2016 Colorado Truck of the Year
At this point in the game, there is little doubt that the Chevy Colorado is one of the heavy hitters within the inventory available at Don Wheaton. The 2016 Colorado has added a number of new technologies and capabilities to help it stay atop the midsize pickup truck class of the automotive industry. As the 2016 models of the Chevy Colorado are arriving to Don Wheaton, the truck has already picked up what is sure to be the first of many awards for the season. For the second year in a row, the 2016 Chevy Colorado has been named the MotorTrend Truck of the Year.
While 2016 marks the second year the Colorado nameplate has been placed atop the industry by the U.S.-based automotive publication, the editors specifically named the diesel powered version of the midsize truck as the top model. Also under consideration were the GMC Canyon, Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. MotorTrend reviewers simply couldn’t ignore the incredible boost in capability and fuel economy.
Don Wheaton shoppers will have two cab versions to consider during the buying process, four-door extended or crew cab. The truck is available in one of three basic trim levels, Work Truck, LT and Z71. Each one of these trims offers customers a differing level of access to equipment and available cutting edge technology. For the award-winning diesel model, the 2016 Colorado offers the new engine in the LT and Z71 trims with the crew cab. Customers that opt for the diesel engine will increase in tow rating as well as fuel-economy. Peak power output for the turbocharged, 2.8-liter Duramax engine is 181 horsepower with an impressive 369 pound-feet of torque. This is where the ability to pull a load of more than 3,000 kilograms comes from.
From a technology standpoint, the MotorTrend editors were also impressed with new Apple CarPlay integration with the Apple iPhone and the wide array of applications that are and will be offered. For the second-year in a row, the Chevy 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is standard equipment on most trims of the 2016 Colorado.
If you would like to learn more about what exactly made MotorTrend choose the 2016 Chevy Colorado as its Truck of the Year again, make an appointment with a Don Wheaton sales professional today.