2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Crew Cab Safety

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2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab: NHTSA and IIHS Ratings, and Safety Features

Updated on: November 23, 2020

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NHTSA or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a government body that specializes in rating the crashworthiness of road-cars. The organization conducts a variety of real-world tests to ensure the safety of a particular vehicle. The NHTSA also keeps track of the reliability of a model and maintains a thorough record of the recalls or complaints against a particular car in a year. The NHTSA has granted the Chevrolet Colorado 2020 an overall safety rating of 4 out of 5 stars in their tests. The truck has a Rollover Star Rating of 3 on 5 stars with a rollover risk of 21.20%.
Overall Rating 4 star
Overall Front Star Rating 4 star
Front Driver Side 4 star
Front Passenger Side 4 star
Overall Side Star Rating 5 star
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings(Front Seat) 5 star
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings(Rear Seat) 5 star
Side Barrier Driver 5 star
Side Barrier Rear Passenger 5 star
Overall Side Pole Star Rating 5 star
Rollover Star Rating 3 star
Overall Side Barrier 5 star
Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) is a private body that conducts similar rigorous testing and awards a safety rating to various structural components of a vehicle. The Chevrolet Colorado scores a rather mediocre score on these tests, this shows that the manufacturer has to ramp up the offered safety in this model.
Small Overlap Front(Driver) Good
Small Overlap Front(Passenger) Marginal
Moderate Overlap Front Good
Side Acceptable
Roof Strength Good
Head Restraints and Seats Good
Headlights Poor
Front Crash Prevention Basic
Latch Ease of Use Marginal

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel comes in two trims - LT, priced at $37,810, and Z71, priced at $42,570. The 2021 Colorado diesel is the same as the 2020 model, and comes with a small set of safety features including traction control, reinforced safety cage and a few more.

There are very few driver-assist features for the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel which include rear-park assist, Forward-Collision Warning and lane departure warning, which can be added on to the above mentioned safety features

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Safety Features Explained

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is made from a high-strength steel frame, reinforced safety cage, and a wide variety of technology. However, the truck is not as advanced as some of its competitors. Although a capable build quality and a firm and rigid structure make it adequately capable enough to compete against them.

The truck misses out on a wide range of driver-assist features, which are now standard at this price point but offers Forward Collision warning and Lane departure warning as an optional extra for $690. Chevrolet, however, loads 2021 Colorado with competent safety features. Some of which have been elaborated below.

  • Traction Control: the 4x4 colorado comes with capable traction control, which has a variety of options to allow it great footing.

  • Reinforced Safety cage: The truck has a reinforced safety cage that can uphold the integrity of the vehicle even under testing terrain.

  • High strength steel frame: A robust steel frame which improves the integrity of the body of the Chevy Colorado.

  • Rear Camera: The Chevy Colorado comes with a capable rearview camera that has a surprisingly good resolution and even features dynamic guidelines.

  • Rear Park Assist: The System uses an array of ultrasonic sensors to help you locate objects or obstructions at the back of the truck, this particularly helps in backward parking or maneuvering.

  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) - The Lane Departure warning system ensures that you are adhering to the current lane and provides you an alert if the vehicle does not match the lane curve or is swerving out of it.

  • Forward Collision Alert - The system warns you in case of the vehicle in front of you is unsafely slowing down, which might lead to a collision. It also warns you if you are following a vehicle too closely.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Safety Diesel Verdict:

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel truck lacks a variety of safety and driver assistance features. The build quality and off-road capability of the truck is capable and will offer some outstanding character on trails, however, it seriously lacks in road safety.


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Chevrolets are well known to offer some of the best safety and reliability in the market. Their safety technology and driver assists in other models are well known to be highly capable. Let’s see how the Chevy Colorado is equipped to compete with its highly refined and rugged competition.

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2021 Chevrolet Colorado Safety Reviews


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Eleanor P. Hill

2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab

Z71 3dr Crew Cab 4WD (2.8L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 24, 2021

Turbo diesel for workaday

Pros - Impressive low end, mpg, best for hauling and towing

Cons - Noisy engine, cold morning start, no body protection

Love my Colorado for what it can do A diesel truck for work purposes, sounds the best thing and it is no doubt an ideal truck for workaday. Low end is amazing which gets it going no matter what is holding it back with just a tap on the throttle. Sure gets noisy past 2k revvs. A lot noisy I should add Turbo diesel engine which not only makes it better for towing and hauling but also saves the day because of its economy I got this Colorado for work and comfort was not the priority. It does a great job keeping us comfortable on the inside. The design looks simple and I like it Not having body protection on the sides as well as underneath does leave room for things to get ugly Turbo diesel which saves on fuel cost and delivers exactly what a truck owner would want @496/m of lease for four years, I think we got pretty lucky at the dealership My brother works there in finance which eased out the process quite significantly

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
8/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
10/10
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Louise D. Herman

2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab

LT 3dr Crew Cab 5 ft. SB (2.8L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 24, 2021

2021 Colorado

Pros - Features, quiet cabin, excellent value

Cons - 2.8L engine is not enough, transmission

Great truck for the price. Colorado is a surprisingly good family vehicle, that's why we bought it so we could eventually fit 1-2 kids in the car and when they get slightly bigger. If I wanted a better car for cornering and gas mileage I would have gotten a Toyota or something but I wanted practicality and capability hence Colorado. A backup camera is a necessity in trucks Good size and airy inside! The interior is quiet and comfortable. I could not have asked for anything more. I like it but the new 2019 version was much nicer and sportier. Overall, it is a really practical design. Colorado has good safety features! Plus, it is big and sturdy! Great value. Has been working really Did $0 down payment. Now, I? paying $427/month. well.

8/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

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Sam B. Parmley

2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab

LT 3dr Crew Cab 5 ft. SB 4WD (2.8L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 24, 2021

I like this truck

Pros - Handling, smooth, roomy

Cons - Gas mileage

I love my Colorado. The driving experience is good. It handles well, not as good as a sedan but definitely better than the competition. If pushed too hard around bins and turns, you can feel the understeer/oversteer. This can be remedied with suspension upgrades. Performance-wise, I am happy. Powerful enough for me, if I had a car full of people all of the time, then I'd say you may want a little more power. Feature-wise, Colorado is perfect for someone looking for simplicity or a person that wants something nice without breaking the bank. Overall the interior of Colorado is simple and easy to operate. The cabin is roomy and airy!. The seats are really good too and are adjustable. The outward visibility is clear and there are no visible blindspots. I love the overall exterior styling. Chevy has really put in effort into designing Colorado. I feel safe in Colorado. It is well built and is very sturdy. Colorado has been extremely $389 per month is what I? paying and it the ideal one to have this vehicle. reliable!!

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

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Top User Reviews

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Turbo diesel for workaday

Love my Colorado for what it can do

by Eleanor P. Hill

8

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2021 Colorado

Great truck for the price.

by Louise D. Herman

9

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I like this truck

I love my Colorado.

by Sam B. Parmley

9

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Awesome truck for the money

Yes. If you want a family vehicle for 5 or fewer people which is very practical and can tow.

by Elizabeth V. Gamez

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Nice

I would recommend Colorado to other people because it has nice features, looks nice.

by Sara M. Smith

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