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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The 2017-2019 Honda Ridgeline RT is well equipped with standard features like:
Multi-angle rearview camera
Seven-speaker audio system
Three USB charge ports
Integrated trailer hitch
With an estimated 6,720 lbs. of towing capacity when properly equipped, the 2017-2019 RWD Nissan Frontier with the 261-hp 4.0L V6 engine has the power for most mid-duty hauling.1 Unlock incredible functionality when you shop for a model with the Value Truck Package on the 2017-2019 Frontier SV trim. This package adds the Utili-Track® bed system with four clamps, a Class IV hitch receiver, and a spray-in bed liner. Choose from six different trims: S, SV, SV V6, DR, Pro-4X, and SL.
The base-model 2017-2019 Nissan Frontier S includes:
152-hp four-cylinder engine
Seven-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth streaming
Manual air conditioning
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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.View RepairPal's full rating of the Chevrolet Colorado
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.
Compared to the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2021 Colorado has minor changes to the front grille. Most notable is the elimination of the Base trim for 2021, adding some new standard features to base-model WT trims.
The better model comes down to what you need from your truck. Both the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado and Colorado are capable and comfortable trucks with excellent towing estimates and payload numbers. The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado offers more powerful engine options, more bed space, and improved towing capacity. The 2020 Colorado is easier to navigate, fits into urban areas, and stretches out the trips between fill-ups.
There are two box lengths available on the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado. On Extended and Base Cab models, the long box has a length of 74 inches. On Extended and Crew Cabs with the short box, the total length is 61.7 inches. Both boxes are 57.8 inches wide on the floor.
The most payload you can put into a 2020 RWD Chevrolet Colorado that's equipped with the 3.5L V6 engine is an estimated 1,578 lbs. However, every truck is different, and the maximum payload varies based on options, trim, and features. Refer to the doorframe sticker on your 2020 Chevrolet Colorado to know the payload limit for your truck.
Cajun Red Tintcoat (LT and higher)
Kinetic Blue Metalic
Pacific Blue Metallic (Excluding ZR2)
Satin Steel Metallic
Shadow Gray Metallic
Silver Ice Metallic
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.
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.
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.
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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