Good news for those who want an affordable pickup truck, because Chevrolet has released pricing information for the 2015 Colorado. This means you will no longer have to choose just between the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier, which should be a relief to those who believe in owning “real” American trucks. The base MSRP starts at just $20,995, but that’s for a stripped-down model with the extended cab, four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission. In comparison, a base Tacoma is priced at $19,010, while the Frontier starts out at $21,500.
The bad news is the prices go up steeply from there. For example, an LT model with a crew cab starts off at $27,985, while the Z71 with four-wheel drive and a crew cab has a starting MSRP of $34,990.
If you remember the Colorado from before, know that the 2015 model is completely new in every way. As previously mentioned, you can buy one with either an extended or crew cab, plus a five- or six-foot bed. The base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that is teamed up with a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. For those who want more capability, there is an optional 3.6-liter V6 that works with a six-speed automatic and four-wheel drive.
The 2015 Colorado is definitely a modern pickup truck. Like many 2015 GM products, you can get the Colorado with a 4G LTE wireless hotspot that allows up to seven mobile devices to access a high-speed Internet connection at once. Other technologically-advanced features include forward collision alert and lane departure warning.
GMC has also announced pricing for the Colorado’s sibling, the 2015 Canyon, which will go for a base price of $21,880.