2021 Chevrolet Colorado for Sale in Johnston, RI
The second generation of the Chevrolet Colorado was introduced in 2015 after a three-year break, marking GM’s return to the midsized pickup game. Since then, it’s been one of the top-selling models in its segment, going up against the Ford Ranger – which has also returned from some time off – as its closest rival. Now, the redesigned 2021 Colorado is giving the once segment-dominating Ranger a real run for its money.
Trims and Powertrains
The ’21 Colorado is offered in two body styles (extended cab and crew cab), two bed lengths, and four trim levels (WT, LT, Z71, and ZR2). The WT and LT have a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 200 hp and 191 lb.-ft. of torque; it gets a six-speed automatic transmission. Colorados with this powertrain can tow a maximum of 3,500 lb. and they return an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. A 3.6-liter V6 making 308 hp and 275 lb.-ft. of torque is available for the WT and LT and standard on the Z71 and ZR2; its partner is an eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain setup is capable of towing up to 7,000 lb. and is rated by the EPA to get 18 city/25 highway.
A turbocharged 2.8-liter (181 hp and 369 lb.-ft. of torque) four-cylinder diesel engine, which also gets the six-speed automatic tranny, is available for the crew-cab short-box LT and ZR2 trims. It’s able to tow a maximum 7,700 lb. In the 4WD LT, it achieves 19 city/28 highway; in the ZR2, it gets 18 city/22 highway. Most trims come standard with rear-wheel drive, but a four-wheel drive system is available (and standard with the ZR2).
The Colorado’s base trim level has been given the axe, leaving four more: the Work Truck (WT), LT, Z71, and ZR2. They all have a brand-new fascia, with the Work Truck (WT), LT, and Z71 getting updated center bars and skid plates. The revised front ends also get a new Chevy emblem: the WT and LT sport an all-new gold bowtie logo, while the Z71’s are blacked out. For the ZR2, the treatment is a “CHEVROLET” lettered grille and “flowtie” (for better aerodynamics and cooling). Imposing 17-inch wheels contribute to the truck’s rugged and commanding presence. Three new color schemes enter the picture as well: Bright Blue Metallic, Cherry Red Tintcoat, and Sand Dune Metallic. Plus, a new elective Chrome Appearance Package for the LT yields a shiny chrome grille, side mirrors, door handles, rear bumper, and beltline molding.
Inside, Chevy has added a standard auto-dimming rearview mirror for the LT and above trims. These trims also receive a new audio system and an 8-inch touchscreen display with Chevy Infotainment 3, plus Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, voice command capability, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Standard and Available Amenities
The WT gets 17-inch wheels with all-season tires, a rearview camera, two front USB ports, cloth upholstery, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. It also has an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming capability, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a six-speaker sound system. Keyless entry, cruise control, an EZ-lift and- lower tailgate, a remote-locking tailgate, OnStar telematics services, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and rear park assist are available.
The LT comes with most of those optional features, except for rear park assist. It also gets ambient interior lighting, two additional USB ports, and a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel. Fog lights, a premium seven-speaker Bose audio system, navigation, rear park assist, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking, remote start, a heated steering wheel, and heated front seats are all optional.
The Z71 includes many of the LT’s optional features, plus an off-road suspension, auto-locking front and rear differentials, all-terrain tires, hill descent control, rear park assist, and a wireless smartphone charger. Lane departure warning, forward collision alert, and navigation are still available, as is leather upholstery; it does not qualify for automatic emergency braking, though.
The ZR2 is made for the avid off-roader. While it does not offer any of those previously mentioned driver aids (automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and rear park assist), it has segment-exclusive Multimatic shocks, a raised suspension, driver-selectable front and rear electronic locking differentials, a spray-on bedliner (which is optional for the other trims), a unique front and rear bumper, and fender flares. Skid plates, navigation, and leather upholstery are still available.