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The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is the most customizable of all of the trucks in the midsize segment. First introduced in 2004, the Colorado is currently in its second generation. Many people consider the Chevy Colorado to the best midsize truck of the year thanks to its fuel economy, customizability, and performance. 

So is the 2020 Chevy Colorado right for you? Continue reading and we'll walk you through everything you need to know. 


The 2020 Chevy Colorado features a 2.5-liter cylinder engine. But you can also get an awesome 3.6 V6 that sounds just like a muscle car.

Plus, some models come with the Performance Exhaust option which can give the car a very powerful and intimidating sound. 

The Colorado is also the only midsize truck that has a diesel option. The diesel option is powered by a 2.8-liter, 4-cylinder Duramax turbo diesel engine.  

Thanks to that powerplant, the Colorado currently boasts a best in class towing capacity at 7,700lbs. It also has a 1,578lb payload capacity with the V6 engine. 

Made into those engines is either a six-speed automatic transmission that you get with the 2.5-liter and the turbo diesel and an 8-speed on the V6. The 8-speed automatic in the V6 delivers power smoothly and efficiently. And that transmission generally picks the right gear when you want it, especially when you're looking for a little bit of a bump in acceleration. 

The front suspension is independent with coilover springs and the rear has a solid axle with two-stage multi-leaf springs. A beefier G80 automatic locking axle comes standard on the offroad Z71 and ZR2 trims. It's also an option on both work truck and LT trim levels. 

The steering of this truck has been praised for not being too light or too heavy. It also doesn't have any dead spots and isn't overly sensitive. 

It's also highly maneuverable. 


When it comes to off-roading, there's a two-speed transfer case with driver-selected front and rear locking differentials. This makes easy work out of tough terrain in the Colorado. 

Other goodies such as skid plates, tube rocker protectors, hill descent control, and off-road suspension and recovery hooks can be had on the off-road-ready Z71 and ZR2.

If you want something that's even more rugged, check out the Colorado ZR2 Bison. This truck was designed with American expedition vehicles in mind. This vehicle has steel skid plates, a spot for a front winch, and more recovery points in the rear. 


The Interior of the 2020 Chevy Colorado well laid out, even if it's not super fancy. The car comes with a 7-inch touchscreen. There is also an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen.

Chevy uses the Infotainment 3 system which is actually a very effective system as it's both simple and intuitive. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay also come standard so you can easily hook up your smartphone. 

Also, there's a good ratio between the touchscreen and the placement of the buttons. 

When it comes to comfort, the seats are supportive and give the driver plenty of room. There's also more room in the back than in something like the Toyota Tacoma. Also, there's plenty of storage among the backseats. 

You can even lift up the back seats for extra storage. 

And when it comes to USB ports, two come standard in the work truck. If you upgrade to the LT, the Z71, or the ZR2, you get four USB ports. 

Other option amenities include wireless charging, Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming for up to two devices, as well as XM satellite radio. And there are other downloadable apps that you can get too. 

And all of those features really help to enhance the cabin experience. 


The Chevy Colorado is well-liked thanks in part because it's strong and tough-looking. The truck comes with a corner step rear bumper, body-color mirror caps and door handles on the LT. 17-inch painted wheels and all-terrain tires come with the Z71 off-road Colorado.

And the special off-road appearance package comes with the ZR2. This includes a special grille and body cladding.

All of these features enhance the Chevy Colorado's look and feel. 

Fuel Economy

When you're looking at the truck's fuel economy, you'll be extremely pleased with the numbers. This vehicle has great fuel economy when compared with the other midsize trucks on the market. 

The 2.5-liter, I-4 engine comes with 20mpg for city and 26mpg for highway driving with the 2WD version. The 4WD version gets 19mpg city and 24mpg highway.

With the 3.6-liter V6 engine, you'll get 18mpg for city and 25mpg for highway driving with the 2WD version. The 4WD version gets 17mpg city and 24mpg highway.

And lastly, with the 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine, you'll get 20mpg for city and 30mpg for highway driving with the 2WD version. The 4WD version gets 19mpg city and 28mpg highway.

It's reasons like these that explain why the 2020 Chevy Colorado was named the best midsize pickup truck of 2020 by Kelley Blue Book.

Is the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Right for You?

As we can see, the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado has a lot to offer. Whether it's in comfort, power, or fuel economy, the 2020 Colorado is a great pick for just about anyone in the market for a pickup truck.

Reading about a great truck is one thing. But trying it out for yourself is a totally different experience. 

If you're interested in testing out the vehicle for yourself, then contact us today and see what we can do for you!

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