The 2023 Chevrolet Colorado is one of the most impressive midsize pickup trucks on the road today. But don’t just take our word for it. It came in second in U.S. News & World Report’s midsize pickup truck rankings. In addition, it landed at the top of J.D. Power’s list of the best midsize trucks. And Road & Track sang its praises in a recent review by pointing out that it’s a better option than both the Toyota Tacoma and the Ford Ranger. So what exactly makes the latest Chevrolet Colorado so special? Our team at Allen Turner Chevrolet in Clearview, Florida has all the information you need.
The Chevrolet Colorado has mostly stayed the same for the last seven years. But Chevy went back to the drawing board for the 2023 Colorado and reimagined almost every aspect of it. It has an updated exterior that makes it look more rugged than ever before. It’s also broader than it used to be and now has a larger wheelbase to support the added width. The V-6 and Duramax diesel powertrains no longer exist, but Chevy has updated its other powertrain options to account for this. All this has helped turn the 2023 Colorado into a better truck overall.
When buying a 2023 Chevrolet Colorado, you’ll be able to choose from five different trim options. The entry-level WT trim and the slightly upgraded LT trim will include their fair share of features that’ll help show you what sets the 2023 Colorado apart from the pack. But if you really want to make the most of owning a 2023 Colorado, you may want to consider upgrading to the Trail Boss trim, the Z71 trim, or even the top-tier ZR2 trim.
The Trail Boss trim will give you access to advanced features, such as 32-inch all-terrain tires and 1.5 inches more front suspension travel than the other trims, with the exception of the ZR2. The ZR2 takes the Colorado’s capabilities to the next level with 33-inch tires and an impressive 10.7 inches of ground clearance.
Every 2023 Chevrolet Colorado will come with the same turbocharged 2.7-liter inline-four engine. But the trim level will play a part in just how powerful this engine will be in a 2023 Colorado. The powertrains you’ll find in the WT and LT trims can produce up to 237 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the Trail Boss and Z71 trims have engines with an output of up to 310 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. And the ZR2 trim manages to outshine all the others by producing up to 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.
The engine in the ZR2 is actually so powerful that it’s on par with the powertrain in Chevrolet’s full-size 2023 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup truck. This easily makes up for the fact that the 2023 Colorado can no longer be equipped with V-6 or Duramax Diesel engines.
Are you planning to use the next pickup truck you buy for towing? If so, you’ll be thrilled to hear that the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado offers the best towing capacity in its class. The lower 2023 Colorado trims can tow about 3,500 pounds, but it can max out at a whopping 7,700 pounds if you choose one of the higher trims. This helps the 2023 Colorado outpace its closest competitors, such as the previously mentioned Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger, along with others such as the Jeep Gladiator and Nissan Frontier.
The interiors found in some older Colorados leaned toward practical simplicity rather than high-tech style. But Chevy decided to completely redesign the interior of the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado, and now, we’re treated to a vastly improved, upscale cabin. Its sleek and modern layout makes it look and feel more luxurious than the interiors found in other comparable midsize pickup trucks. From its redesigned center console to its shifter that’s been strategically positioned closer to the passenger seat, Chevy went through the painstaking process of considering every detail when mapping out the interior of the newest Colorado.
No matter which trim you choose when purchasing a 2023 Chevrolet Colorado, your truck will include a long list of the latest technology. It begins with a standard 11.3-inch infotainment touch screen that helps you control most of what goes on in the new Colorado, but the fun won’t end there. You’ll also get a wireless device charging station as well as standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition, all 2023 Colorados come equipped with a Google-designed interface to help you better control navigation, media, and various vehicle functions.
Like most 2023 Chevrolet models, the 2023 Colorado comes with the standard Chevy Safety Assist driver-assistance package. It’ll set you up with a generous amount of standard safety features, including forward collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping assist. In addition, a standard high-definition rear-vision camera allows you to keep an eye on obstacles behind you. If you wish, you can include optional available safety features, such as adaptive cruise control or rear cross-traffic alert. Chevy Safety Assist will give you peace of mind from the moment you drive your brand-new Colorado off the lot.
Want to test-drive the all-new 2023 Chevrolet Colorado? Visit Allen Turner Chevrolet to take a Colorado out for a spin, and you’ll see exactly what all the excitement is about. When you’re ready to buy, we make it easy to work through the process, whether you want to apply for financing online through our website, play around with our payment calculator, or ask any questions you might have for our experienced staff. Even after you drive home in a 2023 Chevrolet Colorado, you can count on us for all your maintenance and service needs. Contact us now to get started.