The 2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel is coming to the markets. This mid-size truck is one very established vehicle and it offers great performances. On top of that, the performance will get a significant boost thanks to the new diesel powertrain. It is a 2.8-liter unit that will deliver a great number of torques.
The diesel variant will cost almost $4,000 more than the base model with the gasoline V6 unit. The 2019 Colorado will also get an exterior refreshment, along with the additional interior technology boost. Fuel economy is great, the comfort inside the cabin is better than the comfort inside Colorado’s rivals. When it comes to rivalry, the main competitors are the Honda Ridgeline and Toyota Tacoma.
2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel exterior updates
The exterior of the 2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel will get some upgrades. The changes are far from significant, but they should provide a more upscale look. The exterior will look rugged as before, the proportions are perfect and this truck sports plenty of standard features. The exterior is based on the Chevy Silverado 1500 model.
Both trucks are offering the same front grille, headlights, and taillights. Furthermore, the shape of the bumpers and other features are literally the same. Colorado will keep its dimensions, but there will be some innovations too. A sunroof is optional, while the corner step will come as standard. You can buy this pickup truck in Centennial Blue and Satin Steel Metallic exterior paints.
2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel interior will get some refreshments
The upcoming 2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel will look the same as the base model. Some refreshments are in the offer and the inclusion of more premium materials is visible. Moreover, the technology inside the cabin will see a significant boost. Some new features are available and some optional amenities are a standard now.
That includes a new touchscreen and the infotainment system that now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The comfort is great and the legroom is very ample. When it comes to safety, a rearview camera is standard, and new aids are lane departure warning and forward collision alert.
2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel engine
Next, to the gasoline engines, this mid-size pickup truck will now offer a diesel powertrain as well. The 2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel will get a 2.8-liter Duramax powertrain. This turbodiesel four-cylinder unit will not offer such a great power, only 181 HP. However, the torque numbers are impressive for such a small unit.
This diesel engine is capable of delivering up to 369 lb-ft of torque. Those figures are better than many of the full-size trucks has to offer. The only transmission available is a 6-speed automatic. The rear-wheel-drive system is standard but you can buy the optional all-wheel-drive configuration.
Fuel economy and towing capacity
Thanks to this diesel engine, the 2019 Colorado offers the best-in-class torque numbers. Moreover, the fuel economy is rated at 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The diesel engine can tow up to 7,700 pounds.
2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel price and release date
While the base model will cost around $21,000, the 2019 Chevy Colorado Diesel will cost slightly more. The diesel engine will add an additional $3,500 on the existing price. That means this mid-size pickup truck will cost almost $25,000. There will be numerous trim levels and options to load, so the price could go over $40,000.