The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is a versatile midsize pickup that’s perfect for anyone who needs to do some towing and hauling but doesn’t need the power, size and expense of a full-size pickup. Midsize trucks are also more maneuverable than their larger brethren. Customers at dealerships like the Pinehurst Chevrolet dealer are impressed by the Colorado’s trio of powerful and fuel-efficient engines.
With so many cab styles, bed lengths and models, buyers can get the Colorado configured for just about any purpose, including a solid work truck, an off-road monster, or a comfortable daily driver with luxury features. According to Chevrolet Pinehurst, buyers can choose from five different trim levels: Base, WT (Work Truck), LT, Z71 and ZR2. We’ll go over the trim levels and explain the merits of each one.
The entry-level Base trim is only available as an extended cab, and it comes with a nice list of standard features. It’s powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The Base comes with 16-inch steel wheels, power windows, front bucket seats, a four-way manually reclining power driver's seat, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, power windows, vinyl upholstery, vinyl floor covering and air conditioning. Tech features include a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch infotainment system, a stereo system with six speakers, and two USB ports.
The WT trim is offered in extended-cab and crew-cab body styles. The WT and higher trims can choose to get the base four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, the upper trims can get one of the two available engines: a 3.6-liter V6 that puts out 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque, teamed to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, or a 2.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that generates 181 hp and 369 lb-ft, connected to a six-speed automatic. The WT comes with cloth upholstery, cloth floor mats, cloth carpeting and fold-up rear jump seats (for extended-cab models). A number of options are offered, including cruise control, remote keyless entry, an EZ-Lift tailgate, OnStar and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
The LT trim starts gets most of the options of the WT as standard equipment and adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather-clad tilt/telescoping steering wheel, satellite radio, an 8-inch touchscreen, OnStar and more USB ports. Options include heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, automatic climate control, lane departure warning and forward collision warning. LT models and higher can take advantage of the optional Bose audio system with seven speakers and a navigation system.
The Z71 trim is great for a bit of mild off-roading. It starts with most of the LT’s available features and adds tinted 17-inch alloys, all-terrain tires, a locking rear differential, a suspension designed for off-roading, exclusive cloth and faux-leather seats and hill descent control.
The ZR2 provides even more off-road capability. It comes with larger all-terrain tires, a raised suspension with exclusive dampers, fender flares, a spray-in bedliner that’s available on the other trims, an electronically locking rear differential and unique bodywork that provides better approach and departure angles.