Power and Performance
Whether you're towing a trailerful around Bristol, transporting work crews, or lugging a pallet or two of building equipment or a chest full of tools, you'll discover Chevrolet Colorado powerful and confident enough to get the job done. Choose among four engines to take care of business. One's a balanced 200-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder capable of 191 pound-feet of torque. The raw-power option's a 308-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 backed by 275 pound-feet. If you prefer ultra-high-efficiency, choose either the available 181-horsepower, 2.8-liter Duramax turbo-diesel or its bumped-up 186-horsepower sibling. Both deliver a hardworking 369 pound-feet of torque. Properly equipped, you can trailer up to 7,700 pounds as well as carry max payloads of up to 1,574 pounds.
Chevy Colorado isn't all brawn, however. It's also highly economical with fuel. Select a six-speed manual or a six- or eight-speed automatic transmission, and, depending on engine, you'll find the truck ready to go the extra mile. Four-cylinder-equipped trims can get up to 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined, while those with a turbo-diesel can get up to 20 mpg, 30 mpg, and 23 mpg respectively.
Moreover, with a choice between 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains, the latter available with a two-speed Autotrac transfer case, and locking front and rear differentials, there's almost no terrain a new Chevrolet Colorado can't command. Opt for an available Z71 Off-Road Suspension Package, or step into a ZR2 trim sporting an off-road suspension and a Multimatic DSSV damping system, and that capability goes off-grid.