2020 Chevrolet Colorado

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2020 Chevrolet Colorado Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: March 9, 2021

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In the world of pickup trucks, while there is a place for the big brutal heavy duty trucks like the Silverado 2500, not all need that amount of power or can afford it. That is where the likes of Colorado comes in. This Chevy belongs to the light section trucks, which are generally smaller than the 1500 class. Trucks like the Colorado might seem small compared to its elder siblings, but pack a mean wallop when it comes to getting stuff done. 

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Pros

Excellent towing capacity

Nimble , with on point handling

Comfortable over almost any surface

Cons

Front seats can feel confining to larger people

In cabin storage a little compromised

Low hanging front end limits off-roading capabilities

What's New?

New infotainment system

HD reverse camera


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27795

bodystyle

3dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

150 cu.in.

horsepower

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

191 ft-lb. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12.2/12.8 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

128.3 in.

length

62.4 in.

width

74.3 in.

height

70.7 in.

curb weight

4025 lbs.

ground clearance

8.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

44 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1444 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/22/26 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

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Trims

Work Truck $27,795 onwards

200 hp @ 6300 rpm | 2.5 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 7" Diagonal Color Touchscreen
  • Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone & Audio Streaming Capability
  • Carpeted Flooring
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Dual Rear Seats w/ Underseat Storage
  • Folding Rear Bench Seat
  • Silver Skid Plate

LT $30,795 onwards

200 hp @ 6300 rpm | 2.5 L | Inline 4 | Regular unleaded

  • 17" X 7" Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • 2 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • 4-Wheel Antilock Disc Brakes
  • 8" Diagonal Color Touch-Screen Display
  • HD Rear Vision Camera
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Steering, Electric Power Steering Assist

Z71 $34,995 onwards

308 hp @ 6800 rpm | 3.6 L | V-6 | Regular unleaded

  • 17" Machined w/Painted Accents Aluminum Wheels
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Automatic Front Air Conditioning
  • Driver & Front Passenger Power Lumbar Control
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Leatherette Seats
  • UltraSonic Parking assist

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Colors and Styles

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Pacific Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

7.5

Final Verdict

8.5

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado strikes the perfect balance between grunt and sophistication. It revs loud when you need it to, but can remain quiet when you demand it to. Although the insides of the Colorado could be a little better, it isn't a deal breaker. The Colorado’s operating ground falls right in the class of some heavyweights, such as the Toyota Tacoma, the GMC Canyon and the Ford Ranger.

 


9.0/10
Pricing and Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

7.5/10
Competition

8.5/10
Final Verdict


2020 Chevrolet Colorado Pricing and Features

9.0/10

The Colorado Crew Cab is offered in 3 trims. Priced between $28K and $38K, comes in RWD and a 2.5L Inline 4 engine at the base, but can be upgraded to 4WD and 3.6L V6 engines. 

Trim

WT

LT

ZR1

MSRP (RWD)

$27,895

$30,895

$35,095

MSRP (4WD)

$32,895

$35,595

$38,295

Key Features

Power Mirrors

Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel

Jet Black, Leatherette Upholstery

 

Powered Driver Seat

Steering Wheel Audio Controls

Climate Control

 

Vinyl Upholstery

Wi-Fi Hotspot

Heated Front Seats

 

Back-up Camera

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

 

Satellite Radio

Leather Steering Wheel

6-Speaker Audio System

 

One-Touch Power Windows

Keyless Entry

HD Radio, Satellite Radio, MP3 Player

We Recommend?

The LT trim makes sense to us, however only when opted for the 4WD, 3.6L V6 version. It makes more power and has all the basic features and some of the luxury features one expects.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Engine and Performance

8.0/10

As standard, the Colorado comes equipped with a 2.5L Inline 4 paired with a 6 speed automatic transmission. The engine has a direct fuel injection system and variable valve timing which helps optimize fuel consumption without a hit in power generated by the engine. The engine makes 200 horsepower and 191 lb ft of torque.
The 6 speed transmission found here handles the power very well and seems like a match made in heaven when put together with the Inline 4. The transmission can be used both in a RWD or a 4WD.

