If we define an active lifestyle as one where you enjoy the outdoors but don’t need your vehicle to travel over boulders for you the right vehicle is the Chevrolet Colorado. This is especially true if you are a person who makes their home in the city and finds ways to get away on weekends to some great outdoor destinations. Whether you enjoy skiing, mountain biking, surfing, camping or anything else that involves getting to the wilderness and enjoying the natural surroundings, the Colorado is the right truck for you to enjoy these weekend getaways.
For urbanites this is the truck of choice for a few reasons. Its attractive, it’s the right size for parking in the city, it offers great fuel mileage compared to the competition, and it can come from the factory with the racks and features you want to be able to enjoy a great weekend in the mountains or on the water. Chevrolet discovered midsized truck owners aren’t necessarily looking for a truck to use for work, although the Colorado can get the job done as well, but they want a truck that allows them the flexibility to drive like a car all week long and then carry like a truck on the weekend.
The problem most outdoor adventurers face is choosing the racks that are right for their truck. Chevrolet has taken the trouble out of this decision and partnered with GearOn to offer an accessory system that fits right and is perfect for this truck. Not only can you take your bikes, kayaks, skis, snowboards, paddleboards and bed-mounted tents with you, you can order it right from the factory already installed for you. This takes that hassle out of learning to put this system on, you can show up at the dealership with your outdoor equipment and be ready to head out to the outdoor destination right away.
The racks used are powder coated in a black and have a slim profile to add to the design of the truck rather than detract from it. Using the GearOn system and some Thule accessories you can have the perfect set up for anything you need. As for the bed size for the Colorado, you can order it with a bed that is 5 feet 2 inches in length or 6 feet two inches. The longer bed allows you to haul full sheets of plywood when the tailgate is down, making for a highly useful truck. You can even order a bed divider to keep your gear in the front or rear of the truck and protect it from the elements around your outdoor adventure.
In addition to a great menu of accessories for the Colorado you can have a truck with the 2.8-liter Duramax turbocharged diesel engine to give you even better fuel mileage, more power and a towing capacity of up to 7,700 pounds. Along with the diesel, the Colorado is now offered in a Shoreline package with offers bright colors, blacked out trim and 18-inch wheels. This is a trend in the market and Chevrolet wants to offers something for everyone. With the Shoreline package there are now three special trims for the Colorado with the Z71 Midnight and Trail Boss being the other two.
For any outdoor enthusiast it seems the Chevrolet Colorado makes a great choice, especially if you want it fitted and equipped right from the factory, for any outdoor enthusiast. Check out what the Colorado has to offer and head out on your next great outdoor adventure as soon as the dealer has your new truck available to you.