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2020 Chevrolet Colorado

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Chevrolet Colorado highlights

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 26 highway, 22 combined

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The right truck for the job

Midsize trucks like the Chevrolet Colorado combine the strength and capability of a larger truck in a package built for an urban lifestyle. But the 2020 Colorado has a few tricks up its sleeve, like three off-road-focused trims that can tackle even the harshest trails. Pick from a pair of gas engine options, or for maximum towing capacity, choose the 2.8L diesel engine. The contractor-grade 2020 Chevrolet Colorado WT comes in a choice of Standard, Extended, or Crew Cab. LT and higher trims have Extended and Crew Cabs. Connected technology keeps you in the loop, and there's a suite of the most in-demand driving aids included in the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado LT and up. Whether it's on the trails, around town, or on the job site, the Colorado is the right tool for the job.

All Chevrolet Colorado years

New this year

  • Colorado trims have been upgraded with Turbo Diesel Engine as standard equipment this year.
  • The Work Truck trim now comes with Vinyl Seats as standard equipment.
  • The ZR2 trim now comes with Leather Seats as standard equipment.

Explore Chevrolet Colorado details

Z71 2WD 4D Crew Cab

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Bed Cover
  • Bed Liner
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Not Mapped
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive type

2WD

Engine size

2.5L

Horsepower

200

Torque (ft-lbs)

191

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

21

Wheelbase

128.3"

Overall length

212.7"

Width

74.3"

Height

70.7"

Leg room

F 45"/R 35.8"

Head room

F 41.4"/R 38.3"

Front tires

255/65R17

Rear tires

255/65R17

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

700/7000 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

5 reasons to buy the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado

1. Comfortable interior

2020 Chevrolet Colorado: Front seats | CarMax

Inside the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab, there's comfortable seating and room for up to five. In the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado WT and LT models, soft cloth seats stand up to the wear and tear of everyday life. The Colorado Z71 adds leatherette seats, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel for a touch of luxury.

2. Ready to tackle everyday life

2020 Chevrolet Colorado: Trunk cab | CarMax

Functional interior space is essential for tackling whatever life sends your way, and the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is up to the challenge. The rear bed is 57.8 inches wide at the floor—more than wide enough for a standard sheet of plywood. Inside, the folding rear seats reveal spacious interior storage behind the front seats. A deep center console between the front seats is a great place to stash gloves or lunch bags.

3. Powerful engine options

2020 Chevrolet Colorado: Engine | CarMax

Setting the stage in the 2020 RWD Chevrolet Colorado is a 200-hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine, which can tow an estimated 3,500 lbs., when properly equipped. Available on the WT and LT trims, and standard on the 2020 RWD Chevrolet Colorado Z71 and higher, is a 275-hp 3.5L V6 engine that can pull an estimated 7,000 lbs., when properly equipped. You can also consider the impressive 2.8L diesel four-cylinder engine with 181 hp and 396 lb-ft of torque, which is optional on LT and higher trims. The 2020 RWD Chevrolet Colorado with the 2.8L diesel engine can tow an estimated 7,200 lbs., when properly equipped.

4. Modern technology

2020 Chevrolet Colorado: Steering wheel | CarMax

Keep the music streaming with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® integration on the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado LT trim and higher. Turn your truck into a mobile office with an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven devices. If you're doing a lot of towing, the rearview camera with hitch guidance makes hooking up a breeze. You can also get driver aids like lane-departure warning, forward collision warning, and rear park assist with the driver-assistance package on LT and higher trims.

5. Impressive off-road packages

2020 Chevrolet Colorado: Exterior | CarMax

Take your fun to new places with a selection of off-road-focused 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Special Edition packages. The ZR2 Trail Runner adds tubular rocker protectors and skid plates. The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Dawn or Midnight edition is built on the Trail Runner, adding an off-road sports bar with LED lighting over the bed. The ZR2 Bison, a trim created in partnership with American Expedition Vehicles, is great for tackling even the most remote trails.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

Work smarter, not harder, with the innovative technology and functionality of the 2017-2019 GMC Canyon. An available 4G LTE W-Fi hotspot lets you turn any job site into an office. In addition, connected technology lets you control some of the 2017-2019 Canyon features from your phone. Immerse yourself in luxurious touches like leather seating, chrome accents, and rear park assist in the 2017-2019 GMC Canyon Denali.

