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2020 Chevrolet Colorado Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 6.3

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado definitely feels like a truck inside. While it looks fairly modern, there are plenty of hard plastics and low-grade materials throughout the cabin. The front seats are comfortable, but there's not as much rear-seat space as some rival pickups offer. An easy-to-use infotainment system headlines the Colorado's features list.

  • The cabin is full of hard plastics and generally cheap-feeling surfaces. But it's solidly put together, and it feels significantly more modern than the Frontier and even the new Ranger." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • "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)
  • "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 entry-level Colorado, which is an Extended Cab model, can carry two people; it does not have a rear seat. Dual-folding rear seats are mounted in all other Extended Cab models, creating room for up to four people. Colorado Crew Cab models seat five.

Standard features include cloth upholstery and a power-adjustable driver's seat. Leather-appointed front seats, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel are available.

Up front, the Colorado provides spacious, comfortable accommodations. Drivers will welcome the high seating position, which offers a commanding view of the road.

The rear seats aren't as pleasant. Extended Cab rear seats only offer adequate space for small kids. The Crew Cab body is definitely the way to go if you plan to regularly shuttle passengers in the rear quarters, but even that has its fault. Its rear seats aren't as spacious as rivals' back seats, and it can be tough to get in and out because of narrow rear-door openings. Also, the large roof pillars inhibit visibility.

Some people also might find the truck's height a hindrance to easy access into the cab. However, this can be remedied by adding step bars or running boards.

For securing child safety seats, there are two full sets of LATCH connectors for the Colorado’s rear outboard seats, and Crew Cab models have an upper tether for the rear middle seat. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the anchors in both models can be difficult to locate.

  • "The Colorado is a high vehicle and steps are optional, so getting in and out might be a reach for some. The front doors open wide, but the rear door openings are narrow, so entry there will be harder. The same problems carry over inside, with a good amount of room in the front seat but limited space in the back, even in the crew cab. The driving position is high, and there's a commanding view of the road, with a good range of adjustability in the optional tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Large pillars impede outward visibility, however." -- Edmunds
  • The 2018 Colorado balances between its needs to appeal to those who might otherwise be interested in an SUV, so it's comfortable and quiet. Crew Cab models have a rear seat that is comfortable, too, albeit tighter than a full-size pickup." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)
  • "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 Features

Standard features in the Colorado include a rearview camera and the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system with a 7-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a six-speaker audio system. The Colorado also comes with the Teen Driver system, which lets you do things like set speed and audio volume limits for secondary drivers, as well as monitor their driving performance. It also has a reminder to buckle up before driving.

Available features include automatic climate control, remote start, wireless device charging, an 8-inch touch screen, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, additional USB ports, and navigation.

Available active safety features include rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning.

For 2020, Chevrolet replaces the MyLink infotainment system with the new Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. Though the interface is new, it's intuitive and user-friendly, and connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make it easy to sync your smartphone.

See 2020 Chevrolet Colorado specs »

  • "Chevrolet offers solid in-car technology thanks largely to its Infotainment 3 system, which is easy to use and feature-rich. … The optional Bose system is a nice upgrade, but volume doesn't get as high as we'd like. For device charging, there are two USB ports up front and two in back, as well as 110-volt outlets front and back. Chevy's Wi-Fi hotspot setup is also one of the easier systems to use as it offers a 4G LTE connection and can handle up to seven devices." -- Edmunds
  • "The Colorado even comes with premium features like heated seats, Apple CarPlay, and an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system. Yet it maintains the expected ruggedness of a truck, with tough-feeling plastics, durable seat upholstery, and touches like the foldable rear seat." -- Kelley Blue Book (2018)
  • "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. Climate controls are likewise easy to reach, but are even easier to use." -- Consumer Guide (2015)

Cargo

Colorado Extended Cab models come with a 6-foot-2-inch long box, which is slightly longer than what competitors offer. Pick the Crew Cab body style, and you can choose between the long box and a 5-foot-2-inch short box. The Colorado also comes with helpful features like a step built into the corners of the rear bumper and accompanying hand grips in the side of the bed. An EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgate is available.

On the downside, the bed isn't wide enough for sheets of plywood to rest between the wheel wells. Also, the bed’s side walls are a bit high. There's a decent amount of storage space inside, and the rear seats fold for extra room.

  • Even though the Colorado is available with the longest in-class cargo box, it isn't wide enough for a 4-by-8 sheet of plywood to lie flat. The bed also requires a bedliner and lacks the smart storage compartments or electrical outlets seen in rivals." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "Interior storage space is quite good. … At the business end, both GM trucks offer a decidedly user-friendly cargo box. Not only are there four 'solid' tie-down hooks, there are also 13 ports that can hold additional hooks, and there are optional racks for such things as bikes and kayaks that can be purchased through the dealer. Also nice is a damped, easy-open (and lift) tailgate, along with a step built into the rear bumper." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
  • "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)
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