2020 Chevy Colorado Diesel, ZR2, Price, Specs


Considered as the class-leading truck, the new Chevrolet Colorado is aware of the growing competition. This class is popular again, and the upcoming season will be more interesting than the last one. Also, all further years will bring even more excitement with arrivals of Dodge Dakota, Chevy El Camino, and a diesel version of Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma. But, the 2020 Chevy Colorado and its GMC twin, Canyon, are still the vehicles to beat.

The popularity of the truck is coming from its wide offer. Do you need a small engine, a big one, or diesel? Colorado is there. There are also many other configurations of cabin and bed to make a build of the 2020 Chevy Colorado pretty fun. What’s more, the pickup also offers a special off-road ZR2 model. This year we saw special updates under the Bison name, and the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado will definitely add even more features. Compatible with the latest apps, the truck is also suitable for everyday commuting.

2020 Chevy Colorado

2020 Chevy Colorado Future, Release Date

The new 2020 Chevy Colorado is not going to suffer big changes. Instead of the redesign and a facelift, the company will keep all innovations for the upcoming generation. The next series of Colorado is coming in 2022 and we can’t wait to see what it could bring. The hybrid engine is certain, but it could have a first appearance in 2020 Colorado. Well, at least as a concept vehicle.

Minor changes will refresh the look and the interior of the truck. Especially the cabin can count on the update. Infotainment system and control panel could make commands easier. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and other cool apps are there, of course. Well, navigation is available only as an extra feature. If you purchase some of the high-end models, it is standard.

2020 Chevy Colorado front view

2020 Chevy Colorado Engines and Specifications

As said, the popularity of Colorado is coming from its wide offer of engines. If you want an efficient truck, there is a four-cylinder unit. More power and towing capacity are provided by a V6. Finally, if you are looking for a class-leading hauling machine, choose a diesel engine. Add a ZR2 package, and you are getting an off-road beast.

A standard offer of the 2020 Chevy Colorado includes a 2.5-liter inline-four engine. This unit is capable to produce 200 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. Also, it can tow up to 3,500 pounds. Transmission sends the power to 2WD or 4WD, depending on buyers choice.

More of everything you will get with a V6 engine. This 3.6-liter mill is ready to deliver 310 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. What is more important, it boosts the towing capacity to 7,000 pounds. On the other hand, it consumes more fuel. It is not a radical drop unless you opt for a ZR2 model.

2020 Chevy Colorado rear view

2020 Chevy Colorado Diesel

The 2020 Chevy Colorado will continue to use a 2.8-liter Duramax engine. This turbodiesel mill makes the truck a leader in towing. No other model in the same segment can match its 7,700 pounds. Well, we will see what will happen when the Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma add a drivetrain that uses the same fuel. Until then, Colorado is the best in class.

The engine is capable to deliver 180 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. Fuel efficiency is on the high level, with 30 mpg return on the highway. In urban areas, the number drops to 25 mpg. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive optional. An eight-speed automatic transmission is a power router from the engine to wheels.

2020 Chevy Colorado interior

2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2

The 2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is not going to be one of the most fascinating trucks out there by chance. Various upgrades make this model so special. The truck is getting a Multimatic shock with DSSV (dynamic suspension dampers). Both front and rear wheels are getting locking differentials. Of course, there are skid plates that will protect the underbody. The rear axle is set at 3.42 for maximum traction. Tracks are wider than for the standard model. Finally, the ZR2 gets two inches of ground clearance more than Z71 version. So, if you go off-road, don’t worry about rocks and other dumps. The ZR2 will soak them well, and there is enough room for most terrains.

2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2

2020 Chevy Colorado vs Toyota Tacoma

The major rival for the 2020 Chevy Colorado remains the Toyota Tacoma. Well, the Japanese company still needs to launch a diesel engine. However, in all other segments, Tacoma is competitive against Colorado. Well, two models are offering similar engines and outputs. For both of them, the most interesting versions are these for off-roading. Colorado ZR2 is still in the advantage because of a turbodiesel engine. On the other hand, the TRD Pro package is definitely a highlight for Tacoma and its main strength. If Toyota adds a diesel engine, the competition must make an extra effort to keep the pace with the Japanese pickup.

2020 Chevy Colorado vs Tacoma

Colorado vs Ford Ranger

The new 2020 Chevy Colorado can’t count on the supremacy its predecessors had. Ford recognized the recovery of the mid-size segment and the Blue Oval company is bringing back the Ranger. By 2020, this model should add a V6 and a diesel model. Also, the Raptor off-road version could be there during 2019. It makes the Ranger a new rival since buyers will have similar options from the leading company in this segment.

2020 Chevy Colorado vs Ranger

2020 Chevy Colorado Release Date, Price

The new 2020 Chevy Colorado will be available late in 2019. We will see the premiere earlier, but Chevrolet is not making a spectacle from its debut. Currently, the focus is on the heavy-duty segment, that enters the new generation. Also, its SUVs class is getting big changes, so minor modifications on the mid-size truck can’t compete with these. When the new generation starts its life, Colorado will be under the spotlight, with a big show hosting its premiere.

The price of the base models will remain the same. The truck will cost under $23,000, which is still more than Tacoma’s initial value. The cheapest model in the class is Nissan Frontier. However, this pickup, besides the price, has no other advantage over 2020 Chevy Colorado. Top of the class diesel ZR2 model will cost over $40,000. Downtuned version, Z71 is a cheaper option, but it is not going to offer such off-road impression as ZR2.

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