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$17,291 - $42,500
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2020 Base 4x2 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB
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Price:   -  From $21,300
2020 WT 4x2 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $24,800
2020 WT 4x2 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $26,700
2020 LT 4x2 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $27,700
2020 WT 4x4 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $28,700
2020 WT 4x2 Crew Cab 6 ft. box 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $29,000
2020 LT 4x2 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $29,700
2020 LT 4x4 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,400
2020 WT 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,700
2020 LT 4x2 Crew Cab 6 ft. box 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $31,900
2020 WT 4x4 Crew Cab 6 ft. box 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $32,600
2020 Z71 4x2 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $33,900
2020 LT 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $34,400
2020 LT 4x4 Crew Cab 6 ft. box 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,300
2020 Z71 4x4 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $35,600
2020 Z71 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,100
2020 Z71 4x4 Crew Cab 6 ft. box 140.5 in. WB Price:   -  From $37,700
2020 ZR2 4x4 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $41,400
2020 ZR2 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box 128.3 in. WB Price:   -  From $43,000
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2.6 (Fair)

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Overview

The revitalized mid-size truck market can thank the Chevrolet Colorado (and it's twin, the GMC Canyon) for returning it to relevance back in 2015. Now, with a flurry of fresh competition from both domestic and Japanese rivals, Chevy can't afford to let their mid-size success stagnate.

To that end, the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado sees a few small updates and a reshuffling of packages and options. The base WT models now offer a remote a locking tailgate, and the LT gets the EZ-Lift tailgate as standard. Tire Fill Alert has been made standard across all models.

Chevrolet Colorado

Choosing Your Chevrolet Colorado

The Colorado is offered in five distinct trims: Base, WT, LT, Z71, and ZR2. The fleet-spec Base model is priced at $22,395 including destination, while the range-topping ZR2 starts at $42,495.

Engine Choices

Colorado models are motivated by one of three different powertrains. The parsimonious choice is the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The volume powertrain here is the 3.6-liter V6 with its best-in-class horsepower. There's also a 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder with best-in-class torque.

Engine TypeTrim AvailabilityHorsepowerTorque (lb-ft)Towing CapacityFuel Economy (Combined)
2.5L Four-CylinderStd: Base, WT, LT
Avail: n/a
200 hp191 lb-ft3,500 pounds22 mpg
3.6L V6Std: Z71, ZR2
Avail: WT
308 hp275 lb-ft7,000 pounds20 mpg
2.8L turbodiesel four-cylinderStd: n/a
Avail: LT, Z71, ZR2
181 hp369 lb-ft7,700 pounds23 mpg

The 2.5-liter four-cylinder and the turbodiesel get a six-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 is paired with an eight-speed unit.

Just like in the big heavy-duty trucks, the diesel is the engine to get if you want to tow at or near the Colorado's 7,700-pound maximum capacity. Also like the big trucks, it isn't a cheap upgrade: expect to pay somewhere between $3,000 and $6,000 over a comparable V6 model.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Chevy Colorado is available in two different cab configurations: the four-seat Extended Cab and the five-seat Crew Cab. Despite there being only a single seat difference between the two on paper, the gulf is much larger in the real word, as the Extended Cab's rear seats are essentially jump seats meant to be used in a jiff rather than with any regularity. If you plan on carrying more than one passenger even somewhat often, you'll want the Crew Cab and its traditional rear bench seat.

All Extended Cabs come exclusively with the 6-foot-2-inch Long Box. Crew Cabs come standard with a 5-foot Short Box but offer the larger box as a $2,300 upgrade. Maximum payload of 1,578 pounds is realized with the Short Box, though the Long Box can hold another 9 cubic feet of cargo.

Chevrolet Colorado

Safety Features

There's not much safety stuff standard besides the usual airbags and traction control, and only the LT offers any active safety features. These too are rather limited in scope; the list begins and ends with forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and rear parking sensors, which come together in the $690 Safety Package. The Z71 gets standard rear parking sensors.

To be fair, a lack of active safety features isn't out of line with the rest of the mid-size truck class. But it would be a welcome sight to see Chevy – or any of the manufacturers, for that matter – start offering their small trucks with all the safety technology so dispersed across their other car lines.

