2021 Chevrolet Colorado

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2021 Chevrolet Colorado
2021 Chevrolet Colorado

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Off-road performance of ZR2
  • Strong, balanced power
  • Crew cab has adult-friendly backseat
  • Appealing base price
  • Front-seat headroom
  • Connectivity and multimedia options

The bad:

  • Sluggish acceleration (gas four-cylinder)
  • Some cheap cabin materials
  • Tiny backseat in extended cab

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 Chevrolet Colorado trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Revised front-end styling
  • Choice of three engines, including a turbo-diesel
  • Extended or crew cabs
  • 5-foot-2-inch or 6-foot-2-inch beds
  • Maximum 7,700-pound towing capacity
  • Off-road ZR2 version available

2021 Chevrolet Colorado review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado?

The Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup is available with rear- or four-wheel drive and seats up to five. It comes in extended-cab form with a 6-foot-2-inch bed or as a crew cab with a 5-foot-2-inch or 6-foot-2-inch bed. Three engines are offered: a 200-horsepower, gas 2.5-liter four-cylinder; a 308-hp, gas 3.6-liter V-6 or a 181-hp, turbo-diesel 2.8-liter four-cylinder. The base gas four-cylinder and turbo-diesel engine team with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the gas V-6 pairs with an eight-speed automatic.

Off-road enthusiasts should take note of the ZR2 and ZR2 Bison models with their advanced, lifted heavy-duty suspension, wider track widths, front and rear locking differentials and aggressive exterior styling. Colorado competitors include the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and Ford Ranger. The Colorado is very similar to the GMC Canyon.

What’s New on the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado?

All models get freshened styling with a new grille, front bumper and tailgate. A 1-inch front leveling kit is available as a dealer-installed option, and LT and higher trim levels get an updated 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system. 

What Features in the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Are Most Important?

  • Standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity
  • Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required after trial)
  • Available automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning
  • Available turbo-diesel engine includes exhaust brake

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Vs. 2021 Ford Ranger: How Do They Compare?

Both the Colorado and Ranger are good choices among mid-size pickups with more than adequate power, payload and towing capacities. The Colorado offers more engine choices, including a diesel, while the Ranger is only available with a turbocharged four-cylinder. The Chevrolet also has a nicer, more modern interior. We’ve noticed an annoying low-speed vibration in multiple Rangers we’ve tested, so be on the lookout for it if you take one for a test drive. 

Should I Buy the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado?

The small pickup truck class has gotten more competitive with the return of the Ranger, but the Chevrolet Colorado remains a good truck thats worth a look thanks to its variety of engine choices and impressive capability. What’s more, the Colorado ZR2’s off-road prowess continues to impress. On the downside, the gas four-cylinder is a bit sluggish.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

4.3

Chevy Does it Again!

Love the looks, love the ride. The inside could be a bit bigger, but hey, it's a Colorado. Would I buy another one - yes. The price was even better than I anticipated. I am just happy I bought it when I did. Had I waited two more month the price would have been a lot more.

5.0

2021 Colorado bison review.

Very nice interior. I love the color. The wheels and rims look great. The truck looks sassy! Love the front end look. The truck handles good. Gas mileage has not been the greatest.

3.9

Nice Ride

I found thus to be a Nimble little truck. Fun to drive and easy to park as compared to a full size truck. Check out this truck.

See all 46 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
36 months/36,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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