2017 Chevrolet Colorado  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#9 of 2017 Pickups

#133 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Chevrolet Colorado
The Colorado, part of Chevrolet's lineup since 2004, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. The Colorado has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Colorado packs some oomph. Chevrolet offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is below average 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 2017 Chevrolet Colorado has a score of 72, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0524% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9885%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0524% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9885% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8359Nissan FrontierJeep WranglerChevrolet EquinoxDodge JourneyChevrolet ColoradoGMC CanyonChrysler 200Dodge Grand CaravanFord FusionJeep CherokeeToyota TacomaMitsubishi OutlanderComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 59 to 83. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is safer than the 2017 Nissan Frontier and the 2017 Jeep Wrangler and less safe than the 2017 Jeep Cherokee, the 2017 Ford Fusion, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, and the 2017 Chrysler 200. It is about as safe as the 2017 Dodge Journey, the 2017 GMC Canyon, the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander, and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma.

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