The Chevrolet Colorado was already an obvious choice for anyone in Stanleytown, Danville, Rocky Mount, or Greensboro shopping for a smaller, more affordable, and more efficient pickup truck than a full-size model. But with the introduction of the second year of this third generation, 2024 Chevrolet Colorado, the competition has to consider the bar to have been significantly raised and a new standard set. In terms of its style, capability, and desirability, the 2024 Colorado is now in a class of its own.
The Colorado was already something of a Swiss Army knife of a truck that suited many owners and an even more comprehensive range of applications. Although some of the previous configuration options are no longer available for the third generation, the 2024 Chevrolet Colorado probably has an even broader appeal than its predecessor.
Five trim levels are available that cover everything from no-nonsense work trucks to off-road performance sport trucks and everything in between. The lineup begins with the fleet-focused WT, and then shoppers have the LT, Trail Boss, Z71, and the simply sensational ZR2. The Colorado is a perfect choice if you want a pickup, but a full-size truck is a little too much for your requirements or budget. And if you want even more off-road style and capability, the 2024 model year rides to your rescue with a new Bison edition of the ZR2, featuring an AEV heavy-duty winch-capable front bumper, AEV rear bumper & AEV fender flares, AEV 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels with segment-exclusive 35-inch OD Mud/Terrain tires, Multimatic front and rear dampers, and plenty more.
The third-generation Chevy Colorado isn’t available in as many configurations as previous generations. However, how it’s now configured is how most shoppers have always wanted it. That configuration is a four-door crew cab accommodating up to five people, with a short bed and one engine across the entire lineup.
Although the engine powering the 2024 Chevy Colorado in all five trim levels is a 2.7-liter turbo-four, it does come in three different versions. Base models get 237 horsepower and 259 lb.-ft. of torque, but the Trail Boss and ZR1 trim levels get a Turbo Plus version that’s uprated to produce 310 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. If you opt for the sensational ZR2, you get a high-output take on the turbo-four that adds an extra 40 lb.-ft. of available torque. Regardless of trim level or tuning, the power goes to the rear or all four wheels through a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
Although the Colorado is smaller, lighter, and more fuel efficient than its full-size peers, its capability is what used to be considered par for the course with full-size trucks not too long ago. Depending on the model, there are up to five different driving modes available for negotiating all types of surfaces and applications. The five modes are Normal, Tow/Haul, Baja, Terrain, and Off-Road, with Tow/Haul being particularly impressive when towing up to the Colorado’s limit of 7,700 pounds.
Every trim level is available with four-wheel drive, so the off-road capability is a prominent feature of the latest Colorado. The Z71 is very off-road capable with the Turbo Plus engine, 18-inch full-gloss Dark Android painted aluminum wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, an automatic locking rear differential, and hill descent control. But the ZR2 is the one for ultimate fun and adventure thanks to its high-performance 3-inch lifted suspension and 3-inch wider chassis, off-road performance display, electronic locking front and rear differentials, and all five drive modes that include the “no further description necessary” Baja mode.
If you want close-to full-size truck capability in a smaller, more efficient, and more maneuverable package, the 2024 Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup truck is a top choice. Discover its immense capability for yourself with a test drive from GR Chevrolet GMC here at 930 Fairystone Park Hwy, Stanleytown, Virginia, or call us at (276) 629-2525 for more information and book an appointment that fits your schedule.