There aren’t many things more American than loading up the car and heading out on a summer road trip. Bruce Springsteen belts through your speakers, reminding you of what it means to be born right here in the U.S.A. Whether you travel solo, or have a cabin full of adventurers at your side, there is something nostalgic and pure that happens when you hit the open road. The only thing more American than embarking on a summer road trip is doing so in the all-American 2016 Chevy Colorado.
10 Reasons Why the Colorado is THE Road Trip Vehicle for 2016
A pickup truck may not be the first vehicle that comes to mind when planning your summer excursion, but a well-equipped truck like the Colorado is the perfect tool to take you wherever you want to go. Before you back out of the driveway to head on your next adventure, take a look at why the midsize pickup from Chevrolet is quickly becoming one of the most popular road-trip companions in America. Forget everything you think you know about pickup trucks, and discover how Chevrolet is single-handedly transforming the entire segment.
Efficiency: Before you rush to get your vision checked, rest assured you’re reading this correctly. One of the main reasons to take the new Colorado on your next road trip, is its incredible fuel economy. Despite gas prices dropping throughout the United States, saving money at the pump is still a major concern for travelers this summer. With an available EPA-estimated 31 miles per gallon, the 2016 Colorado is a worthy contender in this increasingly important category.
Comfort: The new Colorado features a roomier interior cabin, with more than three inches of legroom added to the front and back rows. America’s favorite mid-size pickup also features a boxed frame complete with shear-style mounts, Electric Power Steering, and inlaid triple sealed doors. All of these combine to create a ride that is as comfortable as it is quiet – which is saying a lot for the quietest midsize truck on the road. Add to that the creature comforts of a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, power folding side mirrors, and heated seats, and the Colorado is every bit as comfortable as that luxury sedan.
Safety: On the minds of every driver, whether they are headed out on a solo adventure, or have their most precious cargo buckled into the back seat, is safety. The 2016 Colorado meets and exceeds even the most critical of standards. With a standard rear-vision camera, reinforced safety cage, and OnStar with Automatic Crash Response, Chevy has you covered. For added peace of mind, the new Colorado is available with Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Departure Warning systems.
Technology: The latest Chevy Colorado is loaded with the most advanced in-vehicle technology available on the road today. The first ever midsize pickup to offer 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, the Colorado can keep up to seven devices connected wherever the road takes you. Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system ensures that you and your passengers are always entertained, while the turn-by-turn navigation system keeps you safely on your intended path. A hands-free calling system ups the ante, allowing the driver to answer and respond as well as text.
Capability: When you set out this summer behind the wheel of your 2016 Colorado, you are no longer confined to where the road can take you. Pounding pavement has its benefits, but pushing boundaries and heading down natural terrain opens up an entire new category of road tripping. The fully capable 4×4 Colorado can take you well beyond where the road ends, with both ease and comfort.
Capacity: Even with a cabin full of passengers, the Colorado is designed to haul all of your gear with ease. With dozens of optional storage accessories to choose from, the new Colorado can do it all. From an integrated bike rack, a GearOn storage system, to bed extenders – the 2016 Colorado doesn’t just fit the bill, it exceeds it.
Special Editions: For truck enthusiasts who aren’t content with standard model offerings, Chevy has put together four very unique special editions of the 2016 Colorado. The most intriguing of the four is the Adventurer, a name that suits the purposes of a road trip vehicle perfectly. Complete with all-weather floor mats, off-road assist steps, upper tie downs, a Thule Bike Rack, cross rails, and fender flares – it is exactly what adventure calls for.
Towing: If your road trip excursion calls for the creature comforts of a camper, or the fun of a boat, the 2016 Colorado has you covered. With a max towing capacity of 7,700 pounds, and 305 horsepower, Chevy’s midsize pickup has full-size capability. Whatever it is you need to bring along for the ride, the Colorado delivers.
Price: Saving money at the pump all year is important, but what about saving money at the dealership? With a starting MSRP of just $20,100, the 2016 Colorado is one of the most affordable vehicles in its class.
Design: The entire 2016 Colorado was designed for adventure. It’s rugged exterior is able to handle anything nature has in store, while it’s interior was intentionally designed to deliver a roomy and comfortable experience for drivers and passengers alike.
While a minivan might be nice for carting an entire family across seven states, and a compact sedan might be ideal for saving on fuel costs, neither comes close to offering the versatility and comfort standard on the new Chevy Colorado. If adventure is what you seek this summer, then consider the endless possibilities that await you behind the wheel of Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year. America’s favorite midsize pickup will not only fulfill your needs this summer, but will continue to impress throughout the entire year. With capability for every season, every terrain, and every weather event you can think of – the Chevy Colorado will keep you focused on the road ahead, for years to come.
The next time you imagine heading out on a cross-country road trip, imagine how much sweeter and patriotic it will feel to blast Bruce Springsteen through your Bose stereo system, while driving your American made 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. It really doesn’t get much more American than that.