2020 Chevrolet Colorado

MSRP range: $21,300 - $41,400
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MSRP$22,535
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2020 Chevrolet Colorado Review

  • Gasoline V6 and diesel four-cylinder engines tow more than rivals
  • Maneuverable size, along with well-mannered steering and handling
  • Comfortable ride over most surfaces
  • Simple, easy-to-use cabin controls
  • Front seats can feel confining for larger people
  • Rivals offer more in-cab storage with rear seats folded
  • Low-hanging front airdam limits off-road potential
  • Newly available remote-locking tailgate
  • Changes to standard and optional equipment availability
  • Part of the second Colorado generation introduced in 2015

If you're looking for a pickup truck but don't need all the considerable capability and size of a full-size or heavy-duty rig, there are a lot of appealing options these days in the midsize truck segment. Notably, the Chevy Colorado is right up near the top of that segment. Like its big brother Chevrolet Silverado, it offers a wide variety of trim levels and available engines and has a comfortable ride on the highway. Its payload and towing capacities aren't as high, but it's much more maneuverable than its full-size brethren.

You can get a Colorado with a base four-cylinder, an optional V6 or even a diesel engine, all of which return respectable fuel economy. The optional engines have robust towing ratings for the class. Inside, the Colorado gets the truck vibe right: It's simple, sturdy and easy to use. What's more, Chevy has expanded the availability of safety equipment this year, making equipment such as forward collision and lane departure warning available on a broader selection of trim levels.

So, what are the drawbacks? Well, a topped-out Colorado has a hard time competing with a similarly priced Silverado. Sure, the Colorado will have more features, but the Silverado has much more interior space, more hauling capability (a larger bed helps there) and a much larger potential tow rating. And then there are the midsize rivals such as the more refined Honda Ridgeline, the all-new Jeep Gladiator and the popular Toyota Tacoma. Yet the 2020 Colorado occupies a nice middle ground, offering a little bit of something for everyone and compromising very little along the way. If you're in the market for a midsize pickup, you'll want to see what the Colorado has to offer. Notably, the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is a featured vehicle in our Cheapest New Cars article.

What's it like to live with the Colorado?

Edmunds' editors ran the Colorado ZR2 off-road variant through a battery of tests over the course of more than two years and 50,000 miles. While we were conflicted about its optional turbodiesel engine, the Colorado proved able to handle duress, and the rugged ZR2 add-ons provided loads of fun. Read our long-term Colorado ZR2 test to learn more. Note that while we tested a 2017 truck, the 2020 Colorado is of the same generation and most of our reporting still applies.

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We like the Colorado a lot. The cabin is spacious and easy to use, and the tech interface is straightforward and effective. The recent addition of an eight-speed transmission helps make the Colorado more enjoyable to drive, too. The cargo bed is fairly simple, but that bed step is golden. This Chevy is a solid all-round truck.
The 305-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 helps the truck feel light and eager. At our test track, 0-60 mph took 7.3 seconds, which is a respectable time for a midsize truck. On inclines, there's no real issue of the transmission hunting for gears, but it is occasionally reluctant to downshift on flat roads. The brakes are predictable and easy to modulate in routine driving.

Body roll is tamed by the firm suspension tuning, so you can hustle the Colorado along a curvy road with confidence.Thinking about going off-road? The low front airdam limits off-road clearance, but you can remove it in about 30 minutes. And even though there's no locking rear differential, the Z71's standard single-mode traction control can cope with wheel lift in rocky terrain.
The Colorado offers a better ride quality than many of the competitors in its class, and it smooths out large bumps and small cracks with equal ease. Climate control and seat adjustability are basic, but drivers used to driving pickups should be comfortable. The front seats are firm and nicely shaped. The rear bench, however, is harder, and its backrest is a bit too upright. The heated seats and steering wheel work well and are easy to operate.

The Colorado's cabin has a bit of wind, road and engine noise, but nothing close to levels that will cause passengers to raise their voices. The tall gearing of the eight-speed transmission does a lot to keep the engine quiet when cruising.
The Colorado is a high vehicle and steps are optional, so getting in and out might be a reach for some. The front doors open wide, but the rear door openings are narrow, so entry there will be harder. The same problems carry over inside, with a good amount of room in the front seat but limited space in the back, even in the crew cab.

The driving position is high, and there's a commanding view of the road, with a good range of adjustability in the optional tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Large pillars impede outward visibility, however. When it comes to interior controls, everything is easy to reach, and there's plenty of well-labeled and generously sized switchgear.
Chevrolet offers solid in-car technology thanks largely to its Infotainment 3 system, which is easy to use and feature-rich. It features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. The optional Bose system is a nice upgrade, but volume doesn't get as high as we'd like. For device charging, there are two USB ports up front and two in back, as well as 110-volt outlets front and back. Chevy's Wi-Fi hotspot setup is also one of the easier systems to use as it offers a 4G LTE connection and can handle up to seven devices.

Forward collision alert and lane departure warning are optional and a bit sensitive, but they work as advertised. Otherwise, we'd like to see the inclusion of blind-spot monitoring on the options list.
The Colorado offers high towing ratings (7,000 pounds with the V6 and 7,700 pounds with the optional diesel) and class-leading payload, and it's the only midsize truck with a built-in trailer brake controller.

