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2021 Chevrolet Colorado: NHTSA and IIHS Ratings, and Safety Features

Updated on: March 6, 2021

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NHTSA is one of the top safety rating agencies in the US. After thorough testing, which includes crash tests and built quality tests, the agency rates the car with scores varying from ‘1-star’ being the least and ‘5-star; being the maximum. The new 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab has achieved the best-in-segment ratings with an overall ‘4-Star’ rating. The latest 2021 model has gone through a series of rugged crash tests and gauged under the following areas. A competitive edge is showcased by the new Colorado Crew Cab in terms of overall built quality. The car’s sides get the maximum ‘5-star’ rating, whereas the front driver side also gets the top points. The rollover rating is average compared to rivals like the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500. The detailed ratings for the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab have been mentioned below:
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 4 star
IIHS is a similar agency like the NHTSA. As we say, the opinion of two is better than one. IIHS is an independent federal agency that rates all vehicles based on its build quality and safety features. The bar set up by IIHS is pretty high, which means the cars with good ratings are very reliable. The rating ranges from ‘Good’ and ‘Superior’ being the best, followed by ‘Acceptable,’ ‘Marginal’ and ‘Advanced’ respectively for the medium scale, and ‘Poor’ and ‘Basic’ the least on the scale. The new 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab has not been rated yet. We can get an idea of the splendid results achieved by the 2020 model of the Chevy Colorado Crew Cab. The overall rating for the 2020 model is ‘Good.’ A detailed report for individual ratings has been tabulated below:
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 Crew Cab, which has been launched at a base MSRP of $27,100, remains unchanged in the safety front in comparison to the outgoing 2020 Colorado Crew Cab, retaining all the safety and driver-assistance features without adding anything new. Nevertheless, this 2021 iteration receives many optional driver-assistance features like forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, and rear parking sensor.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

Offered in the same four trims, with the ZR2 trim topping the trim chart with an MSRP of $43,200, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab also received a decent 4-star rating in the NHTSA crash test and a good rating in many of the subsections of the IIHS. Competing with the likes of the 2021 Toyota Tacoma Dual Cab, 2021 Ford Ranger Crew Cab, and 2021 GMC Canyon Crew Cab, we will find out how well the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab performs in the safety front in this comprehensive safety review.

"The 2021 Colorado earned a four-star rating from the NHTSA, but it wasn't named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS"- Caranddriver

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Safety Features Explained

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab gets all the standard safety features like ABS, airbags, driveline traction control, StabiliTrak stability control, OnStar and Chevrolet connected services, Teen Driver features, and many more too. Along with that, the 2021 Colorado Crew Cab is also built impeccably, and that helps in withstanding the impacts quite well.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab comes with many optional driver-assistance features

A few highlighted safety technologies included as an option are Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keeping Assistance with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, Adaptive Cruise Control, HD Surround Vision, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Parking Assistance. Some of these features have been mentioned in detail below:

  • Following Distance Indicator: This advanced system comes in handy while moving on busy highways. The system can provide the accurate distance between you and the detected vehicle ahead in seconds. You can make decisions on slowing down the truck based on the distance. The system will also alert if you get too close to the car in front.

  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning: The Lane Keep Assist system helps the driver to keep the truck in the same lane if the system detects any unintentional lane change taking place without proper indication. The Lane Departure Warning system is also on board and will warn the driver of the lane change without proper indication by providing audible and visual alerts. If the system senses no driver inputs, the LKA will also assist the steering to get back into the original lane.

  • Front Pedestrian Braking: The system comes in handy while driving between the hustle and bustle of city roads. At speeds below 50 MPH, the system can reduce or avoid a possible front collision by automatically applying brakes. It works with the help of an array of sensors and a camera that is placed in the front of the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control: This sophisticated system can automatically maintain the driver-selected gap from the detected vehicle in the front. The feature comes in handy while driving on highways and reduces your need to frequently brake and accelerate, as the system will automatically do that for you based on the speed of the vehicle in front of you. If the vehicle in front of you comes to a complete halt, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab also comes to a stop.