The Colorado earned a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. The IIHS deemed the Chevy "Good" across all tested parameters save the small overlap front test on the passenger side, in which the organization rated the truck's performance as "Marginal."

Connectivity

Chevy isn't skimping out when it comes to infotainment. Even base models get a 7-inch color touchscreen to fill the dash, and it includes Bluetooth, voice command, and smartphone compatibility.

Move higher up on the Colorado food chain to the LT and an 8-inch touchscreen with HD and SiriusXM radio as well as voice recognition and in-vehicle app compatibility becomes standard. The Z71 gets standard wireless charging, while navigation is optional on most trims.

Chevrolet Colorado

Base - From $22,395

The base truck won't be a common sight outside of commercial fleets, thanks to its being limited to rear-wheel drive and the Extended Cab/Long Box combination. It's powered exclusively by the 2.5-liter four.

Besides the 7-inch touchscreen noted above, standard features include a four-way power driver's seat, a six speaker audio system, and two USB ports. There's power windows and door locks as well – welcome standard features which still aren't found on most base full-size trucks. Single-zone climate control and rubber floors remind you this is still the base model, however.

WT - From $25,895

One step up from the base is the WT. Unlike its cheaper brother, the WT can be equipped with four-wheel drive – you'll just need to pay $3,900 for it. With either drivetrain configuration, the 2.5-liter four is standard while the 3.6-liter V6 is optional. The Crew Cab/Short Box combo also becomes available here.

There's not much extra which comes standard on the WT over the base model; the big upgrades are the carpeted floors and, on the Extended Cab trucks, rear seats. But what you do get with this trim is options. Lots and lots of options.

Most of these are aesthetic in nature, such as polished 16-inch wheels, polished exhaust tips, running boards, and so forth. The one major equipment package available is the $530 WT Convenience Package, which bundles cruise control, a locking tailgate with EZ-lift assist, and keyless entry.

LT - From $28,795

This is the volume trim of the lineup, and for good reason. For starters, there's a larger 4.2-inch driver information center, cruise control, wi-fi capability, a six-way power driver seat, and the 8-inch touchscreen. Keyless entry, an alarm, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are also standard.

The LT Convenience Package costs $685 and includes remote start, a sliding and defogging rear window, and fog lights. You'll need to get this package if you want the optional heated seats; the total cost in that case would be $1,385. Other notable options include a $495 navigation system and a $500 Bose audio system.

Z71 - From $34,995

The Z71, a name which should be familiar to any longtime Chevy fan, can be thought of as the entry point to the Colorado's off-roading capability. It's only available with the V6, and also includes an off-road suspension, fog lights, and a manual sliding rear window. Convenience-wise, there's a four-way power passenger seat, automatic climate control, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel, and rear park assist.

Fans of the color black will be interested in the Z71 Midnight Edition, which adds 31-inch all-terrain tires, blacked-out Bowtie emblems, and more for $2,995.

ZR2 - From $42,495

Serious off-roaders will want to start their shopping here. The ZR2 justifies its price hike over the Z71 with a two-speed transfer case, fully-locking front and rear differentials, and multimatic dampers. Rear park assist is deleted from the ZR2's standard features list due to its exclusive bumper design, but otherwise is as well equipped as a Z71.

The most noteworthy upgrade is the Colorado ZR2 Bison package. Costing $5,750, the Bison brings its own bumpers, numerous skid plates, contoured floor liners, and wheel moldings. The parts are supplied by the noted off-road upfitting company AEV.

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CarsDirect Tip

For an everyday truck, the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado LT makes the most sense. If you're looking to balance work and play, the Z71 is worth consideration. The pricey but capable ZR2 is best only if you're into serious off-roading.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Rugged ZR2 model
  • Thrifty and tow-ready diesel
  • Additional cab and bed options
  • Standard smartphone integration
Cons
  • Not-so-fresh interior
  • Limited advanced safety tech
  • Uncompliant ride
  • Quickly shoots up in price
Expert Rating
2.6 (Fair)

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: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Dated but serviceable pickup truck. The mid-size pickup truck segment has been a finicky one of late, as it was super popular throughout the 1980s and 90s but faded to the point where the Big Three – General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler – pulled out in the early 2010s.

GM returned to the mid-size truck space with a revamped Chevrolet Colorado and its near-identical twin, the GMC Canyon, in 2015, but not much has changed since then, making the 2020 Chevy Colorado seem a bit dated.

