2021 Chevrolet Colorado

Original MSRP Range
$25,200 - $44,200
Available Style(s)
Truck
MPG
16 - 19 MPG City / 18 - 25 MPG Hwy
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2021 Chevrolet Colorado

What We Like

  • Most customizable of the midsize truck segment
  • Excellent powertrain options, including a diesel
  • Handsome exterior styling
  • Comfortable ride and handling
  • Best-in-class towing

What We Don't

  • Lacking in standard safety features
  • Not the lowest-priced of the midsize truck segment

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.4/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado?

Changes to the 2021 are primarily cosmetic but will be as close as this truck gets to a mid-cycle refresh. The WT, LT, Z71 and ZR2 off-road Chevys each receive reworked front facias. The Colorado also gets revised badging, paint colors and wheel options and the Chrome Appearance package becomes available on the LT trim. Because of slow sales, the base trim disappears, making the Work Truck the entry-level model.  See the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado models for sale near you

Which Colorado is the Best?

For the majority of buyers, the LT trim offers the most flexibility. Fresher than the Nissan Frontier and more versatile than the Ford Ranger, the Chevrolet Colorado hits a sweet spot when it comes to on-road drivability and off-road capability. Chevy could take a nod from the refreshed 2020 Tacoma when it comes to standard safety and driver assistance features. The Colorado doesn't not excel here. However, the Colorado remains an impressive and well-rounded truck option in a competitive segment. Find a Chevrolet Colorado for sale

How Much Does a 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Cost?

Offered in base Work Truck (WT), LT, Z71 or ZR2 trims, every truck need feels accounted for when it comes to the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado. The WT and its 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine have a 5,500-lb towing capacity on the RWD model. Even the base model offers some welcome features such as the CornerStep rear bumper, locking tailgate and cargo-box lighting. The popular LT trim adds an 8-in touch screen with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and satellite radio as well as rear park assist. Other options become available to add on the LT, including the Safety Package, Skidplate Package and Convenience Package, including remote start and heated side mirrors. Adding more off-road amenities, the Z71 gets the upgraded V6, an automatic rear locking differential, hill descent control and off-road suspension and all-terrain tires. The ZR2 off-roader adds tow hooks, a robust off-road suspension package and skidplates. It also gets LED daytime running lights, a sliding center-console armrest and a leather-covered steering wheel.

Colorado Trims

TruckOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128' LT$29,700 / $28,3334 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder20019 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128' Work Truck$27,100 / $25,8536 Cylinder20019 / 258-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128' Z71$34,800 / $33,1994 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 141' LT$31,900 / $30,4324 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 141' Work Truck$29,400 / $28,0476 Cylinder30818 / 258-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128' LT$27,700 / $26,4254 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20019 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128' Work Truck$25,200 / $24,2924 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20019 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128' LT$34,400 / $32,8174 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128' Work Truck$32,100 / $30,6236 Cylinder30817 / 248-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128' Z71$38,000 / $36,2524 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 128' ZR2$44,200 / $42,1664 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30816 / 186-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 141' LT$35,300 / $33,6764 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 141' Work Truck$33,000 / $31,4826 Cylinder30817 / 248-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 4WD Crew Cab 141' Z71$38,600 / $36,8244 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128' LT$31,400 / $29,9554 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20019 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128' Work Truck$29,100 / $28,0524 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20019 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128' Z71$36,500 / $34,8214 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Colorado 4WD Ext Cab 128' ZR2$42,600 / $40,6404 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30816 / 186-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Chevrolet Colorado Safety

Is the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado a Safe Car?

Standard safety features and high-tech driver assists are lacking on the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado. To get any features, buyers must upgrade to the LT trim and then purchase the Safety Package. That will afford you forward-collision warnings and lane-departure warnings only. Keep in mind those are just alerts. The Colorado doesn't offer any active safety tech that intervenes if you're out of your lane or about to hit a car in front of you. There is a Teen Driver feature that allows parents to monitor what their kids are doing when in the truck. Chevy does offer rear-parking assist that works with the standard rear-view camera. This provides alerts to nearby objects at the rear of the truck to help you park. A very helpful tool, especially for those long truck beds.
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5 Year Cost to Own

$44,407 ($0.59 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Corrosion3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Maintenance1 Year/1 Visit

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Z71 Midnight Edition
  • Protection Pkg
  • Bed Guard Pkg
  • Protection Pkg
  • Interior Pkg
  • Tonneau & Step Pkg
  • Suspension Pkg
  • Door Decal Pkg
  • Appearance Pkg
  • Power Pkg
  • Trailering Pkg
  • Black Bowtie Emblem Pkg
  • Safety Pkg
  • Skid Plate Pkg
  • Payload

Competition

2021 Chevrolet Colorado vs the competition

2020 Toyota Tacoma — Without seeing a major redesign in a long time, given its reliability, toughness and resale marks, the Tacoma still proves to be a major player in the midsize segment. 2020 Jeep Gladiator — If you're looking for a standout option that brings unique styling and Jeep's significant off-road credentials, then the Gladiator might be one to check out, though beware of the bottom line — the Gladiator doesn't come cheap. 2020 Ford Ranger — Perhaps not quite the rival in this category as others, the Ranger only offers one engine option, a turbocharged 4-cylinder mill. While base models get the most powerful engine, the Ranger's ride quality doesn't live up to the Colorado's. Used Toyota Tacoma — Yes, we already mentioned a new Tacoma as a solid competitor, but with Toyota's reliability and the aftermarket options for the truck, this also proves a solid option in the midsize truck arena. Used Chevrolet Silverado – If you're looking for more towing power and a bigger truck and want to stay loyal to the bowtie, then check out a used half-ton Silverado.

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