  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert: RCTA helps the 2021 Colorado Crew Cab to detect any rear cross-traffic like cyclists, pedestrians, animals, etc while in a reverse maneuver. If you fail to brake on time even after providing the warnings, this feature would apply the brakes for you to avoid a collision.


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"Forward collision alert and lane departure warning are optional and a bit sensitive, but they work as advertised on the Colorado."-Edmunds

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Safety Verdict

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab turned out to be a safe mid-size pickup truck receiving a 4-star overall crash safety rating in the NHTSA crash test and a good rating in many of the subsections of the IIHS crash test. Even though the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab comes in with many basic safety features as standard, it misses out on all of the driver-assistance features, as they are only offered as an optional extra, which would stack up the price. So, if you are interested in getting the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab, do opt for all the driver-assistance features on offer, which is a definite must-have in this day and age.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

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How well did the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab perform in the NHTSA crash-test?

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab received a 4-star rating in the NHTSA crash test, with a 4-star rating in the overall front crash safety test, a 5-star rating in the overall side crash safety rating, and a 3-star rating in the rollover crash test.

How did the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab perform in the IIHS crash-test?

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab received a good rating in many of the subsections of the IIHS crash test. However, it scored a poor rating in the headlights section and a marginal rating in the small overlap front: passenger-side.

What is the selling price of the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab?

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab comes with a base selling price of $27,100 for the WT trim,  The LT trim is priced at $29,700 and the Z71 trim, the final trim on offer, is priced at an MSRP of $33,800.

Does the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard?

Yes, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard with both the 7-inch as well as an 8-inch infotainment system.

What are the major issues faced by the owners of the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab?

The Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab owners reported the majority of the niggles and issues related to axle failures, drivetrain shuddering, steering rack noise, seatbelt warning issues, noisy suspension, and a few more.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Safety and Reliability

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Safety

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab has been launched for a base MSRP of $27,100 and comes in the same 4 trims as the outgoing 2020 model. With this 2021 avatar, Chevrolet still retains all the safety and driver-assistance features like the Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keeping Assistance with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Parking Assistance.

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Stefanie

2021 Chevrolet Colorado

LT 3dr Crew Cab 6 ft. LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 3, 2021

Okayish Pickup

Pros - "Smooth ride and good handling Easy-to-use infotainment features"

Cons - "Less rear seating space than competitors Drab interior quality"

Extended over Regular I should have bought myself a double cab rather than a regular cab. I am a family person and this pickup can be used for daily commutation as well. I got a pick up and drop of my car on the first drive and before buying a test drive of it too. Very good experience.

6/10
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7/10
Interior
7/10
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6/10
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8/10
Reliability
7/10
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7/10
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Jonathan

2021 Chevrolet Colorado

LT 3dr Crew Cab 5 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 10, 2021

premium Chevrolet Colorado

Pros - Good payload capacity, towing ability and off-road capability

Cons - Bit uncomfortable driving position for tall riders

Highly recommended off-roader The ride was smooth and the performance of the vehicle was at the top notch with the good abilities of towing among the competitors. This came with good fit and finish in the cabin. The cabin looks more premium and the entertaining features in the cabin were more attractive. The vehicle comes with super power and it my best choice. Highly recommended for any one particularly for off-roading, adventures. Dothan

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
9/10
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RG

Robert P. Gilchrist

2021 Chevrolet Colorado

Work Truck 3dr Crew Cab 5 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 23, 2021

Nice

Pros - Spacious, fun to drive, decent off-roading capabilities

Cons - Seats are a little uncomfortable

No complaints Colorado is a good truck! I feel that when driving, but it also feels like there is something missing. I can’t quite put my finger on it but trust me when I say this it sure is missing something. On top of that, the seats are uncomfortable and need a little more cushioning for them to be usable. I do like the simplicity of the interior though. It doesn’t have a gazillion features which no one ever uses but has the things that matter. People at Matt Saxe Chevrolet are really good when it comes to finding the car that's right for you, and they take care of everything with financing and DMV. Not only are they good at when it comes to sale but have amazing after-sales support too.

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