The mid-size pick up truck segment had a huge revival within the past couple years with the introduction of MG’s trucks and a new Toyota Tacoma too. The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 had a huge redesign for the 2017 that made the vehicle much more competitive. The new Colorado is introduced with many new features, refined driving dynamics and up to date styling. For the 2018 model year the Colorado sees the introduction of a new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine which is huge in this class.
The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 have a unique exterior styling treatments as well as an off-road oriented suspension. The exterior mirrors are heated and the wheels are 17-inch aluminium’s. Running boards are unavoidable on this huge pick up’s. A beautiful redesigned headlights are equipped with halogen projector beam technology as well as the halogen fog lights. LED taillights are at the back with a big bed and with a side exhaust. The Colorado have it’s mechanical twin a GMC Canyon.
Build quality and materials in the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 are OK it have soft touch materials bu also have a lot of hard touch plastic especially on the upper door panel and on the dashboard. This had touch plastic look like a soft touch because of the gaining. The steering wheel is pretty stylish overall with leather and a bunch of power control’s. The instrument and the gauges are designed to be simple but yet handsome with addition of a TFT screen. Front seats are comfortable and heated too. The Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen is located at the center of the dashboard. The back seats are pretty comfortable and provide a lot of space.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Engine
Under the bonnet of the new Chevrolet Colorado you can choose between three engine options. First (base) are a 2.5-Liter four cylinder with a 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque, second is a 2.8-Liter Turbo-diesel with 181 hp and 369 lb-ft. The third engine is the most popular one it is a 3.6-Liter V6 which can put out 305 horsepower at 6.800 rpm and 269 pound feet of torque at 4.300 rpm. Maximum towing capacity can be achieved with this engine 7000 lbs. All engines can be mated with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission with FWD or AWD. EPA estimates are 17 in the city and 24 on the highway.
2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Price
The price of a new 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 starts at $20,995 and goes up to $35,290. Main competitors are: GMC Canyon, Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier.