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2016 Chevrolet Colorado Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.4

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado features high-quality materials and an attractive cabin, according to automotive writers. They note that the cabin is much quieter than its class rivals, and the seats are roomy. The Colorado impresses critics with its many available features, which they say are easy to reach and use.

  • "It's comfortable inside, and the range of available equipment and technology is carlike. For 2016, Chevy is adding Apple CarPlay compatibility to Colorados equipped with the eight-inch MyLink infotainment screen; Android Auto support will be added through a software update in March of 2016." -- Autoblog
  • "The interior is vastly upgraded, offering an impressive array of high-end new materials and an excellent combination of textures and soft-touch surfaces. We never thought that we'd say this about a pickup -- especially a midsize model, considering the utilitarian cabins of rivals such as the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma -- but we genuinely enjoy spending time in the Colorado's driver's seat." -- AutoTrader (2015)
  • "Throughout, the look and feel of the materials in the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado have been brought up a couple of pegs. More than anything, the upgraded interior of the new Colorado makes the Tacoma and Frontier feel long in the tooth." -- Edmunds (2015)
  • "The Canyon inherited the best parts of the Silverado interior, and offers up a proper cabin as a result." -- Road and Track (2015)
  • "The cabins--a choice of extended cab or crew cab--use materials that are far better than those of the previous Colorado/Canyon and are arguably best in class. This is the quietest interior of any truck in the segment--by far--thanks in part to triple-sealed doors." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)

Seating

The 2016 Colorado seats four in extended cab models and five in crew cab models. A power-adjustable driver’s seat and cloth upholstery are standard. Heated front seats, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, dual rear seats with under-seat storage (extended cab models only) and a folding rear bench seat (crew cab models only) are available. Critics say that the front seats provide plenty of head- and legroom, even for taller riders, and the rear seats of the crew cab models also provide adequate rear-seat room for adults. Some think the seats could be more supportive, and they note that the rear seats in the extended cab models are cramped.

  • "And we're not sold on the front seats, which could use a little extra support." -- AutoTrader
  • "There's plenty of room for stout American body shapes to get comfortable inside, including 41.4 inches of headroom and 45.0 inches of legroom in the front seats; combined with the adjustable steering column, even six-and-a-half-footers will have no problem finding a comfortable driving position." -- Car and Driver (2015)
  • "With three inches of additional legroom versus the competition, along with flexible seating that allows for flip-up and fold-flat rear seats, the crew cab models offer realistic and comfortable space for four adults." -- Forbes (2015)
  • "Interior space is great and doesn't by any means feel cramped. That is, of course, unless you're a fullsize adult attempting to sit in the back of the extended cab, then things get a bit tight." -- Truck Trend (2015)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado include a six-speaker audio system, a 4.2-inch display screen and a rearview camera. Available features include a seven-speaker Bose audio system, automatic climate control, satellite radio, cruise control, forward collision alert, lane departure warning and the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with navigation, USB ports, Bluetooth streaming audio, Apple CarPlay and an 8-inch touch screen. OnStar with 4G LTE and a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot is also available.

The Colorado’s available 8-inch touch screen is easy to read and use, according to reviewers, and they note that the addition of navigation doesn’t sacrifice usability. Test drivers say the audio controls are easily reachable, although some point out that certain functions now require extra steps.

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  • "The audio system is mounted high within easy reach; volume and tuning are by separate knobs, with band and station selection done through the screen. Like many such systems, some operations that used to be ‘one touch’ simple now require multiple steps." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
  • "With a big, clear infotainment screen, a nice leather-wrapped steering wheel on the Z71, and comfortable seats, the truck isn't a penalty box. It makes the other trucks in this segment look laughable by comparison." -- Road and Track (2015)
  • "Easy-to-read gauges adorn the instrument panel, and the 8-inch MyLink touchscreen and its attendant controls fit well in the middle of the dash. The available $495 navigation upgrade utilizes the same screen and doesn't compromise usability one bit. The climate controls occupy a nicely arranged pod of their own just below, and the amply sized air vents they control are well positioned to spray cool air all around the enlarged cabin." -- Edmunds (2015)

Cargo

The Chevy Colorado features a bed measuring 6 feet 2 inches in extended cab models; crew cab models are available with either a 5-foot-2-inch bed or a 6-foot-2-inch bed. The Colorado’s bed is deeper than those offered by class rivals. A locking tailgate is standard, and Chevrolet’s EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgate, which makes tailgate operation easy with just one hand, is optional. A tiered bed storage system that separates the bed for greater cargo-carrying versatility is also available. Critics praise the available room in the bed and note that with the tailgate down, 8-foot boards fit in the bed without hanging off the back.

  • "Chevy also boasts of features like 13 adjustable tie-down locations, GM's popular CornerStep rear bumper and a soft-open feature for the tailgate … to make the cargo space as civilized as possible." -- Autoblog (2015)
  • "The bed of the Colorado is distinctive in that it looks so tall, and indeed GM says the cargo box is 2 inches deeper than the competition. It looks every bit of that, but the real advantage may be that a taller bed equals a longer tailgate. And so 8-foot lumber doesn't overhang the folded-down tailgate of the 6-foot-2-inch box. Dirt bikes look more at home back there, too." -- Edmunds (2015)

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