ZR2 4x4 Extended Cab 6 ft. box 128.3 in. WB
2021 Chevrolet Colorado

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The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is a capable, comfortable mid-size truck that comes with a choice of powertrains, bed lengths, and body styles-not to mention more adventurous special editions.

The 2021 model benefits from a few upgrades, including revised front and rear ends and an almost-universally standard 8.0-inch touchscreen. A new Custom Special Edition is also on the ordering books.

A 3.6-liter V-6 remains the most common of the three available engines. It makes 308 hp that gets routed through an 8-speed automatic. Other powertrains include the base 200-hp 2.5-liter inline-4 matched to an 8-speed auto or a 181-hp 2.8-liter turbodiesel inline-4 with a 6-speed automatic.

Of those, the fuel miser is the diesel, returning an EPA-estimated 20/30/23 mpg rating. Adding four-wheel drive dings it to 28 mpg highway. The gas inline-4 gets 19/25/22 mpg in a rear-drive truck or 19/24/21 mpg with four-wheel drive. The V-6? Expect 18/25/21 mpg or 17/24/19 mpg with four-wheel drive. Those buying the off-road ZR2 edition should expect slightly worse mileage, as its specialized hardware knocks about 2 mpg off the ratings of the four-wheel-drive V-6.

Like any good truck, the Colorado comes in a variety of configurations. In this case, buyers can pick between an extended cab, which features a pair of jump seats stuffed behind the driver's seat, or a crew cab with a conventional second row. Those cabs bolt up to either a 5-foot or 6-foot-2 bed; the extended cab offers only the larger box, while the crew cab is offered with both.

In the right combination of bed, cab, and engine, the Colorado will haul up to 1,550 pounds in the bed and tow up to 7,000 pounds. Those figures put it towards the top of its class.

The Colorado earned four stars out of five with the NHTSA, and the IIHS called it marginal in at least one of their tests.
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The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is a capable, comfortable mid-size truck that comes with a choice of powertrains, bed lengths, and body styles-not to mention more adventurous special editions.

The 2021 model benefits from a few upgrades, including revised front and rear ends and an almost-universally standard 8.0-inch touchscreen. A new Custom Special Edition is also on the ordering books.

A 3.6-liter V-6 remains the most common of the three available engines. It makes 308 hp that gets routed through an 8-speed automatic. Other powertrains include the base 200-hp 2.5-liter inline-4 matched to an 8-speed auto or a 181-hp 2.8-liter turbodiesel inline-4 with a 6-speed automatic.

Of those, the fuel miser is the diesel, returning an EPA-estimated 20/30/23 mpg rating. Adding four-wheel drive dings it to 28 mpg highway. The gas inline-4 gets 19/25/22 mpg in a rear-drive truck or 19/24/21 mpg with four-wheel drive. The V-6? Expect 18/25/21 mpg or 17/24/19 mpg with four-wheel drive. Those buying the off-road ZR2 edition should expect slightly worse mileage, as its specialized hardware knocks about 2 mpg off the ratings of the four-wheel-drive V-6.

Like any good truck, the Colorado comes in a variety of configurations. In this case, buyers can pick between an extended cab, which features a pair of jump seats stuffed behind the driver's seat, or a crew cab with a conventional second row. Those cabs bolt up to either a 5-foot or 6-foot-2 bed; the extended cab offers only the larger box, while the crew cab is offered with both.

In the right combination of bed, cab, and engine, the Colorado will haul up to 1,550 pounds in the bed and tow up to 7,000 pounds. Those figures put it towards the top of its class.

The Colorado earned four stars out of five with the NHTSA, and the IIHS called it marginal in at least one of their tests.
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Retail Price

$42,600 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
Engine 3.6L V-6
MPG 16 City / 18 Hwy
Seating 4 Passengers
Transmission 8-spd auto w/OD
Power 308 @ 6800 rpm
Drivetrain four-wheel
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