2017 Chevrolet Colorado—Happy Medium Between Practicality and Capability

Enthusiasts know that trucks aren’t all about their raw power. There are some cases where you need that hauling capacity, but you may not need it all the time. That’s where the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado shines. This year’s generation is an excellent mixture of power and practicality that makes it appealing for everyday and heavy-duty jobs as well.

The new Colorado is available for inspection and a test drive at your local Spencer, Indiana Chevrolet.


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The 2017 Colorado V-6 engine provides more than enough power for most utility and towing situations. Regardless of whether you choose the 6-speed or 8-speed automatic transmission, the engine can tow a whopping 7700 pounds with its 308 horsepower and 275 pounds per square feet of torque. The turbo diesel option can push that limit further and may be the more desirable choice if you’re going to do a lot of towing.

Chevrolet added new technology to improve engine performance and increase fuel efficiency compared to earlier models. The 2017 Colorado engine is able to deactivate unnecessary cylinders on the fly, which improves its efficiency. This gives the gasoline engine a rating of 19mpg on the street and 26mpg on the highway. The diesel version gets 22mpg in the city and 30mpg on the highway. Choose the diesel engine, and you’ll bring it to 181hp and 369ppi of pressure.

Interior Design

The interior of the 2017 Colorado is roomy and very comfortable. It has a minimalistic and stylish interior that feels modern and rugged, and it easily seats four people with standard amenities for the back passengers. If you need more hauling room, the two back seats are extremely versatile. You can flip them horizontally or vertically, depending on the kind of space and angle you need.

The driver’s seat door has all the controls you need right at your fingertips. A convenient center panel comes equipped with a modern 7-inch touchscreen display, making it easier to navigate the important controls. The panel also boasts Chevrolet’s MyLink technology, which seamlessly connects your wireless devices to your truck.


Hitches are a staple of any truck and the 2017 Colorado is no exception. It’s also fully customizable with whatever attachments and modifications that suit your tasks and personality. Use the Colorado’s bed to store an installed toolbox, haul furniture, or even just store your fishing gear—it’s all possible, even without significantly reducing its loading capacity. The chassis supports roll cages, flood lights, CB antennas, and whatever else you may need to get the most out of your Colorado.


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The 2017 Colorado handles much better than your average truck. The steering responsiveness and turning radius rival that of a car, and feel more natural and intuitive than ever. This makes it ideal for commercial driving and parking and improves driver experience when hauling big loads or attachments to your hitch. The handling isn’t the only thing that makes the Colorado easy to operate; it’s also sized similarly to the full-sized trucks of the 90s, which makes it extremely maneuverable.

Your Spencer Chevrolet dealership wants you to see the Colorado’s fine balance firsthand. Call us at (812) 829-4843 and come on down to your Community Chevy for a test drive and see what makes this truck suitable for families, outdoorsmen, and recreational drivers alike. From top to bottom, it’s truly a happy medium.