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More and more people and warming to the charms of the midsize pickup truck and Chevy is certainly exploiting this growing interest in models smaller than the traditional full-size light-duty trucks with a newly refreshed Colorado for the 2021 model year.
The 2021 Chevy Colorado sticks with its winning formula of delivering a great truck with an impressive lineup of powertrain options and superb versatility, but it enhances what was already an excellent all-round package with a bold new look that’s more aggressive, rugged, and full of presence.
It’s easy to imagine this latest version of the Chevy Colorado midsize pickup truck appealing to just about every new vehicle buyer to some extent. It seats up to five people at least as well as most sedans, but the Chevy pickup can also be configured in so many different ways to suit such a wide variety of uses you might start to wonder why anyone would buy a sedan or SUV instead.
The 2021 Colorado lineup is made up of four different trim levels, with the first being the competitively priced and workmanlike WT (work truck). If that’s a little too workmanlike for your taste, you then have the LT, Z71, and the range-topping ZR2 to choose from. You also have two different cabs, two different box sizes, and three great engine options to select from, which means there’s probably a 2021 Chevy Colorado to suit even the most demanding of midsize truck buyers.
All trim levels are available in rear or all-wheel-drive, apart from the range-topping ZR2 which is exclusively four-wheel-drive.
The three engine options for the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado kick off with the standard 2.5-litre four-cylinder gas powerplant that puts out 200 horsepower and 191 lb.-ft. of torque, which is plenty for what is a modestly sized pickup truck that could make a great alternative to a family sedan or an affordable, nimble and flexible work vehicle. It may well be the smallest engine the 2021 Colorado has to offer, but it’s certainly no lightweight performer with its 1,588kg (3,500 pounds) of towing capability and fuel economy of 12.2 L/100km in the city and 9.4 L/100km on the highway.
The second option, and possibly most people’s favourite, is a 3.6-litre V-6 that provides the refreshed Colorado with a best-in-class rating of 308 horsepower as well as 275 lb.-ft. of torque and fuel economy ratings not a long way from those of the four-cylinder unit.
Last but by no means least, is the available Duramax 2.8-litre turbodiesel inline-four, which puts out 186 horsepower and an extremely impressive 369 lb.-ft. of torque. When a Colorado with this engine is correctly configured, this midsize pickup is then rated to tow up to as much as 3,493kg (7,700 pounds).
Although it doesn’t have the almost bewildering number of specification options as many full-size pickup trucks, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado can still be configured in a huge variety of different ways to turn it into exactly the vehicle it needs to be to suit your wants and needs. In its most basic form, the 2021 Colorado can be an affordable, no-frills work truck that has most of the commercial bases covered. If that’s not the kind of truck you want, the Chevy can also be as comfortable and full-featured as any sedan or SUV. You could configure it to be a lavishly equipped plaything, a versatile family and commuter vehicle, or a go-anywhere and do-anything off-roader that doesn’t flinch when the pavement runs out.
The WT trim level isn’t quite the sparse workhorse you might imagine it to be as even this modestly priced truck gets air conditioning and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible as part of its standard specification.
LT models are where most retail buyers will probably start from though, which is a model that upgrades from the WT with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, an additional USB port in the rear, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more. The LT also offers the opportunity to raid the options list in a way you can’t with the WT, so you could choose to add the likes of heated seats, leather upholstery, a premium Bose audio, a sunroof, and more.
ZR1 builds further on luxury appointments, but it also adds some extra features to beef up the off-road capability of the Colorado too. However, if you’re serious about going off the beaten track and you want the ultimate Colorado off-road experience, the range-topping ZR2 is the model to go for. The ZR2 comes standard with a wider track, uplifted suspension, locking differentials, skid plates, a chopped front bumper, a built-in light bar, and plenty more off-road goodies on top of what you already get with the ZR1. You can even go for the Bison package upgrade that turns the Colorado into an off-roader that’s capable of going places you might not even think of attempting yourself.
If you like the idea of a vehicle that can fulfill a huge variety of different roles but don’t want something as large and powerful as a full-size pickup truck, the 2021 Chevy Colorado could well be the perfect truck for you. The Chevy Colorado can do anything a sedan or SUV can do, but its open bed, towing capacity, go-anywhere capability, and rugged styling put it in a class all of its own.
You don’t have to just take our word for it though. Come and meet the RMP Chevrolet team at our dealership located at Albert St. South @ HWY 1 & 6 in Regina – and experience the incredibly versatile 2021 Chevrolet Colorado for yourself with a test drive.