You Can Buy The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Off-Road Beast This Spring


And here's how much it'll cost you.

If you’re not up for something as big as a the new Ford F-150 Raptor, then Chevrolet will be more than happy to sell you the new 2017 Colorado ZR2 off-road beast with optional diesel power. Arriving in dealerships this spring, Chevrolet has just announced pricing with a starting figure of $40,995. That will get you the familiar 3.6-liter V6 with 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of dirt smacking torque. Power goes to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Other standard features include DSSV dampers, off-road rocker protection, modified front and rear bumpers, 31-inch tires, an aluminum skidplate, unique grille and hood combo, modified rear axle, a widened track, lifted suspension, and 4-wheel disc brakes. Standard creature comforts include four USB ports, 4G LTE with built-in WiFi, and wireless phone charging. But if you’re willing to spend a bit more, you can get the 2.8-liter Duramax turbo diesel with 186 hp and 369 lb-ft of twist that’s paired to a six-speed automatic. You can also tack on a 7-speaker Bose audio system, among other things. Buyers will also have the choice of crew- or extended cab configurations along with short and long beds, respectively.

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“We’re thrilled to be able to offer the ZR2 for more than $2,000 less than the next closest comparable vehicles…$2,000 will buy you 50 years of annual passes to Arches National Park in Moab, Utah,” stated Chevy Trucks marketing director Sandor Piszar. “Some vehicles that customers might cross-shop with ZR2 can spec out as much as $26,000 more than our truck — or the price of a well-equipped 2017 Colorado. When you buy a ZR2 at the starting price of $40,995, you are getting all of the significant off-road technologies standard with the vehicle, as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission and a wealth of other features at no additional cost.”