2012 Chevrolet Colorado

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2012 Chevy Colorado
2012 Chevrolet Colorado
Although the Colorado has had only minor updates in the past several years, its vast list of configurations and budget-friendly pricing have kept it reasonably competitive in the mid-size pickup segment. Available options include two bed lengths, three engines, three cab styles of up to six seats, and numerous suspension arrangements. For 2012, though, the midlevel LS model has been dropped, leaving only two Trim Levels to choose from. WT, or work truck, models are as bare-bones as modern vehicles come; features such as power windows and door locks aren't available, even as options. The top-level LT is lavishly equipped by comparison and comes in three sub-trims, each with its own standard engine, ranging from a fairly anemic 184-hp four-cylinder to a 5.3-liter V-8 that now ranks second in power and torque in its class, with 300 hp and 320 lb-ft, respectively. Both the WT and the LT can be outfitted with two- or four-wheel drive, but only the LT in extended-cab and crew-cab body styles can be equipped with the V-8. The Colorado comes up short in the transmission department, with the sole gearbox being an archaic four-speed automatic; both the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma offer a five-speed. The interior of the Colorado is living in the past as well, with a flat, unsupportive front bench seat, an abundance of hard, ill-fitting plastics, and a layout that was designed before the origin of ergonomics. And although the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma don't offer V-8 power, they have the Colorado beat in towing capacity and fuel economy.
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General Motors announced last October that the Thai-market Chevrolet Colorado would be built at the automaker’ Wentzville, Mo. plant for North American consumption. Now, our spy photographer has spotted the U.S.-spec model testing in Michigan alongside a Toyota Tacoma.
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With 6.6 million units sold since 1983, the Ford Ranger was once the best-selling truck in the compact pickup segment. Now, The Detroit News reports that the last Ranger model will roll off the line on December 19, also marking the final day of operation for Ford’s 86-year-old Twin Cities Assembly Plant in Minnesota. As there’s less than a $5000 difference between the larger F-150 and the  compact Ranger, and being that engine options in the full-size truck have become more efficient, Ford has a hard time justifying the Ranger’s existence in the U.S. market. As such, the Ranger will breathe its last breath on U.S. soil on December 19.
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Having confirmed that the all-new, midsize Colorado pickup will be sold in the U.S., Chevrolet today confirmed that the new truck will be built in Wentzville, Missouri. The announcement entails a $380 million dollar investment in the assembly plant, as well as the creation of 1,260 new jobs there.

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2012 Chevrolet Colorado Specifications

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Engine
2.9L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
25 MPG
Horsepower:
185 hp @ 5600rpm
Torque:
190 ft lb of torque @ 2800rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front (optional)
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 72 months
Roadside
100,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:21
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH
Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured from November 9, 2009, through August 28, 2012, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 113, "Hood Latch System." The hood may be missing the secondary hood latch.
Consequences
If the primary hood latch is not engaged, the hood could open unexpectedly. During vehicle operation, this could obstruct the view of the driver and increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
General Motors will notify owners and instruct them to inspect their vehicle for the presence of a secondary hood latch. Dealers will replace the hood on any affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 17, 2013. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463.
Potential Units Affected
118,800
Notes
General Motors LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:11
Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Summary
GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET COLORADO AND GMC CANYON VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 9, 2011, THROUGH OCTOBER 19, 2011, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH DRIVER SAFETY BELT BUCKLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TERMINALS THAT DO NOT FIT SNUGLY WITH THE CONNECTOR PINS, CAUSING THE CONNECTION TO BE INTERMITTENT.
Consequences
THE LOOSE CONNECTIONS MAY CAUSE THE DRIVER TO NOT RECEIVE A VISUAL OR AUDIBLE WARNING THAT THE DRIVER SEAT BELT IS NOT FASTENED, THEREBY INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Remedy
GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TERMINALS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 7, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 AND GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
Potential Units Affected
5,593
Notes
GENERAL MOTORS LLC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
3
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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