Colorado - 05/30/2023 (2023)

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Colorado’s average weekly wage will be increasing in July 2023. That means that when paid leave benefit payments become available in January 2024, those payments will be based on the new State average. The State’s new average weekly wage will increase to $1,421.16 starting July 1, 2023, an increase of more than $70 from the current average.

While payments will be based on a higher average in 2024, there will be no change to premiums. Premiums will remain at 0.9% of wages, and employers will still only be allowed to deduct up to 0.45% of that from workers.

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Confidence and Compassion

A Note from Greg Ness, Chairman, President and CEO

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At The Standard, we’ve been helping people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind since 1906. As the global health crisis continues to disrupt lives, communities and the economy, I am confident we’ll continue helping people when they need us the most. Our company has been through hard times and market volatility before and we will navigate through this challenge as well. As our customers face tremendous stress and uncertainty, we will continue providing support and stability to those who rely on our products and services.

This pandemic is tough on everyone. Our communities are hurting, our families and friends are distressed and some of our most vulnerable neighbors are at risk.

The crisis and the way we collectively respond to it will define a generation. We are rising to the challenge. I know every single employee at our company — along with staying focused on keeping our business running and serving our customers — is looking for ways to make a difference for those most affected by this pandemic. That’s proving true in businesses and homes across the community, the country and around the world.

Part of the tragedy of this disease is that even as we come together to help those most in need, the unique nature of COVID-19 is forcing us apart. We all understand the importance of —social distancing— to slow the spread, but we should remember that’s just physical distancing. I encourage you to find ways to safely connect with those in your neighborhood who may require extra help and with groups in your community that are making a difference and support them however you can. And now is the perfect time to reach out to friends and others and just check in.

To our health care providers, first responders and everyone selflessly setting aside their own fears and concerns to help others during this time — thank you hardly seems enough. These people are true heroes. This crisis reinforces how reliant we are on the many essential services we too often take for granted. We are grateful to so many for continuing to show up with focus and commitment.

We will get through this, especially if we are sustained by the examples of those who make us the proudest right now — family, friends, neighbors and colleagues working together — rather than allowing our fears to guide us. No matter how unsettled we may feel, remember we are not alone. There are so many people in this world trying their level best to help others. And I am certain we will get through this — together.

In times of crisis, we are defined by how we react. Let’s continue to be defined by compassion.

And to our customers, thank you for putting your trust in The Standard. What we sell is a promise to be there when you need us, and that promise is unwavering.

Be safe and well, and stay connected.

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Jared's Story: Time for Family
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How the Family Care Benefit provided the ability to care for a loved one
Jared's daughter was born with a heart defect. They visited multiple specialists to diagnose the condition and determine the appropriate treatment. Then his daughter underwent surgeries, hospital stays and months of follow-up appointments. Benefits from Jared’s Platinum Advantage policy helped make up for the income lost when Jared spent time away from work to attend physician appointments and to be with his daughter in the hospital and throughout her extended recovery — providing peace of mind during a trying time.

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Jody's role as an accountant at a small firm requires a lot of computer work. After sustaining a serious back injury from a car accident, Jody was totally disabled under her Platinum Advantage policy. Jody’s doctor recommended she purchase assistive equipment to help her work comfortably at her desk without aggravating her condition. She was able to return to work full time after participating in a rehabilitation program in which expenses for a sitstand desk and other ergonomic accommodations were paid for under her Platinum Advantage policy. These modifications helped ensure she could return to work safely, without hindering her recovery.

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David's Story: Starting a Medical Career
Age: 33 - Occupation: dermatology physician - Single, no children

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Benefits that match career growth through the Benefit Increase Rider
David is completing his dermatology residency and just accepted an offer at a private practice. Before the end of his residency, he purchased a Platinum Advantage policy that included the Benefit Increase Rider, knowing his income will rise significantly after he starts his first post-residency job. The benefit also will allow his policy to grow with him as he progresses in his career and receives additional salary increases. David values the fact that his coverage going forward will match his developing career.

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Jason's Story: Accidents Happen
Age: 35 • Occupation: orthopedic surgeon • Married, two children

Finding work in a new occupation with the Own Occupation Rider
Jason injured his right hand in an accident and was unable to return to his job as an orthopedic surgeon because he couldn't perform surgery. Due to his medical training, he was able to return to work as a family medicine physician. Jason was considered totally disabled in his regular occupation as an orthopedic surgeon — even though he earns an income from another occupation as a family medicine physician — because of the own occupation definition of total disability included in his Platinum Advantage policy. Because of this, he receives the policy's full basic monthly benefit, in addition to the income he receives in his new position.


