Vehicle Profile: 2021 Chevrolet Colorado
If you’re in the market for a powerful midsize truck that delivers rugged performance and modern amenities in equal measure, consider the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado. It offers a trio of powertrain options, available off-road capabilities and plenty of standard connectivity technology, including smartphone compatibility. But the benefits don’t stop there — for the latest model year, the Colorado sports a handsome new look, a revised trim level lineup and plenty of ways to customize its appearance.
The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is available at four trim levels: WT, LT, Z71 and ZR2. The ZR2 model is exclusively available with all-wheel drive.
Powertrain and performance
The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado may be a mid-size truck, but it’s quite a strong, capable workhorse. Its standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine churns out 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. Kick it up a notch by choosing the 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine. With 181 horsepower, 369 lb-ft of torque, a 7,700-pound towing capacity and an impressive 28 mpg on the highway, this diesel dynamo is perfect for the uncompromising driver.* If you want the Colorado to deliver even more power, opt for the 3.6-liter V6 engine. It gives you 308 horsepower, 275 lb-ft of torque and a maximum payload capacity of 1,550 pounds.
Exterior packages and options
There’s no mistaking a Colorado for the competition. This all-American truck boasts a bold new look and offers plenty of ways for you to put your spin on its distinctive design. Get your Colorado ready to tackle the trails with the Performance Skid Plate Package, the available off-road sport bar and the ZR2 Off-Road Package. The legendary ZR2 package gives your Colorado a taller, wider stance, rear bumper and fender flares, DSSV Multimatic suspension dampers and an off-road front fascia. But the customization options don’t stop there. Make your Colorado stand out from the crowd by choosing the Z71® Midnight Edition, the ZR2 Dusk Special Edition, the ZR2 Midnight Special Edition or the Blackout Appearance Package.
Befitting the model’s versatility, the 2021 Colorado offers a wide range of interior features. It comes standard with carpeted floors and a convenient storage compartment under the rear seats. Add some luxury to the cabin with available heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and leather upholstery. In addition to its practical yet refined interior options, the Colorado comes standard with plenty of high-tech connectivity features. The Colorado’s standard offerings include an 8-inch touch-screen display that comes with the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System. This advanced infotainment system comes with Bluetooth® audio streaming as well as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity. If you want even more on-the-go technology, upgrade to a higher trim level to enjoy navigation capabilities, a wireless charging station, 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capabilities and a Bose® premium audio system.
Smart safety tech
The 2021 Colorado has brains to back up its brawn. Stay safe on the road with the Colorado’s standard technology, including StabiliTrak® with Traction Control and a rear-vision camera. For more reassurance, upgrade to receive forward collision alert, lane departure warning and rear park assist, which makes it easier to back your truck into tight spots.
If you want a stylish, capable and efficient truck, choose the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado.
*EPA-estimated 20 MPG city/30 highway for Colorado 2WD with available 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine. Based on segment-exclusive features. Excludes other GM models.
This article is presented by VanDevere Auto Group.