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2022 Chevrolet Colorado review

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Chevrolet Colorado highlights

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Pros

  • Turbo-diesel towing capacity
  • Plain interior with straightforward controls
  • Impressive off-roading with ZR2 model

Cons

  • Larger people may find the front seats uncomfortable
  • Competitors offer more practical cargo beds
  • Lacks driver aids

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 18 highway, 17 combined

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Towing and off-roading are the hallmarks of the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado

The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado’s design and engineering date back to 2015, so it’s no surprise that this is the final run of the second-generation version of this midsize pickup truck.

The main change to the 2022 Colorado is a new Trail Boss option package for the LT and Z71 trim levels, which adds a one-inch suspension lift, skid plates, and black 17-inch wheels. This package also removes the front air dam, which can hamper off-road capability.

Otherwise, the 2022 Colorado continues in extended-cab and crew-cab styles with a gas four-cylinder, gas V6, or turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine. An automatic transmission powers the rear wheels unless you get four-wheel drive. When properly configured, a Colorado can tow 7,700 pounds and carry 1,550 pounds of payload. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.

Colorados offer simple but well-equipped infotainment systems, but few driver aids are available. Furthermore, this truck faces more rivals than ever, from the popular Toyota Tacoma to the small, hybrid-powered Ford Maverick. Still, class-leading towing capacity, an available turbo-diesel engine, and the ZR2 off-roading model keep the Colorado in the hunt.

All Chevrolet Colorado years

What is new for the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado?

  • Colorado trims have been upgraded with Leatherette Seats as standard equipment this year.
  • Long Bed features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The LT trim now comes with Rear Defroster as standard equipment.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado trims

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Work Truck:

  • 308-hp, 275-lb-ft of torque 3.6L
  • 181-hp, 369-lb-ft of torque 2.8L
  • 200-hp, 191-lb-ft of torque 2.5L
  • Vinyl Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • Tow Hitch
  • Automatic Transmission
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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado

What We Like

Tow ratings: Equip the Colorado with its optional turbocharged 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, and this midsize truck can tow up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped.

In addition, a built-in trailer brake controller adds confidence when hauling heavy loads. If you’d rather stick with the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine, it provides 7,000 pounds of towing capacity, which is better than most trucks in the segment.

Infotainment system: The Colorado offers a simple and intuitive infotainment system, but it isn’t lacking in features. In addition to Bluetooth®, it provides Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, and satellite radio. You can also subscribe to connected services, giving you access to a Wi-Fi hotspot and Amazon Alexa integration.

Navigation, wireless smartphone charging, and a Bose® premium sound system are also available in the Colorado.

Off-roading capability: This year, the new Trail Boss package improves the Colorado LT and Z71 models’ off-roading capability. They join the even more capable ZR2 and almost unstoppable ZR2 Bison to provide impressive stair-step off-roading talent within the Colorado lineup. Add the torque-rich turbocharged diesel engine, and one of these Colorados is almost certain to get you there and back.

What Needs Improvement

Driver assistance: Chevrolet offers few driver-assist features on the aging Colorado. A Safety package is optional with the LT and Z71 trims, installing forward collision warning and lane departure warning. Rear parking assist sensors and a high-definition reversing camera are the only other driver aids of note. In addition, the extended-cab models do not excel in crash tests and all Colorados earn unimpressive rollover resistance scores.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4
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
  • 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
  • Long Bed
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (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

350/7700 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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