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2012 Chevrolet Colorado

Extended Cab 2-Wheel Drive 3LT

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$27,010(1)
Gas V8
14/20 MPG(2)
5.3/323
300 HP
Automatic
Rear Wheel Drive
5 Adults
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1MSRP does not include destination and handling
2Based on 2010 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
Engine
Engine Order CodeLH9
Engine TypeGas V8
Displacement5.3/323
Fuel SystemSFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM300 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM320 @ 4000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)20
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)- TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)4000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)4000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)600
Brakes
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)11.2 x 1.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)11.6 x 2.5
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)18 x 8
Rear Wheel Size (in)18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)Compact
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Frame
Frame TypeLadder
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)126.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)207.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)67.6
Height, Overall (in)64.9
Overhang, Front (in)33.9
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)- TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)125.6
Cab to Axle (in)34.2
Cab to End of Frame (in)- TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)31.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)- TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)- TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)7.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)7.7
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Front Head Room (in)39.3
Front Leg Room (in)42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)57.1
Front Hip Room (in)53.3
Second Head Room (in)39.3
Second Leg Room (in)23.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)57.2
Second Hip Room (in)57.6
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year11.6
Transmission
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Order CodeM30
Trans Type4
Trans Description Cont.Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)1.63
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.70
Reverse Ratio (:1)2.29
Electrical
590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)145
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)2633
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)2896
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)2001
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)1558
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)5000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)10400
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontCoil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)2633
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)2900
Axle Type - FrontIndependent
Axle Type - RearSemi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)2633
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)2900
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear3.42
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)30
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)1.10
Tires
Front Tire Order CodeQDG
Rear Tire Order CodeQDG
Spare Tire Order CodeZRD
Front Tire SizeP235/50R18
Rear Tire SizeP235/50R18
Spare Tire SizeP215/70R16
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)- TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)- TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)- TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare- TBD -
Steering
Steering TypePwr
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center17.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock3.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)44.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)19
Fuel Tank LocationInboard LH Frame Rail
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)72.8
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)57.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)42.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)18.6
Tailgate Width (in)52.4
44.0
Summary
Vehicle NameChevrolet Colorado
Body StyleExtended Cab
Body CodeE63
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