More customization than you can shake a stick at. The Chevrolet Colorado may be a bit dated, but it still offers superior customizability in the mid-size space. While competitors like the Ford Ranger and Honda Ridgeline offer limited cab and bed configurations, the Colorado meets the needs of more buyers with three configurations: extended cab with a long box, crew cab with a long box, and a crew cab with a short box.

The Colorado’s customization goes beyond just body styles, as it also offers a rugged package tuned just for off-roaders. The ZR-2 package not only tosses rock-climbing-ready tires and suspension under this mid-size pickup, it adds modified bumpers and bash plates for additional clearance, making it a legit off-roader.

The Tacoma TRD Pro and Ford Ranger FX4 get close with their off-road underpinnings, but they fall short in off-road-specific body modifications.

Body options, check. Off-road ready, check. And now powertrain options. The Colorado not only has the typical four- and six-cylinder engine options, but it also has a 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine that delivers 186 horsepower and a stump-pulling 369 pound-feet of torque.

On top of being ready to raze a barn, this diesel engine is quite thrifty at an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon highway and pushes the Colorado’s towing capacity to a class-leading 7,700 pounds.

Workers like features too, you know? Anyone who worked at a job that required them to drive a company truck all day remembers just how stripped down they were. You were lucky enough to have an AM/FM radio with crummy reception and a pair of buzzy speakers to distract you from the cracked vinyl seats that have sun dried into perfect little tips that randomly poke you to make sure you’re awake – early driver awareness monitor, maybe?

The Chevy Colorado isn't that truck, as it's surprisingly well equipped from its fleet-ready trim through its range-topping ZR2 model.

The base and Work Truck models, which are generally for fleets, include the standard vinyl or cloth seating, though the vinyl is far more supple than years ago, but they also add creature comforts like air conditioning, a four-way power driver’s seat, a 7-inch infotainment system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Of all its competitors, only the Toyota Tacoma is generous enough to include Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard.

The more retail-customer-friendly LT trim adds more features, including an 8-inch touchscreen, keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-way power driver’s seat, and more.


Chevrolet Colorado

Dated and not-so-safe cabin. Look, there's no hiding the fact the Chevrolet Colorado is entering its sixth model year in a class that's changing quickly. Its upright and chunky cabin may be good for work, but it does little to please the eye. With stylish and creative cabins in the Ridgeline and Toyota Tacoma, it's tough for the aging Colorado to keep pace.

While style is forgivable, safety may not be, and the Colorado fall near the back of the crowd in this area. The IIHS gave it “Good” ratings in most crash tests, but a “Marginal” score in the passenger’s side small-overlap test is scary. The federal testers were no more generous, as the NHTSA gave the Colorado a four-star in frontal collision and a three-star rollover rating.

On top of so-so safety ratings, the Colorado has an apparent lack of active safety features. Sure, you can opt for forward collision and lane departure warnings on the LT trim, but there's no optional automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, etc.

The Tacoma offers all these features standard, and the Ranger and Ridgeline offer them as options, making them the more suitable options for families.

Final thoughts. The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado may be a bit dated in safety and looks, but it checks virtually every box in terms of being a great pickup truck. It has all the cab, bed, and engine options any buyer could need in a mid-size truck, plus it adds a legit off-road buggy in the ZR2 model.

Families looking for a truck that can double as a family ride will find this in the safer Tacoma and Ridgeline. Also, the Ridgeline offers a roomier and quieter crossover-based cabin. Truck shoppers who don’t feel like wading through dozens of options will find a far simpler, but just as capable, lineup in the Ranger.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 200 HP / 191 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
20 / 26 / 23 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
2
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 200 HP / 191 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
20 / 26 / 23 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Leaf
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Aluminum
Fuel Tank
21.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$80
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
212.7 "
Exterior Width
74.3 "
Exterior Height
70.4 "
Front Headroom
41.4 "
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
45.0 "
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
57.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,945 Lbs.
Wheel Base
128 "
Turning Radius
20.6 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
16.0 " Silver Steel
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual
Bumpers
Front Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
2
Seat Trim
Vinyl
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way (4-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way (4-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Passenger
Remote Keyless Entry
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Pass-key Iii+
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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