The 2015 Chevy Colorado does a lot of things that are very un-truck like. After all, you typically imagine trucks as the workhorse of American farmers, construction workers and other blue collar jobs. It doesn’t always have to be that way though with modern trucks adding a lot of modern conveniences. It’s this progress that has Chevrolet’s latest drawing attention.
Motor Trend announced this week that 2015 Chevy Colorado is its 2015 Truck of the Year. The editors were impressed by its design, handling, MPG and more. The truck also offers a touch screen radio dial, 4G LTE and 305 horsepower in some models.
“After days of testing, hundreds of miles on the road, and our most rigorous truck testing program to date, our editors unanimously selected the Chevy Colorado as our 2015 Truck of the Year,” said Edward Loh, Motor Trend’s editor-in-chief. “Colorado is a smart, capable, and refreshingly honest truck that makes a strong value and efficiency statement. It’s perfectly sized and suited for the needs of many of today’s truck users.”
— Chevy Trucks (@ChevyTrucks) December 3, 2014
As you can imagine, Chevrolet is thrilled by the honor. The company points to its size and MPG as defining factors in this year’s model:
“The Chevrolet Colorado offers customers the versatility of a pickup in a powerful, refined, fuel-efficient midsize package, with up to 27 mpg EPA highway,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevy Trucks marketing director. “For Colorado to emerge from Motor Trend’s thorough evaluation as the 2015 Truck of the Year shows how Colorado is changing the game by offering truck customers fresh new choices.”
If you’re interested, here’s the competition the Chevy Colorado vanquished in its quest to become 2015 Truck of the Year:
Chevrolet Colorado WT and Colorado Z71
Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD
Ford F150 2.7L EcoBoost and 3.5L EcoBoost
Ford Transit 350 HR and Transit 150 MR
GMC Canyon SLT
GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD
For a second opinion, here’s Auto Guide’s review: