The approaching 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is an off-road pickup truck that is designed to beat all types of terrains and still being able to fit in the garage. It carries a lot of high-tech features and it rides on a valve shock absorbers, the same system used in Formula One. It is a first time in history that this technology is used on the off-road model.
The Chevy manufacturer added the new software program that will manage things like traction control, four-wheel drive setup and ABS. The stability is great, and the exterior design looks great with some specific cues. A true off-roader comes with the rock sliders and that will protect the doors and panels from being damaged. However, the ZR2 model will retain its powertrain options.
2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Exterior Modifications
While the ZR2 is a based on standard Colorado model, the manufacturer provides some distinctive appearance. The roof, the tailgate, and the doors will remain the same, but everything else is new. Two models are available with the 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2, Extended, and Crew Cab. The front bumper is all-new and it adds large cut-outs so the approach angle is improved as a result.
Below that, the aluminum skid plate protects the engine oil pan and the grille looks aesthetic. Front grille comes with new inserts and ZR2 logo. The hood is revised and it adds a new vent for heat-reduction. A two-inch receiver hitch stays intact, so the tow rating is still around 5,000 pounds. However, the new model attractive off-roader now measures wheelbase of 128.5 inches, 212.4 in lengths, width 83.9 in and height is now 72.2 in.
2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Interior Changes
The interior has almost nothing new to offer, as Chevrolet feel that there is no need for significant changes and refreshments. Perhaps, the biggest change is new seats wrapped in leather with ZR2 logo on the headrest. The dash adds new MyLink infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are there as well, and navigation system is optional.
The new wireless phone charger sits next to the gear shift. While there are no significant improvements, the 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 is still a comfortable pickup with features like heated front seats, automatic climate control, and new steering wheel controls. The door locks, driver seat, and windows are all power-operated.
2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Engine, Acceleration and Top Speed
The forthcoming 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 comes with two engines available, the same two engines as on the previous model. However, the new drivetrain is 3.6-liter V6 with variable valve timing system and direct fuel injection system. Active Fuel Management is also there, and these improvements help V6 to produce 308 HP and 275 lb-ft of torque. Top speed of this model is 100 mph.
This gasoline unit comes with a 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel Duramax is also available. This engine is well-known for its torque numbers and is present on ZR2 since 2016. The 2.8-liter cranks 180 HP and 370 lb-ft of torque. However, this diesel drivetrain benefits from a 6-speed automatic transmission. With this specifications, the model is capable to run from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 sec and 9.5 sec with the diesel engine.
Towing Capacity and EPA Rating
The model 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 with a diesel engine can tow up to 5,000. However, the much powerful model with a V6 gasoline can maximum tow around 7500 pounds.
Furthermore, with the 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode and 8-speed automatic this model, will give EPA score combined/city/highway: 17-20/16-19/18-22 mpg.
2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Price and Release Date
The 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 didn’t get an official price sticker, yet. However, rumored price is somewhere around $45,000. This price will put new ZR2 between Ford Ranger Raptor and Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.
The fully loaded model ZR2 will cost over $50,000 and this pickup will go on sale at the beginning of 2019.