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2009 Chevrolet Colorado Trims

LT1

Avg. Price: $12,390

The base 2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT1 (or Z85, as Chevy calls it) compact pickup packs a lot of features into its small frame. The Colorado LT1 is a rear-wheel-drive-only (RWD), two-door, three-passenger Regular Cab pickup, with a standard front bench seat and a 6-foot bed. The standard engine with the ‘09 LT1 is a 185-hp, 2.9-liter inline-four (I4) that combines with a standard five-speed manual transmission to kick out 190 lb-ft of torque with an EPA-estimated 18/24 mpg. Towing capacity is 4,000 pounds, and payload is 1,422 pounds.

Standard features for the ’09 Colorado LT1, and across the LT1 lineup, include 16-inch alloy wheels, cloth bench seats, air conditioning, cruise control, tilt-wheel steering, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Onstar, and a single-CD player with two speakers and satellite radio, with options such as a Power Convenience Package, which includes remote keyless entry and power windows and mirrors, a sliding rear window, chrome-clad wheels, and bucket seats. Standard safety features for all ’09 Chevy Colorado LT1 trims include four-wheel, front-disc/rear-drum ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, traction and stability control, front airbags, side-impact door beams, and a post-collision safety system. Side curtain head airbags are optional.

LT1 4WD

1 national listing
Avg. Price: $13,299

The 2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT1 4WD is a feature-heavy, two-door, three-passenger, Regular Cab compact pickup offering shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive, with automatic-locking hubs and electronic hi-lo gear selection. The ’09 Colorado LT1 4WD offers a standard 2.9-liter inline-four that’s capable of 185 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque with the standard five-speed manual transmission (17/23 mpg, automatic or manual).

Standard comfort, convenience, and safety features, as well as options for the ’09 Chevy Colorado LT1 4WD, are the same as those featured with the base LT1. The ’09 Colorado LT1 4WD, with part-time 4WD, should not be driven on dry pavement in 4X4 mode, but is considered eminently off-road capable.

LT1 Crew Cab

Avg. Price: $17,214

The rear-wheel-drive-only Crew Cab trim for the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT1 features four regular-opening doors and seating for six, but offers only a 5-foot bed. The engine offering for the ’09 Colorado LT1 Crew Cab includes the standard 185-hp, 190-lb-ft-torque 2.9-liter inline four-cylinder with a five-speed manual transmission.

Comfort, convenience, appearance, and safety features match those in the base ’09 Colorado LT1. However, a rear cloth bench seat and the option of a power sunroof distinguish the Colorado LT1 Crew Cab.

LT1 Crew Cab 4WD

Avg. Price: $19,591

For those who want to take family or friends off-road or through wintry weather, the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT1 Crew Cab 4WD ought to fit the bill. With a standard 242-hp, 242-lb-ft/torque 3.7-liter engine and four-speed automatic transmission, the ’09 Colorado LT1 Crew Cab 4WD can tow close to 6,000 pounds when properly equipped and gets an EPA estimated 17/23 mpg.

The shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive transaxle with the ’09 Colorado LT1 Crew Cab 4WD has automatic locking hubs, skid plates, and electronic hi-lo gear select. Though the ’09 Colorado LT1 Crew Cab 4WD should not be driven with the 4WD engaged on dry pavement, friends and family will appreciate its better-than-adequate off-road capability, especially with the optional power sunroof open.

LT1 Ext. Cab

Avg. Price: $14,140

Want four-passenger cabin space, four doors, and the 6-foot bed that’s standard with the Regular Cab LT1 trim? Take a look at the rear-wheel-drive-only 2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT1 Extended Cab trim, offering two rear-opening “suicide” doors (front doors must be opened first) and two rear jump seats.

The standard engine for the ’09 Colorado LT1 Ext. Cab is the base 2.9-liter inline four cylinder with a standard five-speed manual tranny. Options as well as comfort, convenience, and appearance features for the ’09 Colorado LT1 Ext. Cab trim mirror those of the base LT1 Regular Cab.

