July 10th, 2020 by

The Chevy Colorado is one of America’s most popular mid-size pickup trucks – with good reason. Many people don’t need or want a full-size pickup, or the hassle of parking one. Mid-size trucks are a great compromise between convenience and utility, and the cargo space in the truck bed is more than enough for most people.

So why would you pick a Chevy Colorado over any other mid-size truck? Here are our top three reasons why you should give the Colorado a test drive.

Excellent Mid-Size Engines with Plenty of Power

The standout engine option for the Chevy Colorado is the impressive 2.8L Duramax diesel engine. Not only does it pump out an impressive 181 HP and 369 lb/ft of torque, but it’s also the only engine that can tow up to 7,000 lb.

The two gas options offer higher horsepower at the expense of torque and mileage. The base 2.5L generates 200 HP, but only 191 lb/ft of torque, and offers a towing capacity of 3,500. The larger 3.6L V6 pumps out just over 300 HP and 275 lb/ft of torque and has a towing capacity of around 6,000 lb.

The towing numbers and power of these engines make them some of the best in the mid-size truck segment.

High-End Safety Features

The Colorado comes standard with several safety features, and many more in the higher trim levels. Some of the ones we appreciate include:

  • Teen driver mode: Allows parents to set parameters and limits for younger, inexperienced drivers. The mode also generates a driving behavior report after every trip, providing objective measurements of how safely you, and your secondary drivers, drive.
  • OnStar: An onboard system that will send an emergency-services notification if you’re involved in an accident, as well as provide alerts for stolen vehicles.
  • Driver-assist features: These include a rear-view camera, parking assist, and lane-change warnings.

The Colorado ZR2

If you’re looking for a mid-size pickup truck that handles just as well off-road as it does on-road, the Colorado ZR2 should be in your sights. Not only can the ZR2 handle the toughest terrain, but it also has several technological flourishes to keep even the nerdiest driver happy. The dynamic spool valve dampers offer high-end performance in off-road and on-road situations. No matter what you want from your pickup, the ZR2 delivers in style.


While SUVs and full-size trucks are selling like hotcakes, there are plenty of reasons to consider a mid-size truck instead. Not only do smaller trucks have better gas mileage, but they are also easier to drive, especially for people uncomfortable in giant monster cars.

The Chevy Colorado offers an excellent option for anyone looking to buy a mid-size truck. The ZR2 is a beast, both off-road and on-road, providing a great ride even under the worst conditions. All Colorado models have state-of-the-art safety features to keep you and your family safe. The three engine options are all excellent, providing power and traction when you need it most. We’re very impressed by the diesel engine, which offers unparalleled towing capacity in the segment.

If you’re curious about the Chevy Colorado, book a test drive at Graff Chevrolet in Okemos today!

Top 3 Reasons to Choose a Chevy Colorado

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