2022 Chevrolet Colorado

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2022 Chevrolet Colorado
2022 Chevrolet Colorado

Key specs

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The good:

  • Off-road performance of ZR2
  • Strong, balanced power
  • Front-seat headroom
  • Crew cab has adult-friendly backseat

The bad:

  • Sluggish acceleration (gas four-cylinder)
  • Some cheap cabin materials
  • Tiny backseat in extended cab

4 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2022 Chevrolet Colorado trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2022 Chevrolet Colorado review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado?

The Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup truck is available with rear- or four-wheel drive and has seating for 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 engines 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 variants with their advanced, lifted heavy-duty suspension, wider track widths, front and rear electronic locking differentials, and aggressive exterior styling. Colorado competitors include the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and Ford Ranger. The Colorado is a mechanical twin to the GMC Canyon.

What’s New on the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado?

A dealer-installed Trail Boss Package for LT and Z71 trim levels includes a 1-inch suspension-leveling kit, underbody skid plates, black 17-inch wheels, red tow hooks and black badges. 

What Features in the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity

Available features include:

  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Navigation
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning

Should I Buy the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado?

This generation of the Colorado is getting up in years, but it remains a good truck thats worth a look thanks to its range of engines and impressive off-road and towing capabilities in certain configurations. The base four-cylinder engine is sluggish, however, and there are some cheap-looking cabin materials.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


All purpose, go anywhere fun mid-sized truck.

Wanted a midsized truck that could go anywhere. On demand AWD and the locking front and rear diffs sealed the deal. The interior is great design although current competitors offer more at the max trims. Interior seems mid trim with heated leather seats and wheel thrown in. Climate control also is digital, but single zone. But it’s all easy to use and functional. And you should buy a ZR2 for it’s intended purpose, max capability off road. It’ll keep up with the Raptor except for long straightaways in the desert (I’ve done it) and will follow a Jeep in medium trails and further than other pickups. On road, it feels like a sport tuned SUV. And let’s face it, you have to drive this on road to all the off road spots.


2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

Bought a 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and absolutely love it, plenty of horsepower and great gas mileage too. Inside comfortable leather seats and Bose sound system sounds great.


Colorado Duramax ZR2 is the new King of the Hill!

I traded a 2017 Tacoma TRD off road in on a 2022 ZR2 Turbo Diesel in January. Quieter, smoother, more power, and it gets double the fuel economy of the Tacoma. Try 20.5 combined since new, and a best of 31 traveling 350 miles with the cruise set at 70.

See all 5 consumer reviews


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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