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2021 Chevy Colorado

The Chevy Colorado is already one of the most popular midsize pickup trucks in the United States, and it’s getting even more attractive for the 2021 model year. The changes are all cosmetic, so you can expect exactly the same performance we’ve gotten used to from the Colorado in the last few years.

The grille and tailgate are both redesigned, and 17-inch wheels now come standard, giving this truck a more aggressive posture. The badging is more prominent and stylish, and the tailgate is stamped with the Chevrolet brand name. Choose from three new colors to make this eye-grabbing new truck match up with your personality more completely

Bright Blue Metallic
Cherry Red Tintcoat
Sand Dune Metallic
Satin Steel Metallic
Summit White
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What’s New With the 2021 Colorado

The Chevrolet name on the tailgate may remind you of some of your favorite trucks from decades past, but the front end definitely looks up to date with modern design. The newest Colorado is the perfect mix of contemporary and classic, and the difference may be most apparent when you’re looking at the front end.

The front grille has a center bar that stretches all the way across it, and there are also new skid plates for offroading. The bumper is a little bit lower, too, which makes this car look a little bit meaner, especially now that 17-inch wheels come standard.

If you’re interested in the most off-road-ready version of the Colorado, the ZR2 trim level, you’ll see the biggest difference between the newest model and those from years past. The front fascia features an open grille that’s more prominent because it goes both wider and lower than it has in the past. The ZR2 also comes standard with red tow hooks, which add an attractive look as well as increased functionality.


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2021 Colorado Performance

Mechanically, things are staying the same for the 2021 Colorado. It still has the same three engine options as the previous iteration:

2.5-liter four-cylinder

This engine produces 200 horsepower and 191 lb.-ft. of torque, which translates to a 3,500-pound towing capacity. You can expect it to get 20 miles per gallon in the city or 26 miles per gallon on the highway.

3.6-liter V6

The 308 horsepower from this engine is the best in its class, and it comes with plenty of torque to the tune of 275 lb.-ft. The towing capacity goes up to 7,000 pounds, and you’ll still get 18 miles per gallon in the city or 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel four-cylinder

If you weigh fuel efficiency heavily in your decisions about new trucks, this is the option for you. You’ll get 30 miles per gallon on the highway, which is good enough to make this truck the best in its class. A 7,700-pound towing capability doesn’t hurt, either.


That means we can expect the same kind of impressive performance we got from the 2020 Colorado:

  • The maximum available towing capacity of 7,700 pounds
  • The maximum available payload of 1,578 pounds
  • 20 miles per gallon city
  • 30 miles per gallon highway

All things considered, the 2021 Colorado is still the picture of power and efficiency in a midsize truck. It doesn’t hurt that the picture is even prettier now thanks to the redesigned appearance.

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Test Drive the 2021 Colorado in Arizona

As with everything Chevrolet produces, there is a terrific amount of detail that’s gone into the newest Colorado. Experience all of the nice finishing touches for yourself to appreciate the true prowess of this truck. Also, if you think the redesigned exterior looks good in pictures, it’s definitely going to blow you away in person. Find the nearest Chevy dealership near you to take a test drive.

2021 Safety and Technology

While some technology is for work and safety, other features are more for fun. To see an example of that, just check out Chevrolet’s intuitive infotainment system that keeps you connected when you’re on the road (or trail). The Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System offers things like available wireless charging, multiple USB ports, and more. You’ll be able to connect with your phone thanks to both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot means you can use other devices, too.

You can also expect more of Chevrolet’s state of the art safety and driver assistance technology in the 2021 Colorado. StabiliTrak with Traction Control, a comprehensive airbag system, and other safety features are built into a high-strength steel frame with a reinforced safety cage. In case that wasn’t enough to give drivers complete peace of mind, Chevy added even more active safety features like these:

Forward Collision Alert
Rear Vision Camera
Rear Park Assist
Available Lane Departure Warning

The Reviews Are In


This truck is very good looking, performs well, easy to use controls and is versatile enough to commute or travel in any weather. Love it[…]

—Cars.com Consumer Review

Excellent for starter car for college student. Perfect size, price, time spent at dealership. As a parent we feel confident and at peace our son is driving a reliable vehicle. […]

—Cars.com Consumer Review

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