LT1 Ext. Cab 4WD

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Avg. Price: $15,487

The four-door 2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT1 Extended Cab 4WD offers rear jump seats, allowing five-passenger seating, while retaining the 6-foot bed, and features the versatility of shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive. The standard 2.9-liter, 185-hp, 190-lb-ft/torque, inline four-cylinder engine with five-speed manual transmission powers the ’09 Colorado LT1 Ext. Cab 4WD, and EPA estimates run to 18/24 mpg.

Characterized as a capable off-road vehicle, the ’09 Colorado LT1 Ext. Cab 4WD is delivered with automatic locking hubs, electronic hi-lo shifting, and skid plates. Appearance, comfort, and convenience features, as well as options and standard safety features, match those on the base ’09 Colorado LT1. The rear doors on the LT1 Ext. Cab 4WD cannot be opened without first opening the front doors.

LT2 Crew Cab

The 2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT2 Crew Cab trim, labeled the Z71 Crew Cab by Chevy/GM, is distinguishable from the LT1 Crew Cab trim mainly by its standard 3.7-liter inline five-cylinder engine (I5) and four-speed automatic transmission. This combo puts out 242 hp and 242 lb-ft of torque to the tune of an EPA-estimated 17/23 mpg. The ’09 Colorado LT2 Crew Cab is rated to tow up to 6,000 pounds when properly equipped. Additionally, a 300-hp, 5.3-liter V8 engine that, in combination with the four-speed automatic, throws out 320 lb-ft of torque is an option with each of the ’09 Colorado LT2 trims.

The ’09 Chevy Colorado LT2 Crew Cab is a rear-wheel-drive-only (RWD) four-door, six-passenger pickup with a 5-foot bed, capable of some 1,168 pounds of payload. Additional standard comfort, convenience, performance, and appearance features include a sport-tuned suspension, power windows, doors, and mirrors, a sliding rear window, auto-dimming rearview mirror with a compass and outside temperature display, 17-inch chrome-clad wheels, and large, body-color wheel flares. Options include a power sunroof, 18-inch wheels, and heated front bucket seats. Four-wheel ABS, traction and stability control, and the Onstar post-collision safety system are among standard safety features in the ’09 Colorado LT2 lineup. Additionally, as with the ’09 Colorado LT1 trims, side curtain head airbags are optional for all LT2 trims.

LT2 Crew Cab 4WD

Avg. Price: $19,518

Carrying the standard 242-hp, 242-lb-ft/torque, 3.7-liter inline-five (I5) powerplant as the rest of the Colorado LT2 lineup, the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT2 (Z71) Crew Cab 4WD, as its name implies, offers the versatility of part-time, shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive. EPA estimates for the ’09 Colorado LT2 Crew Cab 4WD are a tad lower than the RWD trim's at 16/21 mpg.

Equipped with skid plates, an automatically locking rear differential, Chevy’s Insta-Trac dash-mounted shift controls, and electronic hi-lo gear selection, the ’09 Colorado LT2 Crew Cab 4WD is the perfect vehicle to take friends or family off-roading, though Chevy recommends disengaging the 4WD when traveling on dry pavement. An off-road package is, however, available for all Colorado 4WD trims. Standard safety features and creature comforts are identical to those of the rear-wheel drive ’09 Colorado LT2 Crew Cab, including the 17-inch chrome-clad wheels.

LT2 Ext. Cab

For those who want the spaciousness of a larger cab as well as the capacity of a 6-foot bed, the rear-wheel-drive 2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT2 Extended Cab pickup fulfills those desires. Equipped with rear-opening “suicide” doors and rear jump seats, the Colorado LT2 Ext. Cab offers seating for five passengers and 1,360 pounds of payload capacity.

