The LS is the second-tier trim line for Chevy's light-duty truck. It is differentiated from the sparsely equipped Work Truck trim primarily by the availability of more optional features. At this level, buyers can add items like a CD/MP3 player, satellite radio, special paint, and privacy glass.
The Colorado houses a 2.9-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 185 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is mated with this engine, while a four-speed automatic is optional. A 3.7-liter inline five is also available, which makes 242 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque. On the regular cab with the base engine, fuel economy is estimated at 18/24 mpg.
The LS offers a slightly more comfortable and better-equipped version of the Colorado's entry-level Work Truck trim. Standard features are still relatively sparse, but buyers have the option to add items like a CD/MP3 player and satellite radio at this level. The regular-cab version features a 72-inch bed.
The LS is powered by a 2.9-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 185 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a four-speed automatic is optional. Chevy also offers this truck with an optional 3.7-liter inline five, bumping horsepower to 242 and torque to 242 pound-feet. Fuel economy is estimated at 18/24 mpg, while Chevy claims a towing capacity of 4,000 pounds.
The addition of Chevy's 4x4 system also adds a two-speed InstaTrac transfer case with push-button controls. A locking rear differential is optional.
The extended-cab variation of Chevy's light-duty Colorado features two short, reverse-opening doors. The extended cab layout also retains the longer bed (72 inches) found on the regular cab.
The LS is essentially a base-level trim, with only a minimal selection of standard features. However, unlike the Work Truck trim, buyers can add a few comfort and convenience features at this level. Trim and seating are also upgraded.
Almost every Colorado houses a modest 2.9-liter inline four-cylinder engine, good for 185 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, and a four-speed automatic is optional. A larger 3.7-liter inline five is also optional, increasing both horsepower and torque to 242.