When you need power and torque, it’s hard to beat a full-sized truck. The mighty Chevrolet Silverado 1500 delivers power, handling, and torque.

With trucks like the 2017 Chevy Colorado, however, more mid-sized trucks are closing the gap on their full-sized competition. What exactly can a mid-sized truck do?

Power Under the Hood: Rise of the Mid-Size

The first thing truck owners look for is a powerful engine. Who says a smaller frame can’t handle big work?

The 2017 mid-sized Chevy Colorado boasts up to 308 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 RPM with their newly redesigned 3.6 L V6 gas engine. That’s in addition to a Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel option and a 3.6L DOHC H6 engine. The V6’s improved variable valve timing, tweaked direct injection, 8-speed transmission, and cylinder deactivation under light throttle makes this Colorado titan roar.  

While larger trucks can still pull up to 381 hp and 11,000 lbs., the handling and maneuverability in the smaller frame are well worth it for commuting drivers.

When was the last time you needed to pull that much in a single haul?

Size and Towing Features

Starting at an affordable $20,000, the compact Colorado does everything a large-size truck can do. Since it’s Chevy’s first mid-sized truck since 2004, you can expect plenty of upgrades and features that their bigger cousins don’t often get. You get a self-lowering gate, a large capacity truck bed with more space than some large SUVs, and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® from Onstar with an 8-inch color touch-screen.

For these reasons and more, over 40% of first-time mid-sized truck owners are starting off with the 2017 Chevy Colorado.

Safety & Technology

Safety is rarely an issue with full-size trucks, and the mid-size Colorado is no exception. U.S. built trucks are veritable tanks, and with new added features and upgrades, you only get more protection:

  • 4-wheel disc brakes with Duralife™ brakes
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Available Forward Collision Alert
  • Available Lane Departure Warning
  • Standard rear vision camera
  • Reinforced steel frame and safety cage  
  • Dual-stage frontal, head-curtain side-impact and seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • OnStar Automatic Crash Response standard for six months if equipped with the available OnStar Basic Plan

Don’t overlook the new line of mid-sized trucks in production today simply based on size. You’re in for a surprise.

Find Your Fit with a Mid-Size Colorado from Hendrick Chevy in Cary, NC

Located conveniently between Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, Hendrick Chevy of Cary North Carolina invites you to test drive the new 2017 Chevy Colorado mid-size truck today. At Hendrick Chevy we can value your trade-in, help you secure easy financing, and  compare hundreds of vehicles to help you to find your fit.

Call us at 844-361-8848 and find out why more people are switching to mid-sized trucks every day.