The standard 3.7-liter inline five-cylinder engine and standard four-speed automatic transmission are capable of 242 hp and 242 lb-ft of torque and get EPA estimates of 17/23 mpg. Convenience, safety and appearance features, and options are the same as those for the ’09 Colorado LT2 Crew Cab trims.

LT2 Ext. Cab 4WD

The 2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT2 Extended Cab 4WD pickup offers five-passenger seating with two rear jump seats, as well as four doors and a 6-foot bed. Above and beyond that, though, the ’09 Colorado LT2 Ext. Cab 4WD offers the versatility and extra traction of part-time, shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive (4WD). Insta-Trac, with dash-mounted controls, electronic hi-lo gear selection, automatic locking hubs, and standard skid plates make the ’09 Colorado LT2 Ext. Cab 4WD a more-than-capable off-road vehicle that offers the same safety, appearance, and options features as the rest of the LT2 lineup, including the sport-tuned suspension.

As with all ’09 Colorado LT2 trims, the LT2 Ext. Cab 4WD is equipped with the standard 3.7-liter engine and four-speed automatic transmission. This matchup is capable of 242 hp and 242 lb-ft of torque, has 6,000 pounds of towing capacity, and gets an EPA-estimated 16/22 mpg.

LT3 Crew Cab

Called the Sport trim by Chevy, the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT3 Crew Cab is a rear-wheel-drive-only (RWD), five-passenger, four-door pickup that features, besides a 5-foot bed, a standard 5.3-liter Vortec V8 engine that, in combination with a four-speed automatic transmission, pounds out 300 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. These horses are good for well over 6,000 pounds of towing and 1,250 pounds of payload capacity, but EPA estimates are only 15/21 mpg.

The ’09 Colorado LT3 Crew Cab offers such additional performance and appearance features from the LT2 trims as the ZQ8 Sport Suspension Package, front bucket seats, chrome-trimmed interior trim, 18-inch Midnight Silver wheels, and a color-keyed grille with body-surround chrome trim.

LT3 Ext. Cab

The rear-wheel-drive-only 2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT3 Extended Cab pickup (Chevy names it the “Sport” trim) allows owners to keep the 6-foot bed, have four-door access, and, thanks to rear jump seats, seat four. All ’09 LT3 trims pack the 300-hp, 320-lb-ft/torque 5.3-liter V8 that tows way over 6,000 pounds when properly equipped and hauls up to 1,379 pounds of payload.

Like the Colorado LT3 Crew Cab, the ’09 Colorado LT3 Ext. Cab rolls on the ZQ8 suspension and 18-inch all-season radials. Instead of four regular doors, however, the Colorado LT3 Ext. Cab offers rear-hinged “suicide” doors that require the front doors to be opened first and closed last.

VL Ext. Cab

Avg. Price: $14,141

Chevy calls the 2009 Chevrolet Colorado VL trims its “Value” line, though these trims uncannily resemble the ’09 Colorado LT1 lineup, but for the fact that the VL trims aren’t available in the Regular Cab configuration or with four-wheel drive. The Colorado VL Ext. Cab is a four-door, four- or five-passenger pickup with a 6-foot bed, and equipped with the standard 185-hp 2.9-liter inline four-cylinder engine (I4) that combines with a standard five-speed manual transmission to produce 190 lb-ft of torque, with an EPA-estimated 18/24 mpg. This powertrain can tow some 4,000 pounds and gives the VL Ext. Cab 1,379 pounds of payload capacity.

The ’09 Chevy Colorado VL Ext. Cab offers such standard comfort, convenience, and appearance features as 16-inch aluminum wheels, power windows, mirrors, and remote door locks, air conditioning, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a CD/MP3 player with six speakers (all Colorado Extended Cab trims include this), satellite radio, Onstar, and a hands-free phone. Options include the LT2 Equipment Group, with the 3.7-liter inline five-cylinder and four-speed automatic, or the 5.3-liter V8 engine, a power sunroof, front bucket seats, a locking rear differential, upgraded wheels, and leather heated bucket seats.

