What's New for 2010
New to Chevy's compact pickup truck are three exterior colors: Cardinal Red Metallic, Steel Green Metallic, and Sheer Silver Metallic. Safety was also a key focus with the inclusion of standard head curtain side airbags on all Colorado models.
The main, new feature is the availability of the 5.3-liter Vortec V-8 engine with 300 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. The V-8 is available as an option on extended and crew cab models, and comes standard with the ZQ8 sport suspension. The engine will only be paired with the Hydra-Matic 4L60 four-speed automatic transmission and offers a fuel economy of 15 city/21 highway with rear drive, and 14 city/19 highway with four-wheel-drive. Towing capacity is rated at 6000 pounds for all V-8 models.
Source: General Motors