2015 Chevy ColoradoThe competition for pickup-truck bragging rights is fierce, with all of the major players constantly trying to outdo each other in every metric, from fuel economy to towing capacity to available features. This year, a new combatant entered the ring: the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, a small pickup designed for practical day-to-day use that still could be segued into real working situations. The Colorado offers so much, in fact, that is beat out the favored Ford F-150 for one of the highest pickup-truck honors, the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award!

“After days of testing, hundreds of miles on the road and our most rigorous truck testing program to date, our editors unanimously selected the Chevy Colorado as our 2015 Truck of the Year,” said Edward Loh, Motor Trend’s editor-in-chief. “Colorado is a smart, capable and refreshingly honest truck that makes a strong value and efficiency statement. It’s perfectly sized and suited for the needs of many of today’s truck users.”

All of the trucks up for the award were put through a trying gauntlet of tasks and measures across six comprehensive categories: design advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value and performance of intended function. The Colorado was so impressive it was selected for the title unanimously, wowing every judge on the panel.

“A lot of our staff fell in love with that pickup,” said Loh. “It’s the thinking man’s kind of pickup.”

The 2015 Colorado’s exterior has a sleek, stylish look that differentiates the latest iteration of this model from the squarer, more traditional facades of large Chevy pickup trucks. Inside, the Colorado features a luxury-like feel focused on comfort and technology. A rear-vision camera is standard, and upgrade options include collision alert, lane departure warning, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and the Chevy MyLink infotainment system. The powerful engine options will let you tow up to 7,000 pounds, giving the 2015 Colorado the most towing power in its class.

See what made all of the experts swoon. Come try out the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the year today at our Chevrolet dealership in Lakewood, NJ!