, a easy automobile emerges. For over 50 years, this car has been the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado.
Typically derided by fanatics as appliances, the no-frills commuter automobile gets the vast majority of consumers where they want to go in the manner they want to get there, safely and at a value. The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado does it even higher.
Exhibit A that the automotive industry has gotten a bit nuts: the typical transaction worth for a brand new car is more than $37,000, in accordance with Kelley Blue E book. Easy guilty the automakers in this era of no accountability but we’re the ones paying these massive prices for large autos loaded with stuff we don’t use all that a lot.
For just under $23,000, the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado puts every dollar to purposeful use.
Even though it rides on a new platform, the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball recreation. On nearer inspection, the Hybrid gets blue accents across the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it looks extra composed than the youthful outgoing model that tried too arduous to be totally different. The Fu Manchu entrance fascia is more streamlined and fewer indignant, and the whole look is smoother front to again. But nonetheless, the one time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar touchdown gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The primary-ever 2019 Chevrolet Colorado in the US is constructed on Toyota’s two decades of success with hybrid powertrains. It makes use of the identical Hybrid Synergy Drive as the current Prius, with two motors and an efficient 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Total output with the fastened ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the entrance wheels. The system uses exhaust heat to heat engine coolant and get the engine heated quicker. The cabin heats quicker, too, which may very well be significant for cold-weather consumers cautious of the chilly range loss in a plug-in hybrid or electric automobile.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as much as the Prius. Expecting nothing, it has a stunning bit of pop. Extra importantly, it is rated at 53 mpg city, 52 mpg combined, same as hybrid versions of the Honda Insight, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For conventional hybrids with no plug, the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado trails only the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Round town, with the electronically managed brake set within the drive mode, the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado averaged greater than 57 mpg in our week around city. Setting EV mode helps conserve energy underneath low throttle as much as about 20 mph, after which once more at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, as long as there’s enough charge within the battery.
The battery is located beneath the rear seat, so you don’t lose much cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for a fair load ground. Rear seat room is sufficient sufficient to fit two teenagers, and overall it felt roomy enough for a household of 4.
The only trim within the Hybrid comes customary with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, with automatic emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise control that works each at freeway cruising speeds and in commuter visitors from 24 mph all the way down to a stop. It additionally comes with the eight-inch contact screen with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster show to remain competitive.
Priced at only $three,000 more than the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado and $1,200 lower than a similarly geared up Honda Perception (EX trim), the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is the superbly sensible, remarkably reasonable around-town automotive.
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