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2004 Chevy Colorado

2004 Chevy Colorado
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Make way for the new kind of compact pickup truck…the 2004 Chevy Colorado has arrived.

Chevrolet designed its new pickup to really push the limits of the segment in terms of size. The result is a compact truck that almost rolls into the midsize segment, all the while providing a comfortable seating environment and all the workmanlike ability of a Chevy truck.

The new 2004 Chevy Colorado has a tough body-on-frame design in regular cab, extended cab and crew cab configurations. There are also two completely new engines used: a Vortec 2800 inline 4-cylinder and a Vortec 3500 inline 5-cylinder.

Available Models
Base models are offered in standard configurations, or with one of two suspension packages: an elevated-ground-clearance Z71 off-road suspension model and a ZQ8 sport-suspension model. Chevy Colorado LS models are covered separately.

Interior Features
Because crew cab pickups account for a majority of sales in larger pickup segments, Chevy spent an extra amount of time dealing with that particular Colorado style. Colorado's crew cab offers a 60/40-split folding rear seat capable of accommodating three adults.

The extended cab model comes standard with four doors. The regular cab features 60/40 bench seats, in cloth or vinyl, with bucket seats available.

Options for the new 2004 Chevy Colorado include a remote locking system, heated leather seats, XM Satellite Radio (continental U.S. only) and a driver information system.

Exterior Features
2004 Chevy Colorado crew cabs get a 5-ft cargo bed, while other models have a 6-ft bed. With the 2WD ZX8 lowered suspension package, 17-inch wheels replace 15-inch wheels.

Performance
The standard engine with base models is the aforementioned I4. It is a 2.8-liter model, and it can produce 175 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 185 lb-ft of torque at 2800 rpm.

Optional with base models is the 3.5-liter inline 5-cylinder engine. It delivers plenty of get-up with 220 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 225 lb-ft of torque at 2800 rpm. 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic can both be had, as can two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.

The new engines share the same all-aluminum, dual overhead camshaft construction. They also have a high 10:1 compression ratio, electronic throttle control, exhaust cam phasing, coil-on-plug ignition, direct-mount accessories and easy maintenance features.

Safety and Security
The 2004 Chevy Colorado was given a heavy-duty brake setup for rough work applications as well as overall safety. It features tandem power boosters, dual-piston disc front brakes with audible wear sensors and 295-mm diameter rear drums.
Curtain side airbags and traction control for two-wheel drive models are optional.

New for the 2004 Chevy Colorado

All-new for 2004 in three body styles: Crew Cab, Extended Cab and Regular Cab
Two powerful all-new inline engines

 

Vortec 3500 3.5L I-5 with 220 horsepower (164 kw) and 225 lb.-ft. (305 Nm) of torque
Vortec 2800 2.8L I-4 with 175 horsepower (130 kw) and 185 lb.-ft. (251 Nm) of torque

Segment-leading features
  Locking rear differential on both 2WD and 4WD models
Available traction-control on rear-wheel-drive models
Roof-rail side air bags
OnStar
Innovative two-position locking tailgate
Comprehensive package of safety features
  Dual-stage front air bags, driver and right front, with passenger-side deactivation switch (on Regular Cab and Extended Cab without rear seats) with available side-curtain air bags
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) child seat anchors (plus top tether anchorage for child seats in the front seat of Regular Cabs and rear seat of Extended and Crew Cabs)
Standard ABS
Foldaway outside rearview mirrors

Fast Stats
Seats
Reg. Cab 2-3
Ext. Cab 4-5
Crew Cab 5-6
MSRP from
$16,200
Engine
2.8L I-4
3.5L I-5
Horsepower
175 @ 5600
220 @ 5600
Transmission
4-speed auto
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
not available

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