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How fast is the 2023 Chevy Colorado? ›

135 MPH

Why are the 2023 Colorados delayed? ›

The delay between the start of regular production (SORP) for the Canyon and Colorado shipping is due to EPA fuel economy ratings. At the time of publication, the U.S. Department of Energy's only lists two truck versions.

How many miles per gallon does a 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 get? ›

According to GM Authority sources, the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 returns 16 mpg in the city, 16 mpg on the highway, and (obviously) 16 mpg combined. These figures make the 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 the least-efficient trim level in the third-gen lineup.

How many miles per gallon does a 2024 Chevy Colorado get? ›

The Colorado earns its best EPA fuel economy rating for rear-wheel-drive models with 20 mpg city and 25 mpg on the highway. Colorados with four-wheel drive earned an EPA estimated 19 mpg city and 23 mpg on the highway. For ZR2 off-road models, these ratings drop to 17 mpg and 19 mpg respectively.

What is the fastest truck 2023? ›

The electric Rivian R1T pickup is the fastest production truck with 750 horsepower, 829 pound-feet of torque, and an estimated 0-60 time of 3.0 seconds. What pickup truck has the best 0-60 time? The Rivian R1T has the best 0-60 time of any production truck at an estimated 3.0 seconds.

Is the 2023 Colorado bigger? ›

Q: Is the 2023 Colorado bigger? The 2023 Colorado's wheelbase is 3.1 inches larger than the 2022 model.

How long do Colorado engines last? ›

If you take care of your Chevy Colorado and maintain it religiously, you can get anywhere between 250,000 to 300,000 miles out of it. With the regular 15,000 miles a year, you can expect 16 to 20 years of driving experience with a Colorado.

What is the estimated price of a 2023 Chevy Colorado? ›

2023 Chevrolet Colorado Pricing

The 2023 Chevrolet Colorado starts at $29,200. But to most buyers, we wouldn't recommend going any lower than the LT version, which starts at $31,600. The range-topping ZR2 kicks off at $46,800.

When can 2023 Colorado be ordered? ›

GM expects to begin shipping new units of the 2023 Chevy Colorado equipped with the two more-powerful engine tunes starting Monday, March 13th, 2023. As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Colorado rides on the updated 31XX-2 platform, while production takes place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri.

Does the 2023 Chevy Colorado require premium fuel? ›

Expect the Colorado to significantly outperform those numbers, even when running on the recommended 87-octane fuel. (Happily, 91 octane is not required for the best power or efficiency stats here.)

What is the mpg for a 2023 Colorado 4WD? ›

The EPA's city/highway/combined fuel economy ratings for the 2023 Chevy Colorado equipped with 4WD and the L3B engine are 17/21/19 mpg.

Which Colorado has best mpg? ›

As seen in the table above, the 2023 Colorado in 2WD configuration posts a combined rating of 22 mpg. This is one mpg lower than the most fuel-efficient 2022 Colorado, which was a 2WD unit equipped with the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax engine, and returned a combined 23 mpg.

What Chevy Colorado gets 30 mpg? ›

2022 Chevrolet Colorado
VehicleEPA Fuel EconomyDriver MPG
2022 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD 2.8 L, 4 cyl, Automatic 6-spd, Turbo, Diesel
23 MPG 20 30 combined city/hwy city hwy 4.3 gal/100 miNA
483 miles Total Range
2022 Chevrolet Colorado 4WD 2.8 L, 4 cyl, Automatic 6-spd, Turbo, Diesel
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Does the Colorado get better gas mileage than the Silverado? ›

The Silverado has more variety and power with five engines total, ranging from V6 to V8 to diesel. Efficiency: The standard Colorado configuration is more fuel efficient than the Silverado by far, but if you opt for the turbo-diesel Silverado, you'll get best-in-class fuel economy figures of 23 MPG city and 33 highway.

How many miles can a Chevy Colorado go on a full tank? ›

The vehicle has a fuel tank capacity of 21 gallons and offers a travel range of 42/546 to 420/546 miles for all the different trim levels. For its multiple trims, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado has a fuel efficiency figure varying between 17-19 mpg in the city.

What is the most powerful pickup truck 2023? ›

The 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty offers best-in-class power ratings. If you're wondering what the most powerful pickup truck is, here's one answer. The 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty offers a best-in-class payload and a best-in-class towing capacity, making it one of the most powerful pickup trucks.

What truck will run the longest? ›

These 16 models are most likely to keep on truckin' the longest.
  1. Ford F-350 Super Duty. The Car Connection. ...
  2. Toyota Tundra. Toyota Tundra CrewMax. ...
  3. Ford F-250 Super Duty. Ford. ...
  4. Toyota Tacoma. The 2020 Toyota Tacoma. ...
  5. GMC Sierra 2500HD. GMC. ...
  6. Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. ...
  7. Chevrolet Silverado 1500. ...
  8. Chevrolet Avalanche.
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What year is the best Colorado? ›

The 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 Chevrolet Colorado year models are some of the best used models you can buy. Both models have very few complaints and often don't encounter problems until they're at an average of 70,000 miles, usually costing less than $1000 to fix.

