2017 Chevrolet Colorado Safety

2017 Chevrolet Colorado blue exterior model

If you’re going to drive your pickup over tough terrain while hauling heavy loads, you want to be sure that you and all your passengers are kept safe. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado safety ratings confirm that this is one of the safest utility vehicles on the road. And thanks to a long list of standard and available safety features, including collision avoidance technologies, you can drive confidently mile after mile. Learn more before taking the Colorado for a spin at Sunrise Chevrolet!

2017 Safety Ratings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests most new vehicles for safety and collision protection. The 2017 Colorado was given an overall safety ratings of four out of five stars, including four stars for front-impact protection and a perfect five-star rating for side-impact protection. The NHTSA also distinguished the Colorado for offering the kind of safety technologies drivers should expect from today’s safest models.

Rearview Camera

Backing up is always more of a challenge in a larger vehicle like the Chevrolet Colorado. But thanks to the rearview camera that comes standard on all trims, you can get a perfect picture of everything behind your vehicle as soon as you put it into reverse. This is helpful for getting in and out of parking spaces, and maneuvering your Colorado with precision when need to get it in just the right spot. It is also incredibly handy when you’re trying to line up a tow hitch.

Lane Departure Warning

If you log a lot of miles, it’s easy for distractions to cause you to creep into an adjacent lane. And when you are towing a heavy load, it can even be a fight to keep the pickup between the lines. Thanks to an available lane departure warning feature, you’ll know when the truck is starting to veer off before it affects you or the other drivers. You will be surprised how much this features helps you avoid scares on the road.


Loss of traction can spell disaster on the road, especially in slippery conditions or on loose terrain. The Chevrolet Colorado electronically monitors your wheels for traction and registers when the differential is off. Stabilitrak then selectively applies brake pressure to keep you on your intended course. A trailer sway control feature does something similar to help you keep heavy trailers from posing a danger to you and others.

Stay Safer in the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

If you want your next new pickup to be both capable and careful, the latest Colorado deserves your consideration. While raw power is important in a pickup truck, you also want the safety features to back it up. In every way, this model does more to meet your real-world wants and needs. Check it out in person at Sunrise Chevrolet in Glendale Heights, and contact us to ask questions or schedule a test drive.