2019 Chevrolet Colorado

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$21,300

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2019 Chevrolet Colorado
2019 Chevrolet Colorado

Key specs

Base trim shown.

Overview

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.

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Chevrolet Colorado trim comparison will help you decide.

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 design 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Good looks

Good truck for someone who doesn’t need a full size truck. Transmission is jerky and shutters badly unless you get fluid changed to synthetic fluid. Not much top end speed even with 6 cylinder

4.0

So far it's been reliable,but only had one week .

Love truck! Love color and has plenty of room. Rides well.Good gas mileage!Seems to be built well and is quiet.Yes,I really like this truck!Will be nice being able to haul the things I need to in truck!

5.0

Best Truck

Lots of USB ports, electronics are amazing. Ride is so smooth and plenty of leg room in the back. Truck bed was in great condition as well as the entire vehicle.

See all 159 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chevrolet
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)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

Compare the competitors

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GMC Canyon

$20,940

starting MSRP

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