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.