2019 Chevrolet Colorado

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2019 Chevrolet Colorado
2019 Chevrolet Colorado

Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

212.7” x 70.70”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Off-road performance of ZR2 models
  • Strong, balanced power
  • Crew cab has adult-friendly backseat
  • Appealing base price
  • Front-seat headroom
  • Connectivity and multimedia options

The bad:

  • Sluggish acceleration of gas four-cylinder
  • Some cheap cabin materials
  • Tiny backseat in extended cab
  • Automatic emergency braking not available

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Three engines, including a turbo-diesel
  • Extended or crew cabs
  • 5-foot-2-inch or 6-foot-2-inch beds
  • New ZR2 Bison off-road variant
  • Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi available
  • Maximum 7,700-pound towing capacity

2019 Chevrolet Colorado review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado?

The Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup is available with rear- or four-wheel drive and seats up to five. It comes in extended-cab form with a 6-foot-2-inch bed or as a crew cab with a 5-foot-2-inch or 6-foot-2-inch bed. Three engines are offered: a 200-horsepower, gas 2.5-liter four-cylinder; a 308-hp, gas 3.6-liter V-6 or a 181-hp, turbo-diesel 2.8-liter four-cylinder. The base gas four-cylinder teams with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, the turbo-diesel works with the six-speed automatic and the gas V-6 pairs with an eight-speed automatic.

Off-road enthusiasts should take note of the ZR2 and special ZR2 Bison models with their advanced, lifted heavy-duty suspension, wider track widths, front and rear locking differentials and aggressive exterior styling. Colorado competitors include the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and Ford Ranger, which returns for the 2019 model year. The Colorado is related to the GMC Canyon.

What's New on the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado?

The Colorado's available 7- and 8-inch touchscreen multimedia systems have been updated this year, and most trim levels get a high-definition backup camera (a regular-definition camera is standard). The available Safety Package now includes rear parking sensors.

For those who want to be able to bomb down a bumpy muddy forest road, climb rocks in Moab or fly through the desert, Chevrolet has teamed with American Expedition Vehicles to offer a new, rugged ZR2 Bison version of the Colorado. Based on the ZR2 model, the ZR2 Bison brings adventure-ready tweaks to the exterior, five skid plates to protect the truck's underside and exclusive 17-inch aluminum wheels.

What Features in the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Are Most Important?

Standard features include air conditioning, power windows and locks and a power-adjustable driver's seat. The standard 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system includes Bluetooth streaming audio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. A larger 8-inch touchscreen and built-in navigation are available. Also available is 4G LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required after initial trial period) to keep you connected on the go. The turbo-diesel engine includes an exhaust brake system to help reduce brake pad wear on steep grades. A few active safety features — forward collision warning and lane departure warning — are available.

Should I Buy the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado?

The small pickup truck class is heating up with the return of the Ford Ranger, and the Chevrolet Colorado is well positioned to win shoppers. We selected the Colorado ZR2 as our Best Pickup Truck of 2018, and the truck's off-road prowess, power, interior space and connectivity continue to impress. The gas four-cylinder is a bit sluggish and we wish more active safety features were available, but the Colorado remains a solid offering that's worth a look. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Great truck that has known transmission issues

I really like my 2019 Colorado 4x4 crew cab. It is pretty comfortable and has good room to seat 4 adults, has good performance and gas mileage. I have had Transmission issues since new with the well known Colorado trans shudder. I had the transmission fluid changed at 11000 miles then again at 26000 miles to take care of the shudder and now at 40000 miles the shudder has returned for the 3rd time much worse. I now had to make another appointment to have it diagnosed again so obviously the flush is just a temporary fix to this ongoing problem, so how about fixing the problem the right way by replacing the torque converter or finding the root cause instead of just changing the fluid. I like the truck in all aspects but am totally disappointed with the well known transmission shudder issues with these trucks.


I love my truck and I hope it won’t disappoint me.

2019 Chevy Colorado, 2.5l 4-cyl Worktruck 6-speed automatic. Already put 60,000 miles on it. So far, so good. No engine or transmission issues. Suspension works great, I just resent it should have better soundproofing. It appears that 100 mph is the top speed for it. I like my truck and I hope it never disappoints me. Major issues I find is at the assembly line. My car came with the brake boosters disconnected and the bolts for the step sidebars loose. Autonation took care of it.


Zr2 excellent truck!

Just hit 30k on my Zr2. I have owned 2 Raptors (2010 & 2012), Tacoma, Tundra, Ram 1500, and recently a Ram 2500. I bought each of those except the Raptors brand new. The Chevy Colorado Zr2 is my all time favorite - The ride is good, quick, great handling, inside styling good for sport truck, outside styling is excellent, electronics are adequate, AC/Heat awesome, access to accessories is excellent, Offroad very good, snow excellent.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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