Troublingly, though, the bed is relatively narrow with high sides, which make it difficult to load. Inside, the rear seats don't fold flat, and there are no clever compartments for larger items. But there are plenty of places for small items, including a cellphone tray next to the USB port, door pockets that are cleverly tiered, and generously sized cupholders. For child seats, the outboard rear seats offer car seat points, but the tether anchors are difficult to access and rear-seat space is limited.
The Chevy's fuel economy is slightly above the segment average, especially with the diesel. Our 4WD V6 is officially rated at 19 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway). We handily matched this  figure during our mixed-driving test loop, netting 21 mpg thanks to the 2WD mode and cylinder deactivation.
Value for money is a tough proposition here. The cabin is full of hard plastics and generally cheap-feeling surfaces, but it seems solidly put together and feels modern enough to beat the Frontier and the Ranger. Then, there's the issue of off-road usability compared to the Tacoma or the lack of practicality and livability compared to the Ridgeline ― so it seems to fall right in the middle.

Pricing is competitive for the segment with a basic three-year/36,000-mile warranty and an impressive two years of maintenance visits covered up front. Roadside assistance is covered (with towing) for five years/60,000 miles.
Most Colorados on the road are going to be utilitarian players, offering a very specific set of skills for owners and doing so without really wowing anyone. Sure, the bonkers ZR2 is fun to look at and it can go bouncing around the rockiest trails without an issue, but most shoppers will opt for less capable, less expensive trim levels.

For competition, though, things are similarly average. The Frontier is ... the Frontier, the Tacoma's not as pleasant or fuel-efficient on-road, and the Ridgeline is an open-backed crossover. If what you want is a road-duty truck that looks like a truck but isn't as big as a full-size truck, the Colorado is your niche player.

Which Colorado does Edmunds recommend?

As is the case with most pickups, the Colorado is highly customizable. There are two cab configurations, two bed lengths, three engines, and five trim levels to choose from. It mostly comes down to what you want your truck to do. But for the most versatility and customization, we recommend the midlevel LT trim. It gets a good amount of standard equipment and can be had with most of the Colorado's available options. Plus, you can get it with the optional V6 engine, which we definitely prefer over the base four-cylinder.

Chevrolet Colorado models

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is a midsize pickup offered in extended-cab and crew-cab body styles. There are two bed lengths and five trim levels: Base, Work Truck (WT), LT, Z71 and ZR2.

The entry-level model, known simply as Base, covers the truck basics. It's offered only as an extended cab. Standard features include a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine (200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque), rear-wheel drive, a six-speed automatic transmission, 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, vinyl upholstery and floor covering, and power windows.

You also get a rearview camera, a 7-inch infotainment system (GM's new Infotainment 3 system), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two USB ports, and a six-speaker sound system. There aren't too many changes when you step up to the Work Truck (WT) model. But it does come in both extended-cab and crew-cab body styles and adds cloth upholstery and carpeting.

The Work Truck can also be equipped with a few tech items, optional engines and exterior trim that make it feel less basic. Notable options include remote keyless entry, cruise control, an EZ Lift tailgate, a remote locking tailgate, and OnStar telematics and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity.

From the WT level on up, you can get one of the Colorado's two optional engines: a 3.6-liter V6 (308 hp and 275 lb-ft) paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission or a 2.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine (181 hp and 369 lb-ft) paired to a six-speed automatic.

The LT adds most of the above items, plus 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an 8-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, and additional USB ports. LT options include heated front seats, automatic climate control, and forward collision and lane departure warning systems. For LT models and above, there's an available upgraded audio system and a navigation system.

The somewhat off-road-ready Z71 comes standard with most of the LT's optional equipment, plus all-terrain tires (instead of all-season tires), an off-road-oriented suspension, a locking rear differential, hill descent control and unique upholstery. If you want a real-deal off-roader, the ZR2 is your truck. The Chevy Colorado ZR2 has a raised suspension with special dampers, bigger all-terrain tires, fender flares, a special front and rear bumper for improved approach and departure angles, a spray-in bedliner (optional on other trims), and an electronically locking rear differential. The off-road ZR2 can be diesel-powered, but it comes standard with the V6.

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Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado.

Average user rating: 3.6 stars
14 total reviews
5 star reviews: 43%
4 star reviews: 21%
3 star reviews: 14%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 22%

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Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, Blue Colorado
Gene ,
Z71 4dr Crew Cab 5.1 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Well mannered, comfortable seats with plenty of room for 6 footers. Front seat sets back enough for even 7 footer. Handles well on smooth and rough surfaces. Solid - no squeaks. Trans is smooth and shifts well in drive. Using low allows you to shift all 8 gears according to your situation. Good power and great pickup speed. Air and heat is super with great fan speeds. Good turning radius and great view on all sides to park. Apple play is outstanding and removes requirement for expensive extra Navigation. Very impressed with back seats and ample seating space for adults. Would rate it #1 in all midsize pickups. Towing is less than the others but ride and quality is best rated to offset towing. We bought for quality, ease of driving and not for towing.
5/5 stars, Best Value in the Mid-Size Market
Jason,
Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.2 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
I've been driving a Dodge Dakota for the past 16 years, and researched extensively the differences between the Ranger, Colorado, and Tacoma. I haul and tow pretty regularly, but don't want a full-size truck. Since I need a long (6') bed, the Tacoma and Colorado become my only options. The Colorado rides better than the Tacoma (my opinion, of course), has a higher tow capacity, and is less-expensive for comparably-equipped models. I settled on the Colorado and have been very satisfied with my choice so far. It's a great mid-size truck that pulls 5000 pounds nicely. One criticism of the Colorado is that the interior feels a little cheap, and I'd agree, but I'm far more concerned with the functionality of the truck than the look of the interior
1/5 stars, Not off to a good start.
Chuck,
Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 5.1 ft. SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Check engine light after 20 miles for some wiring issue, multiple problems with the air conditioner that the dealer can't duplicate, and then today my touchscreen locked up. All within the first 2,000 miles.
5/5 stars, I Love This Truck!
MillRat1,
Z71 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.2 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Just purchased a 2020 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab Z71. Lots of Power in this Midsized Truck. V6 engine is very responsive. Very nicely designed in the cab. Long Bed option gives you plenty of hauling space. Rides and Handles Great. Surprisingly quiet in the cab. My wife and I can carry on a nice conversation without having to talk above the road noise. Couldn’t be any happier with our purchase.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado videos

[MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: In an Edmund's exclusive test, we're pitting the new Jeep Gladiator Rubicon against the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 on the road, on the trails, over obstacles, and in the dunes. We're here in Ocotillo Wells, California, which is a beautiful wide open desert landscape that has trails that run everywhere. I really like coming here, and I've seen a lot of it. But I've never seen this place. But what I do know about coming here is that you need a truck that can handle just about anything. CALVIN KIM: That's right. That's why we brought out the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. It's a truck that we're intimately familiar with. We've had it on numerous comparison tests. We've driven it all over the place. We even have one in our long-term fleet. DAN EDMUNDS: Exactly. And while we know what the Colorado can and can't do, we don't know anything about the new Jeep Gladiator. I mean, they've been teasing us for years at places like Moab with concept vehicles, but now we finally got one, and we can find out once and for all if this is a Jeepy truck or a trucky Jeep. CALVIN KIM: That's right, and we can't wait to test the metal-- DAN EDMUNDS: I see we did there. CALVIN KIM: --and find out the good, bad, and the ugly of these two platforms by getting them out there. DAN EDMUNDS: Exactly. Let's hit the trail. But before we hit the trail, you hit Subscribe, and also remember to use Edmunds for all your truck shopping needs. [MUSIC PLAYING] Right now we're on one of the main thoroughfares here in Ocotillo Wells. We can get some speed up. This section is covered with whoop-de-doos which you get where there's motorcycle and side-by-side traffic. They really chop up the surface here, and the suspension on the Gladiator seems to be dealing with it really well. The FOX shocks are nicely tuned and the wheelbase seems to be helping settle out the motions. [MUSIC PLAYING] CALVIN KIM: If you don't have the right suspension, it can ruin your day. Thankfully, the Colorado ZR2 has these trick dampers from a company called Multimatic that kind of is speed sensitive, if you will, and keeps the truck pretty stable even on these wash boards. Now, an interesting fact is that sometimes going slow is bad, and for the Colorado, it really likes a little bit of speed so that it's just skimming the tops of these washboard bumps. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: Wrangler is what this is based on. The Wrangler is known for being a vehicle that can pretty much do anything and go anywhere. And they've had a two-door version, and then they introduced the four-door version, of course. There doesn't seem to be any limit to the appetite for variants of this vehicle. So now we have a Jeep pickup, and they call it a Gladiator. The thing about a Jeep is it can go anywhere. On trails you might not even feel comfortable walking up, you can crawl up in a Jeep. The other thing is the top comes off, the doors come off, the windshield folds. I mean nothing puts you in the middle of the action like a Jeep. And now, the Jeep truck just gives the person who kind of needs a truck but wants a Jeep a way to have both at the same time. [MUSIC PLAYING] CALVIN KIM: Chevrolet has been making trucks for quite possibly a billion years, but the Colorado is actually fairly new. This second generation was only introduced about four or five years ago. But the ZR2 is a little bit different. Chevrolet saw people buying other trucks that were more enthusiast oriented, not so much for the 9:00 to 5:00, hence the ZR2. It's a little bit wider. It's got better suspension, and it's more meant for the weekend than the weekday. DAN EDMUNDS: Customization is almost expected. There's so many different aftermarket parts that Mopar sells, and independent companies sell. If you can dream it, they make it for a Jeep. I mean, the first thing people do is they usually lift it up and they add bigger tires. And the thing about the Gladiator is the Rubicon comes with 33-inch tires, but they say 35s will fit without any modification. Even the spare tire compartment, in the back, underneath the frame, will hold a 35-inch tire without any modifications. So right there they've even designed in the knowledge that people are going to want to mod this thing. CALVIN KIM: Enthusiasts like tinkering with their stuff, you know, upgrading. They've provided a catalog of parts. For example, the new Bison model with upgraded armor and underbody protection, and even performance parts from the GM Performance Parts catalog. And you can upgrade suspension, upgrade the power, so you can go a little bit faster than you're going now. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, these whoop-de-doos are really deep. I generally just have to tolerate them until I get where I'm going, but certainly this is easier in the Gladiator than it is in, say, my two-door Jeep Wrangler which really gets tossed around because it's so short. [MUSIC PLAYING] CALVIN KIM: I just turned off the stability control system because as we're skimming the tops of these bumps, the computer's kind of flipping out a little bit and kind of directing me, giving me inputs that I don't really want. So by turning it off, it's giving me a little bit more control over how we're going down the road. Whee. DAN EDMUNDS: Calvin in the Colorado is probably saying that the ride's pretty good, but the Multimatic dampers don't seem to be as well suited to the terrain as you think they might be. My impression is they're tuned really well for the pavement, and they could stand to have another tuning session out here on this type of terrain. CALVIN KIM: The Colorado's independent front suspension pays dividends on these flatter washboard roads. It's not that great on rock crawling because of the lack of articulation, but out here the dampers can really control each wheel individually. And on top of that, the rack-and-pinion steering gives me fingertip control and pointability. The Gladiator's front suspension, on the other hand, has to do a lot more work simply because the solid front axle is a lot heavier. On top of that, the Gladiator's recirculating ball steering system just isn't as precise as the ZR2s rack and pinion. Let's take it somewhere where it can really flex its muscles. [MUSIC PLAYING] CALVIN KIM: We're here at the off-road training area here at Ocotillo Wells, and there's a lot of obstacles designed to test the agility and capability of both modified trucks and side-by-sides. DAN EDMUNDS: Right, and modified is the key word here because have you seen some of