The 2022 Chevy Colorado arrives during its 8th model year here of the latest second-get midsize pickup at West Chevy of Knoxville, and all of us here have been loving its ideal fit it displays in so many ways when caught in a pinch! The GM Authority blog took a close look lately at the many ways it beats out the competition, provides a few key updates for the 2022 model year and displays amazing towing capacity.
To get a proper idea of what each of these capable and class-leading rigs can tow, all three engine options are closely looked at, including the naturally aspirated 2.5-Liter I4 LCV gas engine, which is rated at 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The 3.6-Liter V6 LGZ gas engine is rated at 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, and the 2.8-Liter Inline 4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax screeches in mightily with its 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both 4-cylinder engines are paired up with the GM 6-speed automatic transmission, with the more powerful 6-cylinder mated to the GM 8-speed automatic.
The body configuration also makes a noticeable difference here with the 2022 Chevy Colorado being offered in its various Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Crew Cab / Short Bed, and Crew Cab / Long bed configurations. The Trailering Package provides the extra might and muster in the form of the 7-pin connector and trailer hitch and is included as standard on Crew Cab Long Bed models. The main stat to glean here is that Chevy Colorado’s max trailering capacity is a whopping 7,700 pounds, and that availability is held true on models fully-equipped with the 2.8-Liter Inline 4 LWN turbodiesel engine and Extended Cab body style.
This max capacity is also available on Short Bed models with rear-wheel drive, and the 2022 Chevy Colorado models that have a bit lower trailering capacity are the ones equipped with the 2.5-Liter Inline 4 LCV gas engine, rated at 3,500 pounds. With a stellar and comfortable ride over most surfaces, easy-to-use cabin controls, and a high daily usability factor, the Colorado is a great selection for anyone who is needing extra time at the lake on the weekends and wants to try one on a truck to see if full-size is an ideal truck option for them in the future.
The Trail Boss Package includes 17-inch gloss black wheels, black exterior trim, skid plates, a 1-inch suspension lift, and removal of the front airdam to make way for better clearance. The Edmunds auto review team tried the Colorado ZR2 out for more than two years and over 50,000 miles, and praised it for its excellent fuel economy, capable off-road demeanor, and numbers a bit more typical of a midsize sedan. Their favorite times were always the instances during which they hit the trail and locked up the differentials, with the Multimatic DSSV shocks offering up the perfectly compressed drive for the many challenges and potholes of Los Angeles.