2019 Chevy Colorado WT

2019 Chevy Colorado WT

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Overview

Chevy Colorado WT is a trim inside the Chevy Colorado Commercial Lineup.

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What’s new in 2019 Chevy Colorado WT?

The 2019 Chevy Colorado WT offers a new infotainment system, which is the third generation of Chevy’s infotainment along with several USB ports throughout the cabin for handy smartphone integration and charging. Also, there is an improved rear-view camera with which you can have a high definition view of the rear.

  • Two capable engine choices
  • Interior storage
  • Silent interior
  • Fantastic driver aids
  • Exclusive Multimatic DSSV Damping System
  • Front and rear electronic locking differentials
  • Smooth ride and handling
  • Best-in-class towing capacity
  • Minimal driver comfort
  • Firm suspension
  • Off-roading capacity in the WT is very less

2019 Chevy Colorado WT Trims & Features

The Chevy Colorado WT itself is a trim level and its key features are listed below.

MSRP: $24,695

  1. Two seats with under-seat storage at the rear.
  2. Folding rear bench seat in the crew cab model.
  3. Remote keyless entry
  4. Cruise control
  5. EZ-lift tailgate
  6. Onstar telematics
  7. 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  8. Turn-by-turn navigation
  9. 7- or 8-inch diagonal display touch screen infotainment.
  10. Auxiliary input jack
  11. Two USB ports
  12. SD card reader

Our Recommendation

The 2019 Chevy Colorado WT is much peppier than the other gas or diesel engine Colorados. In terms of passenger and cargo space, the crew cab and short box are the best for you. If paired with the capable V-6 engine, the Work Truck model has everything you’ll need, such as a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, four-way power driver seat, dual USB ports, and a rearview camera.

2019 Chevy Colorado Work Truck Performance

The well-rounded eight-speed transmission matches well with the engine, and a smooth throttle easily gives you the necessary acceleration. You don’t have to hunt for gears relating to the transmission since Colorado holds speed effortlessly on hills, it is sometimes reluctant to downshift on flat roads, though.

The low hanging air dam from the front bumper makes the truck more aerodynamic and adds to its good mileage, but hinders some off-road capabilities. However, you can remove it easily in just 30 minutes, which gives you a fairly decent articulation.

Engine

With the lively 305 horsepower V6 engine, Chevy offers an eight-speed automatic transmission. Colorado offers a decent ride and handling, which is more than enough for a truck, though the steering isn’t that responsive as one would expect it to be. Also, if you prefer going off the tarmac, the Colorado WT feels decent, but not that great.

Acceleration

With the 3.5-liter V6 engine, Colorado generates an astounding power output of 305 horses, which makes the truck feel lighter and easier to move around with cargo. The acceleration doesn’t feel much delightful, even though it goes from 0-60 mph in just 7.3 seconds. However, its rival Ford Ranger gets a high ground in this segment.

Ride & Handling

The steering feels well-balanced and offers precise control while driving on highways. Even though the steering assistant feels quite artificial, the truck feels quite maneuverable. Steering feedback is almost absent, though. With Colorado’s firm suspension, body roll is minimum and moving around in corners is quite easy and convenient. If the bed is unloaded, the light rear end can easily lose grip, but the stability control always keeps it under control. Though Colorado feels more like a car than most of its rivals, it is still a truck at its heart.

Colorado’s brakes are anticipating and progressive, which makes daily driving easy and comfortable. The pedal, however, feels a bit imprecise during hard stopping. The stability is good and the nose dive during 60-0 mph is very little. The optional off-road tires of Colorado meet the expectations in this test.

2019 Chevy Colorado WT Fuel Economy (MPG)

Colorado gives a combined mileage of 22 MPG, the City MPG is 20, and in highways, it gives 26 MPG. which means you can travel 100 miles in 45 gallons.

2019 Chevy Colorado WT Interior

The ride is smoother and well-damped than most rivals and this truck impressively filters out most of the road bumps. The ride is not as smooth as the Ridgeline, but you won’t be disappointed. A little noise gets inside the cabin, but this is where the fun lies and isn’t bothersome. The heated seats and steering wheel work well and make long drives more comfortable. The driving position and controls are very simple for a truck. The rear seat is cramped and difficult to access. The driving position in Colorado is decent for a truck. Everything is visible and easy to access. 

