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Original MSRP: $16,705 - $26,940
MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy
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2009 Chevrolet Colorado Interior

This interior review was written when the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado was new.

While competitors are offering more car-like cabins, the Colorado keeps its interior pure truck. Though some reviewers complain about materials quality, others say the Colorado's interior is adequate.

  • "Although drenched in plastic, the Colorado's interior features an effective gauge layout and easy-to-reach audio and climate controls." -- Cars.com
  • "The interior was more day laborer than architect." -- Detroit News
  • "While its competitors have gotten more luxurious and refined in recent years, the Chevy Colorado remains saddled with subpar materials, an abundance of hard plastic and mediocre seat comfort. The layout of controls and gauges gets high marks, however, for a simple and straightforward design." -- Edmunds
  • "After a week in the truck, we decided the cockpit, although sparse, had everything we really needed." -- PickupTrucks.com

Seating

Depending on body style, the Colorado can seat three to six people. The extended cab has a pair of rear jump seats accessible through two reverse-opening doors. The crew cab has a pair of regular seats accessible through two regular doors. When it comes to overall seat comfort, most reviewers say the front seats are more comfortable than the back seats, regardless of cab style.

  • "The seats offer firm bottoms and good lumbar support, and the cloth fabric is both durable and comfortable. Crew Cab models are a bit tight when it comes to rear-seat legroom, but front seat occupants should be more than satisfied." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The bucket seat was very comfortable." --  Detroit News
  • "Our test truck's cloth seats were some of the least comfortable buckets we've tested in years, with minimal side bolstering, poor lower lumbar support and balky adjustment levers," Four Wheeler
  • "The seats are plenty wide and comfortable, and the crew cab offers decent headroom and legroom for people of most heights. The second row of the extended cab is for children only."-- Cars.com
  • "There is enough legroom, hip room and shoulder room for three passengers in the rear, especially if they are smaller people. Our test unit had optional leather front buckets, so we could only carry five, but a six-passenger seating configuration is available." -- PickupTrucks.com

Interior Features

Reviewers seem to like the layout of the dash, even if they don't like the materials Chevy used on the Colorado. Base model Colorado's are rather sparsely equipped, but features are plentiful at higher and pricier trim levels.

  • "Simple climate and audio controls make the interior seem instantly familiar as soon as you get in. The gauges are similarly basic, but functional in their design." --Edmunds
  • "Gauges are easy to read, but some digital readouts wash out in direct sunlight." --Consumer Guide
  • "The 2009 Chevrolet Colorado's interior layout is highly functional, with all the gauges and controls in clear sight and easy reach of the driver." -- Kelley Blue Book

Cargo

Interior storage is limited in the base model Colorado, while the extended cab and crew cab has two foldable seats that increase second-row cargo room.

  • "The folding seats in the back provide additional cargo space." -- Detroit News
Review Last Updated: 6/24/09

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