Standard features on the base 2017-2019 GMC Canyon include:

  • Five-speed manual transmission

  • Rearview camera

  • Corner step rear bumper

  • Power driver's seat

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.5 out of 5

4 customer reviews

RepairPal reliability rating

4
Excellent

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Colorado an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Chevrolet Colorado 5th out of 9 among Midsize Trucks.

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2020 Chevrolet Colorado trims

  • Base: Includes air conditioning, automatic on/off headlights, a six-speaker sound system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, and more.

  • WT: Adds the 3.6L V6 engine, floor carpets, and floor mats.

  • LT: Adds a high-definition rearview camera, an eight-inch touchscreen, cruise control, and more.

  • Z71: Adds leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, projector-beam headlights, wireless charging, and more.

  • ZR2: Adds locking front and rear differentials, integrated trailer brake controller, integrated rocker protection, spray-in bed liner, and more.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado FAQ

More about the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado

Color options

2020 Chevrolet Colorado: Color Options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Black

  • Cajun Red Tintcoat (LT and higher)

  • Crush

  • Kinetic Blue Metalic

  • Pacific Blue Metallic (Excluding ZR2)

  • Red Hot

  • Satin Steel Metallic

  • Shadow Gray Metallic

  • Silver Ice Metallic

  • Summit White

Interior colors:

  • Dark Ash

  • Jet Black

Interior details

You'll find a durable, comfortable interior with flexible storage in the Base, WT, and LT trims of the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado. Easy-to-clean vinyl seating in Base and WT trims is ideal for contractors and messy work sites. The rear seats fold up in the Extended and Crew Cab models to reveal a hidden storage area—perfect for stashing tools or fishing gear. There's 35.8 inches of legroom in the Crew Cab second-row seats. You can also get a touch of luxury in the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Z71, with leather surfaces and a heated steering wheel and seats.

Child seat details

Both the Extended and Crew Cab models of the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado have two upper and lower LATCH anchor sets. With the extra length, getting child seats in and out of the Crew Cab is easy, and there is suitable space for installation. However, the rear tether anchors are in a difficult spot that can be hard to reach, and other loops or hardware might confuse the child seat tethers. Make sure to review the owner's manual for proper child seat installation.

Performance

Base, WT, and LT trim 2020 Chevrolet Colorados are equipped with a 200-hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission as standard. A 275-hp 3.6L V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission is available on the WT trim and higher. The 2020 RWD Chevrolet Colorado with the 3.6L V6 engine can tow an estimated 7,000 lbs., when properly equipped. To get the most hauling power or distance between fill-ups, opt for the diesel engine. The 2020 RWD Chevrolet Colorado with the 2.8L diesel engine gets an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and 20 mpg city. The same model and engine combination can tow an estimated 7,700 lbs., when properly equipped.

Year comparison

2004-2014 Chevrolet Colorado (first generation)

A midsize truck with a half-ton functionality, the 2013-2014 Chevrolet Colorado is at the tail end of the first generation. A 185-hp four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission get the ball rolling. Pick between a Standard, Extended, or Crew Cab. Four trims are available, including the Sport trim, powered by a 5.3L V8 engine with a whopping 300 hp.

2015-2022 Chevrolet Colorado (second generation)

Redesigned with smoother lines and a bold new grille, the 2015-2022 Chevrolet Colorado features an injection of modern technology. The old five-cylinder gas engine is replaced with a torquey 2.8L four-cylinder diesel engine, ideal for towing. In addition, streaming services, Bluetooth® connectivity, and an attractive eight-inch touchscreen are standard in LT and higher trims. The Base trim is dropped for the 2021 model year.

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