The front seat offers plenty of room. The headroom is decent, even for taller drivers. Forward visibility is good, but the thick roof pillars and the broad hood can block visibility. The decently sized side mirrors are easy for changing lanes. Driving feels confident. The cabin is full of cheap hard plastics but feels much modern than the Frontier and the Ranger. There is plenty of small-item storage in the cabin, such as a cellphone tray next to the USB port, the door pockets to accommodate small items, and the generous cupholders.

The V6 gasoline engine can tow 7,000 pounds, whereas the optional diesel engine tows 7,700 pounds. The cargo box also offers a good amount of space to haul large items. The bed also has a built-in trailer controller. The rear seats are easy to fold, but the floor has many obstructions that won’t let you keep large boxes. You can fold the rear seats down easily, but the revealed surface is pretty high and not as horizontal as it should be.

Seating & Comfort

Colorado offers a comfortable ride than most of its rivals. The cabin gets minimal outside noise. The climate control and seat adjustability are basic, but Colorado is a well-rounded pickup-truck that exceeds the expectations of the drivers in terms of comfort. Though the front seats are a little firm, they are well-shaped to offer an upright and comfortable position and offers ample adjustment options. Taller folks may find the rear seats a little narrow. The rear bench seat is hard and the backrest is too upright.

Infotainment

  1. Chevy Colorado offers car-like technology with its Infotainment 3 system that is easy to use and packed with features. However, Colorado lags in terms of active safety technology such as blind-spot monitoring, but it offers a built-in trailer brake controller.
  2. The premium Bose audio system offers decent audio quality. Even at higher volumes, it doesn’t cause any distortion.
  3. Chevy’s Infotainment system is responsive with crisp graphics and an intuitive interface.
  4. The climate control is easy, intuitive to use, and works well for all conditions, but it’s only a single-zone climate control.
  5. Colorado offers plenty of charging options with USB jacks in the front and two in the rear and 110-volt outlets in the front and rear.
  6. Smartphone integration is easy with Bluetooth,  Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.
  7. Voice control is more responsive compared to that of the others. Voice command is displayed on the screen.
Chevy Colorado WT Center Console
2019 Chevy Colorado WT Infotainment

2019 Chevy Colorado WT Competition

2019 Chevy Colorado WT vs 2019 Toyota Tacoma

Colorado WT isn’t the lone wolf in the mid-size truck segment, rather it has fierce competition. The main rivals are the Toyota Tacoma, the Honda Ridgeline, and the Ford Ranger. Though the Toyota Tacoma is quite expensive, it offers excellent off-roading in rough terrains and has a higher resale value, which makes up for the high price. The Honda Ridgeline is more comfortable and roomy, but it can’t tow or offroad in tough terrains like Colorado. Ford, makes its way into the competition with its new Ranger. 

2019 Chevy Colorado WT vs 2019 Ford Ranger

Though the Ford Ranger is a dependable and reliable truck, its ride is firmer, handling and visibility are not that great. If I were in the market, I would choose Colorado, in part because Colorado has one of the most compliant rides amongst its competitors, however, the Ridgeline also excels in this category, but honestly, its looks aren’t appealing. Colorado’s twin, the GMC Canyon is very similar to Colorado and you won’t feel much tempted to it either. It may seem like a tough decision, but choosing the best according to what you primarily want and the 2019 Chevy Colorado is worthwhile.

What Do We think about the 2019 Chevy Colorado WT?

In one of the most crowded mid-size truck classes, the 2019 Chevy Colorado certainly stands out from its competitors like the Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, and Honda Ridgeline.  These competitors offer similar specs but are uncomparable to the Chevy’s bed space and powerful engine. The 2019 Chevy Colorado is one of the best mid-size pickup trucks in the market with a range of models and lots of options for customization, and its powerful engine and transmission. All these mean you can move around with multiple passengers or tons of cargo easily with convenience. Though Colorado has a few downsides, just like any other vehicle in the market, its features outweigh the downsides.

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