As full-size pickup trucks have grown to become the behemoths they are today, a new breed of mid-size models has filled a niche for buyers looking for pickup utility in a vehicle that casts a smaller shadow. The current Chevrolet Colorado dates back to 2015 and was refreshed last year.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
Thanks to that 2021 update, the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado is unchanged.
Chevrolet offers the Colorado in extended cab/long box, crew cab/short box, and crew cab/long box configurations. Trim levels are WT, LT, Z71, and ZR2, and engine choices include a 2.5L gas four-cylinder, a 2.8L turbodiesel four-cylinder, and a 3.6L gas V6.
Depending on which engine you choose, you’ll get a six- or eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel drive are available.
WT trim comes with 17-inch steel wheels, black side mirrors with manual controls, a locking tailgate, four-way power driver’s seat, six-speaker audio, a 7.0-inch touchscreen, tilt steering, power door locks and windows, vinyl seats, A/C, and tire pressure monitoring.
LT adds 17-inch aluminum wheels, body-colour power-adjustable side mirrors and door handles, a six-way driver’s seat, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, cruise control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather-trimmed steering wheel, tilt-and-telescopic steering, keyless entry, and cloth upholstery.
Z71 gains fog lights, sliding rear window with defroster, automatic A/C, rear park assist, remote engine start, locking rear differential, trailer hitch guidance, off-road suspension, a transfer case shield, and all-terrain tires.
ZR2 is a more serious off-road package that brings driver-selectable locking front and rear differentials, off-road rocker panel protection, a trailering package with a brake controller and an auto-locking rear differential, more aggressive tires, a spray-in bedliner, electronic suspension dampers, trim-specific front bumper and fender flares, a power front-passenger seat, and leather upholstery.
To Work Truck models, you can add a convenience package with keyless entry and cruise control.
LT offers a luxury package with power driver lumbar, automatic A/C, heated steering wheel, auto-dimming mirror, and heated front seats. An LT convenience package adds a sliding rear window with defroster, fog lights, and heated side mirrors.
A safety package brings forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and rear park assist.
Chevrolet’s fuel consumption estimates for the Colorado start at 11.8/7.9 L/100 km (city/highway) with the diesel engine and 2WD, or 12.2/8.4 L/100 km with 4WD.
Gas four-cylinder models are rated for 12.2/9.4 L/100 km with 2WD, and 12.6/9.9 with 4WD.
Estimates for V6-powered models are 12.9/9.3 L/100 km (city/highway) with 2WD, and 14.0/9.9 L/100 km with 4WD.
The Colorado ZR2’s ratings are 13.3/10.6 L/100 km with the diesel engine, while V6 models are rated 15.0/13.0 L/100 km (city/highway).
With the Colorado, Chevrolet competes against the Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, and the Honda Ridgeline. Chevrolet also faces off against GMC and its Canyon, which differs only in appearance from the Colorado.