You have just added a boat to a list of collectibles or a trailer and are ready to get started on an offroading adventure. All things are in place – the essentials, travel sim , the equipment. The car that that you have may not have enough power and capability that you need on the road trip. Maybe it’s time to upgrade to a truck. What kind?
A pick up truck would be a vehicle that has an enclosed cab in the front nd a cargo area at the back. The cargo area has an open top and a flat bed that serves as a flat tray for the cargo. The four sides are enclose the flat tray with the fourth side servibg as a door to load and unload the cargo. Pick ups come in three segments – full size, mid-size and a compact pick-up. A full-size pickup truck is a large and heavy vehicle which runs on a V8 or six-cylinder engine. A compact pickup is small and includes an inline four engine. As mentioned by edmunds:
“The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado promises a useful solution for buyers who need fuel-efficient truck utility without the full-size commitment.”
When it comes to heavy duty towing and hauling the weight of a truck without cargo or passengers is called the curb weight. The thing to consider is the payload capacity and the hauling or towing capacity. Towing capacity needs to be considered if you plan to tow a boat or a trailer. The Chevrolet Colorado comes with excellent towing capabilities for a for a mid-size truck. The maximum towing capacity is projected to be up to 3039 kg (6700 lb.) In addition the 3.6 models have a button-activated Tow/Haul mode. This feature reduces the upshifting and downshifting associated with hauling a big load.
Consumer Reports actually warns against buying a truck with more hauling capacity than you need because its higher-capacity suspension will make for a more uncomfortable ride
Another great feature to consider when buying a pick up truck would be fuel efficiency and power. The colorado offers three engines: the 2.5L I-4 and 3.6L V6 that use 2.8L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel. No competitor in its class offers an available turbo-diesel engine. Added to this is the fact that Duramax is one of the most trusted names in diesel technology.
When it comes to storage the Colorado as an impressive sheet. The two tier box system provides two storage areas – upper and lower. If you are looking at hauling something as heavy as a mountain bike thyen this is the perfect storage area. The modular sections in the storage area give you load storage flexibility.
So if looking for a pick up truck for the fun activities the consider the Colorado – it is the first truck in the compact segment that provides features like triple-sealed doors, and thick windshield and side glass to help reduce wind noise inside the cab and makes for a great drive ahead