VL1 Crew Cab

Avg. Price: $17,119

The advantage of four regular doors and six-passenger seating in the 2009 Chevrolet VL1 Crew Cab (Chevy's “Value” trim) is mitigated somewhat by a 5-foot bed capable of hauling some 1,250 pounds of payload. The ’09 Colorado VL1 Crew Cab packs the standard 2.9-liter inline four-cylinder engine common to the ’09 Colorado LT1 trim level. This four-banger puts out 185 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque.

Standard and optional creature comforts in the ’09 Colorado VL1 Crew Cab are identical to the ’09 VL Ext. Cab, with the addition of a 60/40 split-folding rear bench seat, which increases interior cargo space significantly.

Work Truck

Avg. Price: $10,883

The 2009 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck is only a “work truck” if owners want it to be. This three-passenger, two-door Regular Cab pickup is available only in rear-wheel drive (RWD), but packs nearly all the features found in the ’09 Colorado LT1 (Chevy Z85) RWD trims, including air conditioning, cruise control, and a leather-wrapped, tilting steering wheel. The only differences are 16-inch steel wheels instead of alloys and no CD player with the AM/FM stereo. A CD/MP3 player is optional, as is the Vortec 3.7-liter engine, four-speed automatic transmission, and power windows, doors, and mirrors.

The standard powerplant for the 2009 Colorado Work Truck is the 2.9-liter inline four-cylinder (I4) engine that delivers 185 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque with the standard five-speed manual transmission. The ‘09 Colorado Work Truck is capable of towing up to 4,000 pounds when properly equipped and can tote 1,422 pounds of payload in its 6-foot bed. EPA mileage estimates for the ’09 Colorado Work Truck are 18/24 mpg.

Work Truck 4WD

Avg. Price: $14,323

The Regular Cab 2009 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck 4WD offers the same standard features and available options as the rear-wheel-drive Regular Cab Work Truck, but adds the extra winter traction and off-road versatility of part-time, shift-on-the-fly four-wheel drive (4WD).

The ’09 Colorado Work Truck’s standard 185-hp, 2.9-liter inline-four engine, in combination with the standard five-speed manual transmission, grinds out 190 lb-ft of torque in 4WD at an EPA-estimated 17/23 mpg. Skid plates, electronic hi-lo gear selection, and auto-locking hubs make the ’09 Colorado Work Truck 4WD a more-than-capable off-road vehicle.

Work Truck Ext. Cab

Avg. Price: $13,276

The 2009 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck Extended Cab pickup offers a roomier cabin, four doors, and two rear jump seats, and it keeps the 1,379-pound-payload-capacity 6-foot bed. Standard features and options remain the same as those in the rest of the ’09 Colorado Work Truck lineup.

Powered by the standard 2.9-liter inline-four (I4) engine that’s mated with the standard five-speed manual tranny, the ’09 Colorado Work Truck Ext. Cab is good for 185 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. It matches the 4,000 pounds of towing capacity shared by the entire ’09 Colorado Work Truck lineup, with an EPA-estimated 18/24 mpg.

Work Truck Ext. Cab 4WD

Avg. Price: $15,226

For 2009 the Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck Extended Cab 4WD offers additional cab roominess, four-door convenience, rear jump seats, and a 6-foot bed on top of the off-road capability and winter traction control of shift-on-the-fly, part-time four-wheel drive (4WD). Standard features and options are the same as those found in the Regular Cab Work Truck trims.

Standard in the ’09 Colorado Work Truck Ext. Cab 4WD is a 2.9-liter inline four-cylinder engine putting out 185 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. Towing and payload capacities mirror those of the ’09 Colorado Work Truck Extended Cab rear-wheel-drive pickup, while mileage is a tad less at 17/23 mpg.