2023 Chevrolet Colorado Z71

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Chevrolet Colorado prices start at $30,695.00

Is the Chevrolet Colorado all new for 2023?

Yes, Chevy’s Colorado is all new for 2023, marking it’s third generation of Chevy’s mid-sized pickup with a redesigned exterior, new engine options, and a significantly upgraded cabin. The Colorado comes with a crew cab, accompanied by a 5-foot 2-inch truck bed. You can opt for either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. The ZR2 trim boasts an impressive 10.7 inches of ground clearance, sports hefty 33-inch tires, and features an abundance of LED lighting

Colorado Trim levels

The Chevrolet Colorado is offered in five trim levels:

  • WT
  • LT
  • Trial Boss
  • Z71 (as tested)
  • ZR2

MSRP as tested $47,075.00 including destination charges.

What is the Chevrolet Colorado warranty?

  • 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty
  • 5-year /60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty

What engine comes with the Chevrolet Colorado?

2.7L Incline-Four Cylinder Engine

The 2023 Colorado comes with one consistent engine choice across all models: Chevy’s turbocharged 2.7-liter inline-four. The output, however, varies depending on the trim level. All Colorado’s are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

For the WT and LT models, you can expect a standard power output of 237 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. The more advanced Z71 and Trail Boss models step up the game with the same turbo 2.7-liter engine but a 310 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. This upgraded engine is also available as an optional feature for the WT and LT trims. The high-performance ZR2, has 310 horsepower, along with an impressive torque boost to 430 foot-pounds.

Towing and Payload Capacity

The Colorado boasting an impressive maximum towing capacity of 7700 pounds. However, the base engine, generating 237 horsepower and found in WT and LT trims, offers a slightly more modest towing capacity of 3500 pounds. Z71 and Trail Boss model allow you to pull the full 7700 pounds. For the ZR2 it is slightly reduced to 6000 pounds.

What are the interior features of the Chevrolet Colorado?

The 2023 Colorado marks a significant jump forward in interior design. Notable changes include a revamped center console, a shift in the shifter’s placement towards the passenger side of the cabin, and a shift of the cupholders to a more central position in front of the center console, departing from their previous location opposite the gear selector. Additionally, the interior receives a fresh look with a new gauge cluster, an updated infotainment screen, and a redesigned steering wheel. The ZR2 model now feature a standard, conveniently shallow 45-inch-wide lockable storage box integrated into the tailgate for added utility

Interior view of 2023 Colorado Z71 from the passenger’s perspective.

Every 2023 Colorado comes equipped with a 11.3-inch infotainment touchscreen as a standard feature. Wireless phone-charging capability is now available, USB ports remain onboard. For those who want the convenience of seamless integration with Google services, the 2023 Colorado offers an optional subscription service known as Google Built-In. This feature allows you to access navigation, music, and other vehicle functions personalized through your Google account. Additionally, all Colorado models include wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard features.

How does the Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Drive?

I have two perspectives to answer this question:

As a fairly tall, family man, A good size for the all around commuter, weekend truck, family car, and lifestyle vehicle. It sits nice and high and I like that from a purpose built truck, but also safety for my family.

As a car enthusiast, It carries the new distinctive Chevrolet design language that I like very much. It’s sleek and contemporary. The interior was also modern, but all the modern did not take away from rugged and tough truck look/feel. Wheel/tire combo were great as well.

Final thoughts

Cars in general, including trucks are getting larger and larger. This felt like the right size for a vehicle with multipurpose usability. It carries the trusted Chevy badge, with safety, tech, an good looks. A strong contender in the segment that should definitely be considered.

Colorado Z71 Features

Mechanical Features/Exterior

  • Engine 2.7L Turbo Plus
  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Engine Cover
  • Automatic Start/Stop
  • Auto Locking Rear Differential
  • Capless Fuel Fill
  • Transfer Case 2-Speed
  • Wheels, 18″ Android Dark Full Gloss Aluminum
  • Tires, All-Terrain, BlackWall
  • Tailgate, Remote Locking
  • Cornerstep, Rear Bumber
  • Power Dual Outside Mirrors, Heated
  • Fog Lamps, Front LED
  • Headlamps, LED
  • Red Recovery Hooks

Convenience/Technology Features

  • Rear Window, Sliding
  • Seat Adjuster, Front Passenger 4-Way Manual
  • 11.3 Diag Advanced Color LCD Display With Google Built In Compatibility Including Nav Capability, Connected Apps
  • Wireless Apple Carplay/Android Auto for Compatible Phones
  • Power Outlet
  • Power Outlet 2nd Row Auxiliary, 12 Volt
  • Steering Wheel Wrapped
  • Driver Info Center, 8 Diagonal Digital Display
  • Rear Seat Reminder
  • OnStar Services & Wi-Fi Hotspoto Capable
  • SiriusXM Audio with SXM Trial Subscription
  • Keyless Open and Start
  • Keyless Start
  • Hitch Guidance
  • Hitch View


  • Chewy Safety Assist:
  • Lane Keep Assist w/ Lane Departure Warning
  • Front Pedestrian Braking and Bicyclist Braking
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Intellibeam-Auto High Beam
  • Automatic Emergency Braking

*Features available with Z71 trim

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