Colorado Named Cars.com Best Pickup of 2015
Though it may not have come out on top in the 2015 North American Truck of the Year awards, Chevrolet has plenty to smile about when it comes to the 2015 Colorado. Adding to a mantle that already includes the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, the segment-changing Colorado can now lay claim to the title of Cars.com Best Pickup of 2015.
“The impressive, all-new 2015 Colorado jumpstarts a category of trucks that was quickly fading away,” said Mark Williams, Cars.com pickup truck editor. “Midsize pickup trucks have long been a favorite of both Cars.com experts and truck shoppers, so we’re thrilled to see them come back to life, starting with the new Colorado.”
The Colorado defeated the all-new Ford F-150, Ford F-250, GMC Sierra 2500, Toyota Tacoma, and Toyota Tundra for the award. Cars.com determined that the Colorado was the go-to choice not just because of its affordability and impressive performance, but because it “resets the bar not only in the [midsize pickup] segment but possibly in the entire pickup arena.”
Cars.com surmises that the Colorado could potentially change the way its competitors approach the midsize pickup segment and lead to a total resurgence for the once-faltering kid brother to the full-size pickup. If it leads to more exciting trucks that are fun to drive, good on fuel, and won’t cost too much to drive off the lot, then I’m all for Colorado kickstarting this particular revolution.