2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Crew Cab

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Updated on: May 17, 2021

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The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel in two trims - LT priced at $37,810 and Z71 priced at $42,570. The specs are quite good, a 2.8L turbodiesel inline-4 making 181 hp, and can towing capacity of up to 7,700 pounds. Because it is a diesel engine it is also more fuel economical and gives 20/30 mpg in the city/highway respectively.

Being a pick-up truck the interior of the truck is utilitarian and comes function over style by offering automatic air conditioning and cloth upholstered seats. The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel comes into competition with only two diesel options in the segment - GMC Canyon Diesel and the Jeep Gladiator Ecodiesel 

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Pros

Great towing capabilities

Responsive and balanced steering and handling

Good off-road ride capability

Simple in-cabin controls with best user interface

Cons

Front seats are problematic for tall people

Low-hanging front airdam limits off-road potential

Limited in-cabin storage

What's New?

Fresh front fascia with big chevy long along the tailgate

Shuffling of standard and optional equipment


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$29700

bodystyle

3dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

5

engine type

transmission

8 speed automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

128.3 in.

length

212.7 in.

width

74.3 in.

height

70.7 in.

curb weight

4029 lbs.

ground clearance

8.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

44 cu ft.

towing capacity

7700 lbs.

payload capacity

1430 lbs.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

LT $29,700 onwards

2.8L | Inline 4 |

  • 17" X 7" Silver Painted Aluminum Wheels
  • All door remote Keyless Entry
  • Cloth Seat Trim
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Lane Departure Warning

Work Truck $32,100 onwards

2.8L | Inline 4 |

  • Rear Park Assist
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Teen Driver Technology
  • Tire Inflator Kit
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Z71 $37,000 onwards

2.8L | Inline 4 |

  • 17" machined Aluminum Wheels
  • 2 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • Automatic Front Air Conditioning
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • HD Rear Vision Camera
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Leatherette Seats
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio

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Colors and Styles

2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab in Summit White color 2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab in Satin Steel Metallic color 2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab in Crush color 2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab in Bright Blue color 2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab in Black color
Summit White

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

7.7

Engine And Performance

7.3

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

7.8

Exterior

7.0

Safety

2.0

Competition

7.5

Final Verdict

8.5

6.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.6

Overall Rating


"Despite its rugged capabilities, the Colorado is refined and easy to live with" - Motor Trend

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel comes at two trim levels prices starting at an MSRP of $37,810 for the LT trim and $42,570 for the Z71 trim. Both trims are powered by a 2.8L turbodiesel inline-4 making 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque coming with a towing capacity of up to 7,700 pounds and mpg of 20 in the city and 30 on the highway.

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado interior comes in all-black with cloth upholstery with available leather upholstery. Coming standard is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with the option of Navigation. Safety features include ESP, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution. Forward Collision Warning system and Lane departure warning are available in an optional package.

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2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab rear view

7.7/10
Pricing and Features

7.3/10
Engine and Performance

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.8/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

2.0/10
Safety

7.5/10
Competition

8.5/10
Final Verdict


2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab Pricing and Features

7.7/10

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel comes in 2 trims - LT and Z71 with prices starting at an MSRP of $37,810. The LT trim comes in both drivetrain configurations - 2WD and 4WD whereas, the Z71 comes in 4WD only. Both trims also come in long and short pick-up bed options.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab

Each of the trims come with their own packages like the power package, sports appearance package, midnight edition (Z71 only), Redline special (LT only), power package, performance skid plate package (LT only), and many more. There are also available optional extras but come in the form of accessories. 

Trim

LT

Z71
MSRP 2WD $37,810 N/A

MSRP 4WD

$41,275

$42,570
Key Features Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus System with 8’’ Diagonal HD Touchscreen. Adds to the LT trim 
  4.2’’ Diagonal Driver Information Center. off-road-oriented suspension
  4G LTE Wi-Fi. All-terrain tires
  Chevrolet Connected Access. wireless charging
  Cruise Control. available leather upholstery
  Keyless Entry and Start.  
  Front and rear USB ports  
  HD Rear Vision Camera  
  Bose 6-speaker Audio system.  
  Automatic climate control.  

 

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.​​​​​​

 

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2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab Buying Advice

Priced at an MSRP of 42,570, we recommend getting the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZL1 diesel trim and have added on the leather interior, the $690 safety package adding Forward Collision Warning and Lane departure warning, and finally getting the Midnight package for the all-black look.

 


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2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab Engine and Performance

7.3/10

"The Chevrolet Colorado (and its sibling, the GMC Canyon) is the only midsize truck available with a diesel engine, and the 2.8-liter Duramax is a prize. " - Kelley Blue Book

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel is powered by a 2.8L turbodiesel inline-4 engine making 181hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission and the power goes to the rear wheels or the 4WD drive system. There is an optional performance package available ($1,850) which includes a performance air intake and a Cat-Back performance exhaust system.

 The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel does the 0-60 sprint in 9.7 seconds which is the slowest of the rivals - the GMC Canyon diesel and Jeep Gladiator Ecodiesel. It does the standing quarter-mile in 17.2 seconds, which again is slower than the rivals, and will achieve a top speed of 115 mph. 

Models

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel

2021 GMC Canyon Diesel

2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel

MSRP

$37,810

$39,325

$41,040

Engine

2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel 4 cylinder 

2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel 4 cylinder 

3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel Engine

Drivetrain

2WD / 4WD

2WD / 4WD

4WD

Transmission

6 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

8 speed automatic 8HP75

Power

181hp 

181hp 

260 hp

Torque

369 lb-ft

369 lb-ft

442 lb-ft

0-60 MPH

9.7

9.3

8.2

Quarter mile

17.2

16.9

16.1

Top Speed (MPH)

115 

116 

N/A


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2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab Fuel Economy

4.0/10

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel gives fuel economy numbers of 20 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, which is more than the regular version of Colorado. The 2021 Colorado Diesel gives the same mpg numbers as the GMC Canyon diesel but offers 2mpg less than the Gladiator EcoDiesel in the city but 1 mpg more on the highway.

Models

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel

2021 GMC Canyon Diesel

2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel

MPG (City)

20

20

22

MPG (Highway)

30

30

29

MPG (Combined)

N/A

25

25

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

21

21

22

Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)

420/630/--

420/630/525

484/638/550

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel with 4WD offers 1 mpg less in the city and 2 mpg less on the highway when compared to the 2WD. The Chevrolet Colorado Diesel comes with a fuel tank capacity of 21 gallons, the same as the GMC Canyon diesel but 2 mpg lesser than the Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel.


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2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab Interior

7.8/10

"Those familiar with the front seats of full-size trucks will feel right at home in the Colorado, which boasts a spacious cockpit." - Car And Drive

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel comes with a seating capacity of 5 occupants. The interior comes in black on both the LT ($37,810) and ZL1 trims ($41,275) however the materials change, the LT comes with both with the option of leather part of the Luxury package (dealer pricing applies), whereas in the ZL1 trims the leatherette is standard and leather upholstery is $960. 

The LT trim and Z71 come with a 6-way power-adjustable driver's seat and a 2-way manual seat. The luxury package (LT only) adds the heated function with power lumbar along with automatic climate control. However, the luxury pack is part of standard equipment on the Z71. The 2021 Colorado comes with a cargo space of 41.3 cu.ft. which is the same as the Canyon, and reckon it is more than the Jeep

Models

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel

2021 GMC Canyon Diesel

2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

41.4/57.5/45

41.4/57.5/45

42.8/55.7/41.2

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.3/56.2/35.8

38.3/56.2/35.8

42.8/55.7/38.3

Bed space (cubic feet)

41.3

41.3

N/A

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado comes with an 8’’ high-definition touchscreen with Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Plus system, which provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, Bluetooth connectivity, AM/FM radio, and a 6-speaker sound system. There is the optional Plus system ($1,095) which adds navigation, voice command, in-vehicle apps, cloud connectivity, and a 7-speaker Bose system. 

The Z71 trim ($41,275) comes with the Plus system without navigation and Bose sound system but gets a SiriusXM trial subscription and also a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot (data would be required). For an additional $995 the two options can be added to it with the addition of USB data ports and an SD card reader. 


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2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab Exterior

7.0/10

"The classical Chevy shapes include bulging square wheel arches, clean lines, and rear corner steps" - The Car Connection

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel has small changes in the styling of the exterior in the form of redone bumpers, that is the only design change, the rest is carried forward from the 2020 model. When it comes to dimensions, it is the same as the GMC Canyon (part of the same parent company - GM) but is shorter in length, height, and wheelbase than the Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel

Both trims get an exterior upgrade package for appearances. The LT trim comes with Redline Special Edition ($2,690) which includes an all-black look with black 18" wheels, off-road step bars, blackout grille, red stripes, and red recovery hooks. The Z71 comes with midnight edition ($2,600) includes 17" wheels in black with 31" all-terrain tires back grille and bowtie.

Models

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel

2021 GMC Canyon Diesel

2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel

Length (inches)

212.4

212.4

218

Width (inches)

74.3

74.3

73.8

Height (inches)

70.7

70.6

75

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.4

 

8.2

10

Wheelbase (inches)

128.3

128.3

137.7

Curb Weight 4481 4490 4650

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2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab Safety

2.0/10

The NHTSA gave an overall safety rating of 4 out of 5 stars for 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel (Crew Cab) safety. The IIHS rated the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel has "good" score in every section of safety except in terms of headlights, small overlap front (passenger-side), and front crash prevention.

It is equipped with the common and needful safety features like ESP, ABS with EBD, 6 airbags, rear camera, Anti-theft alarm system, Tire-pressure monitoring system, etc. Both trims come with the optional Safety Package ($690) which includes Forward Collision Warning and Lane departure warning.


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2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab Competition

7.5/10

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel vs 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel

The GMC Canyon Diesel is the same as the 2021 Colorado Diesel. It comes with the same engine, same chassis and many mechanical parts are the same. The difference does come in the appearance where the GMC Canyon is better in looks and on the interior with better finishes. 

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel vs 2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel

The Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel comes with more power and better torque than the Chevrolet Colorado and comes with 4WD only, and when compared to the 2021 Colorado, the Jeep gives better fuel economy. When talking about space it does have more than the 2021 Colorado in terms of legroom in the back seat. Hence, in this battle, the Jeep Is the winner.


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2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab Final Verdict

8.5/10

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel is a performance-oriented vehicle for the midsize pickup truck segment. It has all the attractive looks of a muscular car and has off-road capabilities thanks to the high torque from the diesel engine on the Z71 trim. However, if off-roading is what you are going for Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel is the way to go, if luxury and comfort are needed, then get the GMC Canyon Diesel.

 

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.7

based on 12 ratings


7.8/10 Features
8.1/10 Interiors
8.5/10 Design
7.8/10 Safety
7.3/10 Reliability
7.4/10 Deal Value

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Eleanor P. Hill

2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab

Z71 3dr Crew Cab 4WD (2.8L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 24, 2021

Turbo diesel for workaday

Pros - Impressive low end, mpg, best for hauling and towing

Cons - Noisy engine, cold morning start, no body protection

Love my Colorado for what it can do A diesel truck for work purposes, sounds the best thing and it is no doubt an ideal truck for workaday. Low end is amazing which gets it going no matter what is holding it back with just a tap on the throttle. Sure gets noisy past 2k revvs. A lot noisy I should add Turbo diesel engine which not only makes it better for towing and hauling but also saves the day because of its economy I got this Colorado for work and comfort was not the priority. It does a great job keeping us comfortable on the inside. The design looks simple and I like it Not having body protection on the sides as well as underneath does leave room for things to get ugly Turbo diesel which saves on fuel cost and delivers exactly what a truck owner would want @496/m of lease for four years, I think we got pretty lucky at the dealership My brother works there in finance which eased out the process quite significantly

7/10
Features
7/10
Interior
7/10
Design
8/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

LH

Louise D. Herman

2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab

LT 3dr Crew Cab 5 ft. SB (2.8L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 24, 2021

2021 Colorado

Pros - Features, quiet cabin, excellent value

Cons - 2.8L engine is not enough, transmission

Great truck for the price. Colorado is a surprisingly good family vehicle, that's why we bought it so we could eventually fit 1-2 kids in the car and when they get slightly bigger. If I wanted a better car for cornering and gas mileage I would have gotten a Toyota or something but I wanted practicality and capability hence Colorado. A backup camera is a necessity in trucks Good size and airy inside! The interior is quiet and comfortable. I could not have asked for anything more. I like it but the new 2019 version was much nicer and sportier. Overall, it is a really practical design. Colorado has good safety features! Plus, it is big and sturdy! Great value. Has been working really Did $0 down payment. Now, I? paying $427/month. well.

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

SP

Sam B. Parmley

2021 Chevrolet Colorado diesel Crew Cab

LT 3dr Crew Cab 5 ft. SB 4WD (2.8L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 24, 2021

I like this truck

Pros - Handling, smooth, roomy

Cons - Gas mileage

I love my Colorado. The driving experience is good. It handles well, not as good as a sedan but definitely better than the competition. If pushed too hard around bins and turns, you can feel the understeer/oversteer. This can be remedied with suspension upgrades. Performance-wise, I am happy. Powerful enough for me, if I had a car full of people all of the time, then I'd say you may want a little more power. Feature-wise, Colorado is perfect for someone looking for simplicity or a person that wants something nice without breaking the bank. Overall the interior of Colorado is simple and easy to operate. The cabin is roomy and airy!. The seats are really good too and are adjustable. The outward visibility is clear and there are no visible blindspots. I love the overall exterior styling. Chevy has really put in effort into designing Colorado. I feel safe in Colorado. It is well built and is very sturdy. Colorado has been extremely $389 per month is what I? paying and it the ideal one to have this vehicle. reliable!!

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

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Turbo diesel for workaday

Love my Colorado for what it can do

by Eleanor P. Hill

8

User Overall Rating

2021 Colorado

Great truck for the price.

by Louise D. Herman

9

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I like this truck

I love my Colorado.

by Sam B. Parmley

9

User Overall Rating

Awesome truck for the money

Yes. If you want a family vehicle for 5 or fewer people which is very practical and can tow.

by Elizabeth V. Gamez

9

User Overall Rating

Nice

I would recommend Colorado to other people because it has nice features, looks nice.

by Sara M. Smith

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