The new Chevrolet Colorado's safety levels have not been determined in a local crash test by either the NHTSA or the IIHS yet, as the truck is still brand-new. We can't really draw any conclusions and comparisons with the Silverado 1500 because, although there are some similarities, the Colorado has a model-specific frame and its own specifications. Still, the Silverado generally performed well, with mostly Good ratings for the IIHS's tests and a five-star overall rating at the NHTSA, so we hope the Colorado will at least emulate these results.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
The Colorado comes with seven airbags, in addition to the federally mandated safety features, namely ABS, stability control, tire-pressure monitoring, and backup camera. To assist with towing safety, hitch-guidance and hitch-view systems are standard too. Further to these, the Chevy Safety Assist driver assistance suite is fitted by default to all trims, comprising forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, automatic headlights with auto high beams, Buckle to Drive, a teen-driver feature, and a following-distance indicator. The headlights are halogen on most trims and LED on Z71 and ZR2 trims only, with LED foglights also fitted to these trims. A Safety Package can additionally be added and comes with rear parking sensors, blind-spot steering assistance, rear cross-traffic braking, and - on trims without them - heated side mirrors. The Technology Package contains a surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control, and rear pedestrian alert. These packages are typically bundled with other features, so their prices vary by trim. An auto-dimming interior rearview mirror is optional on the LT, Z71, and ZR2 as part of a package.
|Chevrolet Colorado Trims||Work Truck||LT||Trail Boss||Z71||ZR2|
|Rear Parking Aid||O||O||O||O||O|
|Blind Spot Monitor||O||O||O||O||O|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||S||S||S||S|
|Lane Keeping Assist||S||S||S||S||S|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S||S|
We don't know much about the reliability of the Chevrolet Colorado yet, but this redesigned 2023 model already has a JD Power score: 83 out of 100 overall, with a very good 85 for quality and reliability, so the truck is off to a good start. To date, there have been no recalls on the new Colorado either.
Should something go wrong, the limited warranty of the Chevrolet Colorado covers it for three years/36,000 miles, while the powertrain warranty is valid for five years/60,000 miles. The first maintenance visit is thrown in for free as well.
The new Colorado has not been crash-tested yet, but it has a modern design and plenty of safety and driver-assistance features, so we expect it to get good results once it's tested.
The Colorado has seven airbags, including front and side airbags for the front occupants and curtain airbags for all outboard passengers.