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2005 Chevy Colorado

2005 Chevy Colorado
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The Chevy Colorado is Chevrolet's new small pickup truck that can really be termed a midsize model. Originally introduced in 2004, there is still quite a bit of novelty about the Colorado and its close sibling, the GMC Canyon.

The 2005 Chevy Colorado evokes comparisons with the Silverado. For the Colorado is basically just a smaller version of that full-size pickup truck. Offered in a wealth of trims and with two available inline engines, there is plenty of model diversity as well this year.

Available Models
Base 2005 Chevy Colorado models are offered as regular cabs and extended cabs. Uplevel LS models are covered in a separate review.

Interior Features
Like most other trucks, regular cabs have a three person bench seat. The extended cab adds rear-hinged rear doors and an extra rear bench seat.

Base models aren't going to wow you with their features, but they won't disappoint either. Standard equipment includes rack-and-pinion steering, intermittent wipers, air conditioning and folding outside mirrors.

Notable optional equipment includes remote keyless entry, XM Satellite Radio, a tilt steering wheel, cruise control, a self-dimming inside rearview mirror, high-back bucket seats and a rear sliding window.

Exterior Features
Both regular cabs and extended cabs use a solid 6-ft cargo bed. New this year is an Xtreme package. It is available with 2WD models and adds18-inch wheels, bodyside cladding, different front and rear styling and special exterior graphics.

The Colorado Xtreme stands out with a ZQ8 lowered suspension. Suspension (spring & knuckle) modifications and tire/wheel assemblies lower the vehicle 1.6 inches compared to Colorado's standard 2WD suspension, and they are complemented with gas-charged monotube shocks at all corners. The ZQ8 suspension also includes front and rear stabilizer bars to increase the vehicle's handling capability.

Base models use a 2.8-liter inline 4-cylinder engine. It can be mated to 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, both of which get pretty good gas mileage for a pickup. The I4 is able to muster 175 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 185 lb-ft of torque at 2800 rpm.

Optional is an inline 5-cylinder engine. It produces 220 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 225 lb-ft of torque at 2800 rpm.

Safety and Security
Antilock brakes and daytime running lights are standard on all 2005 Colorado models. The dual-stage airbags include a passenger deactivation switch to reduce injury.

Curtain side airbags are available as an option. They act like a protective curtain when deployed, unfolding from the roof rail between the A-pillar and side window header.

2005 Chevy Colorado - New for 2005
Xtreme package available in Regular, Extended and Crew Cab models
     ZQ8 lowered suspension
     18-inch alloy wheels and low-profile performance tires
     Monochromatic appearance
     Rear spoiler on tailgate, new front grille and special exterior badging
     Special instrument cluster graphics and interior badging
Power Convenience Package added to Crew Cab models with 1SB, 1SE and 1SH equipment groups
New exterior color: Superior Blue Metallic

Fast Stats
Reg cab: 2-3
Ext cab: 4-5
Crew cab: 5-6
MSRP from
2.8L I4
3.5L I5
175 @ 5600
220 @ 5600
4-speed auto
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
Not Available

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