If you don’t need the towing and hauling capacity of a full-size pickup truck, a mid-size one like the 2020 Chevy Colorado is a nice middle ground. You’ll save some money up front and enjoy better fuel economy and maneuverability that come with a smaller vehicle while still benefiting from a hard-working, towing-and-hauling truck.
In this preview guide, we’ll dive deep into the 2020 Colorado. What’s new for this model year and help telling if this is the right truck for you.
What’s New for 2020?
There’s plenty new this year, especially handy features and options you might wonder how you ever did without. First off, the Tire Fill Alert is standard, so the Colorado no matter the trim level warns you about tire pressure while you’re filling it. Then there’s the remote locking tailgate for extra security even from a distance that is now available on any trim level. In addition, the LT trim gains the EZ-lift tailgate as standard. And finally, the Z71 trim level can be equipped with the Safety Package. All of these features are quality-of-life upgrades and are sure to make your workday safer and more convenient.
Towing and Hauling
Though smaller than a full-size, the Chevy Colorado is still a truck. And any truck worth its salt has got to tow and haul heavy loads. And the Colorado tows an impressive 7,000 pounds and hauls a tremendous 1,500 pounds. That’s because of the best-in-class 308 horsepower in the 3.6-liter V6 engine. If you’re more of a diesel person, there’s a Duramax 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine. And here’s the kicker, not only is the towing just as good with the diesel engine, it’s better, getting a class-leading 7,700 pounds of trailering power.
The 2020 Chevy Colorado is just under 18 feet from grille to tail and just 6 feet tall. That means maneuverability you just can’t get in a bigger truck. Don’t sweat it through the corners. The Colorado is pretty capable of remaining firm and stable even on a curvy country highway. You can go off-roading as well, especially with the Z71 trim level.
The 2020 Chevy Colorado will save you money at the pump. This mid-size pickup gets 20 city miles and 30 highway miles per gallon. Those aren’t just nice round numbers, they are gas-saving numbers that’ll help your wallet, saving you hundreds of dollars in fuel costs per year. Those are numbers you just can’t get in bigger trucks. So if you don’t need the extra weight, the 2020 Chevy Colorado is a great alternative.