2021 Chevrolet Colorado

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Chevrolet Colorado highlights

Customer rating


  • Powerful gas and diesel engines
  • Nimble and maneuverable size
  • Enjoyable and comfortable ride


  • Front seats are somewhat restrictive
  • Absence of folding rear seats
  • Limited in-cabin storage

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 18 highway, 17 combined

Pricing for current inventory

(no current inventory)

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A capable and comfortable truck.

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado has loads of capability, a great range of powertrain choices, and attractive styling. You have a choice of trims that include everything from a more basic work truck to extreme off-road trims, so there's a version of the Colorado that's sure to fit your needs. Choices include rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, two gas powertrain options, and a diesel option with plenty of torque. A standard eight-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ keeps you connected while standard driver assistance features including rear park assist will set your mind at ease. While we currently do not have many 2021 Chevrolet Colorados on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2021 model, you should also consider prior model years of the Chevrolet Colorado with similar features.

All Chevrolet Colorado years

What is new for the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado?

  • The Base trim has been discontinued for 2021.
  • The Work Truck trim now comes with Alloy Wheels, Bed Liner, and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The Z71 trim now comes with Bed Liner as standard equipment.
  • The LT trim now comes with Bed Liner as standard equipment.
  • The ZR2 trim now comes with Parking Sensors as standard equipment.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado trims

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Work Truck:




Chevrolet Colorado photos

5 reasons to buy the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado

1. Available four-wheel drive

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is available with rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. If you frequently find yourself driving off-road or spend a good portion of the year dealing with challenging weather, then four-wheel drive will make easier work of the job. It provides a better grip on wet and icy roads and improves handling on muddy, unpaved surfaces.

2. Engine options

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Review: Engine | CarMax

The available 3.6L V6 engine on the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado increases horsepower and torque for better performance whether you're accelerating up to highway speeds or towing a heavy load (estimated capacity: 7,000 lbs, when properly equipped).

There's also a 2.8L four-cylinder diesel engine, which boasts the highest torque of the three engine options. It can tow an estimated 7,700 lbs when properly equipped, which is a big deal if you need something that will haul a camper, boat, or trailer.
The 2.8L four-cylinder diesel engine makes getting up to speed with a heavy load easier, which is especially important merging into heavy highway traffic.

3. High tow rating

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Review: Bed | CarMax

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado with the diesel engine has an impressive estimated tow rating of up to 7,700 lbs, when properly equipped.

Whether you're planning a weekend getaway with a pop-up camper, heading out for some winter fun with a snowmobile, or hauling supplies to a jobsite, the Colorado is up to the task. And with 17 tiedown points and a bevy of accessories available, you can customize your Colorado exactly the way you want it.

4. Easy-to-use infotainment system

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Review: Phone Connection | CarMax

Infotainment in the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado includes key smartphone connectivity with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with available navigation. There's also available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, Bluetooth® audio streaming, and a selection of in-vehicle apps.

The best part, however, is the infotainment system's ease of use that won't frustrate or distract the driver.

5. Smooth ride

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Review: Front seats | CarMax

Not every truck offers a ride that lets passengers get comfortable, but the 2021 Chevy Colorado does just that. It has a welcoming and relaxing interior with plenty of room for front and rear passengers. The rear seats fit three adults and there's enough space that a couple of kids won't end up arguing about keeping to their own side and not crossing that imaginary dividing line in the middle.

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Standard features on the 2019-2021 Ford Ranger XL include:

  • 16-inch silver steel wheels

  • Cloth upholstery

  • Rearview monitor with hitch assist

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.5 out of 5

2 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Colorado an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Colorado 6th out of 8 among Midsize Trucks.

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Chevrolet Colorado features and specs

Work Truck 2WD 4D Crew Cab

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bed Liner
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Vinyl Seats
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Bed Cover
  • Bed Liner
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 45"/R 35.8"

Head room

F 41.4"/R 38.3"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

350/7700 lbs.



2021 Chevrolet Colorado FAQ

More about the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado

Color options

Exterior colors:

  • Black

  • Bright Blue Metallic

  • Cherry Red Tintcoat

  • Crush

  • Sand Dune Metallic (available on ZR2 trim only)

  • Satin Steel Metallic

  • Summit White

Interior details

  • Seats five passengers

  • Available Bose® premium audio system (not available on WT trim)

  • Infotainment system, featuring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, two USB ports, available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability, and more.

  • Dual rear seats with underseat storage (WT and LT trims only)

NHTSA Safety Ratings

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado received an overall 4/5 rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Find out more about this rating and how NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings program evaluates the crash protection and rollover safety of new vehicles.

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