this stuff? I mean, it's really difficult. I can't imagine an unmodified vehicle, even attempting some of it. That's why we're here at a fairly simple obstacle that's meant to test approach, departure, ground clearance, and break-over angle. CALVIN KIM: These are all things that we don't know about on the Gladiator. DAN EDMUNDS: Exactly. So, I think we're going to know a little bit more in a few minutes. I'm lined up with the tubular obstacle. The Gladiator has a longer wheelbase, not only than a Wrangler Unlimited, but also a mid-sized pickup with a 5-foot bed and a crew cab which is what this is. So let's see how it does. Do I look like I'm lined up OK? CALVIN KIM: Looks good from here. DAN EDMUNDS: I can actually see pretty well over the hood of this vehicle. The fenders drop away, and it's pretty easy to see. It's got a good crawl ratio so I don't have to go very fast. CALVIN KIM: It's pretty good. No problems with approach, and now the first breakover. DAN EDMUNDS: Whoa. Whoa. CALVIN KIM: Oh just barely. DAN EDMUNDS: Oh yeah. CALVIN KIM: Oh he's on there. DAN EDMUNDS: That felt important. It's still touching. Yep. Is that anything important sounding underneath there? CALVIN KIM: Oh no, no. It's just your frame rail and maybe a drive shaft? DAN EDMUNDS: Drive shaft? CALVIN KIM: No, I'm just kidding. It's just the skid plate. DAN EDMUNDS: I'm riding the brakes a little bit to control my speed because I don't want to go over one of these things too quickly. CALVIN KIM: The good thing is the approach angle is nothing to worry about. Just a little drag on the-- on the hitch. DAN EDMUNDS: Oh. Oh. CALVIN KIM: Oh, but it's that breakover. DAN EDMUNDS: Another drag. CALVIN KIM: Yeah, you're just laying on that skid plate, but thank goodness it's there. DAN EDMUNDS: Oh, it's just a skid plate. I feel much better. CALVIN KIM: One of the benefits of a skid plate is it helps you slide right off obstacles like that. So far, departure doesn't seem to be an issue. So it's just the breakover height. DAN EDMUNDS: Almost done. CALVIN KIM: So close. No, looks good. Good job. Good job, Gladiator. DAN EDMUNDS: I rub-a-dub-dubbed a little bit more than I thought I might there. [MUSIC PLAYING] CALVIN KIM: We're about to do tubular, so I'm going to go ahead and put it 4 low. DAN EDMUNDS: If you keep it slow, you probably won't kill it. CALVIN KIM: Dan, I don't have a lot of visibility out the front. You think you can tell me and let me know if I'm OK laterally? DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, you're pretty well centered. You might cheat it just to the right a little tiny bit, but not much. CALVIN KIM: Approach angle is really good. First breakover angle test was good. Let's see the first departure angle test out for the back. Now, Dan, was a little bit of a rub on the exhaust? DAN EDMUNDS: No harm, no foul. CALVIN KIM: Well, all right. DAN EDMUNDS: That was pretty good. Couple of light taps, but nothing major. [MUSIC PLAYING] We just left the training area, and we drove on an obstacle that we picked because it highlighted the approach, departure, and breakover angle of these two vehicles. This truck has a very long wheelbase. I was worried about it, departure angle a little bit as well, because you know the rear end does hang out there a little bit. But it performed much better than I thought, especially departure. The spare is tucked up nice and tight, and it's got a little rub rails to protect the bed corners, which we didn't need because it didn't rub. And the skid plate that they have is right where it needs to be. And that's the only thing that touched. And it didn't touch that bad. I crawled underneath there. Not even that many detectable scratches. So, it did pretty well. I'm less worried about that aspect of this vehicle than I was going into this test. CALVIN KIM: We were surprised at the ground clearance that the ZR2 had. I honestly thought it dragged body parts a little bit more than it did, but all things considered, the built-in skid plate did its job, and you know that's what it's there for. The exhaust tip did touch down, as well as the spare tire. And while we'd like to see both of those items higher up in the body, not too bad. DAN EDMUNDS: Before we came here, I put both these trucks on a RTI ramp, that's Ramp Travel Index. It measures the articulation of the suspension, the amount it can flex. And the Gladiator really did a great job. It has an advantage though because the stabilizer bar can be disconnected. But even when it was connected, it matched the ZR2. When it was disconnected, it added a significant advantage, and that didn't really come into play on the obstacle we just drove, but it came into play on the way to that obstacle. CALVIN KIM: Out here on the road, the ZR2s independent-foot suspension is not magical, but compared to the Gladiator's, it is. See, the Gladiator's heavy solid front axle has a lot of joints and stuff to make it turn and articulate, whereas ZR2s does not what that means is, yeah I lose a little bit of flex on the rocks, but I get absolutely straight precise tracking on the road. Now normally, big knobby tires don't ride so well. But surprisingly, the ones on the ZR2 are pretty good. And combined with the Multimatic dampers that I mentioned earlier, it's actually a pretty good ride. In fact, it's better than some trucks that are specifically just meant for the street. DAN EDMUNDS: The highway ride of the Gladiator is a little bit better than the Wrangler because of the longer wheelbase, but it's not quite as settled and poised as the ZR2 and other trucks that have independent front suspension. It's pretty smooth over the wavy stuff, but when you hit individual single wheel bumps, the front axle can shudder just a little bit. The other thing you notice, when on the highway, is this is a boxy vehicle and there's a fair bit of wind noise because of it. The other thing that's kind of interesting though is the Gladiator has adaptive cruise control right up here by the mirror. They've actually built a sensor to enable that, and what's neat about that location is you can put on a winch or another bumper, and it'll still work. And you can even fold the windshield down and it'll still work. CALVIN KIM: ZR2 is powered by a V6 engine that makes a little over 300 horsepower, and it's made it to an 8-speed automatic transmission We like this setup because it's very responsive and does what you want. When you want it to go a little bit faster, the downshifts are crisp and quick. And when you're done, it upshifts back to save gas. In fact, it even has a cylinder deactivation mode. Not much to dislike here. DAN