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2008 Chevrolet Colorado Trims

LS

Avg. Price: $10,221

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.

LS 4WD

1 national listing
Avg. Price: $12,537

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.

LS Ext. Cab

7 national listings
Avg. Price: $11,778

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.

LS Ext. Cab 4WD

Avg. Price: $14,153

LT1

Avg. Price: $11,071

LT1 4WD

1 national listing
Avg. Price: $14,437

LT1 Crew Cab

Avg. Price: $14,778

LT1 Crew Cab 4WD

Avg. Price: $17,391

LT1 Ext. Cab

Avg. Price: $13,314

LT1 Ext. Cab 4WD

Avg. Price: $15,412

LT2

LT2 4WD

LT2 Crew Cab

LT2 Crew Cab 4WD

LT2 Ext. Cab 4WD

Work Truck

Avg. Price: $9,729

Work Truck 4WD

Avg. Price: $12,682

Work Truck Ext. Cab

Avg. Price: $11,714

Work Truck Ext. Cab 4WD

Avg. Price: $14,675