The Chevrolet Colorado was introduced in 2004 to replace the ailing S-10 lineup of pickups that had been in production for quite some time. Since it is sold in a variety of different models, we have broken the Colorado up into multiple articles. This article will focus on the Colorado Extended Cab two-wheel-drive line, as the available models and their options differ from the four-wheel-drive models. However, the different drivetrains offered will not affect your transport in terms of its price, so chances are you won’t need to know which specific drivetrain your Colorado has.
The Extended Cab 2WD Colorado comes in four variants: the WT, Z85, Z71 and Sport. The WT is the base model and features a Vortec 2.9L Straight-4 engine, a five-speed manual transmission, 16-inch steel wheels and a color-keyed appearance package. The Z85 features the same Vortec 2.9L Straight-4 engine as the WT, but instead features a four-speed automatic transmission, 16-inch aluminum wheels and a power convenience package. The Z71 features a more powerful 3.7L Straight-5 Vortec engine, offering more horsepower and torque than the 2.9L variant, and also features an automatic-locking rear differential, 17-inch chrome-clad wheels, a sliding rear window, the Z71 suspension, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and temperature display and bucket seats. The Sport, the most expensive Extended Cab 2WD Colorado available, features a 5.3L V8 Vortec engine (the most powerful one available on the models discussed above), as well as 18-inch Midnight Silver wheels, a ZQ8 suspension package and bucket seats. You can also learn more about these models by visiting the official website here.
The Extended Cab variant of the Colorado is larger than the Regular Cab, but smaller than the Crew Cab models, which makes it a bit easier than the Crew Cab to ship. As we stated, it doesn’t matter which drivetrain you have (whether 2WD or AWD), but the cab is usually a deciding factor as the larger the cab, the heavier the truck will be, and pickups are already more expensive than SUV’s and regular cars to ship. You can expect to see higher prices shipping an Extended Cab Colorado than a Regular Cab, though it won’t be as drastic a hike as the Crew Cab models would be, as they add a lot of weight. Weight factors highly into how much auto shippers pay for fuel, and fuel is the number one overhead cost that carriers have to worry about. Therefore, to offset the cost that heavier vehicles take to ship, they must charge more to ship them.
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