EDMUNDS: Both of these trucks have the same displacement engine. They're both 3.6 liter [? V6es, ?] And they both have the same transmission in terms of gears. The ZR2 makes a little bit more horsepower and torque. It's not a significant amount, but the Jeep makes up for it off road because in low range, the transfer case has a 4 to 1 ratio. So if you're crawling in low-low this is going to feel a lot more torquey, and it's going to be easier to control speed, like we saw on the tube obstacle. The Gladiator has the highest tow-rating in the segment. Now, there is an asterisk there. That applies to the Sport which is the entry-level model. If you get a Rubicon like this one, the maximum tow rating is 7,000 pounds. That's still pretty darn good. CALVIN KIM: The same trick suspension that gives the ZR2 its immense capability, both on and off the road, is also its Achilles heel for both payload capacity and towing capacity. For payload it's 1,100 pounds. For towing it's only 5,000 pounds. That doesn't even hold a candle to the Z71 model and certainly not to the Gladiator. While realistically speaking, it's more than enough for most people, if you're looking for the ultimate in towing and payload, ZR2 isn't it. DAN EDMUNDS: One thing that Jeep wanted to make sure of was that the Gladiator had a bed that was useful. So it has a five-foot bed just like the crew cab versions of its competition. It's got four tie downs that come with it. Front two are D rings that pivot. There are a system of three rails and sliding tie downs that is a factory option, not an accessory. You can get a 110 volt outlet in the bed. It's not terribly deep, which I think in my mind a positive. Because let's face it, the Colorado ZR2s bedsides are comically high. What is it going to be? A Jacuzzi? You're not going to fill it up to the brim with anything anyway. CALVIN KIM: I hope you've been doing your CrossFit because you're going to need it to get into the bed. The Cargo bed in a Colorado pickup truck has a high-load floor and high bed sides. Great for loose stuff, but not so good for anything else. ZR2 makes it even worse because it has two more additional inches of ground clearance, which means the load floor and the bedsides are that much higher. DAN EDMUNDS: So two things that I like about this tailgate is one, it's tied into the central locking. So if you lock the truck, you lock the tailgate. The other thing that's really cool is it's got a 45-degree open position by just taking the cables that hold it open and looping them around a stay that they have there. What's neat about that is the 45-degree tailgate, the edge of it is lined up with the Fender top. So you can stack plywood flat. It's kind of a neat setup, and it's real simple. This weekend something happened. I have four orange trees in my backyard, and we had to pick the oranges and take them to a donation center. And that ended up being about 700 pounds in the back of the bed, and one thing you notice about this truck is the rear axle kind of crowds the cab a little bit more than some of its competition. The effect of that is the center of gravity of your payload is going to be a little bit further behind the rear axle, which will unweight the front a little bit more and make the ride a little bit less flat. And I certainly did observe that. It wasn't bad but certainly something to be aware of. [MUSIC PLAYING] The thing about the Gladiator that's really nice is it is, for all intents and purposes, a Wrangler pickup truck. Doors come off, windshield folds. It just happens to have a five-foot bed back there. If you want a Jeep and you don't really need a truck, well you might as well get a Wrangler. But if you're the kind of person that, yeah you want a truck, but you want to be able to take it off-road, it's going to be hard to recommend against this one. CALVIN KIM: We've done tight trails and the street. So now we're going to do something completely different. We're going to go out to the dunes where we can open these trucks up and see what they can do when it's soft but hopefully fast. [MUSIC PLAYING] So we made it to the dunes. DAN EDMUNDS: Absolutely. Look at them. They go for miles. CALVIN KIM: It's pretty gnarly out here. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, and I think it's going to be a lot of fun. CALVIN KIM: That's right. And you know what? That's what these trucks are all about, aren't they? DAN EDMUNDS: Absolutely. I mean, we don't have to do this. But we want to. CALVIN KIM: [LAUGHING] Let's get out there then. DAN EDMUNDS: All right. [MUSIC PLAYING] [LAUGHING] It's fun, but I don't want to get stuck. [MUSIC PLAYING] CALVIN KIM: This is awesome. Super fun way to test out the whole drive system. Multimatic dampers don't mind this sort of abuse. In fact, they like this. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: So this is Tectonic Wash, which is a really cool formation. It looks like they could have filmed Star Wars here. The Gladiator is longer than a Wrangler or compact pickups that are similar, and so I'm just watching the rear corner when I go around some of these tighter corners. But it's not that bad because a Jeep is narrower than a regular compact pickup or midsize, I should say. This also has protection on the lower corner of the bed, so I don't really feel like I'm going to tear anything up if I rub the side of the bank as I go around one of these tight corners. And even if it gets really bad and I rip off a fender, well it's not like a trip to the body shop necessarily. The black plastic fender that sticks out this far is something you can buy and bolt on another one or not. You see people with Jeeps where they have removed the fenders to give them that much more clearance. I guess you could do that if you wanted to. And the interior here is utterly familiar. It's just like the Wrangler's, which is good because the new Wrangler that they just introduced last year has some great improvements and they're all here, as far as the organization of all the controls, the seats, the dashboard, just the way it all looks and operates. It has a real nice quality feel to it. All these controls are really fantastic. CALVIN KIM: The Colorado is fundamentally a work truck, and the ZR2 shares a lot of the benefits that that brings, such as a very usable interior with buttons that are large and easy to access. All the switch gear falls right in hand. DAN EDMUNDS: Got an Apple CarPlay, Android Auto built into that 8.4-inch Uconnect system. It's a touch screen, but there's also some fixed buttons that are really prominent, some virtual buttons that are always in the same place, that are easy to find. And it's really easy to operate the system. Navigation is available. It doesn't cost a lot to add it to the system. So I can use the maps on my phone if I have signal, but since we're out here. I don't have signal. So the built in native maps are really nice to have because I wouldn't have maps otherwise. CALVIN KIM: The navigation system is not quite as detailed as the Gladiator's. In particular to showing trail detail when you're going off-road. Having said that, Chevrolet's Link III is very responsive and has all the smartphone connectivity that anybody that's into tech would want. The screen's big, colorful, and very responsive. There's a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connection available with it, and an induction charging pad although the induction pad is a little too small for any of today's larger phones. