2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Off-Road Trim Works Fine On Road
May 27, 2015
It's no secret that most off-road packages are added for looks. People want the stickers, the tires and maybe the skid plates. You get all that with the Z71 trim level in the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado along with heavy-duty shocks that can stay cool under hard conditions.
In the past, adding an off-road package often meant sacrificing on-road ride quality. Bigger all-terrain tires are often louder and less precise, while heavy-duty shocks can often over-dampen the ride and feel too stiff.
Our Colorado doesn't feel adversely affected in Z71 trim. The more aggressive tire tread is barely noticeable at speed and if the shocks make the ride any stiffer, then the regular shocks must be pretty soft. This truck is forgiving on almost any surface, yet it's not a wobbly mess, either. That's a fine line to walk, especially in a truck designed for such a wide breadth of performance.
We'll see if it loosens up at all as the miles pile up, but so far I like the way this truck rides and handles.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 10,110 miles