Models

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Ford Ranger

MSRP

$27,895

$27,325

$29,495

$26,810

Engine

2.5L NA 4-Cylinder

2.7L NA 4-cylinder

2.5L NA 4-cylinder engine

2.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

Horsepower

200 hp @ 6,300 RPM

159 hp @ 5,200 RPM

200 hp @ 6,300 RPM

270 hp @ 5,500 RPM

Torque

191 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

180 lb-ft @ 3,800 RPM

191 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

310 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

As far as numbers are concerned, the Ford Ranger is a clear winner here. It makes some insane power, around 1.5 times more power and torque when compared to the Tacoma and nearly 50% more torque than the Colorado and Canyon. However, numbers don't mean everything. 

Acceleration

The acceleration promised by the Colorado is smooth if not quick. With a time of 7.1 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill, the acceleration cannot be called impressive, but simply adequate. The whole process however is very linear, with the gear shifts feeling impressively smooth. Both the engine and the transmission feel in their comfort zone pushing the Colorado forward. 

Models

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Ford Ranger

0-60 (Seconds)

7.1 seconds

9.8 seconds

6.9 seconds

7 seconds

Quarter mile (Seconds)

15.6 seconds

14.7 seconds

16.2 seconds

16.2 seconds

Top Speed (mph)

130 MPH

115 MPH

N/A

110 MPH

Engine

2.5L NA 4-Cylinder

2.7L NA 4-cylinder

2.5L NA 4-cylinder engine

2.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine

As said above, the Colorado doesn't seem like it is struggling, but needs to do better to make its mark in this class. It places dead last when compared to its competitors, even the Canyon, which beat its time by a couple of hundred milliseconds. The Ranger and the Tacoma are the podium holders here. 

Ride and Handling

Among its competition, the Colorado provides the closest feel to a car-like driving experience, and that's good. However, it's still a truck, and that can be felt from time to time. The steering is well weighted and offers precise control. IT fails to provide any feedback to the driver however, which is a problem seen common among Chevrolet trucks. Its firm suspension handle body roll beautifully, and when unladen, the Colorado is a breeze to handle in the corners.

Braking

Predictability is good when it comes to braking. The brakes on the Colorado are easy to modulate in day-to-day traffic. In harder stops the pedals tend to feel a little vague, but considering their good performance and stability, it can be given a hard pass. Going 60 mph, the brakes were able to stop this 4000 pounds truck at around 124 feet with minimal nosedive, which is excellent. 

Model

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Ford Ranger

Brake Front (in.)

12.2"

10.8"

12.2"

12.2"

Brake Rear (in.)

12.8

10

12.75

12.1

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4025

4180

4026

4145

60-0 MPH (ft.)

124

124

122

138

Colorado’s sister truck, the Canyon, was the only one able to perform better than it in the braking test. While the Tacoma performed admirably too, tying with the Colorado, the Ranger was left behind, or should we say went on ahead?

Towing and Payload

Chevrolet boasts the towing capacity on the Colorado. However, equipped with its standard gasoline engine, it manages an average result, with 7000 pounds as its maximum towing capacity and 1444 pounds of payload capacity. To get the most towing capacity out of the Colorado, the optional diesel engine is the way to go.

Models

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Ford Ranger

Towing Capacity (lbs)

7,000

6,700

7,700

7,500

Payload Capacity (lbs)

1444

1420

1444

1860

The Canyon takes the cake here, at least as far as towing capacity is concerned. The Ranger manages the best in class payload capacity. 

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The Colorado has both good fuel economy and a generous fuel tank, giving it a very decent range. Managing 20 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway, it gets a combined average of 22 miles per gallon, which paired with a 21 gallon fuel tank makes a very user friendly combination.

Model

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Ford Ranger

MPG (city)

20

20

20

21

MPG (highway)

26

23

26

26

MPG (combined)

22

21

22

23

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gal)

21.0 gallons

21.1 gallons

21.0 gallons

18 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (Miles)

420/546/462 miles

422/485/443 miles

420/546/462 miles

378/468/427 miles

Here, the Toyota Tacoma can drink any truck under the table. Obviously, thats a bad thing. It manages the worst fuel economy in the class. Both the Colorado and the Canyon share the same numbers and are tied for the top spot in this class.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Interior

8.0/10

The insides of the Colorado are very attractive. From the materials used to the features provided, everything makes sure the occupants get an engaging experience with the Colorado. 