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: The interesting thing about the audio system here in Gladiator is it sounds better than the same system in a Wrangler Unlimited, and that's because the cab is smaller. I mean, it's got the same size back seat, but because there's a rear window there and you don't have-- the storage is outside the cab, not inside the cab, there is a smaller volume. And so the sound just sounds better. It's also quieter background noise because there's less resonance of just road noise and the other stuff. So the sound just is that much clearer. The audio system can be upgraded with an optional Bluetooth speaker, and the speaker has a dock that is behind the rear seat back that keeps it out of sight, and it keeps it from rattling around, and it keeps it fully charged. So when we stop and I pair it to my phone, I can listen to my tunes in the campground. CALVIN KIM: The Colorado's back seat is roomy and perfectly suited for two full-size adults or three kids. The seat backs fold 60-40, and the seat bottom is fold up 60-40. So you've got some flexibility in cargo. Now, behind the seat backs there's really not much there, only the attachment points for child seats. Of course, you can fold the seat backs down for additional cargo space, but the ZR2's right height becomes its curse yet again. When the seat backs are down, the cargo floor is really high. So it'll make getting bulky or heavy cargo in and out a real pain in the back. DAN EDMUNDS: The back seat of the Gladiator is really nice. It's got the most leg room of anything else in the class except for the Ridgeline, which wouldn't be caught dead out here. It's also great for storage. You know, if you're just two people here and you're out somewhere exploring and you want to have a cooler and some other stuff inside the cab with you, the seat bottoms flip up. The seat backs flip down. They give you a platform to put things on. There's a couple of places to store things behind the rear seat backs when they're folded up, and they're lockable. And the lockable feature is really important because this is a convertible. You might be out here with the top off and you might want to have that stuff that you've got in those storage compartments under the seat or behind the seat locked away where people can't take them. CALVIN KIM: The seats are comfortable, and they're covered in a leather like surface that makes long road trips a breeze. Getting in and out is going to be a little bit harder, and you're going to have to do that a lot because the visibility in the Colorado is not that great. [MUSIC PLAYING] How's the visibility out of that Gladiator, Dan? DAN EDMUNDS: It's really, really good. I mean, there's a rock at the apex of this corner, and I've been able to keep my eye on it. I'm not worried about it at all. The hood falls away. It's not very long to begin with. The windshield's nice and vertical up close, so no A-pillar problems. And then the fenders drop away, so yeah. No problem at all. CALVIN KIM: Yeah that's one area where I'm definitely envious. The ZR2 is remarkable in many ways, but exterior visibility is not one of them. Where they A-pillar meets the dash in particular, is a huge blind spot, and that huge hood protrusion looks great. But man, it's not doing me any favors out here on this tight trail. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, and I remember that the hood's really wide out towards the headlight, so it sticks way out there in the corners or-- you know, I can't imagine you're seeing half of what I can see. CALVIN KIM: I'm just thankful for the cutaway bumper letting me crawl over anything that I miss. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, but you're fenders really stick out wide. Are you rubbing around any of these corners? The rear fender? CALVIN KIM: Thankfully, no. But I've been playing it pretty safe and taking the high line. Having said that, I have scraped some of the tops of the rocks. But nothing enough to cause any damage, thankfully. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, that's the thing about the Colorado, and it applies to the ZR2 as well is the rear shocks are kind of exposed at the bottom. They're lower than the [? pumpkin ?] of the differential, in fact. CALVIN KIM: Yeah, that's a good point. I mean when you're just going straight or doing broader, wider turns, your wheels kind of follow the same track. But out here in this little tight wash, each tire is just going its own place. So you know, rocks that I miss with the front end, the rear end stuff, they're pegging them. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, that's the thing. This trail is so tight you don't really have the option to steer around some things. Ground clearance is your only friend. CALVIN KIM: Yeah, at the end of the day, the ZR2 just has more things dangling down. DAN EDMUNDS: What's the Colorado done well out here? CALVIN KIM: Well, definitely I like the ZR2's power train. It's super accurate and responsive, and the steering too. While the rear end, I've been kind of just letting it go wherever it wants to go. The front end I can point just with inch precision, and with the very accurate throttle I can use the exact amount of throttle without upsetting the chassis. DAN EDMUNDS: I'm actually in the same boat back here. You know, the steering that goes along with a solid axle may not be the most accurate out on the highway. But here, I'm having no problems at all, and you know, it doesn't kick back violently if I hit a big rock. It's pretty stable and steady in that regard. CALVIN KIM: Normally, I would think the ZR2 would be better out in the open, but aside from the ground clearance issues, it's doing really well. