It’s difficult for one model to rise to the top in the competitive midsize pickup segment,. The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado manages to do just that. The Colorado is a modern truck with the DNA of a classic model. Buyers at the Cottonwood Chevrolet dealer appreciate that the Colorado drives like a compact SUV but still provides plenty of capability for towing and hauling. The Colorado is versatile, too. Its range of trim levels, option packages, and powerplants means you can get this truck in a configuration that’s perfect for your needs. The Z71 and ZR2 trim levels are ideal for anyone who wants to take off for a weekend of off-roading adventure.
According to the Cottonwood Chevy dealer, there are four trim levels on offer, listed as WT, LT, Z71 and ZR2. The Colorado is available in extended cab and crew cab configurations, and there’s a choice of three engines:
Standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine generating 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque, coupled to a six-speed automatic gearbox
Available 3.6-liter V6 developing 308 hp and 275 lb-ft, matched to an eight-speed automatic
Available 2.8-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine good for 181 hp and 369 lb-ft, coupled to a six-speed automatic
e best fuel economy comes from the diesel engine, which returns an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating up to 20 mpg city/30 mpg highway.*
The 2022 Colorado gets outstanding reviews from the automotive media. Edmunds writes: “After a handful of minor changes last year, the Chevrolet Colorado carries on with minimal fuss in 2022. Chevy’s midsize truck doesn’t need much tweaking and remains a standout in its class for impressive towing and hauling strength, combined with satisfying tech, comfort and daily usability. ... The Colorado and its GMC Canyon mechanical twin helped inspire the current crop of midsize trucks ...”
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Towing cability is impressive for a midsize truck. The Chevrolet Colorado’s diesel powerplant can tow up to 7,700 pounds when equipped with the Trailering Equipment package. The V6 has a towing capacity of 7,000 pounds, and the four-cylinder engine can pull up to 3,500 pounds.
The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado WT is the base model, designed to be used as a work truck. Still, it comes with a long list of standard features, including air conditioning, power door locks and windows, front bucket seats, carpeted floors, rear bumper corner steps, a backup camera, a locking tailgate, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker stereo setup, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, Bluetooth, satellite radio and two USB ports.
The off-road focused, range-topping Colorado ZR2 trim includes four-wheel drive, a raised suspension with exclusive dampers, electronically locking front and rear differentials, a higher and wider stance, a two-speed transfer case, a transfer case shield, fender flares, unique front and rear bumpers, and a spray-in bed liner. Also standard is a power-adjustable passenger seat, a trailer brake controller, and leather upholstery,
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 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.