2019 Chevrolet ColoradoChange year or vehicle
Extended Cab Pickup
Key specs of the base trim
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- 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
- Sluggish acceleration of gas four-cylinder
- Some cheap cabin materials
- Tiny backseat in extended cab
- Automatic emergency braking not available
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
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We put the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison and 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon through their paces at Badlands Off Road Park in Attica, Ind., to see how they stack up off-road. Watch to see how they performed in the sand, on the rocks and more.
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.
Love my colorado
Wanted a diesel Colorado since I saw they came out with one, replaced my 05 Colorado with 230K miles for this one and very happy. Read full review
Pickup has plenty of legroom, is quite peppy and great ride. Also good gas mileage for a reasonable size pickup. It is very functional and we love it. Read full review
The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
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