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: We're here on a trail through the mud hills, and the thing about this trail is every time you come here, you never know what you're going to get because every time it rains, it changes. Every time somebody in a [? razor ?] throws up a roost of mud, it changes. CALVIN KIM: It's a perfect place to try out trucks that have a lot of articulation, a lot of ground clearance, and really good driveability. Wouldn't you say? DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, you need traction and you need clearance, for sure. And we're going to need a lot of it here pretty soon if we don't get going because it looks like it's going to rain right away. CALVIN KIM: It's been pretty even, although rough, terrain but I heard over the radio that up ahead is something a little bit gnarlier, so I'm going to go ahead and put it in 4 low just to get it ready. All you-- all you've gotta do is put a neutral and put the knob and literally in that amount of time it's low. And what that lets me do is not use the brakes so I can maximize traction on this loose surface. It's pretty steep and rocky, but ZR2 doesn't care. Right now we have a steep climb out of this little gully, and the gear reduction that we get gives us all that extra torque and modulation so we pop out without any problems. Ta dah. DAN EDMUNDS: Hey Calvin how was that? It looks a lot worse than it is. You gotta watch out at the very bottom. There's a little bit of a divot. DAN EDMUNDS: All right. I'll keep an eye out. I don't think I'm going to pop it into 4 low. I've got a secret weapon, my stabilizer bars are disconnected. I do that a lot because it makes for a nicer ride. You don't have as much jostling left or right, but that will also give me a little bit more articulation than he's got. And I know I've got better approach clearance than he does. So I don't think I'm going to have as much trouble at the bottom. But we'll see. Famous last words, right? [MUSIC PLAYING] OK. Here's what he was talking about. This doesn't look too bad. Just ease through. I'm still in 4 high, Oh I touched my trailer hitch which is what they're for, right? I probably took a little bit deeper line than I needed to. CALVIN KIM: Looks like it wasn't a problem regardless. DAN EDMUNDS: Man, that was in 4 high the whole time. [MUSIC PLAYING] Well that was fun. CALVIN KIM: Yeah, I mean overall we learned a lot, right? DAN EDMUNDS: Exactly. CALVIN KIM: What was the biggest surprise? DAN EDMUNDS: Well, you know I came into this really suspicious of the Gladiator's long wheelbase. It's quite a bit longer than the ZR2, but that didn't turn out to be an issue at all. CALVIN KIM: I got to drive it a little bit too, and I was really impressed with the ride comfort especially over all that washboard. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, but the ZR2 was way better on the highway on the way here. CALVIN KIM: Yeah, and I actually really liked it on the washboard, on the faster stuff. DAN EDMUNDS: Uh huh. CALVIN KIM: I really like the pointability, and honestly it's handling surprisingly in the tight stuff. DAN EDMUNDS: Oh absolutely. But in the tight stuff, I had a couple of problems with it. Namely visibility. The hood is really wide. It's hard to find out where the corners are, and then in the back, that spare tire hangs down a lot. And I remember taking a really hard hit when I dropped into a gully. I thought I broke something, but actually it was just the spare grounding out. CALVIN KIM: Now, the most important question for a lot of people is going to be price. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, well that's the thing the. Rubicon is typically pretty pricey, and that hasn't stopped Jeep people from buying it. So we'll see. But certainly the ZR2 is a lot cheaper. CALVIN KIM: It is. I mean, I guess if you want to spend more money, you can get the Bison with its additional protection. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah? CALVIN KIM: But honestly, the capability between the two is the same. DAN EDMUNDS: So, Yeah. I got some friends here, and I'm coming back in a couple of weeks. I think this is the one I'll bring back because I've got some more canyons to explore, and I've seen how this maneuvers through the tight stuff, and I just-- I just like it. CALVIN KIM: For me, while I love the Wrangler and now the Gladiator, the ZR2. Just because it's so much fun to play in the open desert floor, and man it's almost three hours back home. I really like being comfortable on the highway. DAN EDMUNDS: Yeah, that's for sure. I can't argue with that. [MUSIC PLAYING] DAN EDMUNDS: When all was said and done, we compiled everything we learned about the entire Gladiator lineup, and compared it to the full range of its competition. Setting aside the Honda Ridgeline, which is more of a pavement specialist, the Gladiator is now our highest ranked 4-wheel-drive midsize truck. If off-road capability is remotely important to your next truck purchase, the Gladiator is worth a hard look. [MUSIC PLAYING] You know I really enjoyed this trip, but I'm almost disappointed that we're leaving now just as it's starting to rain here and snow in the higher elevations. You know, it's not just about perfect weather. It's about all the different kinds of weather and all the different kinds of terrain, the wildflowers that come out at certain times a year, hot weather, the cold weather. I love it all. I'm one of those people, I see a line on the map, I want to know where it goes. I want to be there. I want to see what it's all about. And that's what's really neat about the Gladiator is it can go off-road exploring in its own right. But if you want to go deeper, you could bring a side-by-side on a trailer and tow it out there with this. CALVIN KIM: You know, a lot of people will say, hey, how come you're out there when it's raining and miserable? Well frankly, because it's fun, right? I draw a lot of parallels to the original American settlers that went out and explored the countryside in horse-drawn carriages. You know that feeling of going up a rise and seeing the valley floor below for the first time must have been exhilarating. And while I know that sounds a little bit silly, I can kind of experience a little piece of that in this truck, and you know the ability to just look out at a mountain, see a trail, and go I want to do that trail, and then go and do it. That's pretty amazing. And you know what? I haven't found an experience that beats that. If you like videos of adventures like these, click Subscribe. And don't forget to go to Edmunds for all your truck buying needs. [MUSIC PLAYING]

