We all love our full size pickup trucks, but if you’re in the market for a work truck that’s big enough to be functional, yet powerful enough to get you where you need to be, then look no further than the solid, and affordable 2015 Chevrolet Colorado – the winner of the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year Award.

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Perfect for the handyman, plumber, or electrician, it’s a great service truck that’ll do more than what’s needed. But if you’re looking for something with heavy towing capacity then you may want to reconsider because it’s got a lower towing limit than similar pickups in its category. In short, if you want to haul your Imapla you’d better think twice, but if you’re pulling a set of jet skis or transporting a brand new crate motor for your weekend warrior then you’ll be fine.

On the flipside, the Colorado is a perfect choice for those looking for full size looks and appeal but the maneuverability of  a smaller truck. It’s a small truck with a big attitude and who knows?  You may even want to slap on some 20 inch wheels on it because it offers tough exteriors looks and rugged styling to match.

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With a base price of $22,650,  for a bare bones model it’s the perfect platform to customize yourself ,and it’ll spare you a whole lotta change to get it modded.  So what’s powering it? Well it’s powered by Chevy’s 2.5-liter four mated to a six-speed manual and it flaunts a EPA rating of 19/26 city/highway mpg. Even in thick L.A. traffic with three-hour daily commutes, the staff over at our other titles managed a five-day average of about 23 mpg. Solid numbers for a truck.

Again, it’s the perfect starter truck to get around town in style, and if you’re more of a spec kinda guy then head on over to affiliate site for more information by clicking here.

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For more information check out the full review on Automobilemag.com.