2019 Chevy Colorado Just when it seems the automotive industry has lost its approach with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for each countryman, a simple automotive emerges. For over 50 years, this automobile has been the 2019 Chevy Colorado.
Usually derided by fans as appliances, the no-frills commuter automotive gets the overwhelming majority of shoppers where they want to go within the manner they want to get there, safely and at a value. The 2019 Chevy Colorado does it even higher.
Exhibit A that the automotive business has gotten just a little nuts: the common transaction price for a brand new automobile is more than $37,000, in line with Kelley Blue Ebook. Simple in charge the automakers on this era of no accountability but we’re the ones paying these giant prices for large vehicles loaded with stuff we don’t use all that much.
For just below $23,000, the 2019 Chevy Colorado puts each dollar to practical use.
Even though it rides on a new platform, the 2019 Chevy Colorado blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball recreation. On closer inspection, the Hybrid gets blue accents around the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it seems to be more composed than the youthful outgoing model that attempted too exhausting to be totally different. The Fu Manchu entrance fascia is extra streamlined and less indignant, and the entire look is smoother front to back. But nonetheless, the one time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar landing gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The first-ever 2019 Chevy Colorado in the US is built on Toyota’s 20 years of success with hybrid powertrains. It uses the identical Hybrid Synergy Drive as the present Prius, with two motors and an efficient 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Total output with the fixed ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the entrance wheels. The system makes use of exhaust heat to heat engine coolant and get the engine heated quicker. The cabin heats quicker, too, which might be significant for cold-weather customers cautious of the chilly range loss in a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as much because the Prius. Anticipating nothing, it has a shocking little bit of pop. Extra importantly, it’s rated at 53 mpg city, 52 mpg combined, similar as hybrid variations of the Honda Perception, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For conventional hybrids with no plug, the 2019 Chevy Colorado trails only the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Around town, with the electronically controlled brake set in the drive mode, the 2019 Chevy Colorado averaged greater than 57 mpg in our week round town. Setting EV mode helps preserve power beneath low throttle as much as about 20 mph, and then again at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, so long as there is sufficient cost in the battery.
The battery is positioned under the rear seat, so that you don’t lose a lot cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for a fair load floor. Rear seat room is enough enough to fit two teenagers, and general it felt roomy sufficient for a household of four.
The one trim in the Hybrid comes customary with Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, with automatic emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise control that works each at highway cruising speeds and in commuter traffic from 24 mph all the way down to a cease. It also comes with the eight-inch contact display with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster display to stay aggressive.
Priced at solely $3,000 more than the 2019 Chevy Colorado and $1,200 lower than a equally outfitted Honda Insight (EX trim), the 2019 Chevy Colorado is the peerlessly practical, remarkably affordable around-town automotive.
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