Starting from the driving position. Since this is a pickup truck, the driver sits tall with a good view of the road up ahead. Looking down the hood is a little bit problematic however. Otherwise, the view both out the front and back is decent. The steering wheel tilts and telescopes, helping any driver find a commanding position. Seats in the front row are heated and provide 4 way power adjustment for the passenger while the driver gets 6 way. 

The rear row has adequate seating space for an extended cab, with the seats having a decent amount of storage space under them. 

Model

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Ford Ranger

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

41.4/57.5/45

39.7/58.3/42.9

41.4/57.5/45

39.8/56.7/43.1

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.7/57.3/28.6

34.9/56.5/24.6

36.7/57.3/28.6

38.3/56.3/34.5

All trucks except the Tacoma seats 4 passengers while the Tacoma seats 5. Seating space in the front row of both the Colorado and the Canyon are identical and among the best in the class, taking the podium, with the Ranger a close second. The Second row however is another story, with the Tacoma in the lead. 

Infotainment features

The infotainment system in the Colorado is impressive. Armed with Chevrolet’s Infotainment 3 Plus system, the Colorado manages to provide a ton of intuitive features which further elevates the experience of this impressive truck. It houses a 8 inch HD touchscreen which is well responsive to the user touch inputs. Its bluetooth game is strong, allowing 2 devices to connect at the same time. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are both standard with voice control integration. Finally, its 6 speaker audio system provides clear highs and bassy lows.

Cargo Space

While the front row of the Colorado has a good amount of the storage options, the rear row is a little problematic. Putting large items back there will be met with quite many difficulties. The cargo bed on the other hand is very easy to access. The body of the Colorado integrantes a cargo step which makes it easy to climb into the cargo bed itself. The bed is spacious enough to accommodate a good amount of cargo. Chevrolet offers a decent amount of accessories to fit your bed, ranging from bike carriers to utility racks.

Model

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Ford Ranger

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

41 ft³

38 ft³

41 ft³

N/A

The Colorado and the Canyon have the same cargo space while the Tacoma falls behind. 

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Exterior

8.0/10

The exterior of the Colorado looks very refined. See it standing in the dirt and it looks rugged enough to conquer any terrain, but see it under city lights at night and it almost looks polished and gentlemen-like. In any case, the Colorado gets heads turning. The projector headlights and fog lights up front not only look good, but provide good visibility. Depending on the trims, you get either black, body coloured or chrome bumpers. The rear bumper has a step put there to make climbing into the cargo bed easier. Completing the look are the 17” metallic cast aluminum wheels in all terrain tires. 

Model

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

GMC Canyon

Ford Ranger

Curb weight (lbs.)

3,936 lbs

4,425 lbs

3,943 lbs

4,232 lbs

Length(in)

212.7”

212.3”

212.4”

210.8”

Width(in)

74.3”

74.4”

74.3”

73.3”

Height(in)

70.4”

70.6”

70.4”

71.1”

Ground clearance (in)

8.4”

9.1”

8.4”

8.4”

Wheelbase (in)

128.3”

127.4”

128.3”

126.8”

The Colorado is the lightest in the class, which helps both its braking and cornering ability. Although, its low hanging airdam compromises its ground clearance and in turn its off-roading capability. The Tacoma has the best ground clearance there.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Safety

8.0/10

Both manufacturers and customers alike make safety a priority these days. With more and more safety features being crammed into vehicles of all types, people are able to experience top notch safety for a fraction of the cost than what it used to be. While features like airbags and backup cameras are common, the Colorado has many other features too which make it very safe for both the people inside the cabin and those outside. Such features are:

  • Electronic Traction control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Rear parking assist
  • Teen driver
  • Tire fill alert
  • StabiliTrak 

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Competition

7.5/10

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab vs 2020 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

Ford has brought the Ranger back into the game very recently after a couple of years. Immediately, It has proven itself to be a worthy competitor. Compared to the Colorado, it makes more power, is quicker, tows more and is cheaper. Despite all that, the Colorado maintains better sales than the Ranger, as it has been proving its reliability for years, and also manages better fuel economy. 

