Chevrolet Colorado: Already 2015 Truck of the Year by Motor Trend


How?  It’s not even 2015 yet?  It’s not even Christmas time!

Honestly, I have yet to see the truck on the road, especially with Southern California being a test bed for new vehicles.  However, with the new #technologyandstuff, it shouldn’t be a surprise.

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  • "“After days of testing, hundreds of miles on the road, and our most rigorous truck testing program to date, our editors unanimously selected the Chevy Colorado as our 2015 Truck of the Year,” said Edward Loh, MOTOR TREND’s editor-in-chief. “Colorado is a smart, capable, and refreshingly honest truck that makes a strong value and efficiency statement. It’s perfectly sized and suited for the needs of many of today’s truck users.”"

    Ten competitors went through a series of tests.

    • Chevrolet Colorado WT and Colorado Z71
    • Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD
    • Ford F150 2.7L EcoBoost and 3.5L EcoBoost
    • Ford F-450
    • Ford Transit 350 HR and Transit 150 MR
    • GMC Canyon SLT
    • GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD

    Motor Trend testing included: 0-60 mph and 1/4-mile acceleration, 60-0 mph braking, and maximum lateral grip – all without payload or trailered loads.  Truck dynamics were measured as well with ride quality, fuel economy, and passing at speed with a proper load.

    Once testing was completed, select MOTOR TREND editors convened to determine which truck would be crowned Truck of the Year. The winner is not chosen from a direct comparison against the other contenders, but rather as a result of how each contender performed in testing and against the award’s six criteria: Design Advancement, Engineering Excellence, Efficiency, Safety, Value, and Performance of Intended Function.

    The Colorado Z71 comes with a 305 horsepower, 269 lb.-ft. engine capable of towing up to 3,500 lbs.  With a combined fuel economy average of 20mpg along with 4G LTE Wi-Fi available, what more could a mid-size truck owner need?

    The latest Colorado from Chevrolet is now primed for the future.

    [2014. Chevrolet. Motor Trend Names Chevrolet Colorado 2015 Truck of the Year. [Press Release] via]