2015 Chevrolet Colorado  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#5 of 2015 Pickups

#127 of all 2015 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
The Colorado, a mainstay of Chevrolet's lineup since 2004, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. The Colorado provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. The Colorado has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado has a score of 71, implying a 0.054% chance of driver death (4.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0541% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.1788%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0541% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.1788% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is 13% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8550Toyota TacomaNissan FrontierChevrolet EquinoxGMC CanyonJeep CherokeeDodge Grand CaravanKia SportageJeep WranglerGMC TerrainChevrolet ColoradoToyota RAV4Dodge JourneyComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 50 to 85. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is safer than the 2015 Toyota Tacoma and the 2014 Nissan Frontier and less safe than the 2015 Kia Sportage, the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan, and the 2015 Jeep Cherokee. It is about as safe as the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2015 GMC Canyon, the 2015 Dodge Journey, the 2015 Toyota RAV4, and the 2015 GMC Terrain.

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