GM is now busy revamping its pickup truck portfolio for 2019 much like other popular truck manufacturers. So, the Chevy Colorado is getting a makeover too. The newest 2019 Chevy Colorado gets minor updates including some technological boosts. Furthermore, the model Colorado is a popular mid-sized truck which is sold by GM along with sibling GMC Canyon.
Named after the US state, Colorado was designed by GM in alliance with Japanese car maker Isuzu. The first generation arrived in 2004 and down the line, the truck has received several changes both in design and features.
2019 Chevy Colorado Exterior is Impressive
The styling of 2019 Chevy Colorado is enticing even though it is not too rugged in nature. The blend of curves and sharp lines on the body look good. The build quality is impressive and inside the cabin, ergonomics is spot –on. The material quality improves as you opt for higher trims.
The base trims have lots of hard plastics. However, the ZR2 trim is aimed at hardcore offroad users has several distinctive features like Goodyear all-terrain rubber, raised suspension. The truck is sold in several nice exterior hues. You can buy crew or extended cab trucks with 3 bed choices.
2019 Chevy Colorado Trim Options
The 2019 Chevy Colorado has 5 trims WT, Base, LT, ZR2 and Z71. The base trim gets 16inch steel wheels, vinyl upholstery, front bucket seats, rearview camera, Chevy Mylink setup, Bluetooth, voice controls. Also, the 4.2-inch touch-screen and audio system is included in this trim.
The WT trim gets better upholstery, floor mats. It does come with some options like cruise control, keyless entry, EZ-Lift tailgate, 4G LTE Wi-Fi setup.
The LT trim also adds 17-inch alloy wheels, satellite radio, additional USB ports and leather-wrapped steering wheel. It can be laden with a premium Bose audio system.
The Z71 trim adds dark-tinted alloy wheels, simulated leather upholstery, off-road-oriented suspension. The top-notch ZR2 trim that expands the off-road experience brings bigger all-terrain tires, fender flares, and spray-in bed liner.
2019 Chevrolet Colorado Engine Offers
The 2019 Chevy Colorado comes with several engine choices and all of them are actually quite good. The 2.5-liter inline-4 engine is good but performance seeking ones should go for the 3.6-liter V-6 unit that makes an output of 306 HP. This two engine comes with 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2.8-liter turbo diesel unit is also optional and it is the fuel economy king. It gets a 6-speed automatic gearbox and makes an output of 181 HP. All engines come with the front-wheel drive system and all-wheel drive is optional.
Its body-on-frame build and independent front suspension ensure overall great ride but some trims offer a bouncy ride. The Colorado Z71s with its unique dampers, slightly raised suspensions offer a better ride than most trims and the Colorado ZR2 performs even better.
Towing Capacity and Fuel Economy
The maximum towing capacity of the newest model 2019 Chevy Colorado is 7,700 pounds and bed payload rating is 1500 pounds approx. The model with the 2,5-liter engine and with manual transmission 2WD score 19/26 mpg in the city/highway, while the automatic transmission with 2WD gives 20/26 mpg and model with 4WD system 19/24 mpg.
The next one engine with V6 will give 18/25 mpg for the 2WD and 17/24 mpg for the model with 4WD. However, this engine in model ZR2 will provide 16/18 mpg.
The last one that is turbodiesel inline-4 that comes with EPA city/highway fuel economy of 22/30 mpg 2WD, 20/28 mpg 4WD and 19/22 mpg for the model ZR2.
2019 Chevrolet Colorado Release Date and Cost
The 2019 Chevy Colorado is expected to reach showrooms for sale in late 2018. Furthermore, the base price will start at $21.000. The extended-cab and long-bed 2WD version will cost around $28.000. However, the most eqquiped model ZR2 starts at $42.000.
Summing it up
The 2019 Chevy Colorado is a great and performing midsized truck. There are also a plenty of choices and engine performance are pretty good. GM offers many options for most trims and amenities are decent enough.
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Sad that I cannot get the features I would like on the Z71 with off road package, has the best ride that I have purchased, much better than standard Colorado. Cannot get the safety features I would like. Have purchased over 30 plus new GM vehicles in my life and for the first time, I cannot get the safety features I would like on a Z71 off road, have a Z71 2017, never off the blacktop, again purchased for the ride. GM does not offer lane assist, lane departure, or crash alert on the off road package. Truck purchased for ride only, I am 74 yrs and only want the ride with all safety features.