Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upper Central Midwest
Some comments of mine and wife after about 3 month's ownership. Probably a lot like earlier comments on our 2017 Colorado LT 3.6L w/8 speed transmission.
I am coming from a 2010 Colorado LT2 CCSB 3.7L I5 bought new and owned for 7 years, and before that a 2005 Colorado LS CCSB I4 driven for 5 years.
The leather 4-way power/heated seats are just ok. The 2010 Colorado LT2 had leather 6-way heated power seats that were much move comfortable and adjustable. We miss them. GM should match these in the Gen II Twins.
The door panel storage is deplorable and nearly useless with all the shallow, odd shaped swoopy, curved sections that are are only usable for small items. Our "old" 2015 Equinox has more and better door and console storage than this 2017 Colorado. There is even a passenger side console side pocket which can hold maps as well as the deep door pockets on the Equinox.
The only place to store road maps is the glove box and center console. So you have to dig around layers of things to find what you need. In our Equinox, we have local maps, store brochures, etc in one set of storage pockets, out of state in another where we travel regularly, and upstate things in a 3rd map pocket all neatly in place and ready for use. - - - Sadly, the 2017 Colorado can not compare. Yeah . .. we know, use a GPS instead of maps. We do use a newer Garmin, but maps are still useful. We have travel brochures and local attraction brochures as well. . . I guess this is GMs way of forcing and Onstar "Travel Guide" subscription.
So far, the engine and drive train are very good, but I say this seriously, the 3.7L V6 in the 2010 Colorado LT2 was plenty at 242HP and had plenty of passing power even when cruising at 65 MPH or more. It surprised the heck out of us for a humble I-5 power plant. That said, the 3.6L LGZ V6 and 8 speed transmission is nice and smooth. I only have 800 miles or so on it so haven't "nailed" it really . .. just a few half-way on ramp and passing accelerations. It is smooth and powerful. Don't see or really care for the "V4" cylinder mode it goes into at low speeds or coasting. I can tell now when it slips into the mode. . there is a very slight drop in engine power almost like I lightly tapped the brake and quickly let off.
MyLink. . . Works mostly ok. Again, comparing it to our 2015 Equinox with MyLink the Equinox system is better and more intuitive I think. I hate that the 2017 Colorado opens to the Home screen and Icons rather than the last radio station or other screen it was on when starting. It seems it will return to "Last Screen" but only if using the Remote Start key fob to start the truck or if I was playing USB media previously, but not for FM or XM Radio. We miss the XM Radio Supplied 5 Day and Local Weather, Local Gas Prices, & Local Movie Shows/Times we have on our Equinox. That is a quick and easy to use feature. Also, there do not seem to be many apps in the MyLink "Store". Wondering also how long GM will be updating and/or supplying apps for this version of MyLink. Will it just fall into being obsolete after 3 or 4 years? That is my guess since the "Latest MyLink" will be out in new models.
I know these are mostly small complaints, but enough to cause us to focus on them rather than the truck's admirable features.
The body design, paint, fit and finish seem superior to the old Gen 1 Colorado compared to the 2010. The ride is quiet and smooth. It seems like a bigger truck inside then our previous two Colorados. It feels almost like a full sized truck at times but more nimble. Maybe, because in reality if you check 90's and earlier truck sizes this Colorado is nearly the size of an old F-150 or GMC Sierra. I pull up next to some of those at traffic lights and, golly, the Colorado sits as high or higher, and is about the same length.
What else? I like the deeper pickup bed and spray on liner. I went with a Bullet liner for $350 and also bought an ARE truck cap. Nice combination. Never had a spray on bed liner before and is well worth it.
We also like the fold down rear seats and under seat storage area in the Crew Cab. Should I store our maps back there? lol
About all for now. Maybe edit this later.
2017 2WD Colorado LT V6 CCSB Luxury & Convenience Pkgs, Black/Ashen Gray Leather, Bullet Bedliner, ARE cap.
Last edited by GraniteBlue05; 04-28-2017 at 08:46 AM.