GM is among the most popular contenders in the pickup truck segment beyond any question. It offers trucks for catering to needs of diverse types of buyers. The newest deal is the 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2. This midsized truck will get a facelift for the upcoming year.
The stablemate of GMC Canyon competes with likes of Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and reminds of a smaller version of the venerable Ford F-150. It is ideal for most off-road centric truck buyers and the new version gets some nice additions.
2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Remarkable Design
The 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is a muscular and stylish looking truck- as it is. The styling is a tad distinctive compared to other trims of the same lineup. The truck gets specially made underbody skid plate, Goodyear Wrangler off-road tires, and 17-inch aluminum wheels.
The exterior colors are deep wood green metallic, cajun red tint coat, summit white, kinetic blue metallic, silver ice metallic, satin steel metallic, graphite metallic etc. You can also get ZR2 Dusk and Midnight Editions.
The truck comes with standard sprayed-in bed liner and full-size spare tire. You also get plenty of optional ZR2 accessories. These include utility racks, fender flares, special off-road driving lamps etc.
2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Interior and Innovative Features
The cabin of 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 does not look Spartan. The leather seats, heated upholstery, automatic climate control and the leather-wrapped steering wheel is included in this model. However, its dashboard is ergonomic and gets an 8-inch touchscreen display. However, the deep center-console bin is ideal to store large gadgets and some small item storage bins and cubbies are there.
Like most trims in the 2019 Colorado lineup, the ZR2 gets decent safety features and amenities included are also fine. The Chevy Mylink infotainment is a breeze to use and available 4G Wifi hotspot makes the deal even sweeter. The inclusion of GM’s new Teen driver mode is worth applauds. However, it still cannot match the new Honda Ridgeline in advanced safety features.
2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Powertrain Setup
The 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 comes with two powerful engine choices. You can opt for the 3.6-liter gasoline V-6 with an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The 2.8-liter turbo diesel with 186 HP output is a great performer too and it leads the pack in sheer mileage. The ZR2 gets AWD by default.
The additional ground clearance helps the truck tackle rocky terrains with aplomb. The gasoline V6 engine offers better acceleration. Also, the shock absorbers soak in bumps well and body roll is quite minimal.
Both the engines can haul approx 7700 pounds. On urban roads, the ride is rather stiff and here it gets trounced by the Honda Ridgeline by a margin. GM does not offer its 10-speed automatic gearbox with any of the engines in 2019 Colorado ZR2-which is now available in its light-duty truck range.
2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Price and Date of Arrival
The approx price of 2019 Colorado ZR2 will be around $42.000 and customizations will make it soar higher. It will debut in late 2018 as per the updates.
Summing it up
The 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is a great midsized pickup truck with impressive off-road prowess. It comes with solid powertrain and amenities are very nice too.