Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Colorado

2021 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 2021 Chevrolet Colorado drops its base model, making the WT the cheapest Colorado. The off-road-ready ZR2 gets new front-end styling. All models get revised grille emblems and tailgates. 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 with the Bison package offer greater off-road capabilities and are the only 4×4 Colorados 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)
WT Ext. Cab 6-ft bed:$26,395
WT Crew Cab, 5-ft bed: $28,295
4WD LT Ext. Cab 6-ft bed: $36,495
Z71 Crew Cab, 5-ft bed: $34,995
4WD Z71 Crew Cab, 6-ft bed: $38,795
4WD ZR2 Ext. Cab, 6-ft bed: $42,795
4WD ZR2 Crew Cab, 5-ft bed: $44,395

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
200
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-25

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)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-28