The 2022 Chevrolet Colorado brings a different level of excitement for this model year with various ways to customize the pickup, an excellent list of powertrain options, strong and hefty towing power, and off-road variants. This truck brings a lot to the table and so much more, with all of its trim levels and available packages, including the new Trailboss Package available for LT and Z71 models with 4WD.
4-cylinder 2.8-liter turbodiesel
Avail. Engine Type
The standard engine is a 4-cylinder 2.5-liter, it does well with gas as it rides on 200 horsepower and 191 in-ft of torque. Moving up to the optional 3.6-L V6 is much speedier and stronger with 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy drops, but only a little bit on the 2WD model. Finally, the Duramax 2.8-L turbodiesel, with an incredibly hearty 369 lb-ft, mustering 30 mpg on the highway.
The first two engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 gets matched with an 8-speed automatic. Additionally, the Colorado has standard RWD, while also offering 4WD as an option.
Driving and Handling
The 2022 Colorado may be a pickup but it drives like a luxury crossover. The ride is smooth and controlled, which is unlike other vehicles in this class. The noise level is also kept at a minimum, while the steering remains exact and is agreeably weighted.
When properly equipped, this Chevrolet truck acts like an off-roading God. The Z71 4WD, even more so with the ZR2 are great configurations for an action-packed adventure, with the latter even having some capability for rock climbing.
The standard 2.5-L is recommended for those who simply want to cruise around town and on the highway. The V6, however, doubles in power and strength without a huge loss to the fuel economy numbers. The Duramax is also great for those who prioritize torque and fuel economy.
The Chevy Colorado can come in many different styles based on the various configurations available. There are several appearance packages that adds even more variety to add on design options. The Z71 and Z72 trims have an available dark Midnight Edition, Chrome Appearance Package. The LT model also gets an available Redline special edition, while the new Trailboss Package can be found as an option on the LT and Z71.
Buyers can also get creative with the size of the pickup. The extended cab, for example, has a long box. At the same time, the crew cab can be had with either a short or a long box.
Inwardly, the newest Colorado is quite simplistic with its design, and this easy concept is also reflected in the controls, as they are well within reach of the driver and has good durability.
Front-row occupants will find comfort and support with their seats, which is especially important during long road trips. Second-row seats have different configurations depending on the cab, such as the standard extended cab that is a bit snug because it’s making room for cargo items and supplies. However, the crew cab prioritizes humans more than equipment, as it has much more space in the back row.
Amenities in this 2022 Chevy vehicle encompass a Wi-Fi hotspot, two intuitive touchscreens, and the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system (depending on the trim). The base model now involves a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth audio streaming for two devices and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. At the same time, other Colorado’s come with an 8.0-inch display, with menus that are pleasing to the eye, along with responsive touch functions.
Safety Features and Warranty
The mid-size pickup also has a decent amount of driver-assist technology, some of which include available forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, and rear parking sensors.
The Chevrolet company offers basic coverage up to three years or 36,000 miles. It also offers a powertrain warranty for up to five years or 60,000 miles and complimentary coverage for the first visit.