All-new Chevy Colorado 2023 with up to 430 lb-ft of torque

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Chevrolet has just revealed a ground-up restyling of its mid-size pickup truck, Colorado. With this third-generation model, Chevrolet had a chance to assess what worked for the Colorado, which has struggled to stand out in the midsize pickup segment — until Colorado ZR2 went out. Success ZR2 The power behind the new pickup is clearly the same, because the Colorado 2023 is all about off-roading.

For 2023, Chevy has reduced the Colorado line to five models, a single body configuration, and a single engine available with three outputs. The 2.8 liter turbodiesel gone as is Gasser 3.6L V6. All 2023 Chevy Colorado models will have the same engine, a 2.7-liter turbocharged inline – four borrowed from the Chevy SilveradoIt is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine has a 30 percent stiffer crankshaft, a stiffer cylinder block, and a full-forged lower end.

Left to right: 2023 Chevy Colorado Z71, Trail Boss, and ZR2 Desert Boss

Left to right: 2023 Chevy Colorado Z71, Trail Boss, and ZR2 Desert Boss
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While all 2023 Colorados will use the same engine, production varies widely based on trim level – WT (short for Work Truck), LT, Z71, Trail BossAnd the ZR2, in price increase and fancy arrangement. Some edges offer the option of upgrading the engine, but in the standard specification, the outputs will break down as follows:

  • Colorado WT And the LT: 2.7-liter turbo – 237 hp, 259 lb-ft.
  • Colorado Z71 And the Trail Boss: 2.7-liter Turbo Plus – 310 hp, 390 lb-ft.
  • Colorado ZR2: 2.7-liter high-output turbo – 310 hp, 430 lb-ft.

Note the massive range in output, a difference of 73 hp and 171 lb-ft between the base and top-spec version of the 2.7-liter engine. The Turbo High Output produces even more torque than the old Duramax’s 369 lb-ft, while the mid- and top-spec engines match the horsepower of the old V6. Towing capacity is 7,700 pounds with either of the upgrade engines, and it drops to 3,500 pounds with the base engine’s 237 horsepower.

The new Colorado will be available exclusively in four-doors, short beds, with the same 5-foot-2-inch bed length as before. The wheelbase is three inches long, at 134.1 inches.

2023 Chevy Colorado Trail Boss

2023 Chevy Colorado Trail Boss
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Different trim levels provide varying amounts of ground clearance and track width. The Colorado WT and LT both have a ground clearance of 7.9 inches and a track width of 62.8. The Colorado Z71 gives you an extra inch of ground clearance. Trail Boss adds 2″ suspension lift for 9.5″ ground clearance, adds ~3.4 inches of track width, to 66.2. Track width top trim Colorado ZR2 It is slightly wider than Trail Boss, in 66.3 inches But ZR2 It gets 3 inches more suspension lift (compared to the WT), which gives it 10.7 inches of ground clearance.

2023 Chevy Colorado Z71

2023 Chevy Colorado Z71
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Essentially, what Chevy did with the Colorado was create an off-road capability hierarchy. The Colorado WT 2WD low is at the bottom, while the Colorado ZR2 4WD is at the top.

ZR2 still exists spool valve dampers, as well as cast iron control arms, front and rear electric locking differentials, and a two-speed transfer case. The ZR2’s 17-inch wheels and 33-inch mud terrain tires do the bargain. But if that’s not enough, there’s a new special edition Desert Boss bundle, which contains lockable wheels and other tracking gadgets – even a bottom camera to see how much rocks there are! Camera Available on Z71 and ZR2 trucks without the add-on.

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 2023 features a special edition Desert Boss package.

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 2023 features a special edition Desert Boss package.
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Camera feed travels through a central 11.3-inch screen, but you don’t have to splurge on the Colorado ZR2 Desert Boss for good entertainment; An 11.3-inch screen comes standard, regardless of the design. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, but the infotainment system has Google built in, which gives the system native Google services.

The heavy mile in New Colorado isn’t really a surprise. It went off-road driving and got some mass appeal having been a niche amongst truck and SUV enthusiasts. This doubles for mid-size trucks like Toyota TacomaAnd the Ford RangerAnd the Nissan Frontier And the jeep gladiator. People pay a lot for the off-road versions of these models.

Chevrolet hasn’t revealed pricing information for the new Colorado yet. Production will begin in the first half of 2023 at GM’s Wentzville plant in Missouri, where Chevy Colorado has historically been built along with GMC Canyon. Pricing will be revealed as we get closer to production. We’ll have to wait until then to see if the Colorado ZR2 matches the The long-awaited Ford Ranger Raptor In terms of capacity and cost.

2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 interior.

2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 interior.
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2023 Chevy Colorado WT

2023 Chevy Colorado WT
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