Chevy Colorado ZR2 vs. Jeep Gladiator Rubicon: 2019 Off-Road Truck Comparison Test

NOTE: This video is about the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado, but since the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$21,300
MPG & Fuel
20 City / 26 Hwy / 22 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.0 gal. capacity
Seating
2 seats
Drivetrain
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 200 hp @ 6300 rpm
Torque: 191 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 212.7 in. / Height: 70.4 in. / Width: 74.3 in.
Curb Weight: 3945 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: N/A
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Colorado safety features:

OnStar System
Provides emergency crash notification, stolen-vehicle notification, and remote locking and unlocking. Standard on the LT and above.
Safety Package
Includes forward collision and lane departure warning systems. Available on the LT and Z71 models only.
Teen Driver Mode
Lets you have custom key settings for secondary drivers and can provide in-vehicle reports.

NHTSA Overall Rating 4 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall4 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover3 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover22%

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Acceptable
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good


Chevrolet Colorado vs. the competition

2020 Chevrolet Colorado

2020 Chevrolet Colorado

2019 Toyota Tacoma

2019 Toyota Tacoma

Chevrolet Colorado vs. Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma is one of the top competitors in the midsize pickup truck segment, and it has been for quite some time. It offers seriously impressive off-road capability, a wide range of available configurations, and all the pickup-truck attitude you could ask for. The Colorado is a bit more refined, though, with a better seating position for the driver and more available powertrain options. A choice between these two will come down to shopper priorities.

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Chevrolet Colorado vs. Honda Ridgeline

Unless you plan on towing 5,000-plus pounds on a regular basis or going off-road every weekend, you should put the Honda Ridgeline at the top of your shopping list for midsize trucks. It's practical and fuel-efficient, and it's the most comfortable vehicle in the class. Unfortunately, it isn't a body-on-frame truck, so it loses major points in the capability category. But we think it's worth the trade-off for owners who only get occasional use out of the bed and the tow hitch.

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Chevrolet Colorado vs. Ford Ranger

It might be all-new to the United States, but the current Ford Ranger has been available overseas for several years now. And that might explain why the Colorado feels more modern and upscale on the inside. The Colorado also offers a much wider range of available engines and configurations, including the robust V6 and Duramax diesel options — helpful for owners who want to pull a trailer regularly.

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FAQ

Is the Chevrolet Colorado a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Colorado both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.6 out of 10. You probably care about Chevrolet Colorado fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Colorado gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg to 22 mpg, depending on the configuration. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Chevrolet Colorado. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado:

  • Newly available remote-locking tailgate
  • Changes to standard and optional equipment availability
  • Part of the second Colorado generation introduced in 2015
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Is the Chevrolet Colorado reliable?

To determine whether the Chevrolet Colorado is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Colorado. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Colorado's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Colorado and gave it a 7.6 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Colorado is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Chevrolet Colorado?

The least-expensive 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $21,300.

Other versions include:

  • Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $24,800
  • LT 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $27,700
  • Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $28,700
  • LT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $31,400
  • Z71 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $35,600
  • ZR2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $41,400
  • 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) which starts at $21,300
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What are the different models of Chevrolet Colorado?

If you're interested in the Chevrolet Colorado, the next question is, which Colorado model is right for you? Colorado variants include Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A), LT 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and LT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A). For a full list of Colorado models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Overview

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is offered in the following submodels: Colorado Crew Cab, Colorado Extended Cab. Available styles include Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.1 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 5.1 ft. SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A), LT 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Z71 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.1 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A), LT 4dr Crew Cab 6.2 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Z71 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A), LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.1 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 6.2 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), ZR2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), ZR2 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.1 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.2 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Z71 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.2 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.2 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Z71 4dr Crew Cab 5.1 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), LT 4dr Crew Cab 5.1 ft. SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and LT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Colorado 3.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Colorado.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Colorado featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 Chevrolet Colorado?

2020 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $22,535. The average price paid for a new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,912 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,912 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $20,623.

The average savings for the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 8.5% below the MSRP.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,975. The average price paid for a new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $6,057 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,057 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $20,918.

The average savings for the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Work Truck 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 22.5% below the MSRP.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado LT 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado LT 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,785. The average price paid for a new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado LT 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $6,398 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,398 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,387.

The average savings for the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado LT 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is 20.8% below the MSRP.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,185. The average price paid for a new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $7,036 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,036 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $31,149.

The average savings for the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 18.4% below the MSRP.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A)

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,995. The average price paid for a new 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is trending $7,738 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,738 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $38,257.

The average savings for the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) is 16.8% below the MSRP.

Which 2020 Chevrolet Colorados are available in my area?

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 Chevrolet Colorado?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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