2020 Chevy Colorado Changes and Release Date

The new 2020 Chevy Colorado will have a tough task. The mid-size truck market is reviving and it will be hard for this model to defend its position as one of the best vehicles in the class. Just to remind you, Ford Ranger is now available in the USA. Also, Jeep is on the pickup market after 20 years with its Gladiator. So, what will be new for GM’s truck? Nothing spectacular, in the matter of fact. Chevrolet is waiting for 2022 when the pickup will enter the new generation. Until then, only minor updates will take place on the Colorado truck.

Announced changes are not going to appear on the visual appearance or performance. Actually, the company is shuffling packages. Some features and accessories will be added as optional for the base truck. On the other hand, some optional equipment is becoming standard on higher trim levels. Finally, you won’t be able to make some configurations with Extended Cab and Crew Cab. All in all, it is interesting that Chevrolet is not taking a new competition too serious. On the other hand, the company still has a wide range of options that are hard to match for others.

2020 Chevy Colorado release date

2020 Chevy Colorado Z71, ZR2, and Other Configurations

The Base trim level is more of a joke for serious truckers. However, to be competitive with rivals offering four-cylinder engines and their prices, Chevrolet also offers a unit which costs under $25,000. However, with a couple of upgrades, the cost easily reaches $30,000. You will be able to choose between Extended and Crew Cab. The other one offers a short and long box. Extended truck comes with only a long bed.

Then, you need to opt for a trim level. If the 2020 Chevy Colorado comes unchanged, we will see the WT and LT versions as the mid-range offer. At the top of the line are off-road models Z71 and ZR2. These two bring special updates to the drivetrain system and a lot of visual upgrades to boost the overall impression. When you picked the trim, final options are engines and drive modes.

2020 Chevy Colorado ZR2

Drivetrains and Specifications

The 2020 Chevy Colorado uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine as the base powertrain. Well, 3,500 pounds of towing capacity is respectable for the unit of this size. But, working machines need more. A four-pot engine is also delivering 200 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque while returning 20/26 mpg with 2WD.

Another petrol solution is a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 310 hp and 275 pound-feet of twist. It consumes more fuel (18/25 mpg), but launches the towing capacity to 7,000 pounds. A rear-wheel drive is standard, and the truck also uses the AWD configuration.

2020 Chevy Colorado Diesel

The most interesting drivetrain in the lineup is Duramax turbodiesel unit. A 2.8-liter displacement is capable to burst 370 lb-ft and 186 hp, to help 2020 Chevy Colorado Diesel achieve 7,700 pounds of towing capacity. For a long time, these were the class-leading numbers. With the arrival of Jeep Gladiator and its 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine, Colorado dropped to the second place in hauling and torque outputs.

2020 Chevy Colorado vs ford ranger

2020 Chevy Colorado vs 2020 Ford Ranger

The battle between archrivals is back in the mid-size pickup class. The new Ford Ranger is yet to show its entire potential. Well, according to rumors, the truck is going through a series of upgrades to compete the 2020 Chevy Colorado in every field. The diesel engine is possible, as well as the Raptor version to rival ZR2 model. Also, Ranger could get a V6 engine as well in the near future.

Read more about Ford Ranger and diesel engine:

2020 Ford Ranger Diesel USA Release Date


Without big changes, prices of the entire lineup of 2020 Chevy Colorado will remain the same. The base truck costs around $22,000. Crew Cab Short Box adds $5,000 and Long Box another two grands. A V6 engine costs $1,500 more than a four-cylinder unit. Z71 is above $30,000, while the ZR2’s price is again over $40k.

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