Which is bigger Toyota Tacoma or Chevy Colorado? ›

We don't have too many dimensions from Toyota yet, but we have a few, and there are plenty available from both Chevy and Ford. The Ranger's 128.7-inch wheelbase is a bit less than the Colorado's 131.4-inch span, but the Tacoma tops them both at 131.9 inches. The Colorado is the tallest of the three.

What truck compares to Colorado? ›

2023 Toyota Tacoma Trail

With a wheelbase of 131.4 inches, the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado is virtually the same length as the short-wheelbase Tacoma. It is available only in a 5-passenger crew cab configuration equivalent to the Tacoma's Double Cab.

Which Colorado engine is best? ›

The 2.8L Duramax turbo diesel engine delivers the highest torque, fuel economy, and towing capacity in the Colorado family.

Do Chevy Colorados hold their value? ›

Chevrolet Colorado depreciation sits at around 9 to 11 percent after one year. That's slightly worse than the Ford F-150, which loses just 5 to 7 percent that first year.

Who makes Colorado engine? ›

Only one engine is offered, the 2.8 L turbo diesel, built by GM Thailand.

Will Chevy raise prices in 2023? ›

According to a statement by a Chevy representative, "Due to ongoing industry-related pricing pressures, the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV will see modest price increases starting in 2023, but we expect it to remain America's most affordable EV. Chevrolet remains committed in its long-standing role to provide true value.

Can i order a 2023 Chevy truck now? ›

The 2023 Silverado 1500 will (hopefully) be available starting in fall 2022, so make sure you get your order in now. You can also browse our inventory of available models in stock or in transit.

What car is Chevy discontinuing in 2023? ›

A 2023 Chevy Camaro 2SS Convertible is seen at a dealership in Wheeling, Ill., on Wednesday. General Motors said it will stop making current generation of the brawny muscle car early next year. DETROIT — The Chevrolet Camaro, for decades the dream car of many teenage American males, is going out of production.

Can you pre order a 2023 Chevy Colorado? ›

You can preorder a 2023 Chevy Colorado truck now at our local Chevrolet dealer.

Where is the 2023 Colorado built? ›

As the first 2023 Chevy Colorados begin rolling off the line at General Motors' Wentzville, Missouri, assembly plant, you might be curious about what has actually changed in this mid-sized pick-up.

Is the Chevy Colorado 2.7 Turbo a good engine? ›

The 2.7-liter Turbo High Output is the most powerful making the same 310 hp but 430 lb-ft of torque. Chevrolet says that buyer can upgrade from the Turbo Plus to the High Output with software at any time. Chevy notes that this engine delivers more horsepower and torque than the previous three engines offered.

Should I use 87 octane in Colorado? ›

In most cases, you won't experience any problems running 85 octane in an ordinary car when a few thousand feet above sea level. However, if you do detect that tell-tale pinging noise, it may be wise to try filling your car with mid-grade gasoline which is rated at 87 octane here in Denver.

Does 2023 Chevy Colorado have remote start? ›

Remotely start your All-New Colorado with a press of a button using this Remote Start Upgrade package from Chevrolet. This Genuine Chevrolet Accessories Remote Start package enables you to pre-warm or cool the cabin of your vehicle and seamlessly integrates with the anti-theft and remote keyless entry systems.

What is the mpg for a 2023 Colorado z71? ›

2023 Chevrolet Colorado
VehicleEPA Fuel EconomyDriver MPG
2023 Chevrolet Colorado 4WD 2.7 L, 4 cyl, Automatic 8-spd, Turbo, Regular Gasoline
21 MPG 19 23 combined city/hwy city hwy 4.8 gal/100 miNA
449 miles Total Range
2023 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD 2.7 L, 4 cyl, Automatic 8-spd, Turbo, Regular Gasoline
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What are the drive modes on a 2023 Colorado? ›

Drive Modes to Enhance Off-Roading and Trailering

Three off-road modes include Off-Road, Terrain, and Baja. The first is for general off-roading, while the Terrain mode is for low-speed rock crawling on models with higher ground clearance, and the Baja mode is designed for high-speed desert running on sand.

What gas does 2023 Chevy Colorado take? ›

The Colorado is fitted with a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine adapted from the full-sized Silverado and upgraded to produce more torque. It will be offered in three configurations, all with an eight-speed automatic transmission engineered to balance comfort and off-road durability. Each uses regular gas.

