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The reintroduction of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado couldn’t come at a better time. Many of the top automotive companies including Chevrolet are introducing new midsized crossovers, a kind of shrunken SUV meant for tight city parking and crowded streets without compromising space. It only makes sense that a smaller pickup should be put on the market for customers wanting something a bit smaller with increased fuel efficiency without sacrificing a handy bed and towing capability. The 2015 Colorado not only fits these demands but offers more.

The smaller pickup features smooth lines compared to its older and bigger brother the Silverado. A swooping cab and rounded grille softens the look but maintains a rugged feel. The frame is made from high strength steel and alloys allowing a light but ridged structure.  In the case of a crash,  the Colorado automatically shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks doors, and turns on hazard lights.  Chevy has put together five exterior accessories packages to further customize the Colorado to fit the lifestyle needs of the driver. Whether it is being used for adventuring, as a commercial vehicle, or as a daily drive, there is a package to maximize the trucks benefits. From the exterior the 2015 Colorado looks like a truck, but the interior resembles a roomy and spacious sedan. Triple sealed doors and thick side glass reduce outside noise, while easy to clean leather or standard cloth seats offer ultimate comfort and support for every ride. Enjoy hidden storage throughout the cabin and under the rear seats.

Choose between either a 2.5L I-4 or 3.6L Vg engine under the hood. A 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel will be offered early next year, a first for any mid sized pickup in North America. An EPA estimate 26 MPG highway is best in class  due to direct injection and a declaration fuel cutoff during breaking to maintain efficiency. The Colorado can tow up to 7,000 lbs and carry 1,590 lbs with 305hp and 269 lb/ft of torque. An available 6-speed automatic transmission is available with tow mode to help minimize shifting while carrying heavy loads or towing a trailer. For off road enthusiasts, the Z71 Off Road package is available to increase stability and comfort on multiple terrains. Automatic locking rear differentials maintain control in the event of poor traction due to water or mud.

High-tech features set the Colorado apart from competitors like 4 LTG high speed WiFi from OnStar, Chevrolet MyLink for information and smart phone compatibility, OnStar for emergencies, and navigation and rear vision camera to make driving a bit easier and safer.  New safety technology like forward collision alert and lane departure warning uses smart cameras to scan traffic and surrounding vehicles to reduce collisions.

To  browse our selection of 2015 Chevrolet Colorado’s or ask further questions, please stop by Freeway Chevrolet.

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The Chevrolet Silverado is considered the most stolen truck of 2013 as well as the most stolen domestic brand vehicle. Precautionary measures can be taken to ensure your truck stays safe whether you’re at home or out and about.

Common Sense– this includes locking your vehicle each time you leave it unattended, parking in well-lit areas, and removing any valuables from sight. Professional car thieves may steal for various reasons; trucks are a target for the fact they may be carrying expensive tools. Consider leaving any tools at home when not in use. Get in the habit of carrying your car registration in a wallet or purse verses leaving it in the glove compartment.  If a thief is pulled over for reckless driving they will not be let go without proof of vehicle registration. Finally, do not hide spare keys around or in your car. Key hiding spots are no secret and are the first place a thief may check for easy access into any locked vehicle.

Technology- The more technologically advanced cars become, the harder they are to steal. Most cars with a built in navigation system will also have GPS tracking that allows police to easily find where the stolen vehicle is. Consider upgrading to a trim level with navigation when you purchase a new car. Other advanced safeguards include security systems and alarms that range in price.

Physical Locks– Physical locks are an inexpensive way to add another layer of protection to your car. These locks come in various shapes and sizes and can be used to lock wheels, disconnect the gas or braking systems, lock the gearshift, lock tires, and even lock the hood. If you plan on leaving your vehicle unattended and outside for an extended period of time, consider investing in a physical lock or disabling parts of your vehicle.

Take precautions when leaving your Silverado unattended and avoid being part of the car theft statistic. For more information on the Silverado truck line or other Chevy vehicles stop by Freeway Chevrolet