When you're shopping the mid-size truck segment, your best bet is definitely the Chevrolet Colorado. This pickup truck has everything you could want - a powerful diesel engine, roomy cabin options, and high-tech infotainment features. Of course, you've still got to decide whether you want to buy new or used. That's why we've devised this side-by-side comparison guide, where we take a look at the major differences between the used 2010 Chevrolet Colorado and the new 2016 Chevrolet Colorado.
Power and Performance
Six years might not seem like much of a difference, but, when it comes to performance, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado takes a big lead over the used 2010 Chevrolet Colorado truck. That's because it delivers a range of more powerful, fuel-efficient engines. Of the bunch, the all-new diesel is our favorite. In the mid-size truck segment, there's nothing else like it. This turbocharged, 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine gives you 181 horsepower and a mind-blowing 369 pound-feet of torque. With that kind of output, it's easy to tow max loads of up to 7,700 pounds. In 2010, the most the V8-powered Colorado could tow was 6,000 pounds. You'll also save plenty of money at the pump, because this diesel engine is expected to give you excellent gas mileage.
With the used 2010 Chevrolet Colorado, shoppers could choose between an inline-4, an inline-5, and a V8 engine. However, none of these were quite as impressive as today's options. Let's compare base engines. In 2010, the Colorado came standard with a 2.9-liter four-cylinder that delivered 185 horses and 190 pound-feet of torque. In 2016, you get a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder that ups the ante with 200 horses and 191 pound-feet of torque.
The used 2010 Chevrolet Colorado's old inline-5 produced 242 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque. It's easy to see why it was replaced by 2016's 3.6-liter V6, which gives you 305 horses and 269 pound-feet of torque. Use it to tow up to 7,000 pounds. That's 1,000 pounds more than you could tow in 2010 with the V8 engine!
Infotainment features have also come a long way since 2010. If you want maximum smartphone integration, check out the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. Its brand-new Apple CarPlay feature gives you quick access to important iPhone apps. The MyLink system - which wasn't around in 2010 - is accessible via voice command, so you can browse infotainment options without looking away from traffic. In 2010, the in-dash CD changer was the height of technology.