The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado - a perfect rendition for every contractor out there
The popular Chevrolet Colorado has been updated for 2021 and there’s a lot to talk about.
The 2021 Colorado comes in many versions and if you combine that with its wide selection of powertrains, you can build an appealing truck for pretty much every type of customer.
There are three cab configurations and four trim levels, along with the choice of 2WD or 4WD and three different engines. The entry-level Colorado truck is a well-priced midsize truck with a starting point of only $25.200 and none of the upper trims don’t break the bank either.
We know the Colorado is versatile, but let’s get into the details and take a closer look at your options.
Plenty of engine options
The standard gas engine is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that puts out 200 horsepower and 191pound-feet of torque, and the available upgrade is a 3.6-liter V6 with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.
Then there’s also the Duramax 2.8-liter turbo-diesel that can belt out 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque for those who prefer a diesel engine with maximum towing capacity, off-road abilities, and fuel economy.
The gas engines offer roughly the same fuel economy, between 18-19 mpg inside the city limits and 25 on the highway, while the diesel is slightly more efficient with an EPA-estimated at 19 inside the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
All that power also needs stopping so the Colorado features 4-wheel powerful disc brakes with durable Duralife rotors.
Features and technology
The Colorado has an intuitive multimedia system that features a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility, a six-speaker audio system, and a 3.5-inch instrument cluster display. A 4G-LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless charging capacity, and multiple USB ports are also available. On top of everything, Alexa is always on board.
Starting with the LT model and up there’s also a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen.
The Z71 and ZR2 models come with a 4.2-inch instrument cluster display. Built-in navigation and a Bose audio system are optional on the LT and higher grades.
The cabin features ample storage and available leather heated front seats, as well as a heated steering wheel.
Regarding safety, it's worth mentioning that the Colorado is built on a high-strength steel frame, with a reinforced safety cage, it features StabiliTrak with Traction Control, multiple airbags, and several safety features like a rear vision camera and optional forward collision alert, lane departure warning and rear park assist.
Cargo and towing
The maximum payload for the Chevrolet Colorado is 1,569 pounds and it can tow up to 7,700 pounds with its optional diesel engine, and 7,000 pounds with the V-6. Even the standard four-cylinder can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
Apart from the LT version, all other trims feature an Easy Lift & Lower tailgate.
Seasoned with just the right features, prospective truck buyers can create the perfect Colorado rendition to meet their needs. Here at Northwest Hills Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Torrington, Connecticut, we have all Colorado trims already on display and our dedicated sales team will gladly walk you through your options.
Visit us today and you can even take the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado out for a test drive.