Used 2020 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab
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.
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'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 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.
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.
Towing and Storage
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.
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.
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?
2020 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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Features & Specs
Our experts like the Colorado models:
- 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 Rating4 out of 5 stars
- Frontal Barrier Crash RatingOverall4 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger4 / 5
- Side Crash RatingOverall5 / 5
- Side Barrier RatingOverall5 / 5Driver5 / 5Passenger5 / 5
- Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsFront Seat5 / 5Back Seat5 / 5
- RolloverRollover3 / 5Dynamic Test ResultNo TipRisk Of Rollover22%
- Side Impact TestAcceptable
- Roof Strength TestGood
- Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintGood
- IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
- Moderate Overlap Front TestGood
Used 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Overview
The Used 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab is offered in the following styles: 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 Crew Cab 6.2 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), ZR2 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.1 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Work Truck 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.2 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Z71 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), LT 4dr Crew Cab 5.1 ft. SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A), LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.2 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Z71 4dr Crew Cab 5.1 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), Z71 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 6.2 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A), and LT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD 5.1 ft. SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A). Pre-owned Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab models are available with a 3.6 L-liter gas engine or a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 308 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What's a good price on a Used 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab?
Price comparisons for Used 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab trim styles:
- The Used 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab LT is priced between $26,499 and$40,998 with odometer readings between 6626 and98388 miles.
- The Used 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Z71 is priced between $35,995 and$41,999 with odometer readings between 12064 and49284 miles.
- The Used 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab ZR2 is priced between $38,998 and$48,998 with odometer readings between 7720 and55435 miles.
- The Used 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Work Truck is priced between $31,590 and$35,499 with odometer readings between 15340 and23195 miles.
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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.