When the rush to proclaim the Blue Oval’s pickup truck began, we here at Bradshaw Chevrolet felt compelled to tell everyone to hold their horses. While game recognizes game, we felt that there was a particular truck that was being unfairly overlooked on the way to proclaiming a certain other truck the king of the heap.
Fortunately, the fine folks at Motor Trend backed us up, making it much easier for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado actually being the best of what’s around in the pickup segment today.
“The Colorado to me is the perfect-size truck again,” said MT editor Kim Reynolds. “Its simplicity and purity are what a truck ought to be about.”
Indeed, the 2015 Colorado does exactly what it sought to do when it first debuted a year ago: reinvent the pickup segment. In reviving the mid-size pickup and bringing a truck to the masses that isn’t too big and isn’t too small but is juuuuust right, Colorado is an offering with endless appeal to match its endless style and utility.
Lauded for having “the best steering [editor Jonny Lieberman] ever experienced on any truck,” a wealth of standard features even at a low starting MSRP, and a number of upgrades that wind up making the small truck feel like a thing of big luxury, the Colorado is unquestioned atop the throne as 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year.
When it comes to car awards, some stand out above others. For instance, the 100 Best Cupholders Award isn’t quite as impressive as being named to a list of the 10 Best Interiors. Okay, we might have invented the cupholder award, but you get the point. So when Chevy’s Camaro Z/28 received Motor Trend’s 2014 Best Driver’s Car award, you can understand our excitement in being recognized as the best when it really counts.
Motor Trend selects the nominees from a field of all-new or significantly-updated performance models. These cars are put to the test, racing both on the track and off for the coveted spot as Best Driver’s Car.
In choosing the Z/28, the first American car to win in the award’s seven-year history, Motor Trend editors said the following: “The transformation of the fifth-generation Camaro from ‘muscle car that handles pretty well’ to Best Driver’s Car winner is astounding. You feel the superior engineering in how the car responds to inputs both internal and external. From within, the car reacts immediately and precisely to your commands but doesn’t punish your mistakes. From the outside, the Z/28’s suspension attacks bumps and dips with an unbridled passion for keeping the tires on the pavement.”
If you find yourself looking for the best car on the road for the driving enthusiast, now you know to contact us here at Bradshaw Chevy for more information on how to get behind the wheel of the 2014 Camaro Z/28.