Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Colorado

2019 Chevrolet Colorado extended cab

Pros: Refined road manners for a pickup truck; good selection of modern comfort, safety, and technology features

Cons: Rear seat space is tight, especially in extended-cab models; prices rise quickly as options are added; Colorado (except for ZR2) doesn’t offer the more-sophisticated full-time 4-wheel drive system that is available on the GMC Canyon

CG Says: The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado gains a new ZR2 Bison model that adds heavy-duty skid plates and bumpers to the existing ZR2 off-roader. The Bison also has unique trim and is expected later in the model year. All Colorados get revised infotainment systems and a digital rearview camera is newly available. Both the Chevrolet Colorado and its upscale cousin, the GMC Canyon, are really more midsize than compact. However, they are notably smaller than the typical full-size pickup, which makes them a bit easier to manage in tight quarters. Gasoline 4-cylinder and V6 engines, and a diesel engine are available, as are extended-cab and crew-cab body styles. A standard cab is not offered. The ZR2 and ZR2 Bison models offer greater off-road capabilities and are the only 4×4 Colorado with full-time 4-wheel drive. Available features include forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, locking rear differential, and hill-descent control. The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are strong entries in the compact-pickup segment. They offer up-to-date technology features and all-around refinement. Though pricing on top-line Colorados reaches into the realm of some lesser-equipped full-size pickups, the smaller, more-tractable dimensions should make Colorado a practical alternative for many big-truck intenders.

The Facts
Class Compact Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) extended cab, crew cab
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices (Only select models listed)
Base Ext. Cab: $21,495
WT Crew Cab, 5-ft bed: $27,595
4WD LT Ext. Cab: $32,195
Z71 Crew Cab, 5-ft bed: $33,495
4WD Z71 Crew Cab, 6-ft bed: $38,195
4WD ZR2 Ext. Cab: $41,895
4WD ZR2 Bison Crew Cab, 5-ft bed: NA

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
200
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual (ext. cab only)
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-26

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
308
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
18-25

Optional Engine
2.8-liter turbodiesel 4-cylinder
Horsepower
181
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-30

Chevrolet Colorado
2019 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 extended cab
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 4
80%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 3
60%

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