The Colorado pickup has always had a no-nonsense design, but the most recent facelift really brooks no argument. The front fascia is bold and aggressive thanks to a large center bar hosting a Chevy golden bowtie. The bar divides the ridged black grille in two and runs between a pair of large, blocky headlights, which are complemented by daytime running lights. These are halogen units on the base WT and LT, and upgraded to projector beams on the Z71 and ZR2. Fog lamps are also added from the Z71 up. The top-of-the-line and super aggressive ZR2 gets a much larger grille, unique badging, and a black bowtie (the Z71 also has a black bowtie), instead. Wheels start out as 17-inch silver-painted steel items on the WT, upgraded to alloys of the same diameter on the LT. These two trims are also available with 18-inch alloy wheels, but the Z-trims are not - they both run on 17-inch alloys only. Beyond all this, the exterior looks wildly different depending on whether you select the extended or crew cab, and your choice between the short and extended cargo bed.
The truck's dimensions depend on whether you opt for the Extended or Crew Cab, and the short or long box bed. This is because the short bed measures 61.7 inches in length, while the long bed is 74 inches. Similarly, the wheelbase varies from 128.3 inches to 140.5 inches depending on the configuration.
The Extended Cab comes equipped with the long bed only, for an overall length of 212.7 inches. The larger Crew Cab retains the same length with the short bed, but this grows to 224.9 inches when the long box is swapped in. Width is 74.3 inches without the mirrors regardless of these factors. Height and ground clearance range from 70.3 to 70.7 inches and 8.1 to 8.3 inches, respectively.
The off-road-focused ZR2 not only has the most aggressive styling, but deviates from the rest of the range in terms of its dimensions. It gets a 128.5-inch wheelbase, and length varies between 212.4 and 212.7 inches, depending on Extended Cab/long box or Crew Cab/short box configuration. It is 2.4 inches wider than the other trims, and stands taller at 72.4 to 72.5 inches, which gives it a greater ground clearance of 10 inches. Curb weight ranges from 3,845 lbs for the 2WD Work Truck Extended Cab with the long box to 4,533 lbs for the 4WD ZR2 Crew Cab with the long box.
|Chevrolet Colorado Trims||Work Truck||LT||Z71||ZR2|
|Max Width||74.3 in.||74.3 in.||74.3 in.||76.7 in.|
|Length||212.7 in.||212.7 in.||212.7 in.||212.4 in.|
|Height||70.3 in.||70.3 in.||70.3 in.||72.4 in.|
|Wheelbase||128.3 in.||128.3 in.||128.3 in.||128.5 in.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||17" x 8"|
|Rear Wheel Size||17" x 8"|
The paint palette for the Chevy Colorado pickup is somewhat limited, with only six colors available to the first two trims, and one additional choice for the Z71 and ZR2. The standard palette comprises Summit White, Black, and Satin Steel Metallic. For $395, you can also choose Crush or Bright Blue Metallic, while Cherry Red Tintcoat will cost you $495. Exclusive to the Z71 and ZR2 is Sand Dune Metallic, which forms part of the no-cost standard selection and can be seen in many of the photos of the new Colorado. The base gold bowtie on the lower trims can be swapped out for the blacked-out version found naturally on the Z71 and ZR2, or even an illuminated variant.