2015 Chevrolet Colorado: CornerStep Bumper and EZ Tailgate
January 29, 2015
In case you were wondering, all 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickups come with the CornerStep rear bumper. Our Z71 model also comes with the EZ Lift and Lower tailgate, which is optional on the WT and LT trims.
The EZ Lift and Lower function means you can just open the tailgate, let go of it and it drops down slow and smooth. Is this feature necessary? Absolutely not. But is it cool? Yeah, it kinda is.
As for the CornerStep bumper, it's almost so obvious that it makes you wonder, "why didn't they think of this sooner?"
Not like I ever thought of it, though.
Together with the intuitively placed hand-hold on top of the bed, the CornerStep makes it a pretty easy climb up. That said, I feel like this might have been even easier on our long-term 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 LT Crew Cab. Without comparing them back-to-back in person, I'm wondering if the tailgate sticks out more when it's dropped in relation to the bumper step on the Colorado than it does on the Silverado...sounds like I have a new research project.
Or, I might simply be mis-remembering this. Regardless, Chevy's bumper makes it less of a step to get into the bed.
Mike Monticello, Senior Road Test Editor @ 4,690 miles