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab vs 2020 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

With both the Colorado and the Canyon being sister trucks, it is surprising the latter manages to do so much more. The Canyon really impressed us here. It's a pity it doesn't manage to get the same number of sales as its sister.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab vs 2020 Toyota Tacoma Crew Cab

The Tacoma is the king of the hill. It might make less power, but manages to be just as quick, if not quicker than its competition. It manages to tow less than the competition, manages less fuel economy and has less interior space , but still holds its crown because of the excellent reliability which Toyota is known for.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Final Verdict

8.5/10

This here is a mid size truck which has the capabilities of a full size truck. The diversity in its trim line will provide you the perfect value for money with its Work Truck trim or provide you with majestic performance and incredible comfort features with its ZR1 trim. It performs well against competition and has made a good place for itself. An easy vehicle to recommend.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.4

based on 45 ratings


7.4/10 Features
7.4/10 Interiors
7.6/10 Design
7.5/10 Safety
7.5/10 Reliability
7.7/10 Deal Value
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2020 Chevrolet Colorado Overall Reviews


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Laurie C. Moore

2020 Chevrolet Colorado

Work Truck 3dr Crew Cab 6 ft. LB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: February 23, 2021

Better than most

Pros - Transmission, performance, handling

Cons - Fuel economy could have been better, visibility, technology

Perfect for me Colorado is exactly what I wanted in my truck. It has everything that matters and has nothing that doesn’t. The handling is decent with little to no rollover on corners. The towing capacity is also great. It lacks technology which most of its competitors have but I don’t mind that very much. Sure, it would have been good had it had all the The performance is top-notch and it has amazing fuel economy as well. features but it is not a big deal for me.

7/10
Features
9/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

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Robert A. Funk

2020 Chevrolet Colorado

Z71 3dr Crew Cab 5 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: February 9, 2021

The best there is!!

Pros - Spacious, comfortable, stable

Cons - Headlights are dim, speaker system, little pricey

Colorado is surprisingly good when it comes to driving. Handles like a charm which is unheard of in a truck. The ride quality is good too. All in all, it is a truck which breaks all the norm when it comes to truck driving experience!! SiriusXM is very good! Very happy with the interior. It met all my expectations and then some. The seats are comfortable and also have more than enough legroom. The infotainment is good too. Very responsive and easy to use. Don? like the design of the wheels of Colorado. Other than that, I like everything! Headlights are not very bright which is a problem especially on roads where there are no lights. Not very confidence inspiring. It has been reliable so far. No issues have crept in. It is a little pricey when compared with the competition but I? happy with the truck so it doesn't really matter. Best dealership ever. An amazing car buying experience. Highly recommend them.

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
8/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

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Charles S. Murphy

2020 Chevrolet Colorado

Work Truck 3dr Crew Cab 5 ft. SB 4WD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: February 9, 2021

Ideal and thrifty for day to day hauling

Pros - Acceptable purchase cost, more USB ports, and ideal for hauling things

Cons - Little cab room.

I mainly bought this small length crew truck over full size extended truck because it is very easy for me to drive in heavy traffic of Tampa. Feels more agile than how a regular truck is supposed to be The USB port is throughout the cabin that helps to keep my smartphone always charging. The cargo is less roomy which is a downside of my pickup truck. The seats are good and comfortable. Roomy interiors are what I compromised for it to be city friendly A splash of simplicity, good paintwork, chrome, and elevated ride height The safety is a big thing for me to drive this vehicle with my family for the road trip. It also has several features to help and drive safely on the road. It is doing well but the reliability depends on how I maintain my pickup truck. It always has been Purchase cost of my vehicle is an acceptable and it costed me $27,350. Good resale value too The dealers are significantly more knowledgeable than any other dealer I visited to buy this vehicle.

7/10
Features
5/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

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Top User Reviews

9

User Overall Rating

Better than most

Perfect for me

by Laurie C. Moore

8

User Overall Rating

The best there is!!

Colorado is surprisingly good when it comes to driving. Handles like a charm which is unheard of in a truck. The ride quality is good too.

by Robert A. Funk

8

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Ideal and thrifty for day to day hauling

I mainly bought this small length crew truck over full size extended truck because it is very easy for me to drive in heavy traffic of Tampa.

by Charles S. Murphy

4

User Overall Rating

Interior is made up of low quality but the performance of vehicle is good.

It drives neatly and it is fully capable of handling the bad roads easily.

by Lawrence K. Pelton

8

User Overall Rating

Technical issue no issue with the pickup truck.

It drives awesome and when I slightly accelerate the gas pedal it flies on the road.

by Joseph M. Morrison

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