Which Colorado is the most reliable? ›

Most Reliable Years For The Chevy Colorado
  • 2010 Chevrolet Colorado.
  • 2011 Chevrolet Colorado.
  • 2012 Chevrolet Colorado.
  • 2013 Chevrolet Colorado.
  • 2014 Chevrolet Colorado.
  • 2017 Chevrolet Colorado.
  • 2019 Chevrolet Colorado.
  • 2020 Chevrolet Colorado.
May 30, 2023

How can I get better gas mileage in my Chevy Colorado? ›

Let me give a few general tips to increasing fuel economy.
  1. SLOW DOWN (I love to drive quick too but drag is NOT a linear relationship with velocity. ...
  2. Drive with a light foot. ...
  3. Tires. ...
  4. Tire Pressure. ...
  5. Reduce weight. ...
  6. Don't strap junk to the outside of your truck.
Mar 20, 2022

Is highway mpg better than city? ›

The mpg is usually higher on highways compared to city driving since city driving necessitates slower speeds, idling, and higher revolutions per minute (rpm). According to Autolist, most vehicles achieve at least five more mpg on the highway than in the city.

What is the max speed of a Chevy Colorado? ›

Colorado Engine Specs
2021 Chevrolet Colorado Engine Specs
Trim LevelsEngine SizeTop Speed
ZR23.6L V6 (Standard) – 2.8L Duramax Turbo Diesel 4-cylinder (Available)98mph (Limited)
Z713.6L V698mph (Limited)
LT2.5L 4-cylinder (Standard) – 3.6L V6 (Available) – 2.8L Duramax Turbo Diesel 4-cylinder (Available)98mph (Limited)
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How fast does a Chevy Colorado go? ›

to a top speed of 135 mph. If you choose the gasoline V6, you'll be getting: 308 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm.

How fast is a Chevy Colorado? ›

With a top speed of 135 miles per hour, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado shows off its power as a pickup truck that's loaded with capability. Even with this speed possibility, drivers can always expect sturdy handling and an incredible drive.

How fast is a Chevy Colorado from 0 to 60? ›

Capitalizing on the midsize build, the Chevrolet Colorado goes from 0-60mph in just 6.1 seconds. Using an 8-speed transmission, drivers will have complete control with the Chevrolet Colorado as they jet off into their next journey.

Can you go 5 miles over the speed limit in Colorado? ›

Under Colorado law, a violation of driving 1 to 24 mph over the posted speed limit is a Class A traffic infraction. A violation of driving 25 mph or more over the posted limit is a Class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense.

What is Chevy's fastest? ›

The fastest Chevrolet car available on the market is the 2023 Chevrolet Corvette ZO6. This car can go 0-60 in just 2.6 seconds and goes to a peak speed of 189 mph. It is followed by the Corvette Stingray Z51, which does 0–60 in 2.8 seconds and runs at a top speed of 184 mph.

How far can a Chevy Colorado go on a tank of gas? ›

The third 3.6L V6 engine is for performance lovers with 308 hp @ 6800 rpm and 275 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm. Let's talk about the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado gas mileage and MPG. The vehicle has a fuel tank capacity of 21 gallons and offers a travel range of 42/546 to 420/546 miles for all the different trim levels.

How long do Colorado trucks last? ›

If you are considering purchasing a Chevy Colorado, you'll want to learn about how long they are projected to last. How long do Chevy Colorados last? Proper maintenance plays a big role in longevity, but the Colorado can be expected to last 200,000 to 300,000 miles.

Is a Colorado a good truck? ›

With more power, improved tech, better handling and new features, the new Colorado not only eclipses the outgoing model, it has leapfrogged its competitors to become the best mid-size pickup truck you can buy — at least for the time being.

Is a Chevy Colorado a 1 2 ton truck? ›

The Chevy Colorado is a midsize truck that clocks in at 224.9-inches from bumper-to-bumper and has a curb weight of roughly 2.3 tons. The Chevy Silverado 1500 is a full-size truck with a bumper-to-bumper length of 241.2-inches when properly equipped, and an overall curb weight of roughly 2.5 tons.

What does the Z71 mean? ›

The Z71 is a chassis package and is a designated off-road vehicle. Off-road vehicles tend to offer more flexibility, as they are effective in many terrains. Here are a few features you can expect from an all-terrain (off-road) vehicle: Off-road suspension with Rancho Shocks.

How fast is a Ford Ranger 0 60? ›

Performance of the 2022 Ford Ranger

It has a starting MSRP of $26,600. With 270 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 310 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm, the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds.

Does Chevy Colorado have Turbo? ›

Under the hood, an available 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine is paired with a new 8-Speed automatic transmission and offers responsive performance with power to match.

What is the fastest Chevy 0 60? ›

This worked out well, as the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the fastest entry-level Corvette ever, offering a 0–60 time of 2.9 seconds (with the optional Z51 package) and a top speed of 194 mph.


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