2020 Chevrolet Colorado

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Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

212.7” x 70.7”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

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

The bad:

  • Sluggish acceleration (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 2020 Chevrolet Colorado trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Choice of three engines, including a turbo-diesel
  • Extended or crew cabs
  • 5-foot, 2-inch or 6-foot, 2-inch beds
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi available
  • Maximum 7,700-pound towing capacity
  • Off-road ZR2 version available

2020 Chevrolet Colorado review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 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 and turbo-diesel engine team with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the gas V-6 pairs with an eight-speed automatic.

Off-road enthusiasts should take note of the ZR2 and 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. The Colorado is very similar to the GMC Canyon.

What’s New on the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado?

A key fob-operated tailgate lock is available and the truck gets a tire fill alert system.

What Features in the 2020 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 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.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Vs. 2020 Ford Ranger: How Do They Compare?

Both the Colorado and Ranger are good choices among mid-size pickups with more than adequate power, payload and towing capacities. The Colorado offers more engine choices, including a diesel, while the Ranger is only available with a turbocharged four-cylinder. The Chevrolet also has a nicer, more modern interior. We’ve noticed an annoying low-speed vibration in multiple Rangers we’ve tested, so be on the lookout for it if you take one for a test drive.

Should I Buy the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado?

The small pickup truck class has gotten more competitive with the return of the Ranger, but the Chevrolet Colorado remains a good truck that’s worth a look thanks to its variety of engine choices and impressive capability. The Colorado ZR2 was our Best Pickup Truck of 2018, and its off-road prowess, power, interior space and connectivity continue to impress. On the downside, the gas four-cylinder is a bit sluggish and the truck is short on active safety features.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.6
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Most recent consumer reviews


Diesel Duramax Colorado

Great quad cab truck rides smooth extra quiet cab powerful diesel engine Duramax something Toyota does not offer. the truck is spacious designed well and seems well built.


Great Truck!

I bought a 2020 WT Crew Cab with power amenities and chrome/color bumpers and upgraded to leather seats for $24,000. It has been a great truck. I regularly get 24-28 mpg with the V6 (simply by watching acceleration). It does everything I want; towing/hauling and just general running about. Love the Apple CarPlay. This is the best value truck that I have owned. Solidly reliable. No complaints.


Not a good value and over priced....

This truck came with the LT package that is over priced for what you truly get. I put a new bedliner, running boards and topper on the truck to get it the way I wanted, without having to pay the exorbitant price the dealer wanted for the extras...you should not need to buy top of the line to get the extra safety features either that are standard on most imports...

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Based on the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado base trim.
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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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