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In its modern iteration from 2015 onwards, the Chevrolet Colorado redefined the midsize pickup truck segment with a blend of versatility, capability, and modern features. This truck offered a range of configurations, including extended cab and crew cab models, along with varying bed lengths, catering to diverse consumer needs. Its exterior design exhibited a bold and contemporary appearance, with updated styling and aerodynamic enhancements, giving it a distinctive and appealing look. The Colorado featured a more refined and comfortable interior inside the cabin than its earlier generation. It incorporated modern technology, infotainment, and safety features, making it a more compelling option for work and leisure. The truck maintained its towing and payload capabilities, suitable for various tasks, and came with the option of rear-wheel or four-wheel drive, ensuring it could easily handle off-road adventures. With improved fuel efficiency and a wide array of trims and packages, the Chevrolet Colorado from 2015 was a strong contender in the midsize truck market, appealing to a broad spectrum of drivers.



Chevrolet Colorado specification, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.

Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 0W-20
  • Oil certification: DEXOS-1
  • Oil capacity: 5.0 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 2.5L 4-Cylinder: 0.044”

Engine 3.6L 6-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: DEXOS-1
  • Oil capacity: 6.0 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 3.6L 6-Cylinder: 0.044”

Engine 2.8L 4-Cylinder DSL

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: DEXOS-1
  • Oil capacity: 6.0 quarts


  • Capacity: 20.6 gal (78 L )

Engine Coolant

  • Type: 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and use only DEX-COOL coolant.
  • Capacity

  • 2.5L L4:  9.6 qt (9.1 L)
  • 3.6L V6:   10.6 qt (11.2 L)

Hydraulic Brake/Clutch System

  • Type: DOT 3 Hydraulic Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 19353126, in Canada 19353127)

Windshield Washer

  • Type: Automotive windshield washer fluid that meets regional freeze protection requirements.

Parking Brake Cable Guides

  • Type: Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.

 Power Steering System

  • Type: GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. 89021184, in Canada 89021186)

Automatic Transmission (6 Speed)

  • Type: DEXRON-HP Automatic Transmission Fluid.

Automatic Transmission (8 Speed)

  • Type: DEXRON-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Capacity:  5.0 qt (4.7 L)

Manual Transmission

  • Type: Manual Transmission Fluid (GM Part No. 89021806, in Canada 89021807)
  • Capacity: 
    • Manual– Rear-Wheel Drive (Drain and Refill) 2.3 qt (2.2 L)
    • Manual– Four-Wheel Drive (Drain and Refill) 2.4 qt (2.3 L)

Hydraulic Clutch System

  • Type: Hydraulic Clutch Fluid (GM Part No. 12345347, in Canada 10953517) or equivalent DOT-3 brake fluid.

Key Lock Cylinders, Hood Hinges, Body Door Hinge Pins, Tailgate Hinge and Linkage, Tailgate Handle Pivot Points, Hinges, Latch Bolt Linkage, and Fuel Door Hinge

  • Type: Multi-Purpose Lubricant, Superlube (GM Part No. 12346241, in Canada 10953474)

Chassis Lubrication

  • Type:  Chassis Lubricant (GM Part No. 12377985, in Canada 88901242) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2, Category LB or GC-LB.

Floor Shift Linkage

  • Type: Lubriplate Lubricant Aerosol (GM Part No. 89021668, in Canada 89021674) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI #2 Category LB or GC-LB

Front (If Equipped With Four-Wheel Drive) and Rear Axle

  • Type: SAE 75W-90 Axle Lubricant (GM Part No. 19352759, in Canada 88863090)

Transfer Case (If Equipped With Four-Wheel Drive)

  • Type: DEXRON-VI Automatic Transmission Fluid.

Weatherstrip Conditioning

  • Type: Weatherstrip Lubricant (GM Part No. 3634770, in Canada 10953518) or equivalent.

Weatherstrip Squeaks

  • Type: Synthetic Grease with Teflon, Superlube (GM Part No. 12371287, in Canada 10953437)



  • Gasoline:
    • 2.4 L Flexpower I4 (ethanol)
    • 2.5 L Ecotec (LCV) I4
    • 3.6 L High Feature (LFX)/LGZ) V6
  • Diesel:
    • 2.5 L Duramax XLD25/LP2 I4 turbo
    • 2.8 L Duramax (LWN) I4 turbo


  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual Eaton N8D
  • 6-speed automatic 6L50
  • 8-speed automatic 8L45

Fuel Consumption


Safety Ratings



Front Lights

  • Front Fog Light Bulb: 5202
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 2825L
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7444NA
  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: 9005LL
  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb: H11LL

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 921
  • Brake Light Bulb: 7443LL
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: 921
  • License Plate Light Bulb: 2825L
  • Parking Light Bulb: 7444NA
  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: 7443LL
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7443LL
  • Tail Light Bulb: 7443LL

Interior Lights

  • Luggage Compartment Light Bulb: 921
  • Vanity Mirror Light Bulb: 6612F