The Colorado looks at home, whether in a field or outside your local big-box home improvement store.
For your inspection: the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado.
Specifically, this is a Chevy Colorado Z71 Crew Cab, offering four doors, plenty of room in the back and up-rated suspension.
The suspension makes it a solid off-road performer, as does the available 4WD system with a locking rear differential.
Seventeen-inch wheels and tires are standard on the Z71 package.
Our truck featured a 5-foot-2-inch bed, but a longer, 6-foot-2-inch version is available as an option.
As such you'll need to leave the tailgate down for longer loads.
Despite its off-road prowess, the Colorado handled on-road duties quite well.
Seating in the crew cab portion is plenty generous.
Our truck was painted a bright red, which did nothing to hide its dimensions.
A factory spray-on liner is a $450 option.
The lift-gate is nicely dampened, so it won't slam down.
Bed lighting comes standard on the Z71.
The interior is nicely equipped and quite comfortable.
Seats, front and rear, are great places to be.
Interior materials aren't top-shelf, but they're generally quite good.
This is the optional 8-inch capacitive touchscreen.
A smaller display is situated in the dashboard.
Plenty of USB ports to go around.
The six-speed automatic transmission is a definite disappointment, with incredibly sluggish shifts.
We saw 19.3 mpg in our testing, which also is on the disappointing side.
The GPS interface looks and feels dated but performs well enough.
No missing the Z71 badging.
If you're willing to live with a few compromises, the Colorado Crew Cab is a great mix of the utilitarian and the comfortable.
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