Why Buy a Used Colorado as Your First Truck

Pickup trucks are incredibly popular in the United States, especially in Texas. If you’ve been considering getting your first truck, we recommend buying a used Chevrolet Colorado. Larger trucks can often be too much for many first-time truck buyers. The Chevrolet Colorado is an ideal choice for a daily driver and it works well for weekend adventures, too.

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New trucks are expensive. Buying a pre-owned Colorado can save you thousands of dollars. In addition, midsize trucks are also less expensive than larger full-size trucks.



The Colorado comes well-equipped, even at the base trim level. Depending on the model year you choose, it may come with features like a 7-inch touch screen, multiple USB ports, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. With the money you save by choosing used, you may also be able to afford a premium trim level with features like heated front seats, an 8-inch touch screen, and advanced driver safety systems.



By choosing a used Colorado, you have more options to choose from. Instead of being limited to one or two new model years, you can choose whatever year you want. This is beneficial if there is a certain color or feature you like that is no longer available.


Engine options

Most recent model years of the Colorado offer three engine options. You can choose from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 200 horsepower, a 3.6-liter V6 with 308 horsepower, or a 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel with 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.


Towing performance

If you plan to do some towing, the Colorado is a strong performer. Most model years can tow up to 7,700 pounds with the diesel engine, 7,000 pounds with the V6, and 3,500 pounds with the standard four-cylinder.

As you can see, choosing a pre-owned Chevy Colorado is ideal for new truck drivers. If you’d like to take one for a test drive, please contact our friendly team at Sour Lake Chevrolet.

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