As you probably know, the popular mid-size pickup truck is about to get a facelift. The new version has already been presented and the thing you should know is that these changes won’t affect the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 too much. The off-road version of this pickup truck comes with various exclusive features and we don’t expect to see bigger changes in the next year. Like other versions, it will get a slightly updated styling, but mechanics are expected to remain the same.
Of course, a couple of novelties in terms of standard equipment are always possible, but we don’t count on too many of them. On the other side, the powertrain lineup will remain the same. The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 should hit the market later in the year.
2021 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Changes
The number of changes for the next year won’t be pretty big. Like other models in the lineup, this version will also get a new face, which includes new grille and bumper. Still, most of the things will remain the same. This refers to all those goodies in terms of chassis and suspension upgrades.
The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 won’t be as capable as the ZR2 model, but you may count on pretty decent off-characteristics. Among highlights, we should mention things like heavy-duty suspension, a locking rear differential, a transfer case, recovery hooks, and hill descent control. Also, the four-wheel drive is standard.
When it comes to body styles, there are three versions in the offer. You can get a Crew Cab model with either short or long bed, while the Extended Cab model is available with a long bed.
When it comes to interior design, this version isn’t much different compared to other models in the lineup. This means you may count on familiar pros and cons of this pickup truck, considering that the upcoming refresh won’t bring too many novelties. This pickup truck is rather practical than stylish, so it’s no wonder that most rivals feature nicer cabins. However, the bigger issue is the second row of seats, which is probably the tightest in the class.
When it comes to the list of standard equipment, it’s always possible to see a couple of novelties, but we are pretty sure that most of the things is about to remain the same. Therefore, count on goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, satellite radio, HD Radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, automatic climate control, remote start, wireless device charging, a heated steering wheel, and rear parking sensors.
2021 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, things will definitely remain the same. Therefore, count on the standard 3.6-liter V6 gasoline unit, which is good for about 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. The engines come in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission and returns around 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
If you’re looking for something more efficient, you may count on a familiar 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which is good for about 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission and returns around 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
2021 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 this spring. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes. The current model starts around 34.000 dollars.