The exterior of the Chevrolet Colorado is now very reminiscent of that of the Silverado, with straighter lines, a flat hood, and a bluff nose to underscore its ruggedness. The eagle-eyed will notice the wheels, which now have six lug nuts, just like the Silverado, opening up the possibility of additional wheel choices. The base WT has an all-black front bumper, a golden bowtie emblem, and 17-inch steel wheels, while the LT gets 17-inch alloys, a color-coded front bumper insert, and blacked-out B-pillars. The Trail Boss gets the black frontal treatment of the WT but with a black bowtie logo, black front tow hooks, a gray chin insert, and an increased ride height, while it also gets black wheel-arch moldings and gloss-black 18-inch wheels with 32-inch all-terrain tires, but body-color B-pillars.
The Z71 gets a combination of the LT's body-color front bumper insert and the Trail Boss' grey chin insert, also with front tow hooks, but this time in red, along with two-color 18-inch alloys and blacked-out B-pillars. The ZR2 stands out thanks to its aggressive front with a unique shield grille, red accents on the badge and tow hooks, skid plates, the highest ride height and widest stance of all, a performance hood, an EZ-Lift tailgate, and graphite/gold 17-inch alloys with 33-inch tires. Other extras like an off-road light bar, decal packages, and black-out packages can be added to this trim. Most trims are available with larger wheel sizes except the WT - up to 20 inches in the top trims. All trims up to the Trail Boss have halogen headlights, while the top two trims get LED headlights in addition to LED foglights. A power sunroof is optional on the LT, and two top trims only. All trims except the ZR2 get a rear corner-step bumper.
In terms of dimensions for the Chevrolet Colorado, all models are more or less the same overall size with minor differences according to trim. This is because there's only a crew-cab body with a short bed offered. Still, the only metric shared by all is the 131.4-inch wheelbase - roughly three inches longer than before. The length of the WT, LT, and Z71 is 213 inches, but the Trail Boss is 0.2 inches longer and the ZR2 0.3 inches shorter. Standard trims have a width of 74.9 inches without the mirrors, whereas the wide-body Trail Boss and ZR2 are 76.3 inches wide. The WT and LT have the lowest height (78.8 inches) and ground clearance (7.9 inches) in the lineup. These figures are 79.9 inches and 9.5 inches, respectively, for the Trail Boss, 79.6 inches and 8.9 inches for the Z71, and 81.1 and 10.7 inches for the ZR2.
Chevrolet provides approach, departure, and break-over angles for the Z71, Trail Boss, and ZR2, and they are 29.1/22.3/19.5 degrees, 30.5/22.4/21 degrees, and 38.3/25.1/24.6 degrees, respectively. Curb weight varies according to trim, whether 4WD is fitted or not, and other factors, but varies from a lowest figure of 4,164 pounds for the 2WD WT to a highest figure of 4,827 lbs for the 4WD ZR2.
|Chevrolet Colorado Trims||Work Truck||LT||Trail Boss||Z71||ZR2|
|Max Width||74.9 in.||74.9 in.||74.9 in.||74.9 in.||76.3 in.|
|Length||213 in.||213 in.||213 in.||213 in.||213 in.|
|Height||78.8 in.||78.8 in.||78.8 in.||79.6 in.||81.8 in.|
|Wheelbase||131.4 in.||131.4 in.||131.4 in.||131.4 in.||131.4 in.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||17" x 8"|
|Rear Wheel Size||17" x 8"|
There are eight exterior colors for the Chevrolet Colorado, but all are not offered on all trims. The base WT has access to the no-cost Summit White, Black, Sterling Gray Metallic, Harvest Bronze Metallic, and Sand Dune Metallic, while Glacier Blue Metallic costs $395 and Radiant Red Tintcoat costs $495. The LT loses the Sand Dune Metallic option, but the top three trims have access to all of the WT's colors, in addition to Nitro Yellow Metallic ($395).
The Colorado really pops in the vivid Nitro Yellow Metallic ($395), but it's not available on all trims and, for less extroverted types, the classy no-cost Harvest Bronze Metallic is probably better.
Radiant Red Tintcoat is the most expensive color at $495.
No Colorado has a standard sunroof, but one is optionally available on the LT, Z71, and ZR2.
The WT run on 17-inch steel wheels, while the LT and ZR2 each gets trim-specific 17-inch alloys. The Trail Boss and Z71 get 18-inch alloys.