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Avg. Price Paid: $12,127 - $21,684
Original MSRP: $17,145 - $29,075
MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy
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2011 Chevrolet Colorado Interior

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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." -- Pickuptrucks.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." -- Edmunds
  • "After a week in the truck, we decided the cockpit, although sparse, had everything we really needed." -- PickupTrucks.com

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Seating

Depending on body style, the Colorado can seat two to six people. The extended cab has a pair of jump seats in the rear. They're accessible through two reverse-opening doors. The crew cab has two regularly-opening rear doors and a bench seat. 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 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." -- Pickuptrucks.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 uses on the Colorado. Base model Colorado trucks are rather sparsely equipped, (manual windows and an AM/FM radio are standard) but features are plentiful at higher and pricier trim levels.  Overall, reviewers describe the interior as very truck-like, which some buyers may appreciate. However, if you're looking for a more car-like interior, with more features and comfort, check out the Toyota Tacoma

  • "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
  • "There are some nice chrome accents to spice up the atmosphere, but this is mostly a utility-friendly cab with adequate storage and reasonably spacious surroundings for a compact pickup." -- Pickuptrucks.com

Cargo

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

  • "The folding seats in the back provide additional cargo space." -- Detroit News

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