The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is a midsize truck with the capability to handle big jobs. Designed for buyers who need great towing and hauling capacity without the size and expense of a full-size truck, The Colorado offers buyers at dealerships like the Greenacres Chevrolet dealer three different powerful engines to choose from. Inside, the driver and passengers enjoy the quiet and comfortable cabin, and everyone will benefit from the long list of technology features and optional safety equipment.
The Chevy Colorado is offered in five different trim levels: Base, Work Truck (WT), LT, Z71 and ZR2. There are two body styles (extended cab and crew cab) and two different box sizes. We’ll examine the different trims and see what each one brings to the table.
As you might expect, the entry-level Colorado Base comes with basic equipment. The Base is only offered as an extended cab. According to Greenacres Chevrolet, it’s equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 200 horses and 191 lb-ft of torque, teamed to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The Base gets standard rear-wheel drive and includes power windows, air conditioning, vinyl upholstery and floor covering, 16-inch steel wheels, a six-speaker stereo system, an infotainment system with a 7-inch display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two USB ports and a rearview camera.
Colorado Work Truck
Step up to the Work Truck trim and you’ll get the same configuration as the Base model, except the WT can come in either extended-cab or crew-cab body styles. The WT also gets cloth seats and carpeting. Available features include remote keyless entry, an EZ Lift tailgate, a remote locking tailgate, cruise control, OnStar and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
The WT trim and higher are eligible for one of two optional powerplants: a 3.6-liter V6 that’s good for 308 hp and 275 lb-ft, paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission or a 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder that’s good for 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The latter engine delivers outstanding fuel economy, with up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city/30 mpg highway with rear-wheel drive.*
Move up tp the LT trim and you’ll get 17-inch alloys, a leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel, satellite radio, additional USB ports and an 8-inch touchscreen. Available features include forward-collision warning, lane departure warning, heated front seats and automatic climate control. The LT trim and up can add an available navigation system and a more advanced audio system.
Off-roaders will appreciate the Z71 trim, which starts with most of the available features of the LT and then adds unique upholstery, hill descent control, a locking rear differential, all-terrain tires and an off-road-oriented suspension.
The ZR2 takes off-roading to the next level. Standard features include a special front and rear bumper, a raised suspension with unique dampers, bigger all-terrain tires and an electronically locking rear differential. The V6 engine is standard and the turbodiesel is optional.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.