When it comes to choosing the right truck, there is so much to consider that it can be overwhelming. What makes the situation even harder is when you have to take into account whether or not the truck you are looking for will be able to tow and carry all the tools and toys you want and need to use in a given year. Of course, you could get a heavy-duty work truck, which would all but guarantee you would be able to tow anything (some of the biggest trucks can tow upwards of 35,000 lbs), but heavy-duty trucks can be expensive and guzzle plenty of gas. So what might make more sense if you only need medium-size power is a midsize truck. One such option, and a compelling one at that, is the 2020 Chevy Colorado. As you’ll see below, the Colorado is a reliable, midsize truck that comes in a number of configurations and offers the perfect mix of efficiency and power.
Trim By Trim
The 2020 Chevy Colorado comes in five different trims with each trim available in a variety of different cab and bed configurations in addition to being available as a two-wheel or four-wheel drive truck. With all of these options, you can customize and build a Colorado to perfectly meet your needs.
The base model Colorado comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that generates 200 hp and gets 20 MPG in the city, 26 MPG on the highway, and 22 MPG combined . As for towing capacity, the base model isn’t quite as strong as some of the other trims, but it still peaks at a whopping 3,500 pounds. Perhaps the best part of the base model is the price tag. You can get your hands on a 2020 Colorado for $21,300.
A step up from the base model is the WT, which has two different cab options: crew cab and extended cab, and two different bed options: long box and short box. Depending on the configuration you choose, the Colorado WT can be twice as powerful as the base model without sacrificing fuel efficiency. And if you go with the 3.6L DOHC V6 engine, the Colorado jumps to 308 hp and can tow up to 7,000 lbs. For all of that power, you still get 19 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. And even with all of this power, the WT still starts at only $24,800.
The third Colorado trim is the LT, which comes standard with the 3.6L V6 engine on the crew cab long box configuration. This trim offers the more exciting Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel engine, which can tow up to 7,700 pounds and has an even more impressive fuel rating of 30 MPG on the highway. The Turbo-Diesel is also available with the crew cab short box configuration but not on the extended cab long box option, so make sure you keep that in mind if you want the extra power and efficiency of the Duramax engine. The price for the LT depends on which engine you choose and whether or not you select two-wheel or four-wheel drive; however, it begins at only $27,700.
The next trim after the LT is the ZR1, which also has a stunning array of options, including two-wheel or four-wheel drive, the 3.6L V6, or the Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel, and comes in an extended cab or crew cab, and long box or short box configurations. The payload capacity for the ZR1 gets as high as 1,578 lbs, and if you go with the crew cab long box, 4WD with the Duramax Turbo-Diesel, you can get the towing capacity as high as 7,550 lbs. What really sets the ZR1 apart from the LT though, are some of the goodies found inside the truck such as the heated seats in the front row and heated steering wheel, which come standard on the ZR1. The price for the ZR1 starts at $33,900, which is quite the deal for such excellent power.
The final trim, the ZR2, starts at $41,400 and is only available with four-wheel drive and has the same options and functionality of the ZR1 but comes standard with an off-road appearance and suspension package that is perfect for hitting the trails and getting a little mud on your tires. With all of these choices, power, and efficiency, the 2020 Chevy Colorado is truly a force to be reckoned with.
And not only does the Colorado have tremendous power and responsible fuel efficiency, but the available safety features are second to none. All of the Colorado trims come standard with six airbags and a rear vision camera. Available safety features include forward collision alert, which detects imminent collisions with the vehicle in front of you, and lane departure warning, which tells you if you are about to traverse to another lane.
Especially helpful is the available Teen Driver feature, which allows for customizable settings such as a 20-second delay before a young driver can put the truck into gear if the driver seat belt isn’t fastened. The teen driver feature also issues a report card so you can assess how your teen is progressing as they drive the Colorado regularly. Between this feature and the driver-assist technologies, the Colorado is one safe truck for all drivers.
Another aspect of the 2020 Chevy Colorado that sends it to the next level is the infotainment system with its impressive suite of available technologies. The system begins with a vibrant 4.2” driver information center and standard 4G LTE WiFi hotspot capabilities, so you can be connected no matter where you are or where you are going.
The Colorado also comes equipped with Chevy Infotainment 3 and available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And all of that is included in addition to an available wireless charging station and multiple USB ports. The connectivity and functionality of the Colorado’s technology make the truck not only fun and exciting but a vehicle that is built to get all kinds of work done.
Finally, the Colorado comes with a warranty that will give you peace of mind while at the same time speaking to the confidence Chevy has in its reliable truck. On all trims and configurations, the Colorado has a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. That is in addition to a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and an available roadside assistance program that is also 5 years/60,000 miles. Therefore, drivers of the Colorado know that they are covered and that Chevy believes in the truck’s quality.
Check Out the Colorado
While some trucks on the road today are still known for going through gas at alarming rates without offering towing that is really worth it, the Colorado does neither. It eschews the days of low mileage and low tow capacity and instead replaces them with incredible fuel ratings and a towing capacity that is sure to impress.
So if you are looking to get a new truck for work or play, you would do well to consider the 2020 Chevy Colorado. It might be a midsize truck, but it has fantastic performance and safety capabilities, and its interior and infotainment technologies are some of the best on the market. If you haven’t already, stop by your local Chevy dealer to test drive the 2020 Chevy Colorado to get a firsthand look at this outstanding truck; you won’t regret it!