What’s new on the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

October 3rd, 2018 by

2019 Chevrolet Colorado in Oklahoma

The versatility of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is indisputable; it works faithfully as a truck, provides comfort during city drives, and is equally good off-road.

The only changes in the 2019 Colorado are a new 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen in the base trim, an 8.0-inch system for LT trims and above, rear USB ports, HD backup camera on some of the trims, six-way power driver’s seat, heated steering wheel, new wheels, and skid plates. It is available in three new attractive colors, Shadow Gray Metallic, Pacific Blue Metallic, and Crush.

The biggest selling trucks are full-sized. Even then, midsize pickup vehicles are also gaining popularity. The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado for sale in Purcell, Oklahoma is a good example. It can be used both for work and for fun, as its configuration can be altered to suit both needs. It is also one of the most economical and affordable base trucks available in the market. The optional add-ons can transform it into an adventure machine with differentials that are lockable and lifted suspension having trick shocks. Sophisticated technology features, such as Android Auto smartphone integration and Apple CarPlay are also available. All Colorado trims are easy to handle and provide good fuel efficiency.

Let’s Dive into the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado’s Features

Trims

Available in the crew-cab body and extended-cab styles, the Colorado, a midsize pickup has two-bed lengths and five trim levels.

The more economical models i.e. the Base and the Work Truck come with fewer features, whereas the LT, a midrange trim has a standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and a bigger touchscreen. The Z71, a high range trim has the best equipment and excellent off-road capabilities. Accurate suspension and body style gives the ZR2 better off-road power.

The Base, an entry-level model, has a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine giving 200 horsepower and 191 pounds per foot of torque, a four-way power driver’s seat with manual recline, front bucket seats, vinyl upholstery and floor covering, 16-inch steel wheels, a six-speed manual transmission, air conditioning, a tilt-only adjustable steering wheel, and power windows. A rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two USB ports, a seven-inch infotainment system, and a six-speaker sound system are also provided.

The Work Truck WT is essentially similar to the base but has crew-cab and extended body styles with folding rear jump seats, cloth upholstery, carpeting, and floor mats in the extended-cab version.

The buyer can get optional engines, technology features, and exterior trim. For trims starting from the WT level, there is a choice of a six-speed automatic transmission for the base four-cylinder or a 3.6-liter V6 with 308 hp and 275 pounds per foot of torque paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission or a 2.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine with 181 hp and 369 pounds per foot of torque paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The WT can have some remarkable options like cruise control, remote keyless entry, an EZ-Lift tailgate, and OnStar telematics giving roadside assistance, turn-by-turn navigation, automatic crash response, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity.

The LT has all the above options with an additional leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an eight-inch touchscreen, 17-inch alloy wheels, satellite radio, OnStar, and additional USB ports. What is more, it can have a forward collision and lane departure warning system, automatic climate control, heated front seats, and heated exterior mirrors. A seven-speaker premium Bose audio system and a navigation system are offered with LT and above models.

The Z71 has all these features with unique cloth and simulated leather upholstery, extra dark-tinted 17-inch alloy wheels, a locking rear differential, all-terrain tires in lieu of all-season tires, an off-road-oriented suspension, and hill descent control. The Z71 is more suitable for street use even though it has off-road suspension.

The ZR2 with its bigger all-terrain tires, improved approach and departure angles due to special bodywork, fender flares, raised suspension with special dampers, a spray-in bedliner that can be had on other trims also, and an electronically locking rear differential has some of the best capabilities. Chevrolet provides the V6 or diesel engine with the ZR2.

Styling

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado, with its rugged looks, is well suited for carrying stuff or for going off-road. It is actually a global pickup. Though the boxier Silverado has perhaps the best styling among all Chevrolet trucks, the styling of the Colorado is European. It is equipped with a big grille and wider headlights. Its bodyline has a slight upward slope at the back and is fitted with large headlights. These features make it look sportier. The Base and Work Truck do not boast of such looks but the LT, Z71, and ZR2 trims are very visually appealing.

Due to the raised suspension of the Colorado ZR2, it has a higher bumper to increase the approach angle while it is off-road. Its potential is greatly improved by its fender flares, wide track, and large knobby tires. Looking at the interior, an arrangement of toggle switches supports several functions. The controls are placed on a symmetrical dashboard and are well within reach. The LT has the most elegant interiors.

Performance

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado for sale today is efficient and powerful. A simple body-on-frame design with an independent front suspension and a solid rear axle with leaf are its assets. It has big tires to absorb shocks due to uneven roads but slight shaking may be found on very rough terrains, where the Z71 and ZR2 are better suited but would still be bouncy because of the higher-sprung suspension.

The standard engine with all extended cab models except the ZR2 is the 2.5-liter inline-4. It yields 200 horsepower, 191 pounds per foot of torque and has a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. While driving around the town, the four-cylinder engine is sufficient but is slightly inadequate on the highway.

The crew cab models are all fitted with the V6 engine, which generates much more power. It is possible to get 308 horsepower and 275 pounds per foot of torque with it. It comes only with a slick eight-speed automatic transmission.

A much stronger and refined 2.8-liter turbo diesel inline-4 is an option with all the trims except the base. Though it gives only 181 hp, the six-speed automatic transmission helps to generate 369 pounds per foot of torque. It has a nice exhaust note.

All trims except the ZR2 have a standard rear-wheel drive, but optional four-wheel drive is also available.

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