The color is "arrival blue". I can tell you after driving around after the snow we just got that it shows dirt very well. That's the problem with the darker colors!
Yes, it does ride smooth and plenty of power. The handling feels a bit mushy to me, but I haven't checked how much air the dealer put in the tires yet.
Now I just need to add some accessories. Maybe some cab steps, definitely one or more tool boxes, a bed liner, some window deflectors, mud flaps etc.
Barkleymut - You can do a search of vehicles in your area through Chevy's web site. I was lucky enough to find 6 in my area that matched what I was looking for.