For 2020, the Chevrolet Colorado carries over largely unchanged. Tire Fill Alert is made standard, as is a locking tailgate that can now be controlled via the key fob. See the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado models for sale near you
We'd go for a V6-powered Colorado LT with a few extra options, such as lane-departure warning and forward-collision warning. It's the best of all worlds: You get a brand-new truck with a muscular engine, a lot of equipment and excellent capabilities that will outshine those of other small-pickup rivals -- all for well under $30,000 with shipping. The diesel is appealing, but it's too expensive for our tastes. Find a Chevrolet Colorado for sale
The Colorado is offered in five trim levels: a base model simply called the Colorado, a slightly more upscale WT (Work Truck) model, a midlevel LT and the off-road-oriented Z71 and ZR2.
The base-level Colorado ($22,395), which is only offered in RWD with a 6-speed manual transmission and no rear seats, features antilock brakes, a backup camera, a 7-in Infotainment 3 radio, 4 USB ports, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, air conditioning, a power driver's seat and power windows.
Step up to the Colorado WT ($25,895, Extended Cab; $27,795, Crew Cab) and you'll add rear seats as well as some new options. Crew Cab models get a 6-speed automatic, while a 3.6-liter V6, an available 8-speed automatic transmission and 4WD remain optional.
Next in line is the Colorado LT ($28,795, Extended Cab; $30,795, Crew Cab), which features a standard automatic transmission, General Motors 4G Wi-Fi hot spot, 17-in alloy wheels, the Infotainment 3 system with an 8-in color touchscreen, remote keyless entry, cruise control, satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and audio controls on the steering wheel.
Topping the range is the off-road-oriented Z71 ($31,795, Extended Cab; $34,995, Crew Cab), which boasts an off-road suspension, hill-descent control, a remote starter, a power passenger seat, front tow hooks, an automatic locking rear differential and automatic climate control.
The ZR2 ($42,890, Extended Cab; $44,490 Crew Cab) offers unique interior and exterior styling cues, an off-road suspension with Multimatic shocks, front and rear electronic locking differentials, more aggressive approach and departure angles, 17-in off-road wheels and tires, an additional 2-in front and rear lift, a 3.5-in wider stance and skid-plate protection.
Options include high-tech safety features such as a lane-departure warning system and forward-collision warning along with convenience items, like a navigation system, a Bose sound system, a heated steering wheel and an innovative in-bed cargo divider. The ZR2 Bison Edition teams Chevrolet with off-road aftermarket pro American Expedition Vehicles. It adds a flow-through CHEVROLET-lettered grille, AEV front and rear bumpers, fog lamps, wheel moldings, front and rear floor liners, embroidered headrest plus 17x8 AEV wheels. Under-body protection includes skid plates that cover the fuel tank, the transfer case and the rear differential. Engine choices include the 3.6-liter V6 (offered on all but the base-level Colorado model) and the 2.8-liter turbodiesel, which is only available in LT, Z71 and ZR2 trims at a price premium of more than $3,000 over the V6.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases|
|Corrosion||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Rust-Through||6 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases|
|Maintenance||1 Year/1 Visit|
2020 Ford Ranger -- The Ford Ranger comes with only one engine choice, but it's a powerful turbocharged 4-cylinder. The Ranger has more safety and high tech equipment and better towing than the Colorado when equipped with a gasoline engine.
2020 Toyota Tacoma -- The Tacoma offers enviable Toyota reliability and a loyal following. However, the Colorado's engines are more powerful across the board, and Toyota doesn't offer a diesel engine option. The Tacoma TRD Pro V6 doesn't offer the same advanced suspension or locking front/rear differentials found on the ZR2.
2020 Nissan Frontier -- The Frontier is an aging pickup that can't really compete with the Colorado's engines, equipment or design. This might be acceptable if the Frontier cost thousands less, but it can't even offer that.
2020 Honda Ridgeline -- The Ridgeline isn't as heavy duty as the Colorado, but it does offer a car like ride, legendary Honda build quality, a robust V6 engine and unique features like an underbed storage compartment.
Used Chevrolet Silverado -- If you need more capability, more power or just a larger truck, consider Chevrolet's larger Silverado pickup. The pricing is higher, though, so you may want to look into a used model.