The new hard-working mid-size pickup truck, the 2023 Chevy Colorado, will reportedly arrive later this year with subtle upgrades. This truck, if you didn’t know, is very popular in its segment thanks to its versatility and excellent class-leading towing capability. The rock-crawling ZR2 trim will also be redesigned, and it is the pinnacle on offer, as well as the most capable off-roader.
First and foremost, we don’t expect Chevy to mess with the overall shape and size of the new Colorado, but some body parts will be refreshed. As far as we know, there will be two cabs configurations available including extended cab and crew cab variants.
2023 Chevy Colorado Changes
The Chevy Colorado is a very popular and unique truck. For the 2023 model, the manufacturer will make some refreshments, but it will keep the same overall shape and size. Among many mid-size pickups, this truck stands out thanks to a jacked-up wide-bodied ZR2.
Indeed, the ZR2 is the most expensive trim level, but it wears a host of exclusive equipment that makes this truck a great off-roader. Unlike the base model, the ZR2 includes spool-valve shocks, electronic locking differentials on both axles, and one of the most attractive front ends we’ve seen on a modern truck.
Unlike the outgoing model, the new 2023 Chevy Colorado will boast more spacious interior. The seating layout remains the same, and the Colorado has 41-cubic-foot with short box and the 50-cubic-foot long box. The Toyota Tacoma does slightly better, providing 38 cubic feet in its short-bed model and 47 in the long.
Like the most of modern trucks, the new Colorado is featuring as standard Wi-Fi hotspot, 7.0-inch touchscreen, and the Chevrolet Premium system. It is also worth mentioning that even the base model offers Bluetooth audio streaming for two devices and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. Of course, you can attach optionally a larger 8.0-inch display, and many other things.
2023 Chevy Colorado Engine Specs
Under the hood, the 2023 Chevy Colorado offers a few powertrain options. A base model uses a four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic transmission, while 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 308-hp is optional. Unlike the base one, the V6 engine comes with a eight-speed automatic transmission.
Along with these engines, the manufacturer also offers a 2.8-liter diesel four-cylinder that makes an impressive 369 pound-feet of torque. The diesel version unlocks maximum towing of 7000 pounds, but it requires the Trailering Equipment package. The Colorado with its four-cylinder can tow up to 3500 pounds.
2023 Chevy Colorado Price, Release Date
The new current Chevy Colorado starts at $26,000 for the base Work Truck model. However, the price will grow choosing some of the upper trims like LT, which costs $29,000, Z71 at $35,000, and the most expensive mud-loving ZR2 is little less than $44,000.
It’s likely the 2023 Chevy Colorado will be more expensive than the last model year because it should offer more comfort, tech, and safety content. The new pickup truck will reach showrooms sometime this year, probably in the last quarter.