Once again, Chevrolet shows why it’s leading the pickup truck market, with the introduction of the 2020 Chevy Colorado. This midsize beauty has it all, featuring creature comforts and roominess you wouldn’t expect to find in a pickup, while still retaining the ruggedness, durability, and dependability you have come to expect from Chevy trucks. With five different trims to choose from, there is sure to be a 2020 Chevy Colorado to meet your wants and needs.
Chevy Colorado Dimensions
The new Chevy Colorado comes in quite a few different configurations. You can choose from an extended cab with a long box, giving you extra cargo room and turning your Colorado into the ultimate midsize utility truck. Need more passenger space? Then go for the crew cab and short box, offering great roominess for your passengers while still giving you plenty of cargo space. Do you want to have it all? Then go for an extended cab with a long box, so your passengers and your stuff will have plenty of room to enjoy the ride.
How much space are we talking about? Well, front-seat passengers will enjoy 41.4 inches of headroom, 45 inches of legroom, and 57.5 inches of shoulder room. Don’t worry about the rear-seat passengers in the crew cab feeling jealous, because they will have 38.3 inches of headroom, 35.8 inches of legroom, and 56.2 inches of shoulder room. It might seem strange that a midsize truck can offer that much interior space, but the answer lies in the design of the 2020 Chevy Colorado.
With the short box, the truck measures 212.7 inches. The truck with a long box adds an additional 12.2 inches to the length making it 224.9 inches total. This helps the Chevy Colorado offer plenty of cargo space without cramping your passengers. Together, there is 61.7 inches of cargo space in the short box and 74 inches of cargo space in the long box. The Chevy Colorado is able to achieve this on a very efficient 128.3-inch wheelbase.
5 Trims Including the Award Winning ZR2
You will have five different trims to choose from with your new 2020 Chevy Colorado. The base model is a very affordable MSRP of $21,300 and comes with plenty of standard features. It may sound basic, but this Chevy Colorado is definitely not. Are you looking to use your Colorado primarily for towing and hauling? Then take a look at the Work Truck, designed to haul all your toughest loads. With an MSRP of $24,800, the Colorado WT will not bust your budget.
Want a truck that looks sporty and has a few more extras? Then take a look at the Colorado LT, priced at an affordable MSRP of $27,700. Are you looking to take your Colorado to the next level and do some off-roading? Then the Colorado Z71 is the truck for you, priced at an MSRP of $33,900. And there is always the top-of-the-line ZR2, the ultimate off-roading machine.
Starting at an MSRP of $41,400, the ZR2 provides a slightly shorter length for better off-road handling. How good is the ZR2? The Colorado ZR2 Bison was named off-road truck of the year by Popular Mechanics. It was intentionally built for off-road driving, featuring a special suspension, Multimatic shocks, and front and rear electronic locking differentials, giving you the power and performance you need when you are driving your Colorado ZR2 cross country.
Three engine options to choose from
The 2020 Chevy Colorado has three different engine options to choose from. If you are looking for excellent mileage without compromising on power, then you can go for the 2.5L 4-cylinder gas engine, which delivers 200 horsepower on 191 lb-ft of torque. This mighty engine delivers excellent fuel efficiency at 22 miles per gallon combined, with 20 miles per gallon in the city, and 26 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2.5L 4-cylinder engine comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This engine comes standard on the base, WT, and LT models.
Want a little more power? Then upgrade to the 3.6L DOHC V6 gas engine, giving you an astounding 308 horsepower with 275 lb-ft of torque. This engine has an estimated gas mileage of 18 miles per gallon in city driving and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. This engine features an 8-speed automatic transmission, providing you with greater control. The 3.6L V6 comes standard on the Z71 and ZR2 models, while it is an upgrade option for the WT and LT models.
The Chevy Colorado WT and ZR2 also have a green alternative, offering a Duramax 2.8L 4-cylinder turbo-diesel, providing 186 horsepower with a powerful 369 lb-ft of torque, allowing you to tow up to 7,700 pounds. The fuel efficiency is also exceptional, rated at 20 miles per gallon in city driving and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
Standard Safety Features
Every 2020 Chevy Colorado truck has plenty of standard features to keep you and your passengers safe. Chevrolet’s StabiliTrak with Traction Control is a unique system that senses when there is a difference between your intended path and the direction of the vehicle. It then adjusts the brakes and engine’s torque to keep you on the straight and narrow.
The Colorado also comes with a rear vision camera, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, daytime running lights, tire pressure monitoring system, six-vehicle airbags, and electronic power assist steering. All Chevy Colorado’s also feature the Teen Driver system, allowing every parent to keep track of their young drivers, including making sure they buckle up before driving (the Teen Driver system will not allow the car to drive without the driver engaging the seat belt). Other features, like forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and rear park assist, are also available as options.
Entertainment above and beyond
While you are having fun driving your 2020 Chevy Colorado, your passengers will have plenty of things to keep them entertained, as well. Every Chevy truck features the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system, an incredible package of features that keep even the most bored child passenger from constantly asking, “Are we there yet?” The system includes a 7-inch color touch screen display, AM/FM stereo, rear vision camera, USB ports, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, voice command pass-through to phone, Bluetooth audio streaming for up to two devices, and Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, depending on your smartphone’s operating system. Upgrades are available on the WT, Z71, and ZR2, including a Bose premium audio system, an 8-inch color touch screen, and SiriusXM satellite radio.
More colors than the rainbow
The 2020 Chevy Colorado offers plenty of colors to choose from, including Pacific Blue Metallic, Red Hot, Satin Steel Metallic, Shadow Grey Metallic, Summit White, Black, and Silver Ice Metallic. If you want an even broader pallet, the LT, Z71, and ZR2 also offer optional colors Crush (colored just like the famous orange soda), Kinetic Blue Metallic, and Cajun Red Tintcoat. Whichever color you choose, you will look great in your brand-new Colorado.
Whether you are going camping in the Rockies, towing a load for work, or simply cruising around town, the 2020 Chevy Colorado is the midsize truck for you. With all the options to choose from, you should have no problem finding a trim, color, and configuration to fit you and your lifestyle.