The interior of the Colorado and Canyon is simply adorned and simply laid out. Aside from the new standard USB port and head curtain side airbags for 2010, there is little to write about the cabin. Outside, three new colors can be ordered, but for branding purposes, the colors have different names per truck. The Colorado welcomes Cardinal Red Metallic, Steel Green Metallic, and Sheer Silver Metallic to its palette, but the same colors are renamed Merlot Jewel Metallic, Gray Green Metallic, and Pure Silver Metallic for the Canyon.

When it comes to work capacity, the V-8 is rated at a maximum trailering weight of 6000 pounds. The inline-five can tow up to 5500 pounds with extended and crew cab models and 4000 pounds with the regular cab. The inline-four ranges from 1900 to 3400 pounds depending on cab, transmission, and driveline.

As mentioned earlier, the Colorado and Canyon will need a new home. GM’s Shreveport facility also produces the Hummer H3/H3T and is slated to close in 2012. According to a recent report, the twins are due for a refresh but the status of the next-generation trucks is still up in the air.

2010 Chevrolet Colorado Tech Specs
2010 Chevrolet Colorado Photo Gallery
2010 GMC Canyon Tech Specs
2010 GMC Canyon Photo Gallery

2010 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon
Base Price$17,765
Vehicle LayoutFront-engine, RWD, 4WD, 2- and 4-door midsize pickup truck
Engine2.9L/185-hp/190 lb-ft DOHC 16-valve I-4, 3.7L/242-hp/242 lb-ft DOHC 20-valve I-5, 5.3L/300-hp/320 lb-ft OHV 16-valve V-8
Transmission5-Speed Manual, 4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Curb Weight3366-4013 lb (RWD), 3684-4218 lb (4WD) (mfr)
Wheelbase111.3 in (regular cab), 126 in (extended and crew cab)
Length x Width x Height192.4 x 67.6 x 64.9 in (regular cab with RWD), 207.1 x 67.6 x 65.2 in (crew cab with RWD)
EPA City/Hwy Fuel Econ